Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Hormel Foods so graciously sent me samples of their All-Natural Baked Ham lunch meat and my first thought was to of course make a sandwich..Even better–a grilled cheese ham sandwich! It’s so simple, basic, and good! It’s semi-grilled because I wanted my cheese to be almost melted but not quite…the ham is a bit warm and the bread is toasted with a lite buttery crunch to it. I used Sargento colby-jack cheese because I love the way it melts to a creamy consistency. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!


Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Buttery toasted bread with melted cheese and baked ham make the perfect snack or lunch!


4 slices of whole wheat bread

4 tsp butter

8 slices of Sargento Colby-Jack sliced cheese

8 slices of Hormel baked sliced ham


  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Butter each slice of bread with one tsp of butter per slice. Place on frying pan and fold each slice of cheese in half. Place 2 of the halves of cheese on each slice of bread (there should be 2 slices of cheese per slice).
  2. Fold each ham slice in half and place on cheese. Let sit for about 1 minute then place one of the slices of bread with cheese on ham on the other (there should be 2 sandwiches). Flip to make sure the bread is not burning. Then press the sandwich with a spatula to ensure the ham and cheese are melting.
  3. Let sit for another 2 minutes just until the bread looks golden brown and toasted. The cheese will almost be melted. Remove from pan and slice in half. Enjoy this classic favorite!

Deli Ham Sandwich on a Stick

It is important to feed your body right and to provide your body with great natural, and clean foods such as Hormel NATURAL CHOICE products. I love sandwiches and I also love food that you can simply eat with your fingers, or party-type food. These sandwich bites are perfect for any type of party! You can add anything to these skewers that you want, I used some of my favorites and I also accompanied my skewers with a mustard aioli. You will have to be try to make these for your next picnic or party event!

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Honey Deli Ham Sandwich on a Stick

Honey Deli Ham Sandwich on a Stick

This is everything you want in a sandwich, except this is on a stick! These make the perfect party bites!


1 Sourdough loaf; cut into cubes

25 slices of Havarti cheese

25 slices of cheddar cheese; sliced thick (You can also chop your own, using a regular block of cheese but they’re available in packages)

1 pack Hormel NATURAL CHOICE Honey Deli Ham

4 small-medium tomatoes; sliced into quarters

About 8-10 leaves of romaine lettuce; cut into pieces

1 jar of small kosher dill pickles

10 bamboo skewers

Stone Ground Dijon Mustard Aioli

3 Tbsp Stone Ground Dijon Mustard

3 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 clove of garlic; crushed and finely chopped

Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Assemble your sandwich ingredients in any way that you would like. Place all ingredients on a bamboo skewer and enjoy but dipping in the aioli!

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Ham & Cheddar Cheese Scones


Yield: 16

3 cups flour
1/2 cup butter; room temperature and sliced
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg
1 1/2 cup thick smoked ham or canadian ham; chopped
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 shallot; chopped
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. With a fork or pastry knife, cut in butter. Add in egg, chopped ham, cheese, chopped shallot, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and heavy cream. Mix with your hands until combined and until mixture has a dough consistency.

2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and divide dough into 2 balls. Press each dough ball on each cookie sheet and with your hands press dough 8 inches in diameter. It will look very similar to a pizza crust. Repeat with other crust and bake for 20-25 minutes.

3. Once baked, let cool for 15 minutes and then with a sharp knife cut each baked scone into 8 slices. Let cool for 5 more minutes and then enjoy!

*I like to make my scones mini so Instead of placing 2 large scones on baking sheet, I like to make 4 smaller scones so when you cut them the slices will be smaller! You also won’t feel as guilty for eating an entire big one!