Savory sandwich recipes for your busy college life

We’ve got you covered with a range of delicious and efficient sandwich recipes that are delicious, surprisingly convenient for before classes, and overall perfect for the springtime.

By Caroline Weinberg

Sandwiches have always been the “it girl” of lunchtime food. You just cannot go wrong. While sandwiches are a go-to for many, no one can deny that the same old recipes can get old and frankly, boring. It’s important to change up what you fuel your body with and have a fun time doing so. By following a new and improved regime of sandwich making, you are guaranteed to experience a game changing and incredibly flavorful sandwich. 

Here at Baked, we understand the struggle of being a busy college student trying to intake quick meals in between classes and before studying sessions, and that’s why these unique sandwich recipes were made to be easy and quick to make! Let’s trade out the old PB and J’s and basic ham and cheese with some elevated sandwiches.

Dill Turkey Melt

This mouthwatering grilled Dilly Turkey Melt has a distinctive, yet incredibly savory taste that provides eaters with a unique pairing of ingredients including a fan favorite: pickles. 


  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices Monteray Jack cheese
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 thin slices cooked turkey
  • Dill pickle slices


Saute onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender in a large cast iron skillet; remove and set that aside. Then you can spread barbeque sauce over the 4 slices of bread. Next, put 1 slice of cheese, 2 slices of bacon and turkey, pickle slices, onions and another slice of cheese on top of the slices of bread. Cover your layers with the remaining slices of bread. In that same skillet, melt the rest of the butter and cook the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown on medium to low heat! Make sure that cheese is melted too. That ooziness of the rich Monterey Jack will help balance out the sourness of the dill.

This sandwich has a sharp edge that is suited for taste buds that can enjoy a classic riff on a sandwich with a sour and sweet twist! It’s perfection all in one bite.

California Roll Wrap

If you’re a sushi lover, this California Roll Wraps recipe is the one for you! This classic Japanese dish is now being turned into a wrap sensation. That’s right: the California sushi Roll is now shifted to a new form. This recipe makes 6 perfect sized wraps so it’s easily able to be stored away and taken with you every day of the week. 


  • ½ cup of wasabi mayonnaise
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 packages of imitation crab meat
  • 1 medium ripe avocado (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1½ cups peeled jicama (julienned)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper (julienned)
  • ¾ cup of bean sprouts 


Layer and spread each of these ingredients inside of the tortillas and roll up tightly, then proceed to enjoy! Chef hack: if you don’t like a lot of spice, replace the spicy mayonnaise with a regular version and feel free to add in any veggies like a slaw mix to help cool it down.

This recipe is a showstopper; it’s super creative and easy to make in a matter of minutes. These roll ups can last throughout your college week so you don’t have to worry about making lunch everyday. Convenient and tasty? We’ll take it!

Reuben Sandwich

If you’ve ever been to a deli, especially one in New York, you’d know how iconic a reuben sandwich is to those who indulge in them. They are a staple lunchtime sandwich. Filled with corned beef or pastrami with rye bread and a tangy dressing like sauerkraut, a reuben certainly is an acquired taste, but for the right person, it’s one of the best sandwiches out there. This Toasted Rueben contains the infamous reuben qualities but has a leg up in texture.


  • 4 teaspoons mustard
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef
  • 1 can of sauerkraut (rinsed well and drained)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish (optional) 
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Once you have your lineup, start with spreading the mustard onto 4 slices of rye bread, and then layer cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut on top of that. Then, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and horseradish; spread over remaining slices of bread before finishing assembling your sandwich. Finally, cover the outsides of sandwiches with butter. In a larger skillet, on medium heat toast the sandwiches until golden brown and the cheese has melted for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. 

The savory crunch of the rye mixed with the fresh bite of the relish and added ingredients on top of the classic base of the soft pastrami or corned beef that completely transforms your sandwich experience. Rumors say this could be the next #1 sandwich and at Baked, we might have to agree. It’s traditional but unbeatable!

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Calling all salad lovers! The Chicken Caesar Wraps is a twist on the legendary chicken caesar salad, which is an all time favorite lunch and even dinner option. It is known for its rich, creamy, and cheesy flavor that still has the fresh salad feel — between the tender chicken, richness of the parmesan, the seasoned bite of the croutons, and paired with the creaminess of the dressing. All hail the Caesar!


  • ¾ cup creamy caesar salad dressing
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of peppers
  • 3 cups of chicken breast (cubed)
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce (torn)
  • ¾ cup caesar salad croutons (chopped)
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas


Start with laying out each of your tortillas. Then in a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir: salad dressing, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, peppers, chicken, romaine lettuce, and croutons. Once that is all mixed together, take a spoon and spread it down the center of each of your tortillas. Make sure not to fill them too full so that they are able to roll nicely. Finally, roll them up and just like that, you’ve made yourself the greatest crossover between salads and sandwiches — two classic lunch items that everybody loves! 

No matter what recipe you decide to partake in creating, you can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous sandwiches that are all super easy to make and equally delicious! Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple that most people can learn to make efficiently and take with them before they head to class. College schedules can be rough and busy, but lucky for you, here at Baked, we have your back to make sure you can enjoy an appetizing bite to eat!

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