Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The other day, I was doing grocery shopping. Walked down the isle with the Spam and it called my name. How long had it been since I had bought a can of Spam? In a moment of weakness, I picked up the can (less sodium of course) and placed it in the shopping cart. Once home, I pondered what to do with it. With an abundance of fresh tomatoes on the kitchen counter this sounded like a logical choice. The beauty of this recipe is you can make them 1 or 2 at a time and save the sliced Spam in the refrigerator for another day or make all 6 at once and share with friends and family. :)


  1. Slice the Spam into 6 even slices and place in a dry, non-stick skillet; cook until lightly browned, turning once.
  2. Place the tomato slices on a foil-lined cookie sheet, top with grated cheese and place under the broiler until cheese is melted.
  3. To assemble: Place the Spam slices on 6 of the muffin halves, top with a tomato slice, black pepper and a basil leaf.
  4. Spread the remaining half of muffin with Dijon mustard to suit your taste, place on top of all and enjoy.
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4 5

Growing up fried Spam sandwich was something that you ate when you went camping because canned meat did not need refrigeration. So just as I grew up and changed thought I would taste how the Spam sandwich had grown up and changed. Must say both DH and I were pleased with how Paula helped the fried Spam sandwich to grow up. The Parmigiano-Reggiano broiled tomatoes and fresh basil not only make this fried Spam sandwich more grown up but they add a very delicious new layer that is truly a wonderful new twist. Made as written using thin English muffins. Thanks for the post.

4 5

I haven't had Spam in years! I actually found a 1 serving foil pouch of Spam that worked perfectly for this recipe. I have to admit, my taste in food has changed since I was a kid....but that is not the fault of the recipe. The basil and tomato were nice additions. I think it would be good with a poached egg on top too. Thanks for sharing....made for ZWT7.

5 5

Who knew spam could taste like this? This was easy to make and now there are smaller pouches of spam available. The basil/ tomatoes are the star. I toasted the english muffins on the paninni maker. Thanks for sharing the recipe & twisting my arm to rediscover what I considered a camping staple only made much better. Made for ZWT7.