Hot Sandwiches (open-faced style) made with a variety of lunch meats with green onion, cheese, avocado and tomatoes then spread on French bread and toasted to crunchy perfection! This recipe is great for breakfast, as an appetizer, or your next party!

If you enjoy these types of sandwiches, try our popular Hot Seafood or the Ham and Mushroom combination.

Open-faced sandwiches with lunch meat and cheese on a platter topped with greens.

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As a stay at home mom, some days I am not in the mood to go all out for breakfast or lunchtime just for myself and the little ones. Something quick works just fine. That’s why I just love these hot sandwiches. 

Use your favorite combination of lunch meat, add tomatoes and avocado with mayo and cheese. Top mixture onto bread slices and toast. The mixture becomes hot and cheese and bread is crunchy. Such a simple recipe but SO GOOD!

can I make hot sandwiches ahead of time?

Yes, these definitely can be made ahead of time. Prepare per instruction, just add the avocado before toasting as it will brown quickly.

Keep mixture in an air tight container and refrigerated up to 2 days.

Simple canape sandwiches loaded with lunch meat, cheese and tomatoes on a platter.

These open-faced sandwiches are a great way to use up lunch meat. You can even chop the meat and freeze it, then just thaw meat and add remaining ingredients. A great way to avoid throwing away lunch meat that hasn’t been used.

other open-faced sandwiches to try:

Hot Sandwiches

Hot sandwiches with a variety of lunch meats with mayo and green onions, tomatoes, avocado and cheese. The meat is spread on bread slices and toasted until crispy. These are a great way to use up lunch meat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24 canapes
Calories 142 kcal


  • 1 lb your favorite lunch meat combination
  • 2 small green onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese, your favorite
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • French bread or any other bread


  • Preheat oven to 365°.
  • Chop lunch meat. Slice green onions thin. Slice tomatoes. Cube avocado.
  • Combine, lunch meat, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, green onion, mayo, garlic and freshly grated salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. (If you will not be toasting right away, do everything just don’t mix.)
  • Spread mixture on bread slices. Bake 10-12 minutes, until bread is cripy.



Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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