Easy sandwiches are great for all kinds of parties—from luncheons and teas to cocktail buffets and cookouts.
Mini Pumpernickel Grilled-Cheese and Pickle SandwichesTo cook large batches for a party, assemble the sandwiches through step 1 a few hours before cooking and chill them on a baking sheet, wrapped in plastic wrap. Before serving, brush melted butter onto the outsides of the sandwiches and broil on a baking sheet, turning once.
Checkerboard Cheese SandwichesThese bite-sized 'wiches are great for snacking at any party. You can also serve this cheesy filling as a dip with fresh veggies and crackers.
Curried Chicken Salad Tea SandwichesCurry powder, dried fruit, and slivered almonds make these sandwiches elegant enough for a housewarming party, ladies lunch, or an Easter get together.
Hot Roast Beef Party SandwichesGet ahead of your party and plan to stash a few batches of these casual, three-bite sandwiches in your freezer.
Cognac-Marinated Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Horseradish CreamYou can marinate the beef two days before the party and mix the horseradish cream the day before. Assemble sandwiches, as we have, or place the beef on a platter, the rolls in a basket, and the horseradish cream in a bowl, and let your guests make their own.
Blue Cheese-Walnut Finger SandwichesThese creamy finger sandwiches pair the bite of blue cheese with walnuts and your choice of fig, cherry, or apricot preserves for a little sweetness. If you're short on time, simply mix the spread as directed and serve it with preserves on crackers.
Beef and Blue Sandwiches with Caramelized OnionsDress up store-bought rolls and deli roast beef with a homemade blue cheese spread and sweet carmelized onions.
Striped Ribbon SandwichesThis sandwich gets its color from veggies like red bell peppers and cucumbers. Combined with spices and blue cheese, it's a party hit!
Alabama Pulled Pork Sandwiches with White Barbecue SauceThese pulled pork sandwiches, topped with Alabama-style white barbecue sauce and served on homemade biscuits, are perfect for casual entertaining.
Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil SandwichesSandwiches can be assembled up to two hours ahead. Simply cover with a damp paper towel to keep bread from drying out.
Bacon-Olive Party SandwichesSpread a mixture of cream cheese, bacon, chives, and pimiento-stuffed olives on white bread. You can make ahead of time and cover and chill for up to 3 days. For easier spreading, let stand 30 minutes or until softened.
Curried Tea SandwichesThese sandwiches acheive the same flavors of a curried chicken salad with less effort. To make these ahead, cover sandwiches with a damp paper towel, place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic freezer bag, and chill up to 2 hours.
Classic Egg Salad SandwichesBite-sized egg salad sandwiches make a perfect finger food for a luncheon or shower.
Turkey Finger SandwichesPair turkey with chives, honey mustard, and marmalade for these dainty hor d'oeuvres. You can make sandwiches up to 1 day ahead. Just lay a damp paper towel over sandwiches before covering with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll-upsYou can buy soft lahvosh or flatbread in oval or rectangular pieces at many well-stocked supermarkets and in markets that carry Middle Eastern ingredients.
Roast Pork SandwichesTop fresh-baked rolls and top with roasted pork and horseradish sauce for a flavorful, homemade treat.
Chili Sloppy JoesThese easy sloppy joes are great for gatherings with children, and they can be ready in about 30 minutes.
Burger SlidersThese savory, mini-burgers are a fun way to grill out for your next party.
Barbecue Pork SandwichesSince this pork is made tender in a slow-cooker, you can prepare it up to a day ahead of your party. Serve with pickles and the remaining sauce.
Chicken Salad Club SandwichesUse rotisserie chicken for this classic salad, and prep for your next party will be a snap.
Beef Tenderloin Cocktail Sandwiches With Flavored ButtersSpread butters flavored with ingredients such as blue cheese and roasted garlic onto toasty baguettes and top with tender roast beef for a hearty sandwich.