Enjoy The Big Board with an Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board for casual entertaining. Serve with Trader Joe’s Macaroni Salad in the center.

Perfect for the weekend and casual entertaining … this Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board! And just look at the Macaroni Salad! Make your own, and try this easy recipe: Trader Joe’s Macaroni Salad.

Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board

Also, it’s National Cheddar Cheese Day, so it only makes sense to enjoy and serve a board like this today! [We love Cheddar cheese!]

We served this board for the Super Bowl, but honestly, it’s great for any time of year. Today is also Galentine’s Day, so head over to see some fun recipes, Galentine’s Day Charcuterie Board and a Date Night Charcuterie Board.

Friends, keeping entertaining light, fun, and simple works best for me. I hate getting stressed out when people are coming for dinner!

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But first, I updated my “About Page” on my updated website, so if you want to read more about me, and the vision and background of my blog, you can read it, HERE.

If you’re a reluctant entertainer, maybe start with a casual game day party or even lunch on the weekend? [I also write about the history of RE and how I got the name “reluctant entertainer” on my About Page.]

In steps my epic board, or any of my “board” ideas! You can check out the pages of ideas, here. Grab the “board” details below.

Yes, simplicity is key, because who wants any more stress?

But more than just simplicity for me it’s mood – depending on life, schedules, budget and time.

And although I like simple, I too like some effort. I don’t know about you, but walking into someone’s home when they’ve made some attempt to set a table, perfect or not, and light a few candles, makes me feel good.

So mood is important.

What I love about a board is that you can prepare most of it ahead of time.

Ingredients for Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board

  • Dinner rolls and deli roast beef
  • My delicious Macaroni Salad or Best Potato Salad or Greek Peasant Salad
  • Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, and Pepper Jack cheese
  • Red onion, Romaine lettuce leaves, and red and green grapes
  • Yellow mustard and Aoli mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Guacamole
  • Salami (or salami cheese rolls)

How to assemble the board for company

  1. Make my Macaroni Salad ahead (it’s best refrigerated for a few hours or overnight anyway!)
  2. Get your ingredients organized.
  3. Assemble the board right before your guests arrive.
  4. Pull the salad from the fridge and place in the middle.

Tips for serving the board

TIP: Right before you’re read to serve, toast the buns (under broil) for 1-2 minutes. This makes the sandwiches softer and more delicious!

You can always serve your beverages, chips, and more salads on the side, too!

More boards to try: Best Veggie Sandwich Board and Epic Sandwich Charcuterie Board. Or RecipeGirl’s Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches!

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Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board


  • 24 rolls, Trader Joe’s + butter
  • 24 oz deli roast beef
  • Macaroni Salad, grab my Trader Joe’s Macaroni Salad recipe
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz Pepper Jack cheese
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Yellow mustard
  • Aoli mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Guacamole
  • Salami, or salami cheese rolls
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Red and green grapes


  • On a large prepared board, leave a space in the center for the bowl for Macaroni Salad.
  • Around the outside, lay down the lettuce leaves, then the rolls.
  • Slice the rolls in half and butter.
  • TIP: Right before you’re ready to serve, toast the buns (under broiler) for 1-2 minutes. This makes the sandwiches softer and more delicious!
  • Put the dips and condiments in small bowls and place on the board. Arrange the meats and cheeses around the small bowls.
  • Fill in the open areas with grapes.
  • Right before serving, place the salad in the middle. Toast the buns and put them back on the platter. SERVE!
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woman holding an Epic Roast Beef Sandwich Board

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