Cobb Sandwich

Tuesday 8 June 2021


Cobb Sandwich 
If you like all of the flavors of a Cobb Salad than you are really going to love this hearty, and delicious sandwich take on the very popular salad.  It is hearty and incredibly tasty and very simple to make.

It has all of the taste and ingredients of the popular Cobb Salad, except that they are all layered in one very delicious sandwich.

Cobb Sandwich 
We are having a stinker of a hot day today and to be honest I didn't feel much like cooking. Once I had done all of my running about, shopping etc. I was hungry, but didn't really want to heat up the kitchen cooking anything too complicated.

I went rooting through the refrigerator and these are the things I found, and what I did with them.

 I had some crisp rashers of bacon which I had frozen previously.  When I open a package of bacon, I tend to cook up the lot and then freeze what I don't need immediately for future use.

Cobb Sandwich 
I can tell you it is absolutely worth the extra little bit of time it takes to cook the whole package. If you wrap it tightly and freeze it, you will be so happy that you did.  

How many times are you making something that requires a few slices of cooked bacon, or crumbled cooked bacon.  Cook the whole pound and freeze it and you will never be without cooked bacon again, and you won't have to be paying the high cost of already cooked bacon or bacon crumbles in the shops.

Cobb Sandwich 

Cooked bacon on tap?  Its a very good thing.  I also had some boiled eggs, ripe tomatoes, lettuce, sliced turkey breast meat and of course lettuce and cheese. 

I had bought a large round loaf of rustic bread when I first moved into my house at the beginning of may and I froze it, ready for me to remove a slice or two whenever I needed it. It was a large sour dough boule.

Cobb Sandwich 

I can tell you that none of it has gone to waste. None of it.  Its the perfect kind of bread for this sandwich. Hearty enough to stand up to all of those fillings.

Lets talk Blue Cheese Dressing.  I used Rene's. It is filled with lovely bits of blue cheese. If blue cheese isn't your thing, use a creamy salad dressing that is your thing.  I think Ranch would work well, as would a good caesar dressing.

Cobb Sandwich 
I always have lettuce in the refrigerator, usually Romaine.  I am not sure if baby gems are available here or not. I haven't seen them yet.  I wash the lot, spin it dry and then pack it into a container ready to grab and use as and when.

I confess, I have been known to munch on romaine lettuce, and why not?  Its crisp and delicious, and filled with fiber and goodness.  There are far worse things to munch on.

Cobb Sandwich 
I usually keep a couple of hard boiled eggs in my refrigerator as well, especially in the summer months.  They always come in handy and get used.  I have an electric egg boiler.

It makes boiling eggs very easy and they come out perfect every time. You can boil as many or as few as you need, want or will use.  Did you know that the older your egg, the easier it will peel?  Its true.

The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel.

Cobb Sandwich 
Deli turkey. I love deli turkey.  But I am not fond of it smoked. I prefer it plain.  I could just eat it all on its own.  

When I was first separated from my ex husband many years ago, I was living in a rented room in a house.  The person who owned the house didn't want me cooking in her house so I had a microwave in my bedroom so I could heat up frozen dinners.  

I also used to get myself a six inch turkey sub on oat bread  for my supper a couple of times a week.  With all the fixings. That kept me going.

Cobb Sandwich 

Lately they've been selling huge boxes of vine ripened tomatoes at our local shops for only $3.99.  My sister bought one last week and gave me half a dozen of them to use.  Ripe tomatoes, another very good thing. 

We are nuts about tomatoes in our family.  I have been known to dine of a refrigerator cold tin of chopped tomatoes and a slice of buttered bread, quite happily.

Cobb Sandwich

I have chives growing in my garden and I thought that mincing a few and scattering them over top would really add a special zest to the sandwich and I was right. It did.

Then there is the slice of cheddar cheese. Use a good one.  Its worth it.  If you would rather use processed cheese, then use American cheese or a good brand. I like the Kraft Extra Cheddar ones.  They have an exceptional flavour.

Cobb Sandwich 
Put it all together and you have one very exceptional sandwich.  Hearty and delicious.  That's one mighty mouthful!  I can promise you that you won't feel hungry when you are finished it.

This was perfect, as is and on its own. You could add some sliced ripe avocado, which would be lovely, rich and creamy. I didn't have any or I would have done.

This was the perfect light supper on a hot, hot day, when my appetite was not overly huge. It fit the bill beautifully.

Cobb Sandwich

Cobb Sandwich

Yield: 1
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
Although quantities are given for one sandwich, this can be multiplied to serve as many people as you like. This is hearty and delicious!


  • 2 slices of a rustic round loaf, toasted and buttered
  • 2 TBS good quality blue cheese dressing
  • 2 leaves of romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 hard boiled egg, thinly sliced
  • 4-5  slices of ripe tomato
  • 2 slices crisp bacon
  • 3 slices of deli turkey
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese,  halved on the diagonal
  • minced fresh chives


  1. Place one slice of your toast on the plate, buttered side up.  Spread the blue cheese dressing over top.
  2. Layer as follows: lettuce, sliced boiled egg, sliced tomato, bacon, sliced turkey, cheddar cheese and then a sprinkling of chives.  
  3. Place the top slice on the sandwich, buttered side down. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve immediately.


You can add thinly sliced ripe avocado to this sandwich if you wish, or a layer of guacamole.

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  1. I freeze things too, especially bread as I only use a slice now and then, I love salad in a sandwich.

    1. If you are a smaller family, it is the best way to do it Linda! I love salad sandwiches too! xoxo

  2. This looks quite lovely Marie. I think I would turn the dressing and egg into sort of an egg salad, along with the cheese and bacon. Reduce the height of the sandwich somewhat, as I have TMJ, which makes it difficult and painful sometimes for me to open my mouth very wide. The flavor would still be spot on. Maybe even add some avocado. Yum! We're getting into hot weather here, so this will be perfect! Much love - Raquel XO

  3. I know that feeling on a hot day when you just can't face cooking, but still want something filling and delicious to eat. And you have certainly done that as this sandwich looks spectacular!

    I keep hardboiled eggs in the fridge, as my husband loves to grab one and squeeze on caviar spread they sell in a tube here. I admit that I'd never thought to freeze bacon, but then it only comes in very small packs here, so I often use it all up in the recipe anyway. And I agree with you about tomatoes - I love cheese and tomato sandwiches in summer and could happily eat them every day.

    1. Thanks so much Marie! I love cheese and tomato sandwiches also. I have not had one in a while, time to remedy that! xoxo


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