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Grilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Spinach offers a vitamin-rich alternative to lettuce in this sandwich. Chowchow is a mustard-flavored mixed vegetable and pickle relish available on the condiment aisle. Often served alongside pork and cooked greens, here it adds a subtle tang that complements the ham and spinach.Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 4 minutes


  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices crusty Chicago-style Italian bread (about 1/2 inch thick), toasted
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced lower-sodium deli ham (such as Boar's Head)
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-sodium Muenster cheese (such as Alpine Lace)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup mild chowchow (such as Braswell's)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 5.8 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 20.8 g
  • carbohydrate 32.4 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 53 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 821 mg
  • calcium 245 mg

How to Make It

  1. Layer each of 4 bread slices with 2 ounces ham, 1 slice Muenster cheese, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1 tablespoon chowchow, and 1 bread slice.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat sandwiches with cooking spray; add to pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Cut sandwiches in half, if desired. Serve immediately.

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