Fancy Grilled Ham and Cheese Sammy

What is not to like about a grilled cheese? While we might not be kids anymore, that doesn’t stop us from getting the cravings for those simple classics. This grilled staple has been elevated into a sophisticated adult version; kids approved too. There is no right or wrong way to make a grilled cheese. Simply add as little or as much of each ingredient as you want to create the perfect combination.

March 29, 2023
Fancy Grilled Ham and Cheese Sammy

Fancy Grilled Ham and Cheese Sammy

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    30 min
  • Servings
    2 sandwiches
  • Difficulty


  • 1 large onion thinly sliced and caramelized
  • 4 slices of whole grain artisan bread
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Fondue blend of cheese or any other white cheese (suggestions – gruyere or Swiss)
  • 6 thinly sliced deli baked ham
  • 1 cup fresh Arugula


  1. Thinly slice your onion. Heat a sauté pan over medium low heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add your onions and cook slowly until very soft and caramelized. About 10 minutes. Season with salt and set aside.
  2. While the onions are caramelizing, butter one side of each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon of butter. Set aside.
  3. Get all your ingredients ready (unwrapped and near the stove top) because you will have to work fast.
  4. In a skillet large enough to cook two sandwiches, place two slices of bread butter side down onto the skillet on medium low heat. Smear Dijon onto the bread and top with cheese, ham, arugula, and onions.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes or until the bread is golden brown, then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. You can cover the pan to help the cheese melt quicker.
  6. Remove from skillet and place on cutting board. Slice in half and enjoy!

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