Toasted Sandwich Filling Ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Delicious toasted sandwich filling ideas for the next time you feel like making a toastie. The most popular toasted sandwich filling ideas to add some variety to your next grilled sandwich!

Toasted sandwiches are quick and easy to make, warm, delicious and generally stuffed with cheese. Known by heaps of different names, depending on where you’re from, you might prefer to call them a toastie, jaffle, grilled cheese or even the fancier French cousin croque monsieur.

I love them as an easy dinner option. Everyone has a favourite filling that is their go to for a toasted sandwich. I recently asked on Facebook what was people’s absolute favourite toasted sandwich filling and got some mouth-watering suggestions from the members of our community. Some people put some amazing ingredients into their toasted sandwiches! I’ve put together all the delicious suggestion into a big list of toastie filling ideas so you can up your jaffle making game!

toasted sandwich filling ideas

My absolute favourite filling for toasted sandwiches is avocado, chicken and cheese, with mayo, salt and pepper. Variations of the classic toasted sandwich fillings seem to be super popular, with some great additions suggested. Many of you out there are say that the key to next level toasted sandwiches is the type of bread used with sourdough, ciabatta, Turkish bread, cob, rye, and garlic bread as the top suggestions. Everyone agreed that toasted sandwiches needed a good seasoning with salt and pepper.

The Popular Classic Toasted Sandwich Fillings:

  • Ham and Cheese
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken, avocado and cheese
  • Vegemite and Cheese

Ham and Cheese Variations:

  • Ham, cheese and tomato
  • Ham, cheese and pineapple
  • Ham, cheese, avo, mushroom and onion – this is best on Turkish bread
  • Ham, cheese, tomato and chilli jam
  • Ham, cheese, red onion, pineapple, more cheese. Black olives too if you’re feeling fancy!
  • Ham, gruyere cheese and pickle on sourdough
  • Ham, cheese, tomato and onion
  • Spread bread with pizza base sauce, cheese, ham, pineapple pieces = Hawaiian pizza jaffles
  • Leg ham, sauerkraut, cheese, and mustard
  • Ham, cheese, tomato sauce and pizza topper herb mix
  • Ham, cheese and asparagus
  • Ham, cheese, pineapple, ham, steak sauce,  and salt n pepper
  • Ham, cheese & onion with a little salt
  • Seedy bread, ham, cheese, tomato, avocado, and salt n pepper
  • Ham, cheese & red onion
  • Tomato, ham, cheese, onion and mayonnaise
  • Ham, Swiss cheese, rocket and ketchup
  • Ham, cheese and mayonnaise or salad cream
  • Ham, cheese, capsicum and pineapple with mild taco sauce
  • Spinach, cheese and ham with Spanish onion
  • Ham, tinned spaghetti and cheese
  • Smoked ham, cheese,  avocado, roast capsicum strips, a few baby spinach leaves and pesto

Chicken & Turkey Toasted Sandwiches

  • Chicken, cheese and mayonnaise
  • Chicken, cheese, avocado and roasted capsicum
  • Chicken, avocado and cheese
  • Chicken, cheese and tinned asparagus
  • Chicken, asparagus and cheese with a squirt of Kewpie Mayonnaise
  • Chicken, cheese and pineapple
  • Chicken, sour cream and cheese (add jalepenos for a spicy kick)
  • Chicken, avocado, cheese and sweet chili sauce
  • Chicken, cheese, mayonnaise, red onion & BBQ sauce
  • Chicken, avocado and mayonnaise
  • Chicken, cheese, sun dried tomato and avocado (Or green tomato relish instead of avocado)
  • Chicken, pineapple, cheese and onions
  • Chicken, bacon, cheese and mayonnaise
  • Roast chicken, cream cheese, flaked almonds and iceberg lettuce
  • Chicken, pesto sauce and cheese
  • Chicken and creamed corn
  • Chicken, cheese, onion and salt & pepper
  • Fried chicken and coleslaw
  • Chicken, bacon, egg, cheese and BBQ sauce
  • Chicken or Turkey, mushroom and Swiss cheese (the addition of sour cream makes it very luxe)
  • Chicken or turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, cranberry and camembert on Turkish bread
  • Turkey, cheese, cranberry and red onion
  • Turkey breast, tasty cheese and cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, avocado, cranberry and cheese
  • Turkey breast, cranberry sauce and brie

Roast Meat & Leftovers Toasted Sandwiches

One of the clever suggestions was to cook a roast or other meals large enough to have as dinner for one night and to use the leftovers for an easy dinner of toasted sandwiches the next night.

  • Roast lamb, caramelised onion relish and cheese (add gravy or mint jelly)
  • Silverside, tomato, black pepper and mayonnaise
  • Roast Lamb, mint jelly and cheese
  • Roast beef, branston pickle and cheese
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise
  • Leftover lamb and apple sauce
  •  Any meat leftover, add cheese and tomato
  • Beef, cream corn and cheese
  • Leftovers, such as casserole or stir-fry
  • Savoury mince, BBQ sauce and cheese
  • Silverside, sliced cheese and tomato
  • Leftover spaghetti mince and cheese
  • Taco mince with cheese
  • Cold lamb with real butter and salt
  • Chilli con carne

Egg Toasted Sandwiches

  • Curried egg, cheese, tomato and onion
  • Poached egg and sauce
  • Egg, havarti cheese, avocado and Chives
  • Egg, bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce

Vegetarian Toasted Sandwiches

  • Home-made baked beans, avocado and cheese
  • Beetroot and plastic cheese
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Cheese and satay sauce (Fountain brand)
  • Banana, triple cream brie and cranberry sauce
  • Cheddar cheese and tomato sauce
  • Baked beans with cheese
  • Red onion sliced thinly and cheese
  • Vegemite, cheese & tomato
  • Mayonnaise, tomato, & diced onion
  • Avocado slices, onion, mayonnaise and feta cheese
  • Peanut butter and honey
  • Cheese, Spanish onion and mayonnaise
  • Creamed corn, cheese and mixed herbs
  • Cheese, pineapple and mayo
  • Grilled cheese, tomato and oregano
  • Vegemite, cheese, tomato and cracked pepper
  • Marmite and cheese
  • Creamed corn, capsicum, cheese, salt and pepper
  • Tomato, cheese and onion
  • Cheese, onion and mushroom
  • Promite, onion, tomato and cheese
  • Cheese, Tomato, onion & sliced beetroot
  • Tuna and cheese
  • Vegemite, cheese & avocado
  • Cheese, onion and American mustard
  • Pumpkin, sundried tomato, pesto, aioli and spinach toastie on sourdough
  • Cream corn cheese, black pepper and sweet chilli
  • Cheese, tomato and salad cream. Vinegar & pepper on the tomatoes.
  • Cucumbers, mayonnaise, dill and salt

Deli Meat Toasted Sandwich Fillings

  • Fried Bacon, banana and cheese
  • Metwurst and cheese
  • Bacon and avocado
  • Salami, cheese, tomato, spinach and sun dried tomato pesto b it’s best on sour dough bread
  • Crispy bacon, avocado and brie
  • Sliced corned beef, cheese and hp sauce
  • Bacon, avocado and feta

The Fancier Cousins to Toasted Sandwiches

  • Monte Cristo Sandwich – find the recipe here.
  • Croque Monsieur – find the recipe here.
  • Bread (Garlic herb French bread) Toasted with butter, pepper and Italian dressing, add spicy mustard after toasted. Melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese on turkey breast
  • Pan Fried Pizza Toasted Sandwich – find the recipe here.
  • French toast with chicken, cheese, and mayonnaise, then toasted again.
  • Toasted Rueben Sandwich – find recipe here.

Want some sandwich filling ideas for fresh sandwiches? Have look at this list of over 100 sandwich filling ideas here.


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