Two-Ingredient Recipes: Celebrity Chef Sandwich Ideas

We asked our favorite TV chefs and gastronauts to share their simple, two-ingredient recipes for the most delectable sandwich ideas.

Curated by Perri O. Blumberg from Reader's Digest Magazine
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    William Brinson

    Bacon and Peanut Butter

    @SpoonForkBacon Bacon and peanut butter! …Toasted in butter :)

    —Jenny Park and Teri Fisher, founders of spoonforkbacon.com

    William Brinson

    Kentucky Ham with Pimento Cheese

    @andrewzimmern Try a griddled, smoky-sweet Kentucky ham with pimento cheese on a roll.

    Chef, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods

    William Brinson

    Drunken Goat Cheese and Beefsteak Tomato

    @ginaandpatneely Nothing like pressing drunken goat cheese and beefsteak tomato on whole wheat bread on a @GeorgeForemanCo grill for a zero-effort panini!

    Cohosts of Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tasted with the Neelys

    William Brinson

    Lox and Avocado

    @CandiceKumai Lunch pick-me-up? Go for lox and avocado on toasted sourdough. Omega-3 and good fats for slim hips!

    Cookbook author, Iron Chef judge, costar of E!’s Playing with Fire

    William Brinson

    Grilled Peaches over Mascarpone

    @HautAppetit I love a sweet and warm bite of grilled peaches over mascarpone on toasted challah bread. #yummy

    Elizabeth Minett, Founder of dessert blog hautappetit.com

    William Brinson

    Roasted Red Beets with Granny Smith Apples

    @Jazzyvegetarian Roasted red beet slices topped with sliced Granny Smith apples. Serve open-faced on crusty bread!

    Laura Theodore, Host of PBS’s Jazzy Vegetarian, cookbook author

    William Brinson

    Tomato Jam with Scrambled Egg

    @Tracy_Saelinger I have to say tomato jam with scrambled egg on a biscuit.

    Food and lifestyle writer

    More two-ingredient sandwich ideas:

    @Mariobatali My two fave sammie ingredients: fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes on ciabatta!
    Chef, TV personality, cookbook author, restaurateur

    @Nigella_Lawson Hummus and Jarlsberg on toasted pumpernickel.
    Cohost of ABC’s The Taste, author of Nigellissima

    @stickyfingersdc Thinly sliced baked eggplant with spicy marinara sauce on a crusty Italian roll.
    Doron Petersan Owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery, cookbook author, winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars

    @plattypants fresh summer tomatoes & mayo ....
    Adam Platt, New York Magazine restaurant critic

    @DanielBoulud My perfect two-ingredient sandwich … Normandy butter and any charcuterie on crunchy baguette.
    Chef, restaurateur, host of MOJO’s After Hours

    @AdamRichman
      ripe avocado and thick cut, applewood smoked bacon
    Host of Travel Channel's Man V. Food and Amazing Eats; Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate

    @faithdurand
    my favorite 2-ingredient sandwich has to be almond butter + orange marmalade on sourdough
    Executive Editor of & author of Bakeless Sweets

    @rapo4
    Lots of mayo + anything.
    Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit

    @ruthreichl peanut butter and jelly‬
    Ruth Reichl, former New York Times restaurant critic and editor of Gourmet ‏‪

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    Your Comments

    • bria

      clearly these are THREE ingredient sandwiches. Bread is considered an ingredient. It’s like when you see cook books that say “20 minute meals!” but it doesnt include the dicing and chopping of vegetables, slicing of meat, etc.

      • Yisterwald

        Ummm…bread is a gimme in anything you could reasonably call a sandwich. The other stuff between the bread — those are the ingredients.

    • We’Provide Loans

      I’m going to try the bacon and peanut butter. Interesting…

      • CrankyHuman

        Add some banana slices.