16 Sandwich Recipes for Lunchboxes of All Ages

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Sandwiches are the go-to lunchbox filler for many children and grown-ups alike. It’s easy to slip into the habit of making the same old sandwich, but it’s possible to put anything you like between two pieces of bread, so get creative! I’m sharing a selection of sandwich recipes for lunchboxes which I hope will spark ideas and get your sandwich mojo flowing again!

16 Sandwich Recipes for Lunchboxes of All Ages

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A number of these sandwiches are grilled, and although I love a hot sandwich, don’t write -off putting a cold toastie in your lunch box. Cold pizza’s good, am I right? Same goes for hot, melty sandwiches. 

The blogging community is filled with talented foodies and this collection of sandwiches comes from both sides of the pond. Don’t forget to think outside the box with your creations, we have sandwich rolls, sandwich kebobs, and even a waffle sandwich… yum!

16 Sandwich Recipes for Lunchboxes

Love Bug Sandwich

Grace has plenty of creative ideas for cute sandwiches on her blog Eats Amazing. I think this Valentine’s love bug sandwich may be my favorite. My kids would go crazy for this cute design and why not spruce up your simple sandwiches into something more special.


Avocado Crab Salad BLT

Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog is showcasing her Avocado Crab Salad BLT… it looks pretty delicious. Anything with an avocado/bacon combo is a win in my book.


Grilled Cheese Kabobs

Michelle from My Gluten-Free Kitchen is having fun with a ham/cheese toastie and made these Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Kabobs. The Twins have been gluten free this past month and I must say, grilled cheese is the best use of gluten-free bread!


Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto

Is anyone else a little bit hooked on those Starbucks mozzarella tomato paninis? One of those washed down with an iced tea is my go to when I’m hanging out with my laptop. Why haven’t I tried making my own before?! Whitney at Salt and Baker has a recipe that will do the trick… Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Sandwich. Yum!


Pepperoni Cheese Rolls

Alli from Dancing Through the Rain is thinking outside the box on the trusty sandwich and came up with Pepperoni Rolls. They look pretty amazing paired with their tomato sauce dip!


Sushi Sandwich Roll-Ups

Melodee from Spaceships and Laserbeams is also rolling her sandwich but chops them up to look like sushi rolls, so much fun for the little ones. Check out her Sushi Roll Up lunch idea, I’m definitely giving this a go…


Chickpea Curry Salad Sandwich

Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes is going vegan with her sandwich and offering a Chickpea Curry Salad Sandwich. We absolutely love curry in our household so I’m all on board for putting it between two slices of bread!

vegan chickpea curry salad

Fairy Sandwich

As a mom of seven (yep, seven!), Jasmine knows a thing or two about feeding little ones. Blogging at Styling Cravings, Jasmine has a tutorial for how to make a fairy sandwich… I must admit I had never heard of this until recently and I know my daughter is going to love it!


Chicken, Bacon, Pepper Jack Ciabatta

Beth from Small Town Woman is offering a Grilled Chicken Bacon Pepper Jack Ciabatta which I think will be just as delicious cold as straight off the grill.

Grilled-Chicken-Bacon-Pepper-Jack-Ciabatta-6California Club

Krystle from Baking Beauty is stacking it up with a California Club Sandwich… so good!


Luxury Egg Mayonnaise

Husband and wife team Dom and Sam blog at Recipe This. They love a bit of Instant Pot action and don’t stop when it comes to the humble sandwich. They have created a Luxury Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich.


Rainbow Vegetable Wraps

Bintu blogs over at Recipes from a Pantry and have created ever so healthy and colorful Rainbow Vegetable Wraps. These look amazing and hopefully, the rainbow colors will encourage those kiddos to eat more veggies!


PB&J Waffle Sandwich

This next offering looks amazing for breakfast, but I also know my kids would eat waffles for every meal if I’d let them. Rebecca from Strength and Sunshine has been busy with the waffle iron and come up with Gluten-Free PB&J Waffles Sandwiches… oh my, are you hungry yet?


Meatloaf Sandwich

Ever wondered what to do with your leftover meatloaf? Put it in a sandwich of course. Another delicious creation from Small Town Woman, the Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich with Chipotle Ketchup.

Meatloaf Sandwich

Lego Sandwiches

Just for fun, considering turning your kid’s favorite sandwich into Lego! These Easy Lego Sandwiches from Eats Amazing will go down well with anyone!


A Whole Sandwich Book:

And last but by no means least, I must show off this Fish Finger Sandwich from my best friend Max, who also happens to be King of the Sandwich. He not only runs the coolest sandwich restaurant on the planet, he also published a book earlier this year. Max’s Sandwich Book comes highly recommend and this is just one of his delights:

Max's Sandwich Book

Can you do better? What’s your signature sandwich?

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Katherine is an electrochemist, hiking enthusiast, and family lifestyle blogger. As a mom of three, including twins, she enjoys DIY, travel, and eating good food. British born, Katherine moved to the US in 2014, and now called Las Vegas home.

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