Ham Swiss Pesto Grilled Cheese – Layers of deli ham, Swiss cheese and pesto combine for a perfect lunch sandwich. Grilled cheese perfection with a twist.
Most days lunch is my favorite meal of the day. It’s not that I don’t love breakfast foods. I do. I just hate starting the day with a boatload of dirty dishes. Anyone agree with me on this one? It also means that I have to give up my morning sit still quiet time and cook and that’s not grand either.
What do I love though is lunch . Give me soup. Give me a salad. Give me sandwiches. I love ’em all. I could pretty much live at places like Panera Bread and Issac’s Deli. But alas most days I need to eat at home. So I love coming up with new little twists between my slices of bread.
Layer on some good deli ham. I prefer to use one without nitrates but go with whatever you’ve got.
Add on some nice Swiss cheese. I pretty much love all varieties of Swiss including Heidi Ann, Lacey.
Smear on a good dose of Pesto. If you happen to have some homemade that’s even better. but if you don’t that’s a-ok too.
If you like pesto and grilled cheese I guarantee you’ll really enjoy this Ham Provolone Pesto Grilled Cheese. Happy grilling!
Til we meet and eat again,
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Ham Swiss Pesto Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices sourdough or other thick bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 ounces deli ham
- 1 ounce Swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon pesto
Heat a skillet or panini press pan over medium-high heat. Smear butter on one side of each slice of bread. Stack slices butter to butter side. Layer with ham, Swiss cheese and top with pesto.
Place sandwich butter side down on skillet. Top with bread slice.
Heat evenly for about 3-4 minutes. Flip. Heat for an additional 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
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