ham and cheese deli sandwich

Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich


5 Min


10 min



Need a quick and easy grilled ham and cheese sandwich at the camp site? Imagine making a super tasty grilled ham and cheese sandwich using a griddle – a flat and hot cooking surface. This is our go-to lunch time meal.

First, you assemble your sandwich with slices of ham and cheese between two pieces of bread. When you place the sandwich on the griddle, it sizzles as the bread gets toasty and the cheese starts to melt. You can use a bit of butter or oil to make the bread crispy. Carefully flipping the sandwich lets you cook both sides evenly. You'll know it's ready when the bread turns a golden brown color and the cheese becomes all gooey and warm. After a little cooling time, you're ready to enjoy your mouthwatering creation!

Using a griddle to cook a grilled ham and cheese sandwich is like making magic happen on a flat, hot surface. The ham's savory flavor mixes with the melted cheese, all hugged between two slices of toasty bread. This cooking method is quick and gives you control over how crispy you want the bread. Just be patient and safe while flipping and cooking, and soon enough, you'll have a delicious sandwich that's a perfect blend of crispy, gooey, and comforting.

What is a griddle and how does it work?

A griddle is a flat and smooth cooking surface that gets hot when you turn it on. It's like a big, flat pan. When you place a sandwich on the griddle, the heat cooks the bread and melts the cheese inside.

What ingredients do I need to make a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on a griddle?

You'll need slices of bread, cooked ham, cheese slices, and a bit of butter or oil to make the bread crispy and prevent sticking.

How do I know when the sandwich is cooked?

Watch for the bread to turn a golden brown color. That means it's getting crispy. You'll also notice the cheese inside getting all gooey and melty. This usually takes about 2 to 4 minutes on each side.

Can I use different types of cheese for my sandwich?

Absolutely! You can use your favorite cheese – cheddar, Swiss, or even mozzarella. Different cheeses will give your sandwich different flavors.

Is it okay to flip the sandwich more than once while cooking?

It's better to flip the sandwich just once. Flipping it more might make the bread lose its crispiness. So, be patient and let one side cook before flipping to the other side.


16 slices Taylor pork ham

4 tablespoons butter

16 slices American Cheese

16 thick cut slices of bread, sliced

2 tablespoons cream cheese

Sriracha (optional)


Grilled Ham & cheese Sandwich

Step 1

Turn your stove on and preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat.

Step 2

Spread cream cheese on the inside of one piece of bread.

Step 3

Add butter to the griddle.

Step 4

Place the other side of the bread on the buttered griddle.

Step 5

Start assembling your sliced cheese on top of the cream cheese. Add in your deli meat. Top with your other piece of bread.

Step 6

Cook for 2 minutes until the cheese starts to melt.

step 7

Flip. Cook for additional 30 seconds. Plate. And, eat.

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