Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are a delicious alternative that can be made the day before and packed in your lunch.  Eat them cold or warm them up in a microwave for that hot out of the oven taste!

Baked  Ham and Cheese SandwichMy son says Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are the “best lunch ever”.   I agree!  Although I’ll take mine with a mixed green salad and a side of buttermilk  ranch dressing  for dipping and dressing!  You know I like my sauces!

Baked  Ham and Cheese SandwichThis sandwich is so easy to make ahead of time for lunches, the leftovers are just as good the next day as they were the first.  I make several variations of this sandwich, by keeping frozen bread dough in my freezer I can make these easy delicious sandwiches whenever my family asks for them.  Let frozen bread dough thaw for a couple of hours (or follow quick thaw directions on package), roll dough out into a long rectangle, spread  center of dough with onion and chives cream cheese spread, lay cheese down the center, and top with sliced ham.  Slice the dough on a diagonal upwards on both sides 4 or 5 times.

Baked  Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Braid dough over ham and cheese.  First tuck in the bottom and then pull each side of dough across, crisscrossing as you go.  Mix one egg white with 2 tablespoons of water, brush over sandwiches and bake for 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  That’s all there is to it!

baked-ham-and-cheese-sandwichMy favorite version of this sandwich is the Reuben with thousand island dressing for dipping!  Baked sandwiches make great party food.  You can make the sandwiches ahead of time and bake them quickly while your guest are snacking on other goodies.


Baked  Ham and Cheese SandwichI cannot tell a lie, I usually have to hide a portion of this recipe, if I’m going to insure any get into peoples lunch bags.  As I write my kids have come home from school and are warming up the leftovers from yesterdays bakedsandwichathon (I made more than enough for the sake of getting a good photo) for an after school snack.  There are lots of yummy noises going on in the next room!



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  1. 1

    I will have to make homemade bread for this as we don’t have frozen bread dough here. I would LOVE this sandwich and I can see myself making it for my next party.
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      Sheila :

      What?! No frozen bread dough. Well homemade is better anyhow, someone told me they made this with homemade Challah bread dough and it was scrumpdillyicious!!

  2. 2

    I love this idea and definitely adding to my meal plan soon! So, does it make 12 sandwiches/slices total? Or, 12 per frozen loaf, so 24 total?
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      Sheila :

      I cut each into 6 slices, however you could cut them smaller and get more out of each loaf. My sister made homemade tomato soup with this as a side she said it was YUM!

    • 2.2
      Sheila :

      I cut each loaf into 6 so 12 total. You could cut them smaller if you like. ;D thanks for stopping by <3


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