Let’s face it, a ham and cheese sandwich is one of life’s best comfort foods. But how do we make it even better? Simple! Grilled ham and cheese! Let’s talk about all you need to know about grilled ham and cheese.
Grilled ham and cheese is arguably one of the most popular sandwiches in the world. You can find it on almost every menu at any sit-down restaurant. A grilled ham and cheese sandwich makes the perfect quick meal when you come home hungry after a long day at the office, or just want to make something warm, filling and satisfying.
What does grilled ham and cheese taste like?
Ham and cheese are one of the most common “meat and protein” pairings out there. To some, this may be a salt lovers’ combination, while to me it tastes sweet and salty.
While grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are incredibly easy, there are a few mistakes most people make which can greatly diminish both the flavour and texture of your sandwich. Here are some tips for making a delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich every time.
The tips and tricks to make a delicious grilled ham and cheese greatly depend on how to follow these simple steps I’ll share below. It’s easy to turn a sandwich into a hearty meal. All you need is a little creativity, and maybe a few extra ingredients.
Here are our tips for making the best-grilled ham and cheese.
Ingredients you need to make ham and cheese
- Cheese (any kind you like)
- Meat (ham or chicken)
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
How to make grilled ham and cheese
Cut the crust of the bread off, then cut it in half. Put both halves in the toaster and set it at a medium setting.
Then spread butter on both sides of each piece of bread after they come out of the toaster. You may want to toast the bread again if you don’t like your bread being very soft. If you do this, wait until the second piece until adding cheese so that the first one doesn’t get too soggy from the melting cheese.
Take slices of your meat and place them on top of the buttered side of each piece of bread.
Then add as many pieces as your heart desires!
Add salt and pepper for flavour and any other toppings you’d like . . . maybe mushrooms or roasted peppers? Yum! Enjoy!
What to serve with grilled ham and cheese
Grilled ham and cheese is just one of those sandwiches that can be turned into a main meal by serving it with the right sides. You see, whether you’re making this sandwich for lunch or light summer dinner, it’s great by itself as finger food.
The best part is that you can choose two or three sides to accompany this delicious sandwich to create a full meal in no time at all. Here are some tips on what you should serve with grilled ham and cheese.
Grilled pineapple with grilled ham and cheese. Sounds so simple, yet so tasty! Grilled pineapple is sweet and smoky, but has a more intense flavour than when you try it raw, which I love. Mix in some melted cheese and smoked ham, and you have the perfect combination of flavours. Yum!
Potato casserole with grilled ham and cheese
Nothing says comfort food like a side of potato casserole paired with steaming-hot slices of grilled ham and gooey melted cheese, and suddenly your potato casserole takes on an entirely new personality – one that’s terribly delightful.
Hash brown casseroles with grilled ham and cheese
Do you love hash brown casseroles? If so, you’re going to love Hash Brown Casserole with Grilled Ham and Cheese. This delicious casserole comes together in less than 30 minutes, with simple ingredients that kids (and picky adults) will love. This recipe is so good, it tastes like a cross between breakfast and dinner, making it perfect for a special weekend brunch or weeknight dinner.
Chips and dip
If you love eating chips and dip, but also love grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, then try it!
Veggie Tray with grilled ham and cheese
Did you know that eating a veggie tray with grilled ham and cheese enhances the flavour of both?
Mac and cheese
Macaroni and cheese with grilled ham and cheese is a tasty dish that you can make within 20 minutes. This recipe serves many people (depending on the size of your food), so you can invite your friends over to enjoy this dish with you.
It tastes great, is easy to make and best of all, it’s made from inexpensive ingredients. The macaroni can be served on its own or on a bed of mixed salad greens.
If you’re a fan of eating fruits along with each meal, then Fruit Salad with grilled ham and cheese is the perfect combo for you.
Imagine biting into a warm, crispy, gooey, fresh out of the oven Apple Crisp with grilled ham and cheese. It’s one great experience. A feeling of comfort, taste and sweetness.
Coleslaw with grilled ham and cheese
This grilled ham and cheese recipe with some coleslaw is perfect for lunch, snacks, or even breakfast. Coleslaw is the best on hot summer days: creamy and refreshing.
Final Thoughts on Grilled Ham and Cheese Recipe
The bottom line is, grilled ham and cheese taste delicious. A simple grilled ham and cheese sandwich goes from boring to special with this recipe! This is a great recipe for the family to make together.
Also, this recipe makes a tangy sandwich that’s perfect for a picnic or quick dinner on the patio.
I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to make grilled ham and cheese. You have to try making some for yourself soon!