This is the ultimate guide for How to Make a Sandwich Platter. Arranged meat, bread, cheese, and condiments make for the brunch or when hosting a party.

Lunch meats, cheese, bread, and toppings laid out on a wooden platter.

Sandwich Platter-

This tutorial will give you all the information needed for an EPIC personalized sandwich board. Enjoy the sandwich with two slices of bread as a classic recipe or make an open-faced sandwich for a lighter version.

What you’ll need for a Sandwich Platter:

I love how you can personalize a platter and lay out all the ingredients on a platter so everyone can build their own sandwich (like a Classic Charcuterie Board).

Cheese, bread, meat, and toppings laid out on a wooden platter with bowls of spread.

lunch meat-

You can add whatever your favorite lunch meat to the platter, allowing your guests to choose their favorite meat to add to their sandwich.

Here are some of our favorite options-

  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Salami
  • Pastrami
  • Sopressata
  • Pepperoni
  • Cooked bacon


We like to keep classic sandwich toppings but you can add and experiment with whatever you like.

Some of our favorite sandwich toppings-

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Pickles
Tomato slices, cucumber slices, pickles, cheese, meat slices and bread all laid on a wooden platter.


Bread can really make or bread the sandwich platter so we like to use a good quality bread. You can either purchase your favorite store-bought bread or here are some of our favorite

homemade bread-


You can add your favorite sliced cheese to the platter.

Here are some of our cheese options:

  • Provolone
  • Swiss
  • Colby Jack
  • American
A wooden platter loaded with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, pickles, bread, and lunch meats.

How to build a Classic Sandwich Platter-

  • Start out by adding your favorite condiments into ramekins (or small serving bowls). We used mayonnaise, mustard, and our favorite Chipotle Mayo. Spread out the bowls on a large platter (a large cutting board works great).
  • Add the bread and sliced deli meats around the platter.
  • Finish the board by adding the toppings.
This sandwich platter may be arranged in advance, covered tightly and kept refrigerated.

I hope you are inspired to create your next platter yourself instead of ordering at the store or restaurant. Not only is it cheaper, it looks gorgeous when served.

Other popular platter boards: