Kaiser Roll Sandwich Ideas For Parties

When planning any type of special event or celebration, what to serve your guests for lunch, dinner, or anytime in between is most likely a top concern. If you're looking for a handheld meal that will please guests of all ages, you can't go wrong with sandwiches on crusty Kaiser rolls.

Kaiser rolls, or buns, are known for their soft, tender interior and crunchy exterior. Since they are a heartier type of roll, they're ideal for making any type of sandwich, even ones that are overstuffed with meats, cheeses, and other ingredients.  

Also known as Vienna rolls, Kaiser rolls originated in Austria and are typically made of yeast, white wheat flour eggs, water, and butter. While some Kaiser rolls are typically plain, others feature toppings such as sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or salt. You can either make them yourself or purchase them in bulk from your local bakery.

Sandwiches on bakery rolls make the ideal casual dinner for almost any type of special event, including both kids' and adults' birthday parties, holiday celebrations, corporate get-togethers, anniversary and graduation soirees, and bridal and baby showers. The sandwiches can range from simple to gourmet, and even cater to vegetarian and vegan diets. Party-goers can even make their own sandwiches if you serve them buffet-style.

Here are some Kaiser roll sandwich ideas for your next event:

1. Ham and Cheese Melts 

If you want to serve your guests a warm meal that's still easy to eat on the go, consider ham and cheese melts on kaiser rolls. Simply fill the buns with sliced deli ham and any type of cheese you'd like, such as cheddar, pepper jack, colby, or brie, and then wrap each sandwich in foil. 

Bake until the cheese is melted and serve immediately. For the non-meat-eaters in the crown, you can use a soy-based deli meat alternative. 

2. Egg Salad Sandwiches 

Flaky, crunchy rolls filled with delicate egg salad are the perfect meal idea for both laid-back and elegant events. Make your favorite egg salad recipe, or buy it in bulk from a local deli to save time on the big day.

If you want to get creative with the egg salad and elevate to it another level, experiment with add-ins such as dried lavender, salty capers, sliced black or green olives, chopped green pepper or chives, or curry powder.

Serve the rolls alongside potato chips, pickles, macaroni, or potato salads.