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Our Favorite Hot Sandwiches

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There are so many fun ways to turn sandwiches into dinner. These recipes are some of our favorite hot sandwiches for a family meal, a party and more.

collage of different kinds of hot sandwiches

Hot sandwiches are such a fun dinner option.  This collection includes great slow cooker and instant pot options as well as a super quick stove top option or two.  There is something for everyone in this list. Chicken, pork, beef, whatever you prefer there is bound to be something you like. 

Warm sandwich fillings are super versatile.  They are fabulous for quick family dinners.

The slow cooker recipes are great for casual parties as well.  They stay warm for serving later. 

 No matter which recipe you choose to try first, it is sure to be a winner. Work your way through the list for a bunch of new favorites for your family.

Slow Cooker Sandwich Fillings

Slow cookers are still a fabulous way to make dinner.  The long slow cook makes for a tender and flavorful result.

You can let it cook all day and come home to the most wonderful smells.  Everything will be fork tender and ready to go.

This also makes it great for serving at casual parties.  It stays warm whenever people are hungry, just leave out all of the fixin’s. 

Instant Pot Sandwich Fillings

The pressure cooker does the work of the slow cooker in a fraction of the time.  It makes fork tender meat in no time. 

Stove Top Sandwich Fillings

Of course a skillet is a fine place to make a meal as well.  Sometimes you just need to turn on the burner and whip up a quick dinner!

Maid Rite Sandwiches
Maidrites, or loose meat sandwiches, are a super quick and easy dinner that your family is sure to love. They are a staple around here and for good reason.
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Maid rite sandwiches on plate with fries and ketchup.
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita Sandwiches
Use your slow cooker to get tender flavorful chicken filling that is perfect for pita pockets. You'll be surprised how few ingredients and how little effort it takes!
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pita filled with shredded chicken mixture and cucumber slices.
Cola Sloppy Joes
This yummy sloppy joe recipe has Coca-Cola in the mix. It adds a little extra depth of flavor along with adding that sweetness you love.
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toasted bun filled with crumbly sloppy joe mixture with tater tots and a pickle on the side.
Crockpot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
These chicken Parmesan sandwiches are a perfect busy night dinner. The chicken cooks in the slow cooker all day so all you have to do is shred and assemble when you get home!
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Inside of shredded chicken parm sandwich with melted provolone cheese and toasted garlic bread bun.
Instant Pot Maid Rites
If you are looking for a way to recreate Maid Rite loose meat sandwiches at home, you are in the right place. Making maid rites in the Instant Pot means you can get the classic steamed ground beef filling at home.
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Close up of a maid rite sandwich served with fried potatoes and cucumber salad.
French Dip Sandwiches in the Instant Pot
Make super simple French dip sandwiches in the instant pot for a deceptively easy dinner. It is a quick way to make a delicious roast beef sandwich with yummy gravy for dipping if desired.
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Plate of french dip sandwiches with melted cheese on top with chips and small bowl of gravy to dip them in with instant pot in background.
Simplified Runzas {or Bierocks}
Soft butter bread stuffed with ground beef, cabbage and cheese make runzas delicious. This simplified recipe also makes them a lot quicker and easier!
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close up of hand holding half of a runza with cabbage and ground beef filling showing.
Pacific Pineapple Pulled Pork
This pulled pork is a little bit teriyaki and a little bit char siu and all flavor! It is great on a sandwich and perfect over rice. Throw it in your slow cooker and dinner will be ready when you are.
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hand holding slider piled high with pineapple pulled pork
Root Beer Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot
Succulent and flavorful pulled pork doesn’t have to take all day! This easy recipe for root beer braised pork uses simple ingredients and makes tasty shredded pork sandwiches in a fraction of the time.
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pulled pork sandwich with bbq sauce on bun.
Slow Cooker Hula Pork
A flavorful pulled pork that has just enough sweet and heat to make it interesting. It is so easy to make in the slow cooker and is perfect for sandwiches, over rice and more! The sriracha in the sauce makes it super yummy!
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hula pork sliders served on plate with 5 spice roasted vegetables.
There are so many fun ways to turn sandwiches into dinner. These recipes are some of our favorite hot sandwiches for a family meal, a party and more.

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Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Carlee, they all look amazing! I love the Zuppa Toscana Pizza!! What a great idea! And those cupcakes....oh my. I'm making them for sure, especially since I have a zillion lemons and decided NOT to make the lemon meringue pie I was gonna make!



Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Mmm, now I want a lemon meringue pie too! Yum!

Erica Ashley

Monday 30th of January 2017

Yumm! That pot pie sounds good! Actually everything does haha


Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Doesn't it? I can't wait to try it!

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Monday 30th of January 2017

There is no better time you spent with your family. so this is a nice for my family too.


Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Thank you

Andrea Nine

Monday 30th of January 2017

I was just thinking a pot pie sounded good but then again, I could just eat the lemon cupcakes every night, lol!!!!


Tuesday 31st of January 2017

We've definitely been having some pot pie weather lately, but I agree... pass the cupcakes!