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Top 10 Hot Sandwiches

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Every time I make sandwiches for dinner I think of Betsy-Tacy. If you don't know that series of books, buy them immediately. Betsy Ray's life paralleled the life of Maud Hart Lovelace in Mankato, Minnesota at the beginning of the 20th century. Betsy's father would make sandwiches for 'Sunday night lunch' and lots of people would drop by. What a wonderful way to start the week! Start your own Sunday night lunch with these easy sandwich recipes. And don't forget to invite friends and family!

1. Baked Chicken and Bacon Sandwiches

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Linda Larsen
These wonderful creamy and cheesy hot sandwiches combine tender chicken with crisp bacon in a super easy sandwich. They're perfect when you have leftover chicken on hand.

2. Steak Quesadillas

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Linda Larsen
Quesadillas are one of the easiest hot sandwich recipes you can make. All you need is some cheese, tortillas, butter, and anything else you want to eat. Simple!

3. Baked Grilled Cheese Pesto Sandwiches

Baked Grilled Pesto Cheese Sandwiches
Linda Larsen
This easy oven method is the best way to make a big bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches quickly and easily. You can omit the pesto or use a different kind. Use your favorite cheeses and breads.

4. Fish Sandwiches

Fish Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

Fish sandwiches are a great idea for Sunday night lunch. They're a little lighter than traditional sandwiches. The combination of hot and crisp fish fillets with cold tartar sauce, ripe tomatoes and a toasted bun is really delicious.

5. Turkey and Cranberry Sandwiches

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
Linda Larsen

Hey, it doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to make these sandwiches! They're perfect any time of the year. I love how the tart cranberry sauce brings out the flavor of the melted cheese and tender turkey. You could certainly used cooked chicken if you'd like.

6. Grilled New Cuban Sandwiches

Grilled New Cuban Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

A combination of roast pork and ham, plus lots of melted cheese and pickle, makes these sandwiches really special. Grill them until the cheese melts and everything melds into a wonderful sandwich.

7. Chicken Focaccia Sandwich

Chicken Focaccia Sandwich
Linda Larsen

This sandwich is a bit of a twist. Instead of a hot filling on a bun, it's a cold filling in hot bread. The bread is made from pizza dough, topped with oil, garlic, and herbs like focaccia. This is one of my favorite andwiches, and sure to be welcome at any spread.

8. Tuscan Chicken Crockpot Sandwiches

Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

This filling for these fabulous sandwiches is made in the crockpot. Chicken thighs are cooked until they fall apart and are then combined with tomato, pesto, and mayonnaise, then contained between slices of focaccia.

9. Bacon Crisp Sandwiches

This sandwich, from one of my cookbooks, takes bacon to a whole new level. The bacon is microwaved after being dipped in Parmesan cheese, then made into a fabulous sandwich with bread, mayo, and tomatoes.

10. Toasted Caramelized Onion Sandwiches

And finally, in a nod to Betsy's father, this is a variation on the onion sandwiches he served. He used raw onion, thinly sliced, on buttered bread with salt and pepper. I like my onions caramelized, served with some melted cheese.

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