Sandwich fillings quantity guide

Use this guide to plan and prepare bulk quantities of common sandwich, roll and wrap fillings. This guide will also help you standardise your serving sizes and prevent waste.

Please note, the quantities provided are intended to be used as a guide only and may vary with different sized breads, rolls or wraps. These quantities may not be appropriate for larger ‘gourmet’ slices of bread, or large rolls (e.g. ‘subs’ or baguettes).

For variety and nutrition, choose more than one filling when making a sandwich, roll or wrap and try to include at least three salad or vegetable ingredients to make it a healthier choice.

You can also refer to Sandwich, roll and wrap filling ideas for more tasty filling combinations, and healthy sandwich ideas.

Sandwich filling: grainy bread, cheese slices, spinach, tomatoes

Salad vegetables

Ingredient 1 sandwich/ roll 10 sandwiches/ rolls 15 sandwiches/ rolls 25 sandwiches/ rolls
Lettuce, shredded 2–3 tablespoons ¼ medium ½ medium 1 small
Tomato, sliced 2–3 slices  3 medium 5 medium 8 medium
Cucumber, sliced 4 slices 2 small 3 small 3 large
Carrot, grated 2 tablespoons  4 medium 6 medium 10 medium
Beetroot, sliced 3 slices 30 slices (2 x 450g can) 45 slices (3 x 450g can) 75 slices (5 x 450g can)
Pineapple, sliced 1 slice 10 slices (1 x 440g can) 15 slices (2 x 440g can) 25 slices (3 x 440g can)
Red onion, chopped 2 slices 1 large 2 medium 3 medium
Mushroom, sliced 1 mushroom 100g 150g 250g
Grilled vegetables 50g 500g 750g 1.25kg

 

Meat, fish, eggs and alternatives

Ingredient 1 sandwich/ roll 10 sandwiches/ rolls 15 sandwiches/ rolls 25 sandwiches/ rolls
Eggs, hard boiled 1 egg 10 eggs 15 eggs 25 eggs
Cheese (reduced fat), sliced 1 slice (25g) 10 slices (250g) 15 slices (375g) 25 slices (625g)
Cheese (reduced fat), grated 2 tablespoons (20g) 200g 300g 500g
Cream cheese 2 tablespoons 450g 675g 1.125kg
Falafel (baked) 2 falafels (approx 50g) 20 falafels (approx 500g) 30 falafels (approx 750g) 50 falafels (approx 1.25kg)
Tuna (canned) 2 tablespoons 400g (1 x 440g can) 600g (2 x 440g can) 1kg (3 x 440g can)
Smoked salmon 1–2 slices (40g) 400g 600g 1kg
Lean ham, sliced or shaved  40g 400g 600g 1kg
Lean, skinless chicken, sliced 50g 500g 750g 1.25kg
Cold roast meats (beef, turkey, pork, etc.) 50g 500g 750g 1.25kg

 

Spreads

Ingredient 1 sandwich/ roll 10 sandwiches/ rolls 15 sandwiches/ rolls 25 sandwiches/ rolls
Margarine 2 teaspoons 100g 150g 250g
Mayonnaise 2 teaspoons 100g 150g 250g
Chutney 2 teaspoons 100g 150g 250g
Tzatziki, hummus 1 tablespoon 250g 375g 625g
Pesto 2 teaspoons 100g 150g 250g
Avocado 2 tablespoons 2 medium 3 medium 5 medium
Mustard 2 teaspoons 100g 150g 250g