Friday, August 26, 2011

Grilled Roasted Red Pepper & Ham Sandwich

I love any kind of grilled cheese, and it's fun to experiment with different ingredients.  This is an Allrecipes recipe, and I first made it almost 5 years ago.  I came across the recipe again recently while looking through my Allrecipes recipe box, and decided I really needed to make it again, since it was so good the first time!  I spread pesto on the inside of the sandwich, and it was really, really good in there with all of the other flavors.  On the other side, I used homemade Creamy Italian dressing (recipe will come at a later date!).  Use your favorite deli ham for this one- for me, that would be Honey Maple Ham.  :)  We had these for dinner the other night with Yogurt Fruit Salad, using nectarines, apples, bananas, and pears.  Everything was very good!

Grilled Roasted Red Pepper & Ham Sandwich
adapted from Allrecipes
Makes one sandwich

2-4 teaspoons mayonnaise, pesto, salad dressing, or condiment of your choice
2 slices sourdough bread
1-2 slices provolone cheese
2 thin slices ham
1/2 roasted red pepper, drained and
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F. 

2.  Spread mayonnaise (or pesto, dressing, etc) onto one side of each slice of bread. On one slice of bread, place one slice of provolone cheese, then ham, red peppers, and the other slice of cheese. Top with the other slice of bread with the mayonnaise (or pesto, dressing, etc) facing the filling. Butter the outsides of the sandwich, and sprinkle a little bit of Parmesan cheese onto the butter.  Using a butter knife or the back of a spoon, press the cheese into the butter.

2.  Place sandwich on a baking sheet.  Bake in the hot oven about 5 minutes, or until top slice of bread has browned a little.  Flip over, and cook until the other side has browned and cheese has melted.  Cut in half, and serve.

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