Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich


I always make this sandwich after the holidays when I can get get ham right off the bone. Any other time of the year, I get thick cuts from my local deli. This is my daughter's favorite sandwich and I usually reserve it for special occasions. Enjoy :)

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 sandwiches


  • ¼ cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®)

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • 8 slices Colby cheese

  • 8 slices sourdough bread

  • 4 thick slices ham

  • ¼ cup margarine


  1. Stir together the apple, pecans, salad dressing, and sour cream; set aside. Place a slice of Colby cheese onto 4 of the bread slices, the add the ham, followed by the remaining slice of cheese and bread. Spread the margarine on the outside of the sandwiches.

  2. Place the sandwiches into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the bread is golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes per side. Spread the apple mixture into the middle of each sandwich before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
38g Fat
34g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1569mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 434mg 33%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.