Celebrate the sandwich with Mrs Crunch’s top recipes for making a better sarnie while saving money


CRUMBS! We munch our way through 11.5billion sarnies a year – so let’s give the sandwich the celebration it deserves.

Every country has its favourites, with wraps, flatbreads, ciabattas, bagels and croissants all claiming a slice or two of the action in butty sales here.

Sandwiches are cheap, quick to prepare and ideal for all ages

And they are the perfect solution whether you are packing the kids’ lunchboxes for school, rustling up a work-from-home meal or enjoying the last of the warm weather with a picnic in the park.

So here are my top ideas for building your own – with recipes from Morrisons.com and some great in-store bargains.

Use your loaf

FROM bagels to buns, pittas to flatbreads, anything goes when it comes to constructing a tasty sandwich.

Pick your chosen slice from these great offers . . . 

From bagels to pittas, there are plenty of bread options for your sandwich
  • For a simple sarnie, Morrisons has cut the cost of its medium white sliced loaf to 49p.
  • With a new price of 99p on eight Warburton’s rolls at Morrisons, lunchboxes can get a lift.
  • For a break from the norm, New York Bakery Co’s bagels, including red onion and chive, are down from £1.60 to £1 for a pack of five at Asda.
  • Kids love a simple wrap. They are 90p for eight at Sainsbury’s, with cheese or ham, while the more adventurous might stuff them with falafel and yoghurt.
  • Try a different slice with Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt loaf, down from £1 to 79p.
  • Earn your stripes with Tesco’s sliced tiger loaf, 79p.
  • Get extra goodness with 50p off a Hovis Fabulous Fibre loaf at Waitrose, now £1.

Have your fill


Keep your sandwich simple with fillings like cheese and ham
  • Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference honey roast air dried lean ham, 120g, is down to £2.25 from £2.75.
  • Fill your pitta, wrap or sandwich with tasty salad or serve on the side. Morrisons medium salad boxes from its salad bar are half-price, down from £2.75 to £1.37.
  • Save £1 on Cathedral City mature cheddar, 350g, at Sainsbury’s, now £2.50.
  • Save 50p on Waitrose essential sandwich fillers, including free-range egg mayonnaise, now £1.
  • Asda has a family tube of Philadelphia Original, 340g – perfect with bagels, for just £2, saving you £1.


Why not opt for a more adventurous filling like falafel or tuna?
  • Morrisons The Best Sandwiches, which cost £2.75 when bought alone, are now sold as part of its £3 meal deal including a snack and drink. Try flavours such as New York Deli grab bag or chicken caesar triple wrap.
  • For a tasty tuna mayo sarnie, Morrisons has cut the price of a four-tin pack of John West’s tuna in brine from £5 to £2.99. Pack in some iceberg lettuce, too now 43p.
  • As part of Tesco’s £3 sandwich meal deal including a snack and drink, you can try out a Hoisin duck wrap or chicken peanut satay wrap. The wraps are £2.75 when bought individually.
  • Upgrade your filling to Sainsbury’s 16-month aged Parma ham, 80g, now £2, saving 50p.
  • Squash some Waitrose falafels, £3.50, in a wrap with World Deli turmeric houmous, £3.50, part of a “three for £7” deal at the store.

Mrs Crunch recipes in association with Morrisons

Baked falafel wraps

Makes two

Falafels falling apart? Add breadcrumbs to bind them back together

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 100g Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 wraps (try wholemeal)
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 lemon
  • 15g harissa paste
  • 2g coriander
  • 3g smoked paprika
  • 2 tspn olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Drain the chickpeas, peel and grate the carrot and slice the red onion. Squeeze as much water as possible from the carrot.
  2. Using a blender (or mashing by hand), blend the chickpeas, carrot, half the coriander and harissa paste, seasoning to taste.
  3. Roll your mixture into 12 falafel balls.
  4. Add the falafel balls to a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and two tspn of oil, then roll them around to coat in oil and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Combine the onion and the remaining coriander with half the lemon juice and seasoning. Once mixed, strain and set aside.
  6. Stir the paprika into the yoghurt.
  7. Heat your wraps in the microwave for ten seconds each when the falafel balls are cooked.
  8. To serve, spread some yoghurt into the wraps, followed by the onions and the hot falafels, then fold to seal.

Asian-style turkey baguette

Makes four

These Asian-style turkey baguettes take just six minutes to cook

Prep time: 14 minutes

Cooking time: Six minutes


  • 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 3 salad onions, trimmed and cut into thin strips
  • ½ cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 480g turkey breast steaks
  • 4 baguettes
  • 4 tspn light mayonnaise
  • 1 handful fresh coriander


  1. Mix together the carrot, salad onions, cucumber, chilli, garlic, sugar, rice vinegar and a pinch of salt, the leave to marinate for a few minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  3. Season the turkey breasts on both sides and fry for two to three minutes on each side or until golden.
  4. Cut the ends off the baguettes and slice each one lengthways. Spread each of them with 1 tspn of mayonnaise.
  5. Cut each turkey steak in half and place in the baguettes, then top with the vegetables and coriander.

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