Ham & Swiss Melts Recipe
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Ham & Swiss Melts Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces)
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 thin sandwich pickle slices
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 492 calories, 22g fat (15g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1004mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Cut baguette in half without slicing through completely. Arrange half of the cheese on bottom half. Top with pickles, ham and remaining cheese; sprinkle with paprika. Close sandwich; cut crosswise into four pieces.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham & Swiss Melts in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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CMoore78 User ID: 4688861 252364
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"easy and very basic. My husband and son who don't like much seasonings liked this. Very flexible on what kind of cheese you use. Would be great with provolone, pepper-jack, mozzarella, etc..."

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