Super Vegetarian Sandwiches

Taking the meat out of these vegetarian sandwiches left room for a whole lot of sensational fillings and toppings.

  • Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

    Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

    We love sandwiches­—especially when you hold the meat. Try this hearty vegetable sandwich recipe featuring roasted zucchini, squash, and red bell peppers. Roasting vegetables brings out their rich, natural sweetness and makes them perfect for a hearty sandwich filling.
  • Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches

    No panini press? Cook these 4-ingredient sandwiches in a skillet 4 minutes on each side with a pan on top.
  • Open-Faced Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Open-Faced Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs

    Hearty mulitgrain bread is the base for these stacked sammies, loaded with pesto, beefsteak tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, and topped off with a golden fried egg.
  • Open-Faced Jerk Vegetable Sandwiches
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Open-Faced Jerk Vegetable Sandwiches

    Jerk seasoning (typically a mixture of ground cinnamon, allspice, and pepper) is used in many Caribbean-style dishes. Here, the seasoning is used in a marinade for sautéed veggies. The spicy vegetables are then served on toasted French bread topped with chutney mayonnaise.
  • Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches with Lime Tzatziki
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches with Lime Tzatziki

    With flavors reminiscent of a falafel, Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches with Lime Tzatziki take less work, are tasty with lots of texture, and an easy weeknight meal to put together.
  • Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches
    Karry Hosford

    Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches

    Hollow out a loaf of Italian ciabatta bread and fill it up with grilled veggies, salad greens and cheese for a complete meal.
  • <p>Nor-Cal Veggie Sandwiches with Hazelnut Butter</p>

    Nor-Cal Veggie Sandwiches with Hazelnut Butter

    This is the kind of delectable vegetarian fare that makes you forget about meat. Any sprouts you like will work in place of radish sprouts.
  • Nan's Grilled Mozzarella and Olive Sandwich
    Photo: Thomas J. Story

    Nan's Grilled Mozzarella and Olive Sandwich

    Stretchy, mild fresh mozzarella is layered with briny olive tapenade to create a rich, savory sandwich.
  • Hummus-Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Hummus-Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain

    Hummus, veggies, and a hint of garlice and lemon are a sandwich lover's dream. Hummus-Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain is hearty and satisfying, and a cool break during a day on the beach.
  • Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

    Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich

    Once grilled, eggplant comes into its full glory: tender, creamy flesh with a satisfying meatiness that makes it ideal for our Vietnamese-style Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich.
  • Almond Butter, Plum, and Granola Sandwich
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Almond Butter, Plum, and Granola Sandwich

    Forget the typical PB&J and try Almond Butter, Plum, and Granola Sandwich. Drizzle with a little honey for a little added sweetness.
  • Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw

    Tempeh is a fermented soy product formed into a flat cake boasting a yeasty flavor and firm texture. In this saucy, hot sandwich, tempeh crumbles take the place of ground beef.
  • Spicy Chickpea Sandwiches
    Photo: John Clark

    Spicy Chickpea Sandwiches

    In the streets of Palermo, Sicily, you'll find panelle, fried chickpea-flour patties served on a roll. Here's our simplified version.
  • Parmesan-Herb Crusted Tofu Sandwich
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris

    Parmesan-Herb Crusted Tofu Sandwich

    The secret to this sandwich is to slice the tofu very thin, then bread with the parmesan-herb mixture thickly.
  • Caprese Melts
    James Carrier

    Caprese Melts

    Perfect for summertime, this sandwich version of the classic caprese salad is composed of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.
  • Hummus "Cheesesteak" Hoagies
    Photo: José Picayo

    Hummus "Cheesesteak" Hoagies

    Hummus "Cheesesteak" Hoagies are a great option for a quick weeknight supper. Made with yellow onion, red bell pepper, Polano chile, and provolone cheese, these vegetarian sandwiches are very hearty and filling.
  • Cheddar and Chutney on Sourdough
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Cheddar and Chutney on Sourdough

    A four-ingredient sandwich proves that, when it comes to sandwiches, sometimes simplicity is the best approach. For the best flavor, use an English Cheddar cheese.
  • Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

    The tanginess of goat cheese and the sweetness of cinnamon-raisin bread, fig preserves and honey make this a distinctively flavorful version of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Grilled Cheese and Green Chile Sandwiches

    Grilled Cheese and Green Chile Sandwiches

    We love the mix of mild green chiles (with their distinct vegetal flavors) and spicy poblanos. For fun, cut sandwiches into strips and serve with gazpacho.
  • Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich

    Spread sharp-tasting goat cheese on sourdough bread and top with "meaty" Portobello caps, sliced red pepper and tomato for a satisfying knife-and-fork sandwich.
  • Avocado and Sprout Sandwiches
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Avocado and Sprout Sandwiches

    This speedy sandwich is open to interpretation, allowing you to customize it to your taste. Toss it together using ingredients in your fridge, and you have a quick and easy lunch that's ready in minutes.
  • Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches
    Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches

    Here's the key to a speedy meatless dinner: While the eggplant broils, toast your bread slices in a toaster oven. The end result is reminiscent of eggplant Parmesan.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

    Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

    Reminiscent of pimiento cheese, the flavorful filling for these sandwiches is made with cream cheese, cucumber, onion, and bottled roasted red pepper.
  • Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing
    Randy Mayor

    Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing

    Falafel–made from ground chickpea patties–is a traditional Middle Eastern favorite. The falafel patties are served here in pita pockets and topped with a tangy yogurt dressing.
  • Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

    The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful but still tasty to eat. Ahh... Veggie bliss!
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