I love making this easy grilled ham and cheese sandwich on a cool night with a cup of tomato soup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
11 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.

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  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon butter. Place one slice, butter-side down in the hot skillet. Top with Swiss cheese and ham. Spread the unbuttered side of the second slice of bread with mayonnaise and mustard; place it, butter-side up on top of the sandwich. Cook until the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.

Cook's Note

I add spinach, arugula, tomatoes, roasted peppers, chopped olives, artichokes, or a spoonful of salsa to the sandwich depending on my mood and what's in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 26.4g 53% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 33.5g 52% DV; cholesterol 86.6mg 29% DV; sodium 747.2mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
This is a really good sandwich. I like to add sliced pickles and tomatoes to mine. And yes GREAT with homemade tomato soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2015
Didn't really care for. Reminded me of grilled cheese! Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
This is a really good sandwich. I like to add sliced pickles and tomatoes to mine. And yes GREAT with homemade tomato soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
Yum! Great sandwich! I love swiss cheese so I had to try this. I used light mayo and smoked ham. As the submitter states this is very good with tomato soup. I'm a huge fan of "Rachel's Tomato Basil Soup" from this site. I make batches of it and freeze it. I thawed some and these go perfect together. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
I make these same sandwich sometimes too and it's very good. You really can't go wrong with these ingredients. Whole grain mustard is a must in my opinion. Sometimes I use honey mustard and pepper jack cheese, which is also really good, gives it a little heat and sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Different cheeses work too. I like to quickly saute the ham before it goes on the sammie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
I made these sandwiches for our lunch today and they were awesome!!! The only things I did different was I added a tomato and used white bread. I also made baKed french fries I from this site. It was a terrific lunch. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
These were really good. I used leftover sliced ham in lieu of deli ham. I wasn't sure about the mayo and mustard but it really was a great addition. A nice change from the old standby grilled cheese. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
They were so good! Even son kept saying so! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
I really like grilled ham and cheese but never thought of adding mayo or mustard for that matter. I had to use the regular prepared mustard with the mayo and it was really good! Reading below I saw where the submitter liked to add olives. Odd. I had some in the fridge I wanted to get rid of so I thought why not? I sliced them instead of chopping. It really added some flavor to the sandwich. I was impressed! (I love black olives!) I'll have to make this for my husband in the near future. Thanks for the recipe and ideas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
This sandwich is my absolute favorite on a chilly day. I used spicy brown mustard and it was fabulous. I paired mine with a side of cottage cheese and pineapple. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2015
Didn't really care for. Reminded me of grilled cheese! Read More
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