Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Up next for my leftover Easter ham is something nice and simple and yet oh so good, a grilled cheese sandwich; pure comfort food! Ham and cheese is a fabulous and broccoli and cheese is another, so why not combine the two? That's right a broccoli, ham and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich! I was not about to stop there either, I roasted the broccoli to bring out even more of it's flavour before adding it to the sandwich! I then finished the grilled cheese off with a touch of grainy mustard to give it some bite! Cheese, broccoli and ham is such a magical combination of flavours and it is perfect in grilled cheese form! If you are fresh out of leftover Easter ham you are going to have to run out and get some ham, along with the broccoli, but it is so worth it for these roasted broccoli, ham and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches!

Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Don't worry, another layer of cheese goes on top and all of that cheese that spilled out just becomes that burnt cheese around the sides of the sandwich; the best part!

Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Ah, just look at all of that melted cheese!

Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Roasted Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 1

With roasted broccoli, ham and cheese never had it so good in a grilled cheese sandwich!



ingredients
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices cheddar (or 1/2 cup shredded)
  • 1/4 cup ham, diced
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard (optional)
directions
  1. Toss the broccoli florets in the oil along with the salt and pepper, arrange them in a single layer on a large baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  3. Butter one side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan with buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the roasted broccoli, ham, grainy mustard, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread with buttered side up.
  4. Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Option: Steam the broccoli in the microwave for a faster version.
Option: Omit the ham or replace it with crispy bacon.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 364, Fat 23.9g (Saturated 11.4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 1047mg, Carbs 15.1g (Fiber 2.1g, Sugars 1.8g), Protein 22g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

14 comments:

Jenny said...

Now that's a perfect sandwich!!! Love these flavors!

Maria said...

Perfect for grilled cheese month!

Aimee said...

You always have the best grilled cheese, Kevin! Happy Friday. :)

naomi {@bakersroyale} said...

Now this is a grilled cheese! Can't wait to make this for my boys, thanks!

Heather Christo said...

love your grilled cheese Kevin!!

naomi said...

I love all your grilled cheese sandwiches, this one included.

Gaurav said...

When I see such things, I feel like to munch them.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

LOVE love this grilled cheese!!

Gaby said...

This needs to be lunch for today! So delicious!

Jen said...

Had this for dinner tonight and it was great! I only had a really crusty bread that I didn't think would make such a great pan-grilled cheese, so I just made open faced sandwiches and broiled them. I wish I had used a little more mustard--went really light on it--but still awesome dinner.

Kevin Lynch said...

en: I am glad that you enjoyed it! Open-faced would also be excellent!

ami@naivecookcooks said...

I have all the ingredients for it right now!! Yay!

Kattie said...

hello, i love your blog so much. It gives me a lot of ideas for my food court. Thank you so much. i wonder a bit if i make grilled cheese sandwiches in the grill machine, will they appear as nice as yours? I tried once and the sandwiches seemed so flat ��

Kevin Lynch said...

Kattie: I use a pan when making my grilled cheese but the press works but you need to be gentle to not squash it. :)

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