Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich (on a stick)

The combination of cheese and slices of ham grilled and stacked high make the perfect grilled ham and cheese sandwich for lunch served on a stick.

Finger food is music to my ears.  It is simple to make and delicious to eat.  You may want to also try honey garlic little smokies, garlic butter roasted mushrooms, or these buffalo chicken meatballs for more finger food indulging.

ham and cheese sandwiches, grilled, cut and stacked on top of each other and held together with a cocktail toothpick with a piece of basil on top for garnish, by The Food Cafe.

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Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

One of my favorite things growing up were grilled cheese sandwiches, which are still amazing, don’t get me wrong, but adding an element of ham just makes them that much better.

This grilled ham and cheese sandwich is the perfect lunch time feast for kids young and old.  I like to cut them into square pieces, stack them up and secure them with a fun cocktail toothpick and serve. 

grilled ham and cheese cut into square pieces and stacked 6 high, placed on a white plate with a white background and one of the sandwiches has dipping sauce on the left edge of it, by The Food Cafe.

In our family we like to throw in a little homemade dipping sauce on our grilled ham and cheese sandwiches to spice things up, but eating them hot off the grill is just as delicious.

You can grill them indoors or right on our BBQ which will give you those beautiful grill lines and crunch in every bite.

How to make ham and cheese sandwich

  1. Line a sheet pan with 8 slices of bread and butter only one side of each piece. Tow images showing the first steps in making grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. The image on the left shows the bread lined on a sheet pan, the image on the right shows the slices of bread buttered on one side, by The Food Cafe
  2. Add two pieces of cheese to only one side of the bread, then stack two slices of ham on top, and finish with two additional slices of cheese. Three images showing the grilled ham and cheese sandwiches layered with cheese, ham, and more cheese on a sheet pan on a white background, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Top the ham and cheese side with the remaining buttered slice of bread and place in a lightly greased frying pan.  Grill on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.  Three images of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, the first images shows the sandwiches put together ready to grill, the second image shows the ham and cheese sandwich in the fry pan and the third images shows the ham and cheese grilled to golden brown, by The Food Cafe.
  4. Slice into four pieces and stack two pieces on top of each other and secure with a basil leaf and cocktail toothpick. Grilled ham and cheese sandwich cut into for pieces with gooey cheese stinging out of each one, on a white background by The Food Cafe.

What ingredients do you need for grilled ham and cheese sandwich?

  • White or wheat bread
  • Butter (softened)
  • Cheddar cheese, slices
  • Sliced ham

The ingredients for making grilled ham and cheese sandwiches laid out on a white background, by The Food Cafe.

What cheese goes best with ham?

Cheddar cheese is one of the most popular choices to go with ham, and it is up to your tastebuds whether you use mild, medium, or sharp.

How many calories are in a grilled ham and cheese?

There are approximately 369 calories in 1 grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches on a white plate with a little girl hand reaching to grab on of the ham and cheese sandwiches, by The Food Cafe.

What goes with grilled ham cheese?

Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are super versatile and can be made with any type of cheese and bread your family loves.

Serving them cut into squares and stacked up high makes a fun presentation for lunch or parties, and serve along side some homemade dipping sauce your guest will love every bite.

grilled ham and cheese sandwich being held and dipped into homemade dipping sauce that is in a glass mason jar on a white background, by The Food Cafe.

When throwing your next party or just having a group of kids for lunch, you need to make these grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, they are fast to make and delicious to eat.

Are you looking for more party food ideas?

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, by The Food Cafe

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Servings: 16 slices
The combination of cheese and slices of ham grilled and stacked high make the perfect grilled ham & cheese sandwiches for lunch served on a stick.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices white bread or bread of choice
  • 16 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 tbsp butter softened

Dipping sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup mayonaise

Instructions

  • Line a sheet pan with 8 slices of bread and butter only one side of each piece. 
  • Add two pieces of cheese to only one side of the bread, then stack two slices of ham on top, and finish with two additional slices of cheese. 
  • Top the ham and cheese side with the remaining buttered slice of bread and place in a lightly greased frying pan.  Grill on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.  
  • Slice into four pieces and stack two pieces on top of each other and secure with a basil leaf and cocktail toothpick. 

Dipping sauce:

  • Add ketchup and mayonnaise together in a bowl and mix to combined. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, ham and cheese sandwich
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 652mg, Potassium: 132mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 455IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 240mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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