15 Very Good Reasons to Have a Sandwich for Dinner

It’s totally romantic to imagine coming home to a cocotte simmering softly on your stove. Outside, a blustery breeze whistles past your window. Your cheeks turn rosy from the steam from whatever it is you’ve got bubbling away on top of your stove and you warm yourself with the heat of your oven, as vegetables roast away inside.

Some days, this is us. We’re energetic and emboldened by winter’s harsh winds to pull together some sort of hearty meal, perhaps a puree or, on the most ambitious of days, a complex curry or a confit.

But on other days, you just can’t be bothered: The sun set hours ago, so it’s been dark for hours; you’re tired and cold and an intensely calculated meal just isn’t an option. Times like these is when I recommend you turn to the sandwich. Humble in nature, a sandwich is actually a perfectly satisfactory weeknight dinner. Why shouldn’t it be? You’ve got all your food groups. They’re endlessly customizable and come together in relatively quickly. Take that lunchtime special after hours and enjoy a meal in between bread. This winter, don’t shy away from the sandwich, but rather, embrace it. Here are a few recipes to get you inspired.

Indian Club Sandwich

Indian Club Sandwich by Khushbu Shah

The Glorious Monte Cristo Sandwich

The Glorious Monte Cristo Sandwich

by Kendra Vaculin

Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches

Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches

by foxeslovelemons

Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri

Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri

by sdebrango

Chicken Meatball Sub with Gobs of Fresh Mozzarella

Chicken Meatball Sub with Gobs of Fresh Mozzarella

by Erin McDowell

Steak and Bean Torta

Steak and Bean Torta by savorthis

The Scuttlebutt

The Scuttlebutt

by Marian Bull

Tofu Bánh Mì

Tofu Bánh Mì

by Alexandra Stafford

Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugula-Thyme Spread

Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugula-Thyme Spread by em-i-lis

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato)

Parker & Otis’ Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with …

by Genius Recipes

Fried Cauliflower Po'Boys with Olive “Remoulade”

Fried Cauliflower Po’Boys with Olive “Remoulade”

by hardlikearmour

Vegetarian Muffuletta

Vegetarian Muffuletta

by Josh Cohen

Ruth Reichl’s Diva of a Grilled Cheese

Ruth Reichl’s Diva of a Grilled Cheese by Genius Recipes

Have One for dessert, too!

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Posie Harwood

Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches by Kenzi Wilbur

How do you sandwich? Tell us about it in the comments.

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