Are you ready for the cutest sandwiches ever? These adorable Frog Sandwiches are fun to make and both kids and adults love them! Jazzing up a ham and pickle sandwich, this Frog Sandwich Board is the perfect treat for casual lunches or when you need a standout dish to take to a potluck or other gathering.

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There are no frogs in these sandwiches! Instead, the buns are transformed into cute froglike sandwiches and with their pickle tongues and olive eyes, they’re adorable! Easy to make and great for gatherings, this Frog Sandwich Board is the perfect treat for anyone who loves to have fun with their food.

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Frog Sandwich Board

When you’re ready to jazz up sandwiches, check out these ham, cheese and pickle sandwiches. They’re easy to make beforehand, and you can even get the kids to help you. And when they’re piled high on a 12×24-inch Big Board, they look amazing! 

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olives as eyes to make a frog ham and cheese bite

You can, of course, use any board or platter to display your cute Frog Sandwiches; just ensure there’s enough room so they’re not all jumbled together. That way, you’ll see their lolling tongues and eyes. How cute are these for a pool party or a kid gathering?

Dress up your board with your favorite chips, then serve! Everyone will love these fabulous sandwiches!

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Why I love this recipe

  • I love having fun with my food, and these adorable Frog Sandwiches are as fun to make as they are to eat!
  • You can make these ahead of time—they make the perfect lunch or light dinner. 
  • Everyone oohs and ahhs over these jazzed-up ham and pickle sandwiches! 
ingredients to make frog sandwiches with ham and cheese and pickles

Gather these ingredients

  • Bakery-fresh buns – You’ll need 24 sandwich-size buns.
  • Provolone cheese – 12 slices, cut into half..
  • Sliced ham – 24 slices of thick deli-sliced ham.
  • Dill pickles – 24 dill pickles, sliced in long pieces..
  • Green olives – 24 green olives, cut in half.
  • Mayonnaise

You’ll also need

How to make the best Frog Sandwich Board

  1. Gently press the buns with your hand or a large spatula to flatten them a bit before cutting them so that the tops are flatter.
  2. Cut the buns in half horizontally.
  3. Spread the mayonnaise in a thin layer on each cut half of the bun. 
  4. Fold over a piece of ham and add it to the bun, topping it with a slice of cheese.
  5. Add a pickle slice to look like the frog’s tongue, then press down lightly on the top of the bun to hold the pickle in place.
  6. Place 2 toothpicks in each sandwich where the eyes will go. Add ½ olive to each toothpick to create the eyes.
  7. Repeat until all the sandwiches are made, and arrange them on a large plate or board.
  8. Add your favorite chips to the board, some ranch dip for dipping, and serve! 
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Tips & substitutions

  • Feel free to jazz up your sandwiches. You can use a different cheese, like Swiss or cheddar, or sweet pickles instead of dill. Just don’t overfill the sandwiches—you want them to stay closed.
  • Love mustard? Add Dijon or yellow mustard to the sandwiches, in addition to the mayonnaise. Just ensure no mustard peeks out from the inside of the sandwich.
  • Prep these sandwiches up to a few hours in advance. Cover them with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • I love serving chips with sandwiches, but crudites— or cut-up veggies—also work well.
frog rolls with chips

Serving suggestions

This Frog Sandwich Board is the perfect light lunch, but to make it a part of a heartier feast, serve it along with a pot of your favorite soup, a hearty salad, or a delicious dessert.

cute ham and cheese roll


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

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Frog Sandwich Board

With buggy olive eyes and pickle tongues, this cute Frog Sandwich Board is perfect for casual meals or sharing at potlucks! Make on 12×24” BIG BOARD. Makes 24 sandwiches.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 24
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  • 24 buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, cut in halves
  • 24 slices thin ham, folded over
  • 24 dill pickles, sliced (long) – optional to use sweet pickles
  • 24 green olives, cut in half
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ranch dressing
  • Chips


  • toothpicks


  • Squish the buns to flatten before slicing in half, so the top is more flat.
  • To make a frog sandwich: Spread mayonnaise on each half, and then fold over a piece of ham; next add a cheese slice, and then add a pickle slice to look like a tongue (see photo). Place the top of the roll back on top. Push down.
  • Place 2 toothpicks in each sandwich and add 1/2 olive on each toothpick for the eyes.
  • To make a board: Stack all 24 on a large plate and place on a big board.
  • Around the outside, add a mix of Ruffle potato chips on one side, and sweet potato chips on the other side. Add a small bowl of Ranch dressing for dipping.
  • Serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 1.282mg, Potassium: 168mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 218IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 11mg
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frog sandwich board