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Cheese & Ham Filled Sandwiches

 Cheese & Ham Filled Sandwiches
Here’s a blue-ribbon-worthy version of a classic sandwich. When guests try the crusty buns filled with ham and rich, melted goat cheese, they quickly reach for seconds.—Clara Hedrich, Chilton, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 hoagie buns
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded aged goat cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cut a thin slice off the top of each bun. Hollow out bottoms of buns,
  • leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another
  • use).
  • In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in the cheeses, ham, red peppers, parsley, thyme, salt
  • and pepper.
  • Spoon into shells; replace tops. Wrap each sandwich in foil, leaving
  • top open. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-14
  • minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

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Cheese & Ham Filled Sandwiches (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 481 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,348 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.