13 Summer Sandwich Recipes You’ll Want To Make Again And Again

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Looking for a good sandwich recipe to enjoy outside this summer? Whether you’re planning to eat in the backyard, at the beach, or on a hike, these 13 summer sandwich recipes are perfect for all of your adventures. Packed with fresh flavor and wholesome ingredients, you’re going to want to make these satisfying sandwiches on repeat this summer!

Pesto chicken caprese sandwiches.

1. Pesto Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This toasted sandwich with chicken, basil pesto, mozzarella and tomato hits the spot on a summer day. It’s light, fresh, and healthy, and super easy to make in just 10 minutes if you already have grilled marinated chicken in the fridge. One bite and you’ll be in love!

Pesto Chicken Caprese Sandwich
1 sandwich
10 minutes
402 kcal
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A chicken and goat cheese sandwich made with sun dried tomatoes, arugula, and caramelized onions.

2. Chicken and Goat Cheese Sandwich With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Inspired by our go-to Whole Foods sandwich that we used to grab on the way to the beach or a hike, this sandwich is ideal for summer picnics and outings! The sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese melt together into a deliciously creamy and flavorful spread. Use leftover grilled chicken and make this sandwich in under 20 minutes.

Chicken and Goat Cheese Sandwich With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
2 sandwiches
18 minutes
462 kcal
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A prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich with tomato and basil on baguette

3. Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich

Take a classic caprese up a notch with prosciutto for an easy summer sandwich recipe you’ll want for lunch every day. Layers of mozzarella, tomato, basil, and prosciutto taste fresh and savory on a fluffy baguette. The best way to enjoy it? Pack these sandwiches up for a picnic in the park and wash them down with a refreshing lemon seltzer.

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich
1 sandwich
9 minutes
667 kcal
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Grilled chicken sandwich.

4. Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Roasted Red Peppers Spread

Make a grilled chicken sandwich more exciting with this easy recipe featuring a spicy roasted red pepper spread – and you’ll want to make it every night for dinner during the summer! It’s fresh, flavorful, and super satisfying. Especially when enjoyed outside on the patio 🙂

Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Roasted Red Peppers Spread
2 sandwiches
40 minutes
488 kcal
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A BLT with roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta bread

5. BLT With Roasted Garlic Aioli

A cold BLT has to be one of the best sandwiches for hot summer days. Cook up the bacon in the morning, then assemble your sandwich and toss it in the cooler before heading out for a day at the beach! There’s nothing quite like biting into layers of crunchy lettuce, fresh tomato, and salty bacon with your toes in the sand.

BLT With Roasted Garlic Aioli
1 sandwich
5 minutes
337 kcal
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Pull apart pulled pork sliders.

6. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

This mini pulled pork sandwich recipe is perfect for summer afternoons or evenings spent hanging out in the backyard. Make a big batch for a cookout and watch as they disappear in minutes.

Game Day BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
12 sliders
1 hour
97 kcal
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A crispy chicken sandwich with tomato, lettuce, and cheese

7. Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Sandwiches

If you’re looking for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner for the summer, try this air fried chicken cutlet sandwich with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and pepper jack cheese! It cooks quickly and goes great with fries, roasted potatoes, or chips for an easy and satisfying meal.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Sandwiches
2 servings
35 minutes
681 kcal
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A tray of pull apart meatball sliders.

8. Italian Meatball Sliders

Hosting guests for summer vacation? Meatball sliders are one of the best sandwich recipes for feeding a crowd this summer! Make a big batch of crockpot meatballs and serve them with toasted and seasoned Hawaiian rolls for a build-your-own style lunch or dinner.

Italian Meatball Sliders
12 sliders
4 hours 30 minutes
192 kcal
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Shredded chipotle chicken on a sandwich roll with cheese and red onion

9. Shredded Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Bring the heat this summer with a saucy chipotle chicken sandwich for lunch! This sandwich has some kick to it – thanks to the chicken and the pepper jack cheese. Served on a soft sub roll, it’s super satisfying to dig into after your morning round of golf.

Shredded Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
1 sandwich
10 minutes
517 kcal
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A basil pesto caprese sandwich on a baguette

10. Basil Pesto Caprese Sandwich

More of a traditional caprese, this sandwich uses fresh basil and basil pesto for an irresistibly creamy and decadent texture. Make this vegetarian sandwich for a picnic, beach day, or summer hike and enjoy every bite of it while you bask in the sun.

Basil Pesto Caprese Sandwich
1 sandwich
10 minutes
767 kcal
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A carnitas torta made with pork, guacamole, refried beans, and queso fresco

11. Carnitas Torta

This Mexican style sandwich made with carnitas (pulled pork), creamy refried beans, and avocado is one recipe you’ll want to try ASAP this summer! Tortas are like all of your favorite taco ingredients served on a fluffy roll instead of in a tortilla. So basically, one of the best ways to shake up your sandwich routine if you’re looking for something a little more unique.

Carnitas Torta
2 tortas
10 minutes
393 kcal
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A chipotle chicken melt with bell pepper and onion on sourdough

12. Chipotle Chicken Melt

Skip the Panera sandwich and make this chipotle chicken melt on sourdough bread for lunch instead! You can make it from scratch in just 25 minutes – and enjoy a toasty, melty, savory sandwich in your backyard this summer instead of spending money eating out.

Chipotle Chicken Melt
1 sandwich
25 minutes
562 kcal
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A pesto chicken and spinach panini stacked on a plate

13. Pesto Chicken and Spinach Panini

Paninis for dinner in the summer – with fresh tomatoes, of course – are something Alex and I both grew up eating. So naturally, paninis are one of our favorite ideas for a summer sandwich! These pesto chicken and spinach paninis cook in just 20 minutes for a super easy and healthy dinner option you’ll look forward to eating on the patio.

Pesto Chicken and Spinach Panini
1 panini
20 minutes
641 kcal
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