Yes, you can pre-make sandwiches for lunch! These Ham and Cheese Freezer Sandwiches are a quick grab-and-go meal!
I know what you’re thinking.
Ham and cheese sandwiches? For the freezer? Doesn’t it only take like 2 minutes to make a sandwich?
Well, yes. But hear me out. How many of us are super busy? And how many times does every minute count when you’re getting ready in the mornings?
I mean, I make up a batch of freezer Uncrustable sandwiches for Allison because it saves me a few minutes in the mornings. So this is pretty much the same thing.
Plus, this is a good way to use up bread! If you find clearance sub rolls or something similar at the store, you can make up some sandwiches and freeze them to make good use of the bread.
Really, it’s pretty genius. And I highly recommend trying it.
Can you put condiments on the sandwich before freezing?
As an experiment, I put mayo on one of my subs before freezing. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t put it directly on the bread because it’ll make the bread soggy, so I put it between the meat and cheese.
And honestly, that worked out pretty well! The mayo didn’t have a weird consistency. What I did notice was the ham made a corner of my sub kind of soggy; so next time I’ll dab the meat with a paper towel before putting it on the sandwich.
How do you freeze the sandwiches?
After assembling them, I simply wrapped each one in plastic wrap and put them all in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Then I just take one out and thaw overnight for lunch the next day! Super easy.
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- 6 sub rolls, any variety
- 16-oz package deli meat (ham, turkey, chicken, etc.)
- 6 slices cheese (I used provolone)
- Assemble the sandwiches by placing 6 slices of deli meat and one slice of cheese on each sandwich. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in a gallon-sized freezer bag.
- When ready to eat, thaw one sandwich in the fridge overnight.
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.