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
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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 equals 492 calories, 22 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1004 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g 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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