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Best Party Sandwich Recipes

Best Party Sandwich Recipes

Party Sandwich Shopping Tips

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Party Sandwich Cooking Tips

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Party Sandwiches and Appetizers

Big Fat Party Sandwiches

These are big fat party sandwiches. These are the sandwiches that saved a party&rsquos life a long time ago and catapulted me to start a food blog.

We were invited to a very large potluck goodbye party. Something stirred in me all day, as I worried that there wouldn&rsquot be enough good food. The gal we were saying goodbye to was known for her culinary talent and the food she brought to gatherings.

Sandwich recipes

Thrilling fillings and tasty toppings for your bread, wraps, baps and buns. Our next level sarnies include classic club sandwiches, baguettes and picnic favourites.

Egg & cress club sandwich

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Triple-decker steak sandwich

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Mozzarella & salami picnic baguette

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Niçoise stuffed baguette

For the ultimate transportable sandwich, hollow out a French stick and fill with tuna, olives, anchovies and eggs

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Salt beef club with Cajun fries

An indulgent solo supper of a layered sandwich with sliced beef, creamy dressing and homemade chips

Sausage sandwich with pesto

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Posh BLT

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Chimichurri-style steak sarnies & cheat’s spicy fries

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Pan-fried camembert sandwich

A toasted cheese sandwich that is anything but ordinary – oozing with camembert and topped with cranberry sauce to give it a Christmas kick

Philly cheesesteak

Pile steak, onion, peppers, cheese, ketchup and mustard into rolls to make these American-style Philly cheesesteaks. Just the food for a movie night in

Spiced prawn cocktail subs

Forget boring sandwiches at a picnic – pack these prawn cocktail subs instead. If you're travelling, assemble them when you get there so they're super-fresh (see tip below)

Stuffed rainbow baguette

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich


I first had ham delights back in the 80′s when my in-laws, Sam & Carolyn, made them for a Christmas party. These were always at their get-togethers and while I’m not 100% sure where the recipe originally came from, I am 100% sure I stole it from them. Or it was given to me but regardless, I will never forget the first time I had them. I’ve made my own adjustment to the spread and sometimes change up the cheese to make it more interesting. These little sandwiches make an appearance for many of my get-togethers… even all these years later. They are so simple and perfect for a party because you can make them in advance and they freeze well so you can make a big batch and have them anytime. I always double the recipe and put a few trays in the freezer for later. Keep this recipe handy for tailgating season, too. Add some spicy chili or tomato soup and your friends will be happy no matter what happens with the game.


Difficulty: Easy Category: Party Food

Prep Time: 35 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


3 trays Pepperidge Farms Party Rolls or any mini party rolls (in the bread aisle of the store)

1 pound ham, shredded (use leftover ham or deli ham of any kind)

1/2 pound Swiss cheese, finely grated

3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

1 small white or yellow onion

1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Prep the rolls by removing them from the tray. Using a serrated knife, slice through the middle so you have a top and a bottom half. Do not separate the individual rolls. Put the bottom back in the tray. Cover until later.

Next, grate the Swiss cheese if you did not buy the already grated kind.

Prep the ham by putting it into the food processor to shred it. Remove to a bowl.

Put the onion the food processor and finely chop. Add the butter, mustard, Worcestershire, S&P, cayenne, and the poppy seeds whir until it is a spreadable consistency.

Leaving the bottom half of the rolls in the tray, spread the top and the bottom of the rolls with the mixture. Add a layer of ham and a layer of cheese. Put the top on. Dab a little butter here and there on top. Cover the entire tray with foil and wrap tightly. Bake until toasty and cheese melts…. about 20 minutes.

Slice the rolls with a serrated knife and serve warm.

If you want a decadent variation on this classic, try my ham and cheese in puff pastry. Flaky, buttery, divine! Get the recipe.

How to make mini sandwiches with ham and cheese

To make 12 of these finger sandwiches you will need 3 slices of bread. Spread each with a mixture of cream cheese and mustard and top one of them with cheese, ham and lettuce leaves. Cover with second slice of bread and repeat the layers – cheese, ham, lettuce leaves and finally the last bread slice.

Now, all you have to do is cut it into 12 pieces and then repeat the same process with the rest of the ingredients.

How to cut mini sandwiches

Cut the ready-made sandwich in half. Now take 12 toothpicks and stick 6 of them in each half. This makes it easier to cut them. Check photos for better understanding.

How to keep mini sandwiches fresh

The best way is to keep them in an air-tight container until ready to serve. If you don’t mind that the lettuce will wilt slightly, you can prep them the night before.

However, if you are not planning on making a large batch of these mini sandwich bites, I suggest making them shortly before serving. You can easily prepare 24 of them in 10 minutes.

Tips for making the best finger sandwiches

Use any sandwich bread you like. I used crustless white bread to save time removing the crust, but you can just remove it yourself.

Mustard – Make sure to use the brand/type you or your guests prefer. I used classic French mustard.

Any sliced cheese will work here – Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda or Edam are all delicious options.

As you can see from the photos, I used 2 slices of ham per layer. The reason is simple – it was sliced very thinly – almost paper-thin so I knew with the amount of bread, you would not taste it. If you buy thick slices, then you can only use 1 slice.

Baby lettuce leaves I buy the packaged ready-to eat mixed leaves. Again, it saves me time as I don’t have to wash it, pat it dry. You can also use other lettuce, if you like.

Looking for more sandwich appetizers? Mini Cucumber Sandwiches and Ham & Pickle Roll Ups are also delicious appetizer sandwiches so why not give them a go?

How many mini sandwiches per person?

This will always depend on several factors such as the age of your guests (e.g. kids will eat less than adults), time of the day and the length of your party.

Another thing to consider is the quantity and number of choices of appetizers or snacks you are planning to prepare. If you are thinking of making only these sandwiches on a stick, then count with 4 pieces per person per hour.

However, if you want to serve other easy appetizers alongside tea sandwiches, you should count with less pieces per head. Say you choose 3 or 4 party foods, so you are planning to make Slow Cooker Spinach Dip, Pear Pomegranate Salsa and Olive Stuffed Cheese Balls.

In that case, you can count with 1-2 mini sandwiches per person per hour as they will have other options so they can choose. Or you can just make a smaller batch – say a test batch to see if your guest will enjoy your finger sandwiches. If yes, you will add them to your menu again next time and increase the quantity or substitute it for something else.

Hope it makes sense for your and helps you plan for your next party or family gathering.

More party food recipe ideas:

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