Healthy Hot Sandwich Recipes

Find healthy, delicious hot sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar.

Portobello "Philly Cheese Steak" Sandwich

Rating: 4.81 stars
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Cheese steaks are a Philadelphia tradition: thin slices from a rich and very fatty slab of beef, fried up and topped with a heavy cheese sauce. We've cut down on the fat considerably--but not on the taste. All it needs is a cold beer or a glass of pinot noir on the side.

Open-Face Hot Turkey Sandwich

This open-face hot turkey sandwich tastes like Thanksgiving on a plate. If you have it, swap in 1½ cups leftover gravy and skip Step 1.
By Karen Rankin

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.8 stars
5
Two of our favorite comfort-food sandwiches join forces in these family-friendly dinner sandwiches. We found that softer buns make this easier to eat, and it's all the better when wrapped takeout-style in a sheet of foil.

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)

Rating: 4.86 stars
6
In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Rating: 5 stars
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This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Sweet Relish

Rating: 4.8 stars
6
This sweet twist on a classic tuna-salad sandwich is a healthy high-protein lunch that even your kids will love.

Campfire Caprese Grilled Cheese

Rating: 5 stars
1
A twist on a classic grilled cheese, this caprese sandwich adds pesto and tomato for a quick and simple campsite meal.

Jalapeno Popper-Chicken Panini

Rating: 5 stars
2
In this delicious grilled cheese recipe, jalapeño popper flavors are stuffed into a toasty chicken sandwich. Serve with a mixed green salad. P.S. Don't toss the jalapeño pickling liquid: use the flavorful brine in place of vinegar in dressings.

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 5 stars
2
Don't limit yourself to lettuce for this low-carb, gluten-free taco lettuce wrap recipe--any fresh green sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

Chicken French Dip Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars
1
In this healthy recipe makeover, chicken breast replaces sliced beef and we skip cheese for a healthier, but still delicious dunkable French dip sandwich. Serve with a mixed green salad or a vinegary slaw.

Smoky Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars
1
Making brisket in the slow cooker ensures it is tender, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve this BBQ Brisket on hamburger buns for a tasty and satisfying meal.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes We Love
Grilled cheese is yummy when it's just bread and cheese but it can also be kicked up a notch with fun toppings. Try cauliflower, collard greens or mushrooms. For kids, let them pick their own cheeses and vegetables, so you know they'll be excited about their sandwich. Get the recipes for our healthier grilled cheeses.

Barbecue Chicken Kale Wraps

Smooth, lacinato kale (aka dinosaur kale) is topped with barbecue chicken, carrots and cabbage in this healthy, gluten-free lettuce wrap recipe. Try them for a low-carb dinner or light lunch.