Sandwich Filling Ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Heaps of sandwich filling ideas for kids school lunches. Find some lunchbox inspiration with over 100 sandwich filling suggestions for those days when you just can’t make another vegemite sandwich!

The good old sandwich is lunchbox staple for a reason, it is quite fast to make and put together, and the bread is a perfect vehicle for all sorts of sandwich filling contents. I recently asked on Instagram what was people’s favourite sandwich filling and got some wonderful suggestions from members of our community, plus some more unusual ones that I’m keen to try. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of sandwich filling ideas to help you with your lunchbox packing for back to school. If you’re looking for ideas that aren’t sandwiches have a look at my 20 non-sandwich lunch ideas.

sandwich filling ideas

SPREADS

  • Peanut Butter
  • Vegemite
  • Honey
  • Marmite
  • Promite
  • Jam
  • Nutella
  • Biscoff or Biscuit Spread
  • Savoury Paste Spread – like Peck’s Devilled Ham Paste

Spread Combinations

  • Peanut butter & honey
  • PB & J
  • Vegemite & Cheese
  • Honey & Banana
  • Vegemite & Lettuce
  • Apricot jam & sliced banana
  • Vegemite & avocado
  • Vegemite & honey
  • Peanut butter, grated carrot, sprouts and sultanas
  • Jam & cream cheese
  • Peanut butter & banana
  • Peanut butter, cheese, lettuce & sultanas

Egg

  • Egg & mayonnaise
  • Egg & lettuce
  • Egg, mayonaise & lettuce
  • Curried Egg
  • Curried Egg & lettuce
  • Egg salad
  • Egg, bacon & BBQ sauce
  • Egg BLT (bacon, lettuce & tomato)
  • Egg, cream cheese & rocket

HAM

  • Plain Ham (or with a sauce)
  • Ham and salad
  • Ham, cheese & tomato
  • Ham, cheese & mayonnaise
  • Leg ham, cheese & baby spinach
  • Ham, cheese & rhubarb relish
  • Ham, cheese & mustard
  • Ham, cucumber & Heksenkaas (Dutch cream cheese w/ garlic & leek)
  • Ham salad sandwich with cottage cheese
  • Ham off the bone, fresh tomato, salt & pepper on fresh white bread
  • Ham, cheese, tomato, crunchy lettuce, beetroot, salt & pepper
  • Ham & coleslaw
  • Ham, cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, spinach & avocado

lunchbox recipesChicken and Turkey

  • Chicken, lettuce & mayonnaise
  • Chicken & salad
  • Mexican chicken & salad
  • Chicken & avocado
  • Chicken, cheese & mayonaise
  • Chicken, cheese & lettuce
  • Chicken, cheese & avocado
  • Satay chicken & salad
  • Chicken, pesto & salad
  • Chicken, celery, mayonnaise & spring onion
  • Chicken, avocado, lettuce & mayonnaise
  • Chicken, salad with wholegrain mustard & lemon
  • Roast chicken & pasta salad
  • Roast chicken, apple, walnuts & mayonnaise
  • Chicken, BBQ sauce & cream cheese
  • Chicken loaf and grapes (this is a community member’s favourite sandwich filling)
  • Chicken, mayonnaise & dill pickle
  • Chicken, grated carrot & lettuce
  • Chicken schnitzel, mayonnaise & lettuce
  • Chicken, aioli & lettuce
  • American style fried chicken
  • Coronation Chicken 
  • Chicken, cheese & pineapple (this is great toasted)
  • Chicken, greek yoghurt, grated cucumber & lime
  • Chicken & coleslaw
  • Turkey, salad and mayonaise
  • Turkey, cheese & cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, capsicum and avocado
  • Roast turkey, cheese, lettuce & cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato

Fish

  • Tuna & mayonnaise
  • Tuna, cheese & mayonnaise
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese with salad leaves
  • Tuna, egg & mayonnaise
  • Fish fingers
  • Tuna, avocado & cheese
  • Salmon & avocado
  • Tuna, mayonnaise & lettuce
  • Tuna & salad
  • Tuna & coleslaw

To help you out with your Back to School Essentials, we have made Organised HQ a one stop shop to help you get organised and prepared the new year. We have lunchboxes, drink bottles, lunch bags, checklists, school lunch ebooks, routine charts for the kids, all to help you get ahead with your organising and so much more.

back to school necessitiesSalad & Vegetarian

  • Salad sandwich
  • Salad, beetroot & cheese
  • Spiced mashed potato & sauce
  • Mung Beans & mayonnaise
  • Cucumber
  • Cucumber & mayonaise
  • Baked beans
  • Grated carrot, sultanas & cream cheese
  • Avocado feta smash
  • Carrot & hummus
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Cucumber, carrot & cheese
  • Grilled capsicum & zucchini with cheese & sauce
  • Avocado & hummus
  • Coleslaw

Other Meat Fillings

  • Roast beef & mustard
  • Roast beef & salad
  • BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato)
  • Corned Beef/Silverside, lettuce, cheese, tomato & mustard
  • Silverside, mayonnaise, red onion, tomato with salt & pepper
  • Sausage Sandwich with sauce
  • Devon or lunch meat & sauce
  • Salami, cheese & chilli mayonnaise
  • Pulled BBQ Beef & coleslaw
  • Pulled pork & coleslaw
  • Roast pork, salad & apple sauce
  • Roast pork, cheese & basil pesto (also great toasted)
  • Rissoles & sauce
  • Bacon, brie & cranberry sauce
  • Pizza sandwiches (also great toasted)
  • Liverwurst
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • pastrami, cheese, tomato & rocket

Cheese

  • Plain cheese
  • Cheese & corn relish
  • Cheese & mustard pickles
  • Cheese, tomato sauce & pizza topping herbs (also great toasted)
  • Cheese & beetroot
  • Cream cheese, diced celery & sultanas
  • Cheese & vegemite
  • Cream cheese & red pesto
  • Cheese & aioli
  • Cheese & cucumber
  • Cottage cheese & tomato

What is your favourite sandwich filling?


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2 comments

Vanessa Ebert April 21, 2021 - 6:50 AM

Re Sandwich fillers you should add “corned beef, lettuce and Rosella Chutney”…..delicious!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 22, 2021 - 9:11 AM

Oh that sounds yum! Thanks, Kat x

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