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Grilled Ham and Cheese

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Hearty and delicious, this quick, homemade classic grilled ham and cheese is the best recipe around.
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  1. Grilled Ham and Cheese Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Grilled Ham and Cheese Recipe
  3. Storage
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This quick and easy ultimate grilled ham and cheese is the perfect hearty sandwich when you’re craving comfort food. Delicious bread toasted golden brown with plenty of butter, mayo, and Dijon mustard combine with ham and cheese for this classic homemade favorite.

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Grilled Ham and Cheese Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 slices of multigrain bread
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices of deli ham
  • 2 slices of mild cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter, softened

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

BREAD: I used a multigrain for today’s sandwich, but there are lots of yummy bread options including rye, wheat, white bread, sourdough bread, ciabatta, or croissant. You could even skip the toast and serve it on a waffle, bagel, or tortilla!

CHEESE: The cheese possibilities are literally endless for this made from scratch cheese toastie. Additional options include swiss cheese, gouda, brie, gruyère, Harvati, or even a combination of cheeses

MEAT: Deli ham is a favorite but it’s not the only choice. You could use roast beef, turkey, or chicken instead.

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS: If you want to kick it up a notch, you can make this the ultimate grilled ham and cheese by adding tomato, onions, avocado, pickles, or even bacon. You could also spread a little pimento cheese inside.

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How To Make This Grilled Ham and Cheese Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

The entire sandwich can be made ahead of time, it just needs to be heated up when you are ready to serve it.

STEP ONE: Spread mayonnaise on one of the bread slices and Dijon mustard on the other slice.

mayo and mustard spread on top of the pieces of bread

STEP TWO: Layer the ham and cheese with a slice of ham on one side and a slice of cheese on the other piece of bread.

a slice of ham and cheese placed on top of the pieces of bread

STEP THREE: Place the two slices of bread together for the sandwich.

pieces of bread placed together

STEP FOUR: Spread butter on the outside of one side of the sandwich and place the butter side down onto the grill pan or large skillet.

PRO TIP:

The butter creates an awesome, golden crust and the best crispiness so don’t skimp on it!

sandwiches placed on a stovetop grill

STEP FIVE: While the sandwich is on the grill pan, butter the unbuttered side that is facing you now. On medium to medium-high heat, grill the sandwich until the cheese melts and it is golden brown on both sides.

PRO TIP:

You could also skip the stovetop grill, pan, or cast-iron skillet and use a panini press as well.

sandwiches after being grilled on a stovetop grill

How To Serve

Serve your grilled cheese as a great option for a quick weeknight meal. It’s classic comfort food, especially when served with a bowl of soup. Try our tomato soup or hamburger soup on the side of your toasted sandwich.

For more grilled cheese sandwiches, try our steak grilled cheese or our spinach artichoke grilled cheese.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store extra sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing these sandwiches. They will become soggy if they are frozen and then thawed.

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Rich, sweet butter, fresh bread, plus tangy mayo, and Dijon mustard melt together with ham and cheese for the ultimate grilled sandwich. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy homemade meal with your whole family soon.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use another type of bread for this grilled cheese sandwich?

Any bread will work for this grilled cheese sandwich recipe. We used multigrain bread, but you could try French bread, Italian bread, ciabatta, sourdough, rye bread, or even sandwich bread.

Can I keep the leftovers of this sandwich until the next day?

You can keep leftover sandwiches in the fridge until the next day. Reheat in a skillet to melt the cheese again.

What other toppings could I add to my sandwich?

There are so many options to add to your sandwich. Try tomatoes, onions, avocado, or bacon.

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Grilled Ham and Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Hearty and delicious, this quick, homemade classic grilled ham and cheese is the best recipe around.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices deli ham
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions
 

  • Spread mayonnaise on one slice and Dijon mustard on the other slice of bread.
  • Layer the ham and cheese, ham on one side, cheese on the other piece of bread.
  • Place the two pieces of bread together for the sandwich.
  • Spread the butter on the outside of one side of the sandwich and place it butter side down onto the grill pan or skillet.
  • While the sandwich is on the grill pan, butter the unbuttered side that is facing you now.
  • On medium to medium-high heat, grill the sandwich until golden brown on both sides.

Notes

  • The entire grilled sandwich can be made ahead of time, it just needs to be heated up when you are ready to serve it.
  • The butter creates an awesome, golden crust and the best crispiness so don’t skimp on it!
  • You could also skip the stovetop grill, pan, or cast-iron skillet and use a panini press as well.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1310mg | Calcium: 342mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 698IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 338mg | Cholesterol: 101mg | Calories: 548kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Fat: 37g | Protein: 27g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Iron: 2mg
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