Grown Up Bologna Sandwich

The Grown Up Bologna Sandwich

The Grown Up Bologna Sandwich is an updated version of a classic favorite. I changed the bread a bit, using Texas Toast because it’s hearty enough to handle the new additions – Mozzarella, fried onion strings, avocado mayo, green leaf lettuce and Sriracha (optional, but recommended). This is for the sandwich lovers.

Did you grow up on fried bologna sandwiches?

Or even plain bologna sandwiches?

I was having a conversation with my Southern blogger friend, Adam, a while back about these and we decided to have a joint bologna-sandwich-off.

He’ll be showcasing his old school version, and today, I’m giving you my grown ass version.

I’m owning this.


Fried bologna, Mozzarella cheese, fried onion strings, avocado mayo, green leaf lettuce, and Sriracha all piled up pretty on Texas toast.

Yes, I said fried onions strings.

And by bologna I mean “baloney” – at least that’s the way we pronounce it here in Alabama. I mean, who in the hell says “bahlagnah“.

Um…I would say no one.

As a kid, that was one of my very favorite sandwiches. It was very simple; white bread, fried bologna (of course), cheese and tons of mayonnaise.

I LOVED, loved, loved them; comfort food at its best.

Yes, yes I know it’s probably disgusting if you look at what it’s made of. But if you had these as a kid you can’t deny how awesome they were.

I’m just sayin’.

Now, here’s what you don’t do – look at the damn ingredients on the back of the bologna package.

I mean, seriously, if you think about it, at 10 years old did we look at the back of a lunch meat package to check out the ingredients/preservatives/etc.?


Did we look at the back of any food to check anything out?

Hell no.

That was certainly not on our minds because we were hungry and we ate food. Then we ran back outside and played until the street lights came on.

And we lived. 

So, now it’s Sriracha, fried onions and avocado mayo??

Hell yeah it is.

This is my version at almost 39-years-old. Am I seriously about to be that old??

Wait, when did that happen?


Now, go see Adam, from Unorthodox Epicure, and check out his old school bologna sandwich. Seriously, though, there really is nothing like old school.

Here’s your printable-

Grown Up Bologna Sandwich

The Grown Up Bologna Sandwich

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This is the sandwich of your childhood, all grown up.


  • 1/4 avocado, ripe and mashed
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 slices Texas toast, toasted
  • 6 slices bologna, fried
  • 2 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • Fried onion strings or onion rings
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Sriracha


  1. Combine the mashed avocado with mayo. Slather on toasted bread.
  2. Add 1/2 bologna, cheese, onion strings, Sriracha and lettuce.
  3. Repeat.
  4. Eat.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2570Total Fat: 177gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 115gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 5079mgCarbohydrates: 181gFiber: 14gSugar: 28gProtein: 63g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Joyce

    There are some foods I like to fancy up, but a fried bologna sandwich should just be simple, easy and quick. What I remember was just…fry some bologna, spread the bread with mayo and mustard, slap on the bologna and enjoy. Lettuce makes it fancy, but I suppose I’d slap that on there too. I’ll make the first one basic and simple, and maybe I’ll graduate to fancy.

  2. Jeorge Herbert

    Great Recipe, but why the foul language?

    1. Adam J. Holland

      Jeorge – Seriously? Because this is a great fucking sandwich! Damn, man. Quit worrying about Shea’s goddamn language and make this motherfucker! It beats the shit out of most stuff. Just fucking saying, man.

    2. Shea

      Jeorge, I’m gonna refer you to Adam’s reply. Thanks so much for your fucking comment 🙂

  3. If my mom made me a baloney sandwich like this one, I would have eaten it! Umm, I did eat a fried Spam sandwich once, but it had nothing on this masterpiece!

  4. Adam J. Holland

    I like my old school version, but just as I told you when I first saw this masterpiece, you really do own this one. — And I read ingredients. My bologna says ‘beef.’ How bad could that possibly be? 😉

    1. Shea

      Yes! You need a little of both in your life 😉

  5. Janet Anderson

    I just polished off a sandwich consisting of white bread, mayo, and Oscar Mayer Jalapeno Bologna. That stuff is awesome!

    1. Shea

      That sounds amazing right now Janet 🙂

  6. OMG this makes me laugh. It’s called Devon in Australia and a couple of weeks ago we were at the deli and John ordered some rare roast beef sliced thinly and some ham and I said, “I’d like one slice of Devon please.”

    He looked at me as if I’d just stepped off Mars. “Why???” he said.

    “I’m going to have a fried baloney sandwich for lunch,” I said with a smile. The eyeroll I got could have won an Oscar. And yes, I sang the baloney song while I prepared my sandwich. I didn’t have any onion rings or fancy mayo either but I will next time. 🙂

    1. Shea

      LOL!! Maureen – LOVE it! So good to hear from you 🙂

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