10 Sandwich Recipes Perfect for Cooking for One!

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March 13, 2023
Andi Gleeson

Sometimes you need to make dinner for just yourself, and there’s nothing better than a simple, satisfying sandwich when you’re cooking for one!

I think many of you are usually looking for family-friendly dinner recipes, but surely some of you are single, have spouses who travel, or just need a quick meal for yourself when everyone in the family is scrambling around to different activities at dinner time. I’ve been eating a lot of dinners for one the past week since my husband can’t eat real food and my kids are super picky, so I need to make something just for me.

Sometimes you need dinner for one, and these sandwich recipes are a perfect solution! There are paninis, grilled cheeses, and even a peanut butter waffle recipe for your sweet tooth!

10 Easy and Quick Sandwich Recipes to Make for Yourself

Sandwiches are great cooking-for-one dinners because you can make them for the whole family or one at a time. If you’re like me, you don’t want to settle for plain old PB&J or ham and cheese for dinner, so I’ve put together some fancier sandwiches that are still easy but way better than what you might stick in a school lunchbox. Serve these up with chips, fries, or a side salad and you’ll have a great solo dinner!

Salmon Sandwich with Spicy Dill Yogurt Sauce - A 20-minute meal just right for busy nights! - wearychef.comSalmon Sandwich with Spicy Dill Yogurt Sauce

California Club Sandwich | Emily BitesCalifornia Club Sandwich | Emily Bites

Chicken Pesto Panini | Yummy Healthy EasyChicken Pesto Panini | Yummy Healthy Easy

The Downtowner | Chef in TrainingThe Downtowner | Chef in Training

Fresh Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Panini | Maebell'sFresh Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Panini | Maebell’s

Jalapeño Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich #makethatsandwichJalapeño Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich | The Weary Chef

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese | House of YummHawaiian Grilled Cheese | House of Yumm

Grilled Peanut Butter Honey Banana Waffle Sandwich | Mom on TimeoutGrilled Peanut Butter Honey Banana Waffle Sandwich | Mom on Timeout

Cheddar Parmesan Focaccia Grilled Cheese | The Grant LifeCheddar Parmesan Focaccia Grilled Cheese | The Grant Life

Club Croissants | Diary of a Recipe CollectorClub Croissants | Diary of a Recipe Collector

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Annie @Maebells
10 years ago

My husband works in a hospital so he works completely insane hours. Lately, more often than not, it has just been me home for dinner and I have just been eating cereal for dinner! ha! So, I really needed this round up! It has tons of good ideas, I love the salmon sandwich! Thank you for including my tomato sandwich!

10 years ago

I didn’t know that about your husband, Annie! You can definitely do better than cereal for dinner ;) You should make your paninis or one of these other sandwiches! xo

Maegan @thebakermama
10 years ago

Love this round-up, Andi! My hubby travels during the week, so I’ll definitely reference this when I’m craving a sandwich and cooking for one since my boys sometimes eat at 5pm. They all look so yummy!

10 years ago

My boys eat really early too! I’m glad you found this one useful, Maegan!

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