14 Foods That Taste Better As A Sandwich, In Case You're Looking For Something More Exciting Than Grilled Cheese

Want to know what's always, truly going to be delicious? A sandwich — obviously. There's a reason you've been eating these every day for lunch since you were in first grade, and now that you're an adult with more than just a lunch box to fill, it's time to get a little more creative with your sammie. Spoon University has compiled 14 foods that taste better as sandwiches, and once you take a teeny little bite of just one, you are going to have to agree — life simply tastes better when there are two slices of bread involved. From epic takes on classics like grilled cheese and Monte Cristos to bite-sized cookie sandwiches and mini bagel sliders, there is something here on this list to keep you satisfied for meals to come. These definitely are not the sandwiches of your youth, which is good, because after taking just one look at some of these delicious offerings, you are never going to want to settle for peanut butter and jelly ever again.

It sucks when you get a sad, sad sandwich like a piece of turkey between whole wheat bread (thanks, Mom), but it doesn't always have to be like that. These creative sandies show you that sandwiches can be epic, and so much more than just boring lunch meat.

1. Mini Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches

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They're just so cute... and tiny... and yummy looking. Get in my bellaaaay. Get the recipe here .

2. The Ultimate French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

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Now you can eat your favorite soup with your two bare hands. Here's how.

3. Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders

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Breakfast always tastes better on a bagel. Go mini with these recipes .

4. French Toast Monte Cristo

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This European sammie gets a million times better when you make it with French toast. Learn how here.

5. Fried Cheese Sandwich with Garlicky Herb and Lemon Mayo

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Just because there is nothing better in this world than fried cheese. Get the recipe here.

6. The S’mores Panini

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Substitute bread for graham crackers, and you've got yourself a bomb dessert panini. Learn how to make it here .

7. Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich

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Who needs bread when you've got hash browns? NO ONE. Here's how.

8. Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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A good 'ol sloppy sammie stuffed with warm pulled pork and cold coleslaw. Yumm. Recipe here.

9. Chocolate Doughnut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

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Satisfy every dessert craving with this bad boy. Get the recipe here.

10. Deconstructed Turkey Dinner

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Now you can have your fave holiday meal smushed between two pieces of toasted bread all year round. Learn how to make it here.

11. Veggie Hummus English Muffin Panini

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Every vegetarian dreams about this sandwich. Get the recipe here.

12. Lucky Charm Cookie Sandwich

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The best childhood snack (Fluff) being held hostage by the best cereal ever (Lucky Charms). Here's how.

13. Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich

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Magic happens when peanut butter and bacon meet. Get the recipe here.

14. The Pizza Panini

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Sandwich or pizza? Sandwich or pizza? Now you can have everything you ever wanted for lunch between two slices of bread. Here's how .


This article was originally written by Alexa O'Connell for Spoon University.

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