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Ham and Cheese Panini

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Ham and Cheese Panini Recipe

Ham and cheese is a classic sandwich combination. We give this panini a slight French flair by adding Dijon mustard and cheese sauce (Mornay), which melt into a perfectly oozy filling.

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4 large sandwiches


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  • 8 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, optional
  • 6 tablespoons soft butter, optional



  1. To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the flour, stirring to incorporate. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly, until a thick sauce forms.
  3. Bring to a gentle simmer then add the cheese, stirring until it melts.
  4. To make the sandwiches: Spread the warm sauce on one side of half the bread slices.
  5. Top the sauce with a slice of ham, then a slice of cheese.
  6. Spread the Dijon mustard on one side of the remaining slices of bread, and place them mustard-side-down onto the cheese.
  7. Heat an electric panini griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Spread the top of the sandwich with butter, and place it butter-side down onto the hot surface.
  9. Spread butter on the other side of the bread, then close the griddle or cover the pan with a lid.
  10. Toast the sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes on one side, flip it over, and toast for another 3 to 5 minutes until it's as golden as you like. Remove from the pan, and serve warm.
  11. Yield: 4 large sandwiches.