If you’re craving the ultimate sandwich experience, look no further than the classic pastrami sandwich. Whether you decide to embark on making your own pastrami or opt for store-bought, this recipe delivers a mouthwatering result.

How to Make Your Pastrami Sandwich

If you enjoy the process of crafting your own sandwich meats, making pastrami from scratch can be a rewarding endeavor. Starting with a quality brisket, following a trusted recipe, and dedicating about five days ensures you’ll have delicious homemade pastrami ready for sandwiches throughout the week.

For those opting for convenience, store-bought pastrami works perfectly well. Gather your ingredients: rye bread, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Marinated Onions, pickles, and yellow mustard.

To assemble your sandwich, spread mustard on one slice of bread, layer cheese, coleslaw, and pickles. On the other slice, stack cheese, pastrami, and marinated onions. Close the sandwich and prepare to griddle.

In a heated nonstick pan, use a mixture of butter and light olive oil for that perfectly crisp exterior. Cook the sandwich until golden brown on each side, about four minutes per side. Once done, slice it in half and serve with your favorite chips.

More Sandwiches to Enjoy

If you’re a sandwich enthusiast, explore a variety of sandwich recipes for more inspiration. From homemade deli meats to quick-fix options, there’s something to suit every craving.

Griddled Pastrami Sandwich Recipe

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stovetop


This griddled pastrami sandwich is a delightful blend of flavors and textures, perfect for any meal of the day.


  • 4 slices rye or gluten-free bread
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 dill pickle slices
  • ½ cup coleslaw (recipe follows)
  • 12 ounces pastrami, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil


1. Spread mustard on one side of two bread slices.

2. Layer cheese, coleslaw, pickles, and remaining cheese on top of one bread slice.

3. Top with pastrami and marinated onions on the other slice.

4. Close the sandwich and grill in a pan with butter and olive oil until golden brown and crispy, about 4 minutes per side.

5. Slice and serve immediately.


To prepare coleslaw, mix thinly sliced cabbage, matchstick carrots, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and salt.

Pastrami Sandwich

Deli-style Pastrami Sarnie

For a quick version using pre-cooked pastrami, try this deli-style sandwich with Emmental cheese, mustard, sauerkraut, and rocket.

Serve with chips and your preferred beverage for a satisfying meal.

Enjoy making and savoring your pastrami sandwich creation!