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How to Freeze Sandwiches for Lunch, Make Ahead Freezer Sandwiches

Make Ahead Freezer Sandwiches | Deli Meat & Cheese

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How to Freeze Sandwiches for Lunch Meal Prep - Deli Freezer Sandwiches
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 315
Author Alyssia Sheikh


  • 2 slices bread of choice
  • 2 Tbsp spread s & condiment(s) of choice
  • 2 slices deli meat of choice
  • 1 to mato slice* only IF you grill/panini press your sandwiches before freezing!
  • 2 slices cheese of choice


  • Arrange slices of bread on work surface (as many slices as your desired number of freezer sandwiches).
  • Layer on sandwich fillings assembly-line style!
  • Start with your spreads—I used pesto on some of my sandwiches and mustard for the others, but you could also use hummus or another freezer-friendly sandwich spread.
  • Next, add a few slices of deli meat of choice on top, followed by sliced tomato*, sliced cheese, and top bread slice. (*Omit tomato if you DO NOT plan to grill/panini press your sandwiches before freezing!)
  • To grill/press sandwiches before freezing, preheat panini press. Add assembled sandwiches and grill as desired. Allow grilled sandwiches to cool before packaging and storing.
  • If you DO NOT want to grill your freezer sandwiches before freezing, package and store as-is. (You can always grill them later!)
  • Store in packaging of choice. Option #1: Store each sandwich individually in its own freezer-safe zip-top bag, reusable silicone bags, airtight storage container, or reusable beeswax wraps.
  • Option #2: Wrap individual sandwiches with plastic/foil before storing together in a large freezer-safe bag, original bread loaf bag, or airtight storage container.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 days, or freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • When ready to eat, thaw out freezer sandwich overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the toaster oven, toast on the stove top, grill on a panini press, or enjoy cold!
  • Ingredients provided per 1 deli freezer sandwich.


Nutrition for ham and cheese freezer sandwich (w/ pesto & Colby Jack):
394 calories | 16g fat | 38g carbs | 5g fiber | 6g sugar | 22g protein
Nutrition provided below for turkey and cheese freezer sandwich (w/ mustard & Swiss):


Serving: 1turkey & cheese sandwich | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g