10 Sandwich Recipes Perfect for Cooking for One!

3 minutes
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!

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California Club Sandwich | Emily BitesCalifornia Club Sandwich | Emily Bites

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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

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Andi Gleeson


Annie @Maebells
9 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!

9 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
9 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!

9 years ago

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

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