Delicious Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Delicious Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe #sandwich #sandwiches #grilled #cheese

I'm almost at a loss for words to describe this Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich, it is just that good! I guess I will say, let the pictures tell you everything you need to know about this sandwich. I hope you adapt this cooking method for all your grilled cheese sandwiches, it's a small and simple step to a healthier grilled cheese.  Enjoy!

Delicious Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe #sandwich #sandwiches #grilled #cheese

Delicious Broccoli Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Yields 1 Sandwich

2 slices Double Fiber Bread or Whole Wheat Bread
1.5 oz Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup packed)
1/2 oz Parmesan Cheese, finely grated (about 2 Tbsp)
1/4 cup finely chopped quality ham*
6 small broccoli florets, steamed then diced into small pieces**
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

In a bowl, combine grated Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, ham, steamed broccoli, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.  Layer mixture over one slice of bread then top with additional slice of bread gently pressing down.  Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium low heat then drizzle 1/2 Tbsp olive oil into pan and tilt pan back and forth to evenly coat, immediately place sandwich in pan (I don't preheat the oil because the outside would darken before the inside cooks through), cover pan with lid and cook 2 - 3 minutes until bottom becomes golden brown.  Carefully lift sandwich out of pan with a spatula then add remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil to pan and tilt to coat.  Carefully flip sandwich returning to pan, cover pan with lid, and cook opposite side until bottom is golden brown and cheese has melted about 2 - 3 minutes.  Serve warm.

*I put quality ham because I used leftover spiral sliced ham that I had placed in the food processor then processed several seconds until chopped into very small pieces (I always do this with leftover ham and freeze it.  It's great for salads, sandwiches, eggs and many other entrees. This recipe is a great use for that leftover spiral sliced ham this upcoming Easter).  If you don't happen to have left over ham you could also use deli ham, diced into pieces.

**I use a simple steaming method, I place 1/4 cup water in a microwave safe bowl then add broccoli florets.  Microwave on HIGH power 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes until tender, then drain water and dice into smaller pieces.

Recipe adapeted from: BS in the Kitchen 

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