Grilled Ham and Gruyere Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a classic grilled cheese dressed up with some smoked ham and gruyere.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices white peasant bread or 8 slices whole wheat sourdough bread
  • 2 -3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham (such as Black Forest)
  • 2 -4 tomatoes, thinly sliced


  1. Spread one side of each bread slice with the butter.
  2. On a clean work surface, place 4 slices buttered-side down.
  3. Divide the cheese and ham among those 4 slices.
  4. Place the remaining 4 slices of bread on top, buttered-side up.
  5. Heat a grill pan or a 12-inch skillet with a lid over medium heat until warm. Place the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary) and cook, covered, 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cheese melts and bread is golden brown.
  6. Cut each sandwich in half; slide in 1 or 2 tomato slices and serve hot.
Most Helpful

Yum..I just had this for lunch, and it was good! I love gruyere cheese. Made for ZWT7 - Switzerland (Vivacious Violets).

Sara 76 June 28, 2011

Whats not to love about a good ham and Swiss sandwich. I used muitigrain bread as I rarely have white in the house and I like the tomato grilled with the rest of the sandwich. Another lovely recipe Lainey :D. Made for ZWT7.

Annacia June 28, 2011

Great grilled cheese sandwich. Love the idea of slipping the tomatoes in AFTER grilling the sandwich. Duh. Made for ZWT 7.

threeovens June 18, 2011