If you think a sandwich is a step down from dinner, think again. Taking their inspiration from everyone’s favorites—but taking them quite a bit further—these fast and easy recipes by cookbook author Lauren Chattman make the most of ingredients you likely have on hand (bacon, tuna, turkey). Add a fresh ingredient or two (spinach, tomato, mushrooms) and then cheese (mozzarella, sharp Cheddar, provolone) for the “melt” effect. In the few minutes it takes to heat up a panini press or grill pan, you’re ready to go, and then dinner’s just minutes from done.
|Grilled Mozzarella and Spinach Blts||Grilled Portobello and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Green Olive Pesto|
|Grilled Tuna and Provolone Sandwiches with Salsa Verde||Grilled Turkey and Cheddar Sandwiches with Mango Chutney|
Photos: Scott Phillips