Grilled Ham & Cheese with Bacon Pepper Jam Recipe

Make your grilled ham & cheese something special with Bacon Pepper Jam. Smoky and slightly sweet, it pops with flavor.
  • Ready in: 20 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 12 slices Texas-cut white bread
  • 7 ounces brie, rind removed and sliced, or 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 cups arugula leaves, optional
  • 1 pound sliced deli ham
  • ¼ cup butter, softened

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. Spread 6 bread slices with Bacon Pepper Jam. Layer cheese, arugula, if desired, and ham.
  2. Top with remaining slices. Spread outside of sandwiches with butter.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add sandwiches, in batches if needed, to skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with Garlic Pepper Fries with Simply Salsa Sour Cream.

Make ahead & freeze: Prepare through step 2 except for arugula. Wrap sandwiches individually in plastic wrap. Place in 2 (1-gallon) freezer bags. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Add arugula, if desired, and continue with step 3.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why didn't I think of this? I have now made so many variations of this...I love that just a little Bacon Pepper Jam makes such a difference on ANY toasted cheese sandwich!
Date published: 2017-12-20
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