Grilled Ham and Gruyere Sandwiches

"This is a classic grilled cheese dressed up with some smoked ham and gruyere."
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Ready In:


  • 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


  • Spread one side of each bread slice with the butter.
  • On a clean work surface, place 4 slices buttered-side down.
  • Divide the cheese and ham among those 4 slices.
  • Place the remaining 4 slices of bread on top, buttered-side up.
  • 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.
  • Cut each sandwich in half; slide in 1 or 2 tomato slices and serve hot.

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  1. Sara 76
    Yum..I just had this for lunch, and it was good! I love gruyere cheese. Made for ZWT7 - Switzerland (Vivacious Violets).
  2. Annacia
    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.
  3. threeovens
    Great grilled cheese sandwich. Love the idea of slipping the tomatoes in AFTER grilling the sandwich. Duh. Made for ZWT 7.
  4. evelynathens
    Yummy. I used thin slices of a local, fouantre ham. Can't beat a grilled cheese sandwich!
  5. Redsie
    Lainey - this was DELICIOUS!! Added a bit of mayo (as I love mayo with my tomatoes!!) and lots of pepper. Had some fresh garden tomatoes - this was GOOD!! Thanks Lainey! :)


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