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Ham Sandwich Recipes

Whether you're looking to put leftover ham to good use or just craving a ham sandwich, you'll find the best sandwich recipes in this collection that features everything from hot ham and cheese, ham and Swiss, subs, paninis and more.

Hot Hoagies

Hot Hoagies

Hot Hoagies

A convenient package of Italian salad dressing mix provides the yummy herb flavor in these broiled sandwiches that Paula Hadley assembles for her family of 10. "I use their favorite combination of meats and cheeses, then serve the sandwiches with chips and pickles," relates the Forest Hills, Louisiana cook. "They're a hit every time."

Barbecued Ham Buns

Barbecued Ham Buns

Barbecued Ham Buns

"The recipe for these hot ham sandwiches came from a best friend's mother." says Janet Gregory of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania. "I often prepare them as a quick lunch for my husband and me. The versatile recipe can be increased and prepared in the oven or slow cooker to feed a crowd."

Toasted Cheese Supreme

Toasted Cheese Supreme

Toasted Cheese Supreme

"I serve these flavorful hot ham and cheese sandwiches by themselves for lunch or with steaming bowls of my homemade clam chowder for a heartier meal," writes Wanda Evans of Tacoma, Washington.
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Grilled Cheese & Prosciutto

Grilled Cheese & Prosciutto

Grilled Cheese & Prosciutto

Using a bread other than the expected white loaf is key to these crowd-pleasers. Thankfully, my local market in mid-Missouri carries kalamata olive bread. If you are unable to locate it, herbed Italian bread will work. —Amy Dodson, Columbia, Missouri

Ham & Swiss Melts

Ham & Swiss Melts

Ham & Swiss Melts

Who knew that the humble pickle could add so much pep to a grilled ham and cheese? Splitting the baguette four ways makes these a manageable size for devouring!—Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia

Meat-atarian Sub

Meat-atarian Sub

Meat-atarian Sub

This sandwich is meaty but not overly salty; it's the ultimate football food. —Shanon Mayer, Mountain View, Wyoming

Croque Madame

Croque Madame

Croque Madame

My son and I prefer a fried egg atop our grilled ham and cheese, but you can make the sandwich without it (and that’s a croque monsieur). —Carolyn Turner, Reno, NV

Waffle Monte Cristos

Waffle Monte Cristos

Waffle Monte Cristos

Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois

Switchman Sandwiches

Switchman Sandwiches

Switchman Sandwiches

I re-created my favorite dish from a unique restaurant in Ramona, California, that was housed in the original town telephone office, complete with the memorabilia. All their dishes were named after old telephone lingo. This open-face sandwich is versatile and flavorful, with great visual appeal. —Joyce Hrin, Surprise, Arizona

Cuban Panini

Cuban Panini

Cuban Panini

The Cuban sandwich is a twist on the old ham and cheese, usually with ham, Swiss, pickles, condiments, and sometimes, as in this hearty version, smoked turkey. —Janet Sanders, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam

Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam

Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam

April is National Grilled Cheese Month - honoring the gooey greatness of toasted bread and melted cheese. The modern version may have started in the 1920s, when sliced bread and American cheese became available. For a modern version full of comfy farmhouse flavors, use raisin bread with onion jam, prosciutto and cheddar. —Susan Andrichuk, New York, New York
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