Incredible and Easy Baked Sandwiches

Baking elevates sandwiches into another dimension. Just layering bread with meats and cheeses is fine; but add some heat and the filling melts, the cheese melts, the bread gets crisp, and the whole meal is more satisfying. You can really put any meat and cheese or cheese and veggies between a bun, in a split pita, or between slices of bread and bake it. But these recipes are something a little bit special. Substitute your own favorite filling ingredients in these recipes to make them your own. And get ready to make them again because you will get requests for more!

  • 01 of 06

    Lasagna Sandwiches

    Lasagna-Sandwiches
    Linda Larsen

    A rich meat sauce is topped with a rich cheese sauce in a hollowed out crisp roll, then baked until everything blends together. These lasagna sandwiches are so delicious it's surprising. You can use pork sausage or ground beef in the filling, and any type of cheese. We chose Havarti and part-skim mozzarella because we love the flavor combination.

  • 02 of 06

    Updated Turkey Mornay Recipes

    Updated Turkey Mornay sandwich
    Linda Larsen

    These updated turkey mornay sandwiches are a little bit different. A creamy cheese sauce envelops tender turkey then is layered on English muffins. The sandwiches are broiled until the cheese topping browns and bubbles.

  • 03 of 06

    Baked Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwiches

    Baked grilled cheese pesto sandwiches
    Linda Larsen

    The first time we made these baked grilled cheese pesto sandwiches we didn't think they were going to work. When first turned, the bread looked pale and insipid. However, when we pulled them out of the oven after they finished baking, they were magnificent! This is a great way to make grilled cheese sandwiches for a crowd because you don't have to stand over the stove making them one at a time.

  • 04 of 06

    Toasted Fish and Bacon Sandwiches

    Toasted fish and bacon sandwiches
    Linda Larsen

    Ciabatta buns are split and lightly toasted, then filled with tender fish fillets, bacon, mayo, and mustard. These toasted fish and bacon sandwiches are wrapped in foil and baked again until crisp. Yum.

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  • 05 of 06

    Turkey and Stuffing Calzones

    Turkey and stuffing calzone
    Linda Larsen

    These turkey and stuffing calzones are perfect for using up Thanksgiving leftovers. Stuffing and turkey are baked in pizza dough so the dough is crisp and the filling is hot and tender.

  • 06 of 06

    Baked Turkey Sandwiches

    Baked turkey sandwich
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    These super easy baked turkey sandwiches are a classic. You can easily substitute cooked sliced ham for the turkey; whenever I do that I like to use cheddar or Colby cheese in place of the Havarti.