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Recipe – Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches!

This week at our house, we have some ham lunch meat that needs to be used (but lunch meat is also on sale this week), so we’ll be having hot ham & cheese sandwiches using hamburger buns (also on sale this week).

There are a lot of ham & cheese sandwch recipes out there that are similar to this one (like this one), but they’re more complicated. I’m sure more complicated means more delicious, but these are super easy, super quick, and the kids love them!

The most complicated part of this recipe (if you can consider it even complicated) is to make sure to dry off the lunchmeat with a paper towel before assembling the sandwich. This will make sure your sandwich doesn’t get too soggy while it bakes.

The beauty of this “recipe” is that you could use any meat you want (like turkey or roast beef) and you could use any cheese you want (like American or Mozzarella or Cheddar) and you can use any rolls you want (I use hamburger buns, but feel free to get fancy and try Kaiser rolls!) You can serve as many people as you need (just get more ingredients – no fancy measuring needed.) It’s a beauty!

hot ham and cheese sandwiches wrapped in foil and baked in the oven until cheese is melty and delicious

Looking for more hot sandwich ideas? Try these!

Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Easy and delicious hot sandwiches ready in just 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jayme


  • Mayonnaise or mustard
  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • 4 slices Cheese
  • 8 slices Deli ham


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Spread mayonnaise (or mustard) on the buns (as much or as little as you like).
  • Make sure the deli meat is "toweled off" to remove any moisture (you can skip this step, but I find that when I do, the sandwiches turn out a little soggier than I want them to.)
  • Place a slice of cheese and 2 slices of ham on the bottom buns; put tops back on.
  • Wrap sandwiches in foil and put on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Mary Michel October 19, 2021, 9:44 am

    My mother (who is passed) always made a version of the for me and my nine brothers and sisters. The one difference is instead of condiments, she put a little butter. It would bring out such a wonderful flavor from the chip chop ham and cheese. I often make them when I need something quick and easy. The question I have is she always gave them a name and for the life of me and my siblings we can’t remember what that was. Any ideas?

    • Carla Short October 25, 2022, 1:50 pm

      My mother called these sandwiches Yumbo’s.


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