Party and Picnic Sandwiches

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The best party and picnic sandwiches that are customizable, craveable and incredibly easy to make!

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Each Saturday and Sunday morning at the lake, I bake a loaf or two of ready to bake baguettes and make sandwiches to enjoy during our day of boating. While we really love them, it never occurred to me to share them with you until…

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I hosted a retreat with some of the most inspiring bloggers and friends a girl could ask for. When planning meals for the week, I decided to keep lunch simple, deferring to our standard sandwiches. Planning the same meals weekend after weekend eliminates the need for thought or a grocery list in what is intended to be a relaxing getaway. The same applies to hosting friends. If you stick to something you’re comfortable with, it’s sure to be a success.

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I offered a few choices of lunchmeat {ham, salami and turkey}, a condiment or two, but ultimately, kept the picnic sandwiches pretty basic for boating, wrapped and packed them.

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To my surprise {and relief}, everyone raved. Michael said “this is what you should share on the blog”. You know my motto, sometimes simple is simply the best and these sandwiches are no exception.

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This sandwich recipe among a few others I’ll be sharing over the next week is another that I have been making since college. It’s easy, flavorful and stacks up to any local deli!


A few secrets to making the best picnic sandwich:

  • take and bake bread
  • olive oil or butter lightly spread on top
  • sea salt
  • thin sliced deli meat
  • creamy cheese that melts into the bread like Monterey Jack or Havarti

You can see how easy these picnic sandwiches are to make in the video below!

You can serve these up with Truffle Fries and Truffle Aioli or a simple side salad like this amazing Italian Salad. Homemade Mayonnaise is a delicious addition as well!

These sandwiches are perfect for parties, picnics, eating on the go and more. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do – please be sure to comment and rate if you try them!

You may also love my take on the St. Louis favorite Gerber Sandwich!

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Picnic Sandwiches

Author: Julie Blanner
The best picnic sandwiches that are customizable, craveable and incredibly easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 take and bake loaf
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • sea salt
  • 1 pound ham, salami or turkey thin sliced
  • 1/3 pound monterey jack or havarti slices


  • Bake bread according to package instructions.
  • Slice bread to size and in half.
  • Brush on butter while warm and sprinkle with fresh cracked sea salt.
  • Add cheese, lunch meat and any additional toppings.


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These sandwiches are perfect for parties, picnics, eating on the go and more. 
Wrap in parchment paper & tie with a ribbon for guests!
Look for take and bake bread in your grocers bakery department.


Calories:100kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:11gSaturated Fat:7gCholesterol:30mgSodium:100mgSugar:1gVitamin A:350IUCalcium:3mg
5 from 1 vote
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