12 Sandwich Recipes for Simple Summer Suppers

When it heats up outside, it’s time to cool things down in the kitchen! Nothing says summer like a sandwich. Keep it simple or go big with flavor and toppings. We have the perfect recipe to match your summer sandwich style!

As temperatures heat up, my motivation to cook big meals goes waaaay down. I’d rather spend the time outside with my kids, gardening, or going on bike rides than cooking giant meals. I get the feeling I’m not alone!

I find myself coming back to sandwiches when I need to get a meal on the table because they’re just so versatile. You can make them hot or cold, stack ‘em up, pile on meat, and load them up with veggies.

Use up any bread you’ve got hanging around, and slice up some fresh fruit for a side. Sandwiches make a quick, easy and delicious summer dinner.

Make this summer the SUMMER OF SANDWICHES and enjoy yourselves!

Nicoise tuna sandwich

If you’re looking for a picnic-friendly sandwich, try this Pan Bagnat! It’s filling so it’s perfect for dinner, and the best part is you just make one giant sandwich then cut it into individual portions.

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Grilled cheese sandwiches cut in half and stacked ontop of each other. Alternating with orange and white cheese with a bowl of tomato soup in the background.

We put every method to the test and finally discovered the best way to make this classic sandwich. The secret? Choose mayo!

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Recipe for Mozzarella Grilled Cheese with red peppers and arugula

Now that you’ve mastered the basic grilled cheese sandwich, let’s add in some other ingredients to take things up a notch! The addition of arugula and red peppers makes for one irresistible vegetarian sandwich.

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Avocado Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

Time to meet the vegetarian cousin of the BLT! Swap avocados out for the bacon or keep the bacon and add avocados anyway. Either version is a superb choice for a summer sandwich.

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A grilled cuban sandwich is stacked on top of each other with shredded pork, mustard, cheese and pickles visible. Pickle spears and ridged potato chips are to the right of the sandwich.

You’ll want a pile of napkins close to you while you eat this scrumptious sandwich. To make an authentic Cubano you’ll need to make this mojo marinated Cuban-Style Pork Roast which does require turning on the oven, but it’s worth it. Serve this sandwich with a pickle and chips!

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Easy Cauliflower Steak Sandwich arugula

The ultimate vegetarian sandwich! The roasted cauliflower steaks are what makes this sandwich so hearty and utterly crave-worthy.

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How to make tuna fish

There are countless variations for a tuna salad sandwich, but what makes ours truly the best is the addition of cottage cheese and capers! If you want to dress it up a little more, we have 4 Great Add-Ins for you!

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

These are for serious meat and cheese lovers. They’re a gooey match made in heaven with three kinds of Italian deli meat, provolone, and buttery bread.

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Homemade egg salad sandwich on a plate with a leaf of lettuce

Quite possibly one of the easiest sandwiches to ever make! Just chop a little hardboiled egg here, dice some celery there, sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper for seasoning, and before you know it, a star is born.

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This one is great for kiddos, but adults have been known to sneak a bite or two. The apples add a nice crunch, but you can swap in bananas if you’d like!

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Grilled Cheese BLT sandwiches

This is the beautiful lovechild of two beloved sandwiches and it’s so easy you’ll be making it time and time again this summer.

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Tuna Avocado Sandwich

If you’re into tuna sandwiches but not into mayo, it’s okay. We understand, which is why swapped the mayo for creamy avocados! It’s a real treat for your taste buds.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Kathleen Stearns

    In these blistering hot days, these recipes are Perfectly timed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  2. Barbara

    Thank you for the ideas

  3. annie

    Thank you they all look great !

  4. MARY

    They all look very tasty.

  5. Elaine

    Too much bacon

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