This Classic Club Sandwich is a classic for a reason. It’s easy to make and always a hit. You can change out ingredients to make it your own or enjoy it the old-fashioned way. Either way, it’s a classic triple-decker sandwich that you are sure to enjoy.
Classic Club Sandwich
This sandwich is luckily a staple at most delis and American cafes. When it’s on the menu, you better believe that I’m ordering it. There is just something delicious and nostalgic about the layers of turkey, bacon, cheese, and mayo stacked on a triple-decker sandwich.
What I love about this sandwich:
- it’s an old-fashioned classic sandwich
- this sandwich is easy to change up and customize to make it your own
- it’s so easy to make
- the ingredients are easy to find – you’ll most likely have most of them at home already
Make Ahead and Storage:
Can I make a Club Sandwich Ahead of Time?
In order to keep this sandwich as fresh as possible, you should really make it the day of your party. If you can, make it within a couple of hours before your guests arrive.
Storage: Store sandwiches covered and in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
What is a Triple Decker Sandwich?
A triple-decker sandwich is a sandwich with 3 pieces of bread that typically has layers of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and spread
Why is it Called a Club Sandwich?
I’ve heard of a couple of different apparent origins of the club sandwich. One is that it was served in clubs or a clubhouse like a country club. The other origin is that CLUB is an acronym that stands for chicken and lettuce under bacon.
Is the Club Sandwich the Same as a BLT?
They are very similar sandwiches. Both are served on toasted bread. The BLT however, only has bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a mayonnaise spread. The Club sandwich also has cheese, and typically turkey is thrown into the mix as well as another layer of bread.
What Should I Serve with a Club Sandwich?
- potato chips
- dill pickle slices
- German Potato Salad
- fruit salad
- Cowboy Baked Beans
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Tips and Tricks:
- I like to use precooked bacon and just warm it up in the skillet. This really cuts down on the time it takes to prepare this sandwich
- Use toothpicks to hold down the 4 corners of your sandwich for cutting
Add-Ins for Club Sandwiches:
- red onion
- fresh spinach
- flavored mayonnaise spread
- provolone cheese or Monterey jack cheese slices
- avocado slices
Are you ready to make this sandwich? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:
- Bread – toasted. I used a whole grain white
- Turkey Slices – I like to use a slice of thick-cut oven-roasted turkey meat. Oscar Mayer actually sells thick-cut slices in their carving board line of lunch meat. You can find it with the other lunchmeat packages in the grocery store
- Bacon – I used pre-cooked bacon and just warm it up in the skillet. I let it crisp up and get a nice caramel color
- Ham slices – thick-cut sliced ham
- Tomato Slices – Use a large juicy tomato like a beefsteak tomato
- Lettuce – I used Romain lettuce but you can use iceberg lettuce or any other kind of lettuce you like to use on your sandwiches
- Mayonnaise – A classic mayo is all that is needed for this sandwich. Any brand will do
How to Make a Classic Club Sandwich
- toast bread to a golden brown
- spread mayo on one side of a piece of bread
- onto the mayonnaise, spread add some sliced turkey
- now, add a couple of pieces of a juicy tomato
- then, add one or two slices of cheese
- spread mayonnaise on another slice of toasted bread
- place it mayo side down onto the cheese
- add ham slices, then bacon, and lettuce
- spread the last slice of bread with mayonnaise and place it mayo side down onto the lettuce
- place toothpicks into the 4 corners of the sandwich and cut it into 4 pieces