10 Totally Perfect Southern Brunch Sandwiches

From pimento cheese and ham heart-shaped biscuit sandwiches to fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese, these southern brunch-inspired sandwiches don't disappoint. 

  • 01 of 10

    Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato + Egg Sandwich - aka The BLTE

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    What makes BLTs so good? Is it simply the perfect combination of smokey bacon, crisp and refreshing iceberg lettuce and juicy tomatoes or is it something more? Maybe it's the nostalgic qualities that this dear sandwich holds or is its unapologetic simplicity that's stayed constant throughout history.

    Whatever the reason may be, we all can agree that this sandwich is pretty perfect when in its original format but I think I've found two more added ingredients that can make this dish even more amazing. Try adding my fragrant lemon and basil aioli along with a fried egg and let me know what you think.

  • 02 of 10

    Pimento Cheese + Ham Biscuit Sandwiches

    Pimento Cheese + Ham Biscuit Sandwiches
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    Rich, creamy and irresistible pimento cheese is piled on top of a flaky buttery biscuit with a few slices of salty-sweet country fried ham, bright and flavorful pickled red onions, and earthy and vibrant bright green scallions. It's comfort food at its finest and it's bite-sized so you don't have to feel guilty!

    These little tea-time sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for baby showers, luncheons, or when you just really need to sit on the couch and binge eat until you're satiated. And although this recipe only makes one sandwich, I prefer to serve these by the dozen with a few pitchers of mimosas or bloody marys. 

    If you're vegetarian, leave out the pan-fried country ham and try adding a thick slice of salted tomato or some herbed buttermilk dressed greens. 

  • 03 of 10

    Pork Rind, Brisket, Fried Egg + Chow Chow Breakfast Sandwich

    Brisket, a Fried Egg, Chow Chow and Pork Rinds
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    Airy fried pork rinds, sweet and tangy BBQ brisket, zesty Southern chow chow, bacon-infused gouda crisped up on a toasted English Muffin and a rich sunny-side up egg makes up this crazy Southern breakfast sandwich. It may look like something that was made on a late night munchy fest in a Frat house in South Georgia, but I assure you that this sandwich is more than a drunken mouthful. Serve alongside an ice cold brass monkey – that's a cocktail made with a 40 ounce of Old English mixed with some fresh (or let's be real – boxed) orange juice and a couple of Advil. Enjoy! 

  • 04 of 10

    Scrambled Egg + Tomato Grilled Cheese

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    Breakfast on the go is easy with this creamy and rich grilled cheese! Alpine-style Alpha Tolman Cheese by The Cellers at Jasper HIll melts beautifully alongside scrambled eggs and fresh slices of salted tomatoes. Hearty Texas toast helps keep everything glued together and the Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce adds an extra zing of flavor and helps awaken the taste buds early in the morning. This sandwich definitely will make your breakfast more exciting.

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  • 05 of 10

    Southern Style BBQ Pulled Pork + Coleslaw Sandwich

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    This massive sandwich, which is smothered in sweet sauce, creamy coleslaw and pickled jalapenos and stuffed in a buttery crisp sesame seed bun is the best thing that's ever happened, EVER. 

  • 06 of 10

    Brie, Fig Jam, and Poundcake Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter

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    I have to admit that when I dreamt up a poundcake grilled cheese, I thought that I was a pure genius. The buttery, sweet bread crisps up so beautifully and when paired with sweet and earthy fig jam, and creamy brie, well the combo gets even more delicious. I've served this sandwich for breakfast with a side of bacon, for dessert with powdered sugar on top, and pretty much any time that I've had poundcake around. 

  • 07 of 10

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese with Pickled Cherries

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    Crispy fried chicken, pickled cherries, grilled okra and applewood smoked fontina are grilled between two Belgium waffles. This is the definition of seriousness.

  • 08 of 10

    Southern Ham and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches

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    Flaky biscuits, smokey fried ham, buttery muenster cheese, and sweet honey butter makes these miniature Southern sandwiches perfect for picnics, parties, and/or feeding a hungry group of people. Each bite is packed with Southern goodness and the heart shape adds an extra layer of fun. I recommend serving them with mimosas and a few of your favorite hot sauces. 

    They're best made fresh, but you can make them a day in advance as long as they're kept cool in the refrigerator. 

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  • 09 of 10

    Blistered Blueberry Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone and Brie

    Blistered Blueberry Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone and Brie
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    Sweet and tart blistered blueberries and earthy basil cut through the rich creaminess of the mascarpone and brie while the bagel acts as a unique encasing fot this delicious dessert grilled cheese.  

  • 10 of 10

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese

    Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese
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    When we think of popular modern soul food breakfasts, chicken and waffles is probably one of the first menu items to comes to mind. This isn't suprising since it's basically the best combination that's ever existed... but when you pair this modern American classic with another classic - the grilled cheese sandwich - then you've got a combo that can't lose. 

    Featuring crispy fried chicken, gooey melted cheese, and hot sauce and honey grilled between two buttery waffles, this sandwich will change your world. Guaranteed.  

From pimento cheese and ham heart-shaped biscuit sandwiches to fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese, these southern brunch-inspired sandwiches don't disappoint.