12/05/2011 10:38 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

9 Ultimate Soup and Sandwich Combos

The ultimate lunch combo is a great sandwich paired with a tasty soup. It's a versatile one-two punch: the soup awakens the taste buds and, when it's cold, warms you up; the sandwich not only can complement the soup's flavors, but helps satiate you to get you through the rest of the day.

I've put together my favorite soup and sandwich combos from Food Republic for all those soup and sandwich lovers like me. But these aren't your ordinary grilled cheese and tomato soup recipes. These pairings are going to inspire you to try new combos, and hopefully come up with some of your own (which I invite you to post in the comments).

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9 Ultimate Soup and Sandwich Combos