Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

A grilled ham and cheese sandwich makes a classic doubly popular. Go gourmet with fancy breads and fancier cheeses.



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April 2008
Last Updated October 2012

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Part II: Grilled Cheese Recipes With Ham







Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Sandwiches

Makes 4 servings.


  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 8 slices hearty onion artisan bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp


  1. In a small bowl, combine Blue cheese, cream cheese, scallions and pepper; mix well.

  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread.  Spread the Blue cheese mixture on the non-buttered side of 4 slices of bread.

  3. Cut bacon slices in half; place 2 halves on top of each Blue cheese topped slice.

  4. Cover with remaining 4 slices of bread, buttered side out.

  5. Place sandwiches on an electric griddle heated to 275ºF, or in a preheated skillet over medium heat.

  6. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.

  Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese
Blue cheese is a great blending cheese on sandwiches. Whatever the recipe, you can use a primary cheese and add crumbled blue cheese for extra flavor. Photo of Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week, by Melody Lan.


Grilled Ham, Brie & Blue Cheese Sandwich

Anything with blue cheese will have lots of extra flavor. The raisin-pecan bread makes this sandwich a slam dunk.

Makes 1 serving.


  • 2 slices (1/2-inch thick) rustic white country bread or hearty raisin-pecan bread
  • 1 tablespoon apricot or peach
  • 1 slice (1-1/2 ounces) Brie
  • 2 slices thin-sliced ham
  • 2 tablespoons crumbed blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  Brie Blue Cheese Sandwich
Wake up your grilled cheese senses with this flavorful combination.


  1. Spread 1 slice of the bread with preserves.
  2. Top with Brie, ham, blue cheese and the second slice of bread.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Brush top and bottom of sandwich lightly with butter; place sandwich in skillet and cook about 4 minutes per side, until lightly browned and cheese begins to melt.

Ham & Cheese Frenchie

Makes 6 servings.


  • 12 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 slices of ham, bologna or luncheon meat
  • 6 slices (1 ounce each) Cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Dash of salt


  1. Spread bread with butter.
  2. Prepare sandwiches of ham, bologna or luncheon meat, and cheese.
  3. Beat together eggs, milk and salt.
  4. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture.
  5. Grill on lightly buttered griddle on medium heat until toasty and cheese begins to melt.
  6. Turn and brown on other side.


Ham & Cheese With A Twist

Makes 1 serving.


  • 2 slices marble rye bread or pretzel roll
  • 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 slice (1 ounce) Gouda cheese
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 2 very thin slices of red onion or caramelized onions* (optional)
  • 4 to 6 fresh spinach leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 1 slice (1 ounce) Dill Havarti cheese
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Make a “regular” sandwich look and taste extra-special with better bread.

*To make caramelized onions, cut a small onion in half and slice thinly. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter in a skillet. Add onion slices, a pinch each of salt and sugar; cook and stir over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Add 1 tablespoon water and continue cooking on medium-low heat, 10 to 15 minutes or until the onion is a deep golden brown.


  1. Spread bread slices with mustard.
  2. Layer Gouda, ham, onion, spinach and Dill Havarti between the bread.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the top and bottom of the sandwich lightly with butter
  4. Place sandwich in the skillet and cook about 3 minutes per side, until bread crisps slightly and cheese begins to melt.


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