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Grilled ham sandwich

Total Time
16 min
10 min
6 min
If you're looking for a fast weeknight supper that the whole family will love, prepare a grilled ham and cheese sandwich in less than 20 minutes. The French baguette keeps the sandwich crisp and from becoming mushy. The dijon mustard helps cut the rich flavor of the ham and cheese. Grilled sandwiches like this one can be cooled and then tightly wrapped to retain that great grilled taste. Serve this sandwich with a cup of tomato soup or a side of fruit.


White wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp

French bread

½ loaf/loaves, medium, cut into 5-inch pieces

96% fat-free deli sliced ham

3 oz

Low-fat hard or semisoft cheese

1½ oz, Monterey Jack

Sweet pickles

½ oz, about 2 thin pieces sliced lengthwise

Frozen unsweetened orange juice concentrate

1 Tbsp


1 cup(s), leaves


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for dressing.
  2. Split each of the baguette pieces open crosswise. Pull out some of the soft center of bread.
  3. Drizzle dressing onto both sides of baguette pieces. Layer ham, cheese and gherkin slices inside each sandwich, dividing ingredients evenly. Top each with arugula.
  4. Coat a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-low heat.
  5. Arrange sandwiches in skillet and cover with a lid that fits inside and can be pressed down onto sandwiches. Set something heavy on lid, such as a cast-iron skillet (turned over, if necessary, to keep it stable) to flatten sandwiches.
  6. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes, until bread is brown and crispy. Turn sandwiches and grill second side in same manner, until cheese has melted. Cut each sandwich in half. Serve immediately.