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Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Kate Sears
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces deli ham
  • 8 slices Cheddar or American cheese
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks packed in juice, drained and patted dry
  • Mustard, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 545
  • fat 36 g
  • satfat 19 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 95 mg
  • sodium 922 mg

How to Make It

  1. Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Lay ham on unbuttered side of 4 of the slices. Top each with 2 slices of cheese and pineapple chunks. Spread unbuttered sides of remaining bread slices with mustard, if desired. Place those 4 slices, buttered sides up, on top of pineapple.

  2. Place sandwiches in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and cook, pressing down on them occasionally with a spatula, until golden on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully turn and continue to cook until golden on the other side, about 3 minutes longer. Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.