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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