Super Scrumptious School Lunch Sandwiches

Food, Wine, & Dining, Family & Parenting, School & Education

Classic lunchbox sandwich staples that have ruled the school cafeteria for years – now with a twist!

Sandwiches are definitely a school lunchbox staple. Most everyone remembers bringing in their lunchbox, or brown paper bag, to school and opening it up during lunchtime to reveal a wrapped up sandwich waiting for them. Sometimes it was a happy sight to see, but other times, like when your tuna salad sandwich soaked through all of your bread, not so much.

There are so many different sandwich ingredients and combinations you can use. Just head out to your local meat grocer and peer through the glass at some, not even all, of the options. There are also many classic sandwich recipes that never seem to go out of style. These recipes may never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be revamped and experimented with.

Here are some classic school lunch sandwich recipes, with a twist!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls
Sure, every kid has had PB&J before, but not rolled up into stylish, easy to eat, sushi rolls!

Ingredients:
2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons of peanut Butter
2 tablespoons of jelly or jam

Directions: First cut off the crust on both slices of bread. Then use a rolling pin to flatten the bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jelly on one side of each slice of bread. Roll the slice of bread into a tight spiral and cu it into 4 sections. Repeat on the other slice of bread, making 8 peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls.

Throw a pair of chopsticks into their lunchbox, now your child can eat their sandwich rollups like authentic sushi!

Grilled Cheese With Pickles
Bring a normal grilled cheese sandwich to life with the perfect mixture of melt in your mouth, savory cheese and tart, tangy pickles.

Ingredients:
6 dill pickles chips
2 slices of bread
2 slices of cheese
Butter

Directions: Start off by adding a little butter to your frying pan to keep the bread from sticking. Spread butter on one half of your first slice of bread. With the butter side down, place your bread in the frying pan.

Add one slice of cheese, the dill pickle chips, and the other slice of cheese on top. Butter half of your last slice of bread and place it butter side facing up, on top of the cheese. Grill on medium heat, flipping the sandwich until each side is golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Ham, Cheese & Apple Sandwich Melt
Add some sweetness to this classic sandwich by adding in some crunchy, Fuji apple slices.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
2 slices of bread
2 slices of cheddar cheese
¼ pound thinly, sliced ham
1 small Fuji apple cut into ¼ thick slices
Mustard (amount based on personal preference)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread butter on one side and mustard on the other side of a slice of bread. Lay the bottom slice of bread butter side down. Add cheese, ham, apple, and more cheese on top of that slice. Then add a slice of bread on top and butter the top side.

Place the sandwich in a frying pan and turn it on medium heat. Heat the sandwich for 4-5 minutes, then repeat on the other side. Transfer the sandwich to a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

What sandwiches do your kids love seeing in their lunchbox? Any tips on spicing up classic school lunch sandwiches? Let us know in the comments section below!

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