Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich

Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich

Kids will love getting these little sandwich gifts in their lunchbox on the first day of school.

15 min. prep time
1 serving
151 Rating


2 slices sandwich bread
2 teaspoons softened cream cheese
1 (1/2-ounce) slices deli turkey or ham
1 (3/4-ounce) slice Land O Lakes® Deli American
Fresh spinach leaves or leaf lettuce
1 carrot (at least 9 inches long), peeled


Flatten bread slices with rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness. Trim crusts with serrated knife. Spread 1 side of each slice flattened bread with about 1 teaspoon cream cheese. Top 1 slice with turkey and cheese. Add spinach or lettuce. Top with remaining bread slice, cream cheese-side down. Press sandwich to flatten.

Cut sandwich into 4 quarters with sharp knife. Stack to make 2 sandwiches; press down slightly.

Cut 4 long carrot ribbons with vegetable peeler. Wrap each sandwich with 2 carrot peels, crossing seams underneath sandwich to hold in place.

Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

Recipe Tip

- Use your favorite flavored cream cheese such as onion & chive to add flavor to these little sandwiches.

- To make carrot ribbons, lay peeled carrot on flat surface. Press peeler firmly across length of carrot.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 290

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 770mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 12g

Recipe #15213©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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