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!
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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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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