Grilled Ham and Cheese

Grilled Ham and Cheese

Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are smoky, crispy, and decadent. This recipe transforms your everyday sliced white bread and deli-sliced ham into something impressive with the help of gouda cheese and freshly grated garlic. The bread gets super crisp, the ham takes on a bacon-like flavor thanks to the wood pellets, and the cheese oozes out with every bite.
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets
  • Cast Iron Grill Pan
  • Grill Press
  • Tongs


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 4 slices deli-sliced ham
  • 1 sliced Roma tomato, optional


  • Preheat your Z Grills Pellet Grill (preferably with branded wood pellets) or other wood pellet grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the grill pan or skillet on the grill and close the grill to preheat.
  • Meanwhile, butter the outside of each slice of bread.
  • Combine the cheese and garlic in a bowl, then divide the cheese between the slices of bread. Follow with the ham and sliced tomato, if using. Close each sandwich.
  • Transfer the sandwiches to the grill pan or skillet. Use a grill press to flatten the sandwiches.
  • Close the grill’s lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Uncover, flip the sandwiches, and grill for another 3 minutes.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the grill and serve.


You can also use artisan bread for grilled ham and cheese.
No gouda? No problem. Use any melting cheese you like.
Calories: 760kcal
Cost: 10
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Grilled

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