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Monday, September 26, 2011

Open Faced Macaroni Sandwich

Open-faced sandwiches are nothing but single slice of lightly toasted bread with various toppings. They are also called messy sandwiches as well because toppings, sauce will drip sometimes, so keep a napkin handy). These sandwiches are very famous these days as restaurants are serving them in breakfasts, lunch, and dinner. Poached eggs with grilled asparagus and paprika on toast is typically American breakfast item at diners. Smoked salmon pate and shrimp pate on bread are Netherlands ' favorite. Kidney Beans, pomegranate, and cheese pate on toasted bread slice is Mediterraneans' favorite. Italians love their tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, eggplants, red bell peppers, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil on top of their open sandwich. Any kind of meat, seafood, fruits, cheeses, and vegetables are perfect for the open faced sandwiches. The toppings are endless for this sandwiches, and one can even make sweet open sandwiches as well. Spread Nutella on warm toast and put strawberry slices or banana slices, and dust little powdered sugar on top and boy o boy it is slice of the heaven, party in your mouth! :)))

I am making this Open Faced Macaroni sandwich for a quite while now, and still me and DH can't get enough of it. It is very easy to make and super creamy, little sweet, little tangy, little spicy, and yes little messy. All ingredients compliment each other, and they mix very well with each other. One can make this sandwich spicy but I like mild so I used pinch of cayenne pepper. One can use hot sauce as well. One more thing to keep in mind that, bread slices should be lightly toasted and but strong enough to be able hold toppings well. And no no for griddle toasting, use only oven or bread toaster. That way they remain their shapes after toasting. And serving.


  • 1 Cup Small Elbow Macaroni (Or your choice of small pasta), boiled
  • 1/4 cup Carrot, grated
  • 1/8 cup Corn, boiled
  • 2 tbsp Tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Cucumber Pickle, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Low Fat Mayonise
  • 4 tbsp Fat Free Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
  • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • White Bread Slices
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves, peeled and cut into half.
  • Salt to taste


1. Mix well all above ingredients in bowl. Cover and let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.

2. Drizzle little olive oil on bread slices and toast them lightly in oven or in toaster.

3. Now rub little garlic on hot bread slice. Put 2-3 tbsp macaroni salad on top of the bread.

4. Serve immediately with iced tea, soda, and paper napkin :)



Nitha said...

Thats quite intersting. Would love to taste that now..

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neat presentation and cool idea :)

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Torviewtoronto said...

innovative sandwich looks wonderful

ANU said...

very new and creative idea....just for kids..

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Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Macaroni sandwich looks very tempting and a great snack for the kids lunch box or evening snack :)

Priya said...

Wow wat a fabulous looking sandwich, wish i live near to u..

Vardhini said...

New one and looks yummy dear.

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Nithu Bala said...

Interesting recipes..lovely click

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notyet100 said...

Looks yum,..

Namitha said...

That's so cool ! My kids will love it for sure :-)


Awesome sandwich, kids would be pleased to have it!

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This is a new one.Like macaroni Bread Pizza.Luvly recipe.Luv ur Veggie Medley recipes.Following U.

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Deeksha said...

looks fantastic.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Innovative...a nice idea indeed to please the kids. A good lunch box tea time snack.

Radhika said...

A perfect one to please the kids.

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aipi said...

Oh yum ~ wish I could have some while I sip my coffee right now! :)

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is very interesting, and m sure my kids would love it..thanks for sharing..


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kitchen queen said...

lovely yummy sandwich.

Uma said...

Very interesting. It is sure attracts kids.

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Sushma Mallya said...

Looks really yummy loved the idea of adding pasta as a filling:)

Jay said...

toooooooo tempting....sounds so delicious n doable..
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nicu said...

mmm this is delicious and so easy to prepare! your post made me forget about my promise to help my friends how to play bingo and made me run to the kitchen. I'm not regretting however) It was an awesome fun and it turned to be reaklly delicious)