List of American sandwiches

This is a list of American sandwiches. This list contains entries of sandwiches that were created in, or commonly eaten in the United States. A sandwich is a food item consisting of one or more types of food placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for some other food.[1][2][3] The sandwich was originally a portable food item or finger food which began its popularity primarily in the Western World, but is now found in various versions in numerous countries worldwide.

American sandwiches

Name Image Description
American sub Turkey breast, ham, American or cheddar cheese, chopped or shredded lettuce, tomatoes and green peppers
Beef on weck Roast beef on a kummelweck roll, often with horseradish
BLT Bacon, lettuce, and tomato
Bologna sandwich Traditionally made from pre-sliced bologna sausage between slices of white bread, along with various condiments, such as mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup
Breakfast sandwich Often made with eggs, cheese, and either bacon, sausage, or ham
Cheese dream Open-faced grilled cheese sandwich with bacon
Cheese sandwich A basic sandwich generally made with one or more varieties of cheese on any sort of bread
Cheeseburger Meat patty on a roll with cheese, often served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and other toppings
Cheesesteak Made with thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak mixed with cheese on a hoagie roll, with additional toppings often including peppers, onions, and mushrooms
Chicken sandwich A sandwich which typically consists of a boneless, skinless breast of chicken served between slices of bread, on a bun, or on a roll.
Chopped Cheese Also known as "a chop cheese",[4] is a type of sandwich originating from New York City. It is made on a grill with ground beef, onions, and topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments on a hero roll.[4]
Chow mein sandwich Gravy-based chow mein mixture placed on a hamburger bun, served hot
Clam roll Fried clams served in a New England hotdog bun[5]
Club sandwich Sliced cooked poultry, fried bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, often on toast
Crab cake sandwich Crab cake on a roll, often with a sauce such as tartar sauce
Cuban sandwich Developed in Tampa, Florida despite the name. Made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread
Cudighi Spicy Italian sausage served on a long, hard roll, often with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce
Dagwood sandwich Tall, multi-layered sandwich made with a variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments; named after comic-strip character Dagwood Bumstead
Denver sandwich Denver omelette on bread
Diablo sandwich Inspired by the film Smokey and the Bandit; various recipes proposed
Fat sandwich Combination of ingredients such as burgers, cheese, chicken fingers, French fries, mozzarella sticks, gyro meat, bacon, etc.
Fluffernutter Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff usually served on white bread
Fool's Gold Loaf Hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon
French dip Thinly sliced roast beef on a French roll or baguette, usually served au jus
Fried-brain sandwich Sliced calves' brains on sliced bread
Gerber sandwich Half section of Italian or French bread, spread with garlic butter and topped with ham, and Provel or Provolone cheese, seasoned with a sprinkling of paprika and then toasted
Ham and cheese sandwich Ham and cheese, often on white bread
Hamburger One or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun, often served with cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion, pickles, and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and chiles
Hamdog Hot dog wrapped in a beef patty, deep-fried, covered with chili, a handful of French fries, and a fried egg
Horseshoe sandwich Open-faced sandwich consisting of thick-sliced toasted bread, a hamburger patty, French fries, and a "secret" cheese sauce
Hot Brown Variation of Welsh rarebit, consisting of turkey, bacon, and Mornay sauce
Hot dog A cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a partially sliced bun[6][7]
Italian beef Seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on an Italian-style roll, often served with peppers
Italian sandwich Various meats, cheeses, and vegetables on Italian bread
Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger with cheese inside the patty, as opposed to on top
Limburger sandwich Limburger cheese on bread
Lobster roll Lobster meat served on a hot dog roll, often with butter
Luther Burger Hamburger or cheeseburger served between two glazed doughnuts
Manwich Canned sloppy joe sauce, served on a roll or bun
Maxwell Street Polish Polish sausage with grilled onions and yellow mustard served on a bun
Meatloaf sandwich Meatloaf with sauce served on sliced bread
Melt sandwich Some type of filling (such as beef or tuna) served on bread with melted cheese
Monte Cristo sandwich Ham and cheese sandwich dipped in egg and fried
Muffuletta Muffuletta loaf split horizontally and covered with layers of marinated olive salad, mortadella, salami, mozzarella, ham, and provolone
Pastrami on rye Pastrami on rye bread
Patty melt Hamburger patty topped with caramelized onions and cheese, between two slices of bread
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich Peanut butter and jelly or jam on bread
Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich Peanut butter, banana, and bacon bread; also known as an "Elvis sandwich"
Pilgrim Roast turkey, cranberries or cranberry sauce and cheddar cheese
Po' boy Roast beef or fried seafood served on a baguette
Polish Boy Kielbasa on a bun, with french fries, barbecue sauce or hot sauce, and coleslaw
Pork tenderloin sandwich Breaded and fried pork cutlet served on a roll or bun
Primanti sandwich Grilled meat, melted cheese, an oil & vinegar-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two thick slices of Italian bread.
Reuben sandwich Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread
Roast beef sandwich Roast beef on bread
Runza Beef, pork, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, and seasonings in a bread pocket
Sailor sandwich Hot pastrami, grilled knackwurst, melted Swiss cheese and hot mustard on rye bread
Sandwich loaf Any variety of ingredients assembled in a manner which resembles a layer cake
Sandwich wrap Meats, cheeses, and vegetables served in a wrap
Sausage sandwich Sausage and other ingredients on bread
Sealed crustless sandwich Filling sealed between one large layer of bread
Sloppy joe Ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun
Sloppy joe (New Jersey) A double decker thin sliced rye bread sandwich made with one or more types of sliced deli meat, such as turkey, ham, pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, or sliced beef tongue, along with swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing
Spiedie Cubes of marinated chicken, pork, lamb, veal, venison or beef, served on a bun or between slices of Italian bread
St. Paul sandwich Egg foo young patty (made with mung bean sprouts and minced white onions) served with dill pickle slices, white onion, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato between two slices of white bread
Steak sandwich Chipped Beef served on a bun or roll
Submarine sandwich Length of bread or roll split lengthwise and filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments
Tavern sandwich Unseasoned ground beef on a bun, mixed with sauteed onions, and sometimes topped with pickles, ketchup and mustard
Tuna fish sandwich Tuna fish served on bread
Turkey Devonshire Hot open-faced sandwich on toasted bread with hot turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and a cheese sauce
Veggie burger Hamburger-style patty made only of non-meat ingredients

See also


  1. Abelson, Jenn. "Arguments spread thick". The Boston Globe, 10 November 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  2. "sandwich". Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  3. Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts Level Two. Pearson. 2011. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-13-138022-6.
  4. Rosenberg, Eli (2016-11-07). "The Chopped Cheese's Sharp Rise to Fame". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. "6 Classic New England Sandwiches - New England Today". Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  6. Rothbaum, Noah (21 June 2018). "Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? We Have an Expert's Answer". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 17 August 2018. "Jeff Mauro, host of the Food Network's aptly named show the Sandwich King ... [said] ... "The definitive answer is yes! Because there is the kingdom of sandwiches and then you have the class of horizontal cased meats and under that in the phylum is hot dog," he explains. "It's between carbs. It's handheld. It eats and chews like a sandwich and there are two independent sides."
  7. Kramer, Jillian (22 March 2018). "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Weighs in on Whether a Hot Dog Is a Sandwich". Food and Wine. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
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