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Ham & Artichoke Jalapeno Parmesan Dip Sandwich

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Artichoke Jalapeno Parmesan dip is best served with bread or crackers, right? So why not put in between two slices of bread and grill? I know the name may sound interesting but let me tell you, this sandwich is so good you will be glad you gave it a shot. I thought adding some ham was a good addition so give it a little more flavor and texture. My husband said, “This sandwich is so good that I would pay for it!” So there you go, give it a shot.

Ham & Artichoke Jalapeno Dip Sandwich Recipe

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Meal type Lunch
Misc Serve Hot
This sandwich combines 2 delicious things and make them an amazing eating experience. FrenchToasty.com has lots of delicious sandwich recipes.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium slices sourdough bread (or whatever you have)
  • 1/2lb artichoke jalapeno dip (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 thin slices deli ham
  • butter

Directions

Step 1
Lightly butter one side of each slice.
Step 2
Heat skillet at medium to med-high heat and cook ham slices for a few minutes until they get hot with a little marking on them, set aside.
Step 3
Place butter side bread on hot skillet and add dip, then ham slice and then other slice of bread buttered side up. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side making sure not to burn.
Step 4
Slice sandwich in half and devour!
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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Slider Sandwiches

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My husband chose to have spicy chicken sandwiches for dinner, and when he says something he wants I go with it because he doesn’t give ideas often :) These turned out delicious and I will make again. I made one for my daughter that was not spicy, before I coated the chicken if Franks hot sauce. So this recipe is very adaptable to the whole family.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Slider Sandwiches

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
These sandwiches are great all year long, perfect for an outdoor feast or during the winter when you want to be outside. FrenchToasty.com has lots of sandwich recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 6-8 slider rolls (We used Hawaiian sweet rolls)
  • 2 cups coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw dressing
  • 8 thin slices cheese (we did half cheddar and half pepper jack)
  • 8 tablespoons hot sauce (we used Franks hot sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons flour (to coat the chicken, optional)
  • salt & pepper

Directions

Step 1
Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Coat chicken breasts in flour, salt and pepper. Place in skillet for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cook thoroughly. I used thin breasts so it probably cooked faster than most.
Step 2
Pre-heat oven to 350. Toast buns slightly for 2 minutes, then add cheese to one side of each split roll and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Step 3
Mix coleslaw with coleslaw dressing and set aside.
Step 4
Let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking. Then shred with 2 forks or your hands.
Step 5
Then add as much hot sauce as desired, the chicken soaks it up and we like it HOT so we added a lot. Pull some out before adding sauce for kids.
Step 6
Pile on the shredded chicken and then coleslaw and top with the top half of the slider.
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I paired it with roasted asparagus and it was a delicious meal.

Lattice Cooked Bacon Squares for Sanwiches

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Don’t you hate when you are eating a BLT and the bacon comes off in whole strips? Well I do and when I saw this idea on Pinterest I thought it was too amazing to not share. It actually stayed on my sandwich without moving and then you are guaranteed to get a piece of bacon in each delicious bite.

You can top this sandwich with the normal BLT toppings. Here is my BLTA that I think is beyond delicious. Or this bacon latticed square would be excellent on a breakfast egg sandwich. That will be my next task, Enjoy!

Update: I made this on a breakfast sandwich and it was phenomenal. It is a must try. (Picture Below)

Directions

  1. Slice bacon strips in half. You will need 6 for each sandwich.
  2. Lay 3 slices down all facing the same direction. Then take the other 3 slices and and you will lay them the other way by folding them into the 3 existing ones. Top, bottom, top, and then on the next one bottom, top, bottom and third is top, bottom, top. Make sense? Hope so!
  3. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you like it, drain on a paper towel until ready to serve. Each latticed square makes 1 sandwich so make as many latticed squares as you need.
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BLT

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Breakfast Egg Sandwich

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I just put a fried egg, little pepper and a small slice of pepperjack cheese and then topped with my bacon lattice square!

 

Grilled Cheese with Avocado, Apple & Bacon Sandwich

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Something about this time of year makes me want want comfort food, it’s cold and dreary out and I love warm foods. I think grilled cheese and tomato soup is definitely on that list for a lot of people. But I didn’t feel like a classic cheddar cheese and bread sandwich. I wanted to give it a total makeover and I’m sure glad I experimented and that my family doesn’t mind trying new things.

I know the name sounds a little interesting, at least that is what my husband said when I told him what was for dinner. I said wait and try it and then let me know what you think. It was a complete success, he thought it was delicious and the apple gave a nice little crunch. I can’t describe how good it was, I seriously want it right now and I just ate lunch so I’m NOT hungry, but it sounds so good! I’d like to say please try before you knock it because it will surprise you.

I would love to hear what you put on your grilled cheese, because I can’t wait to try your suggestions. Enjoy!

Grilled Cheese with Avocado, Apple & Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly
This twist on a classic comfort sandwich it surprisingly delicious. FrenchToasty.com has lots of sandwich recipes.

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces bread
  • 8 thin slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 Large avocado
  • 1 Large apple (i used honeycrisp but any kind would work great)
  • bacon bits
  • butter

Directions

Step 1
Heat skillet to medium heat. Butter each slice of the bread on one side. Lay 4 slices on hot skillet.
Step 2
Lay the cheese on the bread, then the sliced apple, then sliced avocado and then sprinkle bacon bits, top with one more slice of cheese add the 2nd slice of bread.
Step 3
Once cheese starts to melt and bread it toasted brown, flip sandwich and cook for a few minutes on the other side until that side turns brown. Cut each sandwich in half and enjoy with tomato soup or by itself.
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Grilled Cheese

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Pepperoni Grilled Cheese

I’m always trying new grilled cheese sandwiches, adding different ingredients to make it more interesting and this one is quite tasty. I love pepperoni pizza so I added cheese and some turkey pepperoni and out came this pizza grilled cheese sandwich. I bet the sandwiched dipped in marinara would be excellent but I didn’t have any on hand, so I went with my go to side for grilled cheese… Franks Hot Sauce which is so spicy and that’s probably why I love it. Of course tomato soup is always great, but the sandwich is great all by itself, no dipping required.

What’s your favorite dipping side with grilled cheese?

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serves 2
Cook time 15 minutes
Turn everyone's favorite pepperoni pizza into a sandwich. FrenchToasty.com has tons of sandwich ideas.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium slices bread (I used sweet and dark)
  • 4 thin slices mozzarella
  • 10 thin slices turkey pepperoni
  • 10 thin slices low fat salami
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for buttering bread)

Directions

Step 1
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Step 2
In medium heat skillet lay 2 slices of bread, buttered side down.
Step 3
Lay cheese, then pepperoni and salami onto bread and then one more piece of cheese. Top with other slice of bread buttered side up.
Step 4
Cook for 2-3 minutes each side.
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Salmon Grilled Cheese

We love Salmon and are always trying out new recipes but our favorite method of cooking salmon is an easy fail proof way. We usually have a small sliver left that I will eat in a salad for lunch the next day but today I was feeling more creative and thought I wonder how salmon would taste on a grilled cheese. So what better way to find out then to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious it was and it’s always nice to find a new tasty and quick lunch recipe.

Did you know that a 4oz serving of wild salmon provides you with a full days requirement of vitamin D, half the requirement of B12, niacin and selenium? The omega-3 fats in salmon help to keep you healthy and help ward of heart disease, blood cots that cause strokes, diabetes, some cancers and arthritis. Those are great excuses to include more salmon in your diet.

My daughter loves salmon. I remember last summer the first time she tried it, we were at our friends cabin and he was feeding her. I think he was excited to introduce her to a new food that she really enjoyed. Her pediatrician recommends that she eats fish twice a week because it is so excellent at helping with brain development*.

This sandwich is a quick and easy lunch item to make at home. You will be eating healthy and enjoy it while you are at it.

Salmon Grilled Cheese Stacked

Salmon Grilled Cheese

Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients
4 slices of your favorite bread
4 slices of pepper jack cheese
handful of baby spinach
1/4 lb wild salmon, cooked

Directions

  1. Butter 1 side of each piece of bread.
  2. Lay 2 piece of bread in medium-hot pan, buttered side down.
  3. Layer cheese, then salmon and then spinach on each piece of bread. Then top with the other 2 slices of bread, buttered side up.
  4. After about 4 minutes of cooking flip sandwich and cook other side until golden brown.
  5. I love to dip grilled cheese in franks hot sauce, but this sandwich is good just by itself.

Enjoy!

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*Please speak to your own pediatrician to find out their recommendations of a fish diet for little ones.

 

Vegetarian Green Sandwich

Vegetarian Green Sandwich

Time for lunch today and I wasn’t sure what to make, so I decided to put a bunch of my favorite veggies on a sandwich and give it a Greek twist with Tzatziki sauce. It turned out great and of course I paired it with one of my favorite sides, kale chips. This was a great combo that my daughter and I enjoyed thoroughly. Even if you aren’t vegetarian this sandwich has so much flavor that you won’t even miss the meat, trust me.

Vegetarian Green Sandwich

Vegetarian Green Sandwich

Time: 5 minutes
Serving: 1 sandwich

Ingredients
4 slices zucchini
1 broccoli stalk chopped small

8-10 spinach leaves
1 slice cheese, optional
3 teaspoons seeded mustard
3 teaspoon Tzatziki sauce
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted

Directions

  1. Toast bread. Spread Tzatziki on one piece of bread and the mustard on the other slice.
  2. Lay zucchini on bread, then broccoli, cheese and then spinach.
  3. Top with other slice of bread.

Enjoy!

Serve with kale chips and fruit for a complete meal.

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And my daughters version, she also had a couple bites of bread, but she calls it toast.

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She likes to dip the zucchini slices in Tzatziki sauce.

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Delicious Veggie Layers

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BLTA

Bacon, check. Avocado, check, Pesto, check.?. Everyone loves BLTs and some know that avocado is delicious on there. But who has tried cilantro pesto? I had some extra pesto from the other day so I knew it was good on regular sandwiches, so I figured it would be just as good on this, and boy was I right. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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BLTA

Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
8 slices of french bread or artisan bread
6-8 T cilantro pesto
8 slices bacon
1 big avocado, smashed
8-12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 small or 1 large yellow or red pepper, chopped small
2 cups spinach

Oven Baked Fries are a great side

Directions

  1. Cook bacon slices.
  2. Toast bread either in oven or toaster, light brown.
  3. Assemble sandwiches. Spread 1-2 T pesto on 4 slices of bread. Put spinach, tomatoes, peppers and then 2 slices bacon on bread.
  4. Put avocado on the other 4 slices and top off your sandwich.
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Enjoy!

Grilled Cheese with Cilantro Pesto

Everyone loves a classic grilled cheese, but have you ever thought to put pesto on it? Well you should think about it because it’s delicious.

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese with Cilantro Pesto

Time 5-10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
8 pieces of french bread or artisan bread
4 slices pepper jack cheese
6-8 T cilantro pesto or any pesto you prefer
2-4 T unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Butter 1 side of each piece of bread.
  2. Rub 1-2 T of pesto on 4 of the slices of bread.
  3. Put those 4 slices in medium heat skillet. Butter side down, pesto side up.
  4. Lay 1 piece of cheese on each of those slices of bread. Then put the other 4 bread slices on top of those, buttered side up.
  5. Make sure not to burn, but get a golden brown. Flip and toast other side.
  6. After about 3-4 minutes on each side, cheese should be melted.
  7. Serve with either tomato soup, or dip in Franks hot sauce. Yum

Enjoy!

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