# How Many Sandwiches in a Loaf of Bread?

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Knowing how many loaves of bread to buy when making sandwiches, whether for a weekâ€™s worth of lunches or to cater to a crowd, can be tricky! You donâ€™t want to buy too little bread and have to rush back to the shop or land up with too much bread that goes to waste.

The best way to know how many loaves of bread to buy is to know how many sandwiches you can make from a loaf of bread. How many sandwiches are in a loaf of bread?

**How many sandwiches you can make with a loaf of bread will depend on the type of bread you are buying, as well as the sandwiches you are making. Regular-size loaves of bread from the grocery store will make around 10 or 12 normal sandwiches.**

Read on to find out how many sandwiches you can make with a loaf of bread, and what to consider.

**How Many Sandwiches in a Regular Loaf?**

The most common type of bread to use to make sandwiches is a store-bought regular loaf. These are mostly the same size and have the same size slices, so it is easy enough to work out how many sandwiches you can make.

**A regular loaf of bread at a grocery store will have between 20 to 24 slices. Making normal sandwiches means that a single loaf of bread can make between 10 and 12 sandwiches.**

Once again, this is an estimate, and the number of slices can vary between different types and different brands of bread, so keep this in mind when choosing a loaf to make sandwiches.

**Most grocery stores also sell half loaves, for those who might not be able to get through a whole loaf of bread before it goes stale. Typically, these loaves of bread have between 10 to 12 slices, which will be used to make between 5 to 6 sandwiches.**

**What to Consider When Choosing Bread for Sandwiches**

There are definitely a few things to consider when deciding how many loaves of bread you would need to make a certain amount of sandwiches, or how many sandwiches you could make from a single loaf of bread.

**Here are the factors that could affect how many sandwiches you can make from a loaf of bread:**

**Type of Bread**

One of the most important factors is the type of bread. **Various types of bread come in different shapes and sizes.**

**Standard Loaf of Bread: **Standard loaves of bread, such as those bought from the grocery store, typically contain between 20 and 26 slices of bread. **These will make between 10 and 13 sandwiches.**

**Short Loaf of Bread: **Short loaves of bread are made for those who cannot get through a whole loaf before the expiry date. **These loaves have between 10 to 12 slices and** **can be used to make between 5 and 6 sandwiches.**

**Homemade Bread: **Homemade loaves of bread are typically smaller than store-bought loaves, but larger than short loaves.

Using a standard bread tin, a homemade loaf of bread can have between 10 to 12 slices, which means **you can make between 5 to 6 sandwiches.**

This will vary depending on the size of the bread tin used.

**French Baguette: **A French baguette is a long, thin bread, and you can get multiple slices from one, although the slices will be smaller. From a French baguette, you can get between 20 to 26 slices, meaning **you can make 10 to 13 sandwiches.**

**Specialty Bread: **Specialty bread, such as rye or sourdough, does not always come in a standard size, but you can expect between 12 and 18 slices, which would **make between 6 and 9 sandwiches.**

**Type of Sandwich**

Not only do you need to consider the type of bread to determine how many sandwiches a loaf might make, but you also need to consider what type of sandwich you are making.

**Standard Sandwich: **A standard sandwich is made using **two slices of bread, using regular bread. **So, you can work out how many standard sandwiches a loaf of bread can make by dividing the number of slices in half.

**Club Sandwich: **Club sandwiches are for those who are hungry and after a hearty meal. A club sandwich is layered with different ingredients, and these are layered between **three slices of bread** – one slice at the top, one at the bottom, and one in the middle.

**To work out how many club sandwiches a loaf of bread will make, you will need to divide the number of slices by 3. **This will mean fewer sandwiches per loaf, so you might need to buy more loaves than you would if making a standard sandwich.

**Finger Sandwiches: **Finger sandwiches tend to be smaller than regular sandwiches, and you can usually get quite a few finger sandwiches from a loaf of bread. If a loaf of bread has around 22 slices, you could get around 22 finger sandwiches, as **one slice of bread can be used to make one small finger sandwich.**

**Open Sandwich: **An open sandwich is when fillings are topped onto a single slice of bread, so if you are making open sandwiches, you can make as many sandwiches as there are slices of bread.

**A typical loaf of 22 slices can make 22 open sandwiches – stretching the bread further, and allowing you to make the most of the toppings.**

**How Many Sandwiches in a Loaf of Bread**

The answer to how many sandwiches you will get from a loaf of bread varies depending on a few factors. The type of bread, the size of the loaf, and the type of sandwich you are making will all determine how many sandwiches you can get from a loaf.

A store-bought, regular loaf of bread, will give you between 10 to 12 standard sandwiches, as it typically has between 20 to 24 slices of bread, and you need two slices of bread for a standard sandwich.

Shorter loaves will make around half the amount of sandwiches, and bread such as rye or sourdough will make between 6 and 9 sandwiches.

First, consider how many slices of bread the loaf has, and then how many slices you would need to make the sandwich of your choosing!

**Related Questions**

**Do All Sandwiches Have 2 Slices of Bread?**

Not all sandwiches are made with 2 slices of bread. Club sandwiches use 3 slices of bread, and finger sandwiches can be made with a single slice of bread, cut in half.

**How Many Loaves of Bread for 12 Sandwiches?**

To make 12 sandwiches, you would need 24 slices of bread. A regular bread of loaf from a grocery store should contain 24 slices of bread, but some may contain less, so you might want to buy an extra short loaf to be safe.