Grilled ham and havarti sandwiches

Total Time
21 min
5 min
16 min
Ham and cheese sandwich with a twist! Using rye bread, two flavors of tangy mustard, fresh vegetables like tomato and onion, and smooth, creamy Havarti cheese. Havarti has a smooth surface with a buttery, creamy flavor. Gouda, white American or mozzarella cheeses make nice substitutes for the Havarti cheese if you don't have any on-hand. You can also sauté the onions before adding them to the sandwich. Serve this hot sandwich with a tossed salad, coleslaw or sliced apples.



4 tsp, stone ground

Dijon mustard

2 tsp

Reduced-calorie rye bread

8 slice(s), 1-ounce each

Cooked lean ham

8 oz, sliced

Havarti cheese

2 oz, 4 slices

Fresh tomato(es)

4 slice(s), 1/2-inch-thick

Uncooked red onion(s)

4 slice(s), thick, 1/4-inch-thick

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


  1. Combine stone-ground and Dijon mustards. Spread mustard mixture evenly onto each of 4 bread slices. Top each evenly with ham, cheese, tomato and red onion. Cover with remaining 4 bread slices.
  2. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich).