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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

September 10, 2016 (Last Updated: April 11, 2020)

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 Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are great for dinner or lunch and are freezer friendly. These tasty baked sandwiches are filled with layers of ham, Swiss cheese and a buttery sauce. 

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with layers of ham and melted swiss cheese.

Baked ham and cheese sandwiches are a family favorite from when I was a kid. We called them Ham on Bun.  I figured I’d give these a slightly more refined name to share with you; Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches! Whatever you call them, they are delicious.  I mean, what’s not to love? Hot slices of ham…..melted cheese….and a buttery sauce slathered onto a bun!

My recipe is for eight sandwiches. When I make these, I usually make 24 sandwiches and throw a bunch in the freezer.

They are perfect for quick dinners or for lunches. I often throw one in my lunch box when I need a quick sandwich.

Sliced ham piled on a blue plate with hamburger buns in the background.

Any type of ham works for these sandwiches. My mom likes to use a Honey Baked Ham with the thicker spiral cut pieces. I like thinner ham and I usually buy a boneless ham at Costco and slice it up at home.

It’s so much cheaper than buying from the deli. I package up the remaining ham and freeze it in smaller portions to pull out when needed.

I do the same thing with a block of swiss cheese. You can buy pre-sliced cheese and you can also use your favorite type of cheese. I often use my homemade hamburger buns for these sandwiches.

Sliced swiss cheese stacked on a plate.

How to Make Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

  •  Make the butter mixture
  • Spread butter mixture on the buns
  • Pile on the ham and cheese
  • Wrap up each sandwich in foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes!

How to Freeze Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

  • Make sandwiches as directed
  • Let the sandwiches cool
  • Place the foil wrapped sandwiches in a freezer bag
  • Place the bag in the freezer.
  • When you are ready to eat, remove desired amount from freezer
  • They are best eaten reheated, but they are great cold too.

 ham and cheese sandwich served in a basket with potato chips.

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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Hot cheesy baked ham sandwiches.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 468 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 pound sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • Melt butter in a saucepan with onions and both mustards, Simmer over low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • To assemble sandwiches, spread butter mixture on the inside of the buns.
  • Place ham and then cheese on bun.
  • Place each sandwich on a piece of foil and wrap closed.
  • Place wrapped sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


You can use your favorite type of cheese.
Sandwiches can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Add 10 minutes cook time.


Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 24gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1046mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 2mg
Keyword ham and cheese, ham sandwich, hot ham and cheese
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    5 stars
    A great sandwich.

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    Katie Crenshaw
    September 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Yum! Love that you can make these ahead and freeze. These look great!

    • Reply
      September 18, 2016 at 6:59 am

      I love having quick, prepared foods ready to go in the freezer. Makes busy nights so much easier.

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    September 17, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Looks very nice for comfort food ♥

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      September 18, 2016 at 6:59 am


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    [email protected]
    September 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    cheese sandwiches are definitely the best!

    • Reply
      September 18, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Especially when it’s melted cheese!

  • Reply
    September 16, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Great idea! I don’t have a sandwich maker, so I never make this kind of sandwiches, but to make them in the oven sounds wonderful. I will try this soon.

    • Reply
      September 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Thanks, Adina!

  • Reply
    September 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I make similar sandwiches all the time! These look yummy!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2016 at 5:24 am

      You know just how yummy they are! There’s a reason we keep making them 🙂

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    Pamela @ BFG
    September 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    You have me craving a big ol sandwich right now! Love how that melted cheese looks!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Melted cheese always takes food up a notch in flavor!

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