Easy Tomato Sandwich (One Pan)

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Classic, Southern, quick and easy tomato sandwich recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Loaded with mayonnaise and fresh tomatoes. No baking or cooking required.

This sandwich is perfect for summertime! When your garden is overflowing with juicy, ripe tomatoes, turn them into an easy and delicious sandwich for your family or guests. There is no cooking required, which makes it a super quick lunch or dinner option! Make sure to try my other favorite summertime sandwiches too like this Cucumber Sandwich (One Pan) or this Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (One Pan).

Stack of Fresh Tomato Sandwiches on a Wood Board

How to make tomato sandwich?

  1. Spread mayonnaise– On each slice of bread.
  2. Place sliced tomatoes– On 2 slices of bread.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  4. Cover tomatoes– With 2 remaining slices of bread.
  5. Enjoy– Serve immediately!

What to serve with easy tomato sandwich?

It’s really quite tasty on its own because it’s so light and refreshing.

However, if you want to make it a more filling complete meal, I would recommend serving a bright healthy salad along with it such as: Strawberry Spinach Salad With Poppyseed Dressing (One Bowl), Italian Chopped Salad (One Bowl), Three Bean Salad (One Bowl), or Broccoli Salad Recipe (One Bowl).

Soup is another classic option. Try my Roasted Red Pepper Soup (One Pot), Creamy Tortellini Soup (Crockpot), or Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe (One Pot).

Closeup of Best Homemade Tomato Sandwich Sliced in Half

Storage

Refrigerate– It is best served immediately. I don’t recommend storing it because the bread becomes too soggy.

Freeze– I would not recommend freezing it because the bread will become soggy upon thawing.

Variations

Open faced sandwich– Simply leave the 2 slices open instead of putting them together for a different way to present this dish.

Add cheese– Such as cream cheese, provolone, goat cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, smoked gouda, or parmesan.

Add dried herbs– Sprinkle Italian seasoning, Greek seasoning, Mexican seasoning, dill, basil, or oregano for more flavor.

Add fresh herbs– Such as basil, parsley, or cilantro.

Add protein– Such as bacon, hard-boiled egg slices, chicken, turkey slices, prosciutto, pepperoni or salami.

Toast it– Serve it warm by adding butter to the outer bread pieces, and warming it on the stovetop or in a toaster oven.

Add vegetables– Such as spinach, lettuce, sauteed or raw onions, cucumbers, or avocado.

Make it spicy– add jalapeno slices, or sprinkle red chili flakes onto the mayonnaise before adding the tomatoes.

Tips and Techniques

What type of mayonnaise to use? I use full-fat Hellman’s mayonnaise because it produces the most flavor. You can use Miracle Whip for a substitute if you really love it, but I don’t recommend it.

What kind of tomatoes to use? Pick the freshest, ripest, and largest tomatoes because they provide the best flavor and make slicing easier.

Serve immediately– The juices from the tomatoes will seep into the bread and make it soggy the longer it sits.

Press the bread together gently– This keeps the tomatoes from falling out when you pick it up to eat it since they are adhered to the mayonnaise, but do it gently so you don’t squish the tomatoes and make a juicy mess.

Open Faced Mayo and Tomatoes in Sandwich

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One Pan Tomato Sandwich

Prep Time
10 mins
 

Classic, Southern, quick and easy tomato sandwich recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Loaded with mayonnaise and fresh tomatoes.

Servings: 2 Sandwiches
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade tomato sandwiches
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Bread Classic choice is white. Can also use whole wheat or artisan bread
  • 2-3 tbsp Mayonnaise Full fat
  • 2 Tomatoes Fresh, Ripe, Large, Washed, Patted dry, Sliced about 1/2 inch thick
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste

Instructions

  1. Spread a thick layer of mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.

  2. Place sliced tomatoes on 2 slices of bread.

  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

  4. Cover tomatoes with 2 remaining slices of bread (mayonnaise side down). You will end up with 2 sandwiches.

  5. Press gently on top to secure everything together.

  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately. I don’t recommend storing leftovers for later because the bread becomes soft and soggy. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Tomato Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 430mg18%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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