15 Super Sandwiches

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Sandwiches aren’t just for a school lunch.

This time of year our lives tend to get busier with the hustle and bustle of getting kids back to school. We need filling, easy and delicious ideas for dinner. Why not a sandwich? Not just any ordinary sandwich, but a SUPER sandwich. Filled with the yummy goodness of BBQ Meatloaf, Fried Okra or a dozen plus others we have listed below. Paula likes to make her ordinary sandwiches extraordinary by ALWAYS toasting the bread (it may sound simple, but 4 minutes makes all the difference in the world) and adding a little zing in a special spread. When she has leftover Roasted Chicken from Sunday supper, she likes to mix up a sandwich spread of mayo, lime juice, cilantro and a pinch of cumin for lunch the next day.

This time of year, don’t just think about a sandwich for lunch. Make one for dinner and show your family how much love can be found between two slices of bread!

10 Super Sandwiches
Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Prime Rib Sandwich
Michael’s Grilled Steak Sandwich
Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Beef Sandwiches
Mini Pork Sandwiches
Jamie’s Chicken Salad Sandwich
Creole Chicken Burgers with Bayou Mayo
Special Panini
Meatloaf Sandwich
Down South of Philadelphia Cheese Steak

5 Super Sandwiches For Non-Meat Eaters!
Pickled Okra Sandwiches
Bobby’s Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Asparagus Sandwich
Paula’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Shrimp and Oyster Po Boy

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I want to thank you for your fabulous recipes. Yours is ALWAYS the go to site when I need a recipe. Yours is the ONLY site that I trust for serving first time recipes to guests. You have made me a big hit at family get togethers, church events, etc, just anywhere that I take food. Thank you Paula!

By Marsha Sexton on March 03, 2014


I can't wait to try!!!

By Andrea on February 01, 2014


I think you are a fabulous cook and a good lovin woman keep up the good work and recipes! Keep um comin! smile smile

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By Marquita on September 21, 2011


Me encantan estas recetas ya que me parecen fáciles , deliciosas y divertidas de hacer en compañía de nuestros hijos tengo un niño de 14 años que batallo para que coma, pero cuando me ayuda a hacer las recetas las come muy bien , mi hija de 13 años se divierte y aprende a cocinar para un futuro y además para conquistar a papá , gracias Paula.

By mercedes fayad posadas on August 01, 2011


Love the sandwitch ideas but alot of these require refrigeration. My daughter has no way of keeping these cold.

By Lesley Shell on July 31, 2011

I have a new love in my life…..Bobby’s pimento cheese recipe.  I remember trying pimento cheese on celery as and not liking it much because I hated celery.  I read the recipe and thought I would give it another try (without the celery) and I must say it is FABULOUS! 

Thanks to the Deens!

By Penny Taylor on September 02, 2010

Is there a way to keep sandwiches from being soggy on one side and “toasted” on the other when packing lunches to take to the fields?  We are farmers and I have been trying for 33 years unsuccessfully to accomplish this feat!
De Ann

By De Ann Bohl on August 31, 2010

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm