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Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe – Perfect for Freezer Cooking

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Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe – Perfect for Freezer Cooking

I’ve been making oven sandwiches for a long time, not only because they’re easy and delicious, but also because they are perfect for the freezer and come in really handy when I need a quick, homemade meal on the double! I used to use rolls and make single-serve sized sandwiches. Recently, I decided to quit making individual sandwiches {the process isn’t hard, but CAN be streamlined…} and instead make ONE BIG sandwich that serves the entire family! It takes the meal prep to about FIVE MINUTES!!  How awesome is that? This easy oven sandwich recipe is a family favorite and sure to be a keeper in your freezer-friendly recipe file too!

Let’s get started!

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe - Perfect for Freezer Cooking ingredients from SimplifyLivelove.comTo make your own easy oven sandwich, gather ingredients. You can use any lunch meat and cheese you like, but I picked up my favorite food from ALDI:

  • Never Any! Uncured Black Forest Ham ($3.29 package)
  • Never Any! Oven Roasted Turkey Breast ($3.29 package)
  • Hard Salami ($2.99 package)
  • Organic Colby Jack Cheese ($2.99 package)
  • 2 loaves Ciabatta Bread ($1.69 each)

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe - Perfect for Freezer Cooking - Never Any! lunch meat from ALDI from SimplifyLiveLove.com

I love the Never Any! lunch meat at ALDI because there are no added nitrates, hormones, or antibiotics. We quit eating lunch meat for a long time, but you guys. I just like it. I’m glad to find a reasonable alternative at ALDI that I don’t feel too guilty about eating.

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe - Perfect for Freezer Cooking - make the sandwich from SimplifyLiveLove.com

Then, all you have to do is split the bread so it opens like a sandwich, butter with homemade herbed butter {I like to add 1 tsp Italian Seasoning to a softened stick of real butter}, add meat and cheese.

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe - Perfect for Freezer Cooking from simplifylivelove.com

If you want to bake it right away, loosely wrap it in aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated oven (400 degrees) on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes. The bread should be nice and crunchy and the meat and cheese bubbly and gooey.

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe - Perfect for Freezer Cooking - wrap in foil from SimplifyLiveLove.com

To save one for the freezer, pack it tightly in aluminum foil and then place it in a 2 gallon freezer bag. On serving day, bake the thawed sandwich in the oven (400 degrees) for 15-20 minutes. Or, you can bake a frozen sandwich in the 400 degree oven for 40-50 minutes.

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe – Perfect for Freezer Cooking

Easy Oven Sandwich Recipe – Perfect for Freezer Cooking


  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, or baguette
  • 6 slices Never Any! ham
  • 6 slices Never Any! turkey breast
  • 6 slices salami
  • 3 slices organic cheese, provolone, Monterrey jack, or whatever you want
  • 1 stick herbed better, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Split bread or baguette and butter both sides.
  3. Spread out the meat - 6 slices ham, 6 slices salami, 6 slices turkey - on the bread. Or add more meat, if you'd like.
  4. Top with cheese and close up the sandwich.
  5. To eat right away, loosely wrap sandwich in aluminum foil and bake 15-20 minutes, until the bread is crunchy and the cheese is melty.
  6. To freezer and enjoy at a later date, wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then place it in a 2 gallon bag. On serving day, let the sandwich thaw in the fridge all day long. Then back for 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
  7. Alternatively, you can bake the frozen sandwich - just be prepared for a long bake time, 40-50 minutes. 🙂

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That’s all there is too it, y’all! This is a pretty forgiving recipe – if you’d like more meat or cheese, add it. If you’d like roast beef instead of ham, great! Great creative and make YOUR favorite combo. I think the sandwich tastes great as is, or you can also add lettuce, tomato, hot peppers and Italian dressing for a nice sandwich too!

More Freezer Friendly recipes:

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Spinach Mozzeralla Meatloaf

Chicken Oreganato

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

What do you think? How would YOU personalize this sandwich?

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankBeth Ann Chiles says

    Oh my goodness–this is brilliant! So simple and yet it looks like a delicious way to have a quick meal. Definitely saving this one and pinning it! Thanks! Gotta love Aldi’s !

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