How to freeze sandwiches

It’s your choice - make a new sandwich everyday, or prep it all on Sunday then freeze for lunches throughout the week. 

Freeze-ahead sandwich rules

Freeze sandwiches in batches and breeze through your morning routine. Here’s what you need to know. 

1. Avoid soggy sandwiches

Spread butter on the bread - it helps stop the bread from going soggy. Always place the wettest ingredients in the centre of the sandwich fillings.

2. Wrap & freeze

Cut sandwiches in half then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place in the freezer. Keep sandwiches in the freezer for up to 3 months.

3. Thaw & pack

Place sandwiches in the fridge the night before to thaw. Pack in a lunch box with a freezer brick to keep the sandwich at the right temperature. 

Six sandwiches cut in half

Filling ideas

1. Tuna, corn & cream cheese

Make it with:

  • Coles Sliced Wholemeal Bread
  • Spreadable cream cheese (no need for butter with this spread)
  • Corn relish
  • Tuna, mayonnaise and parsley
A tuna, corn and cream cheese sandwich cut in half

2. Salmon & cheese

Make it with:

  • Coles Sliced Multigrain Bread
  • Red or pink salmon, mayonnaise and dill
  • Grated tasty cheddar (any grated cheese works here)
A salmon and cheese sandwich cut in half

3. Chicken & avocado

Make it with:

  • Coles Sliced Wholemeal Bread
  • Avocado, coriander and lemon juice (lemon juice stops the avocado browning)
  • Roast chicken, taco seasoning and mayonnaise 
A chicken and avocado sandwich cut in half

4. Turkey & cranberry

Make it with:

  • Coles High Top Light Rye Bread
  • Turkey
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Brie (sliced cheddar works here too)
A turkey and cranberry sandwich cut in half

5. Ham & hummus 

Make it with:

  • Coles Sliced White Bread
  • Boneless leg ham
  • Hommus and chives (skip the chives if you prefer)
  • No oil semi-dried tomato strips
A ham and hummus sandwich cut in half

6. Roast chicken & pumpkin

Make it with:

  • Coles High Top Light Rye Bread
  • Roasted pumpkin ( or sweet potato)
  • Tomato relish
  • Basil leaves
  • Roast chicken
A roast chicken and pumpkin sandwich cut in half

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.