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Creative sandwich recipes for lunch

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Delicious lunch recipes

Tired of the same old ham and cheese on white bread that you eat every day for lunch? Try jazzing up your boring lunch sandwich with inspiring spreads, creative bread options, or with interesting ethnic creations. Adding flavorful intrigue to your lunchtime routine will give you a much anticipated midday break. Here are some creative sandwich tips and tasty sandwich recipes.

Grown-Up Ham & Cheese

Makes 2 sandwiches


  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 (6- to 7-inch) French baguettes, cut open lengthwise
  • 1-1/2 pounds thinly sliced ham (leftover or lunchmeat)
  • 6 to 8 slices Brie or Camembert
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced



  1. Mix butter with mustard, nutmeg, pepper and thyme. Spread butter mixture onto both sides of the bread. Top with a few slices of ham, cheese and cucumber.


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Fancy finger sandwiches
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