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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

October 15, 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. 

A ham sandwich cut in half in a basket with red and white paper.

Baked ham and cheese sandwiches are a family favorite from when I was a kid. We called them Ham on Bun Sandwiches.  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. Hot slices of ham, melted cheese, and a buttery sauce slathered onto a bun!

My recipe is for eight sandwiches. However, 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.

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 the store 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.

A hamburger bun filled with ham in a basket with potato chips.

How to Make Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

  •  Make the butter mixture
  • Spread butter mixture on the buns
  • Pile on the ham and cheese
  • Brush the top of the bun lightly with melted butter
  • Wrap up each sandwich in foil
  • Bake for 20 minutes!

How to Freeze

  • Make and bake the 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.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favorite side dishes. Some of mine include:

Half a baked ham and cheese sandwich held in one hand.

Variations and substitutions

  • Use sliced ham or sliced turkey
  • Pick your favorite type of cheese – Swiss, pepper jack, cheddar, colby
  • Add a pinch of horseradish to the butter mixture
  • Use a hoagie roll instead of a hamburger bun

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A ham sandwich cut in half in a basket with red and white paper.

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Kathy
Hot cheesy baked ham sandwiches.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 427 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Add top of bun and brush lightly with butter.
  • 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.

Notes

Variations and substitutions

  • Use sliced ham or sliced turkey
  • Pick your favorite type of cheese – Swiss, pepper jack, cheddar, colby
  • Add a pinch of horseradish to the butter mixture
  • Use a hoagie roll instead of a hamburger bun

How to Freeze

  • Make and bake the 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SandwichCalories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 21gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1026mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 496IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baked ham and cheese sandwich, ham sandwich, hot ham and cheese
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally published in September 2016.

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60 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    September 12, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Love how these are freezer friendly Kathy! Always a huge bonus around here. My husband back to coaching and dinner can be crazy because he doesn’t come home till around 9 or 10. With 2 starving kids, it’s nice to be able to get dinner on super quick!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Yep…I hear ya! Dinner on the table has to be quick around here too! These ham and cheese sandwiches fit the bill!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    September 12, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I love a ham and cheese sandwich. I’ve grilled them before but never baked, so I am totally going to try this ASAP! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      Baked makes them all nice and gooey…plus it’s super easy to cook a huge batch all at once!

  • Reply
    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    September 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

    My kids would love these and I like that they are freezer friendly. Yummy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Yep….definitely kid friendly!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    September 12, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Wel I just LOVE the idea of freezing sandwiches – why did I never think of that? But luckily for me, you did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Freezing them just makes dinner super easy on another day! I love prepping everything at once and then eating it for multiple meals later.

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    September 12, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Man oh man, that is one GOOD LOOKING sandwich! And that ham looks so good!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Good looking and great tasting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Free Your Fork
    September 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Kathy, that butter sauce sounds insanely good! Just the perfect thing to set a cozy, warm, cheesy delicious breakfast sandwich over the TOP! Yum!!!

    -Lauren-

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 13, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Butter makes things insanely delicious! You just can’t go wrong with a little butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I love the sound of this sandwich! (And I also love how you can make it in advance.) That pile of ham and cheese looks pretty darn amazing…and I can see digging into this one for lunch today. Yum!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      I figure if I might as well make a huge batch once I get going with everything.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 11, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I totally agree Kathy! You can’t go wrong with little ham and cheese sammies! Perfect with some soup for dinner!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 13, 2016 at 5:59 am

      Soup and hot sandwiches make a great dinner. Fast, easy, and so satisfying.

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    September 10, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Who doesn’t like sandwiches?? And these baked ham and cheese ones look and taste divine!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 11, 2016 at 4:50 am

      You just can’t go wrong with a hot ham and cheese sandwich!

  • Reply
    Suzi
    September 10, 2016 at 5:47 am

    5 stars
    Love these!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 11, 2016 at 4:49 am

      Yep! They are a favorite for a reason! They are so darned good!

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