September 05, 2014

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

(Photo from Fitness Magazine)

Over Summer break Little Man took cooking classes at his Summer camp. One day he told me about something he made that was "even better than peanut butter and jelly!!!". He ran through the recipe for Hawaiian Grilled Cheese sandwiches and requested we make them sometime. Later that weekend I came across a recipe in Fitness Magazine for them, ripped it out, and posted it up on our family calendar as a reminder to grab the ingredients on our Sunday grocery trip.

These sandwiches are so good with a tropical twist from the pineapple. So good, that Little Man requested I make an extra to pack for his school lunch tomorrow.

Because the ham and pineapple combination reminds me of one of my favorite pizza combinations I think substituting the BBQ sauce for marinara would be amazing or doing as Little Man did and using his favorite, honey mustard. No matter the condiment choice, give these a try. Yummy!

Adapted from: Fitness Magazine
Makes 4 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 8 oz Virginia ham
  • 1 cup pineapple, sliced thinly 
  • 4 slices muenster cheese
  • 4 tsp BBQ sauce
And Action:

Divide ham, pineapple, and cheese among half the slices of bread. Spread the BBQ sauce on remaining slices and top sandwiches.

Cook sandwiches in a panini press or do like I did and spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray over medium heat. Place sandwich in skillet and place another skillet on top of the sandwich weighing it down with a heavy can. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes and then flip, once again topping with the skillet and heavy can. 


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