This buttery Grilled Ham and Cheese is the perfect weekend brunch or easy one-pan breakfast! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Maille.
A good grilled cheese is a thing of beauty.
It’s easy. Comforting. Brings you back to childhood. Somehow, a warm, gooey grilled cheese makes things feel just a little bit better.
Grilled cheese and soup night is certainly a thing in our house. There are just some days where you are too exhausted to cook or the weight of life is just a bit too heavy. You know those days.
When I do not want to cook, and when I need some comfort food, a grilled cheese is a go-to. It’s a once in a while treat, it’s nostalgic, and it’s delicious.
Not to mention, a grilled cheese is so versatile. Like this buttery, brunch-worthy grilled ham and cheese with a perfectly fried egg, peppery arugula, and tangy, bold Dijon mustard.
One morning, I created this grilled ham and cheese using ingredients I had on hand. I was inspired by a combination of the classic Croque Madame meets grilled cheese sandwich.
My secret to an amazing grilled cheese sandwich? Dijon mustard.
Hear me out.
I first learned of making grilled cheese with mustard when I saw Alton Brown do it on TV, and have been obsessed since. Dijon mustard gives a grilled cheese sandwich a whole new depth of bold, spicy flavor.
My favorite Dijon mustard is Maille Dijon Originale Mustard. I’m always experimenting with their mustard to create balanced, sweet-meets-savory recipes, such as this grilled cheese and ham or a Chicken Apple Sausage Skillet.
Maille’s mustards are creamy, balanced, and high-quality. While I used Maille Dijon Originale Mustard here, the Maille Honey Dijon Mustard would also be delicious for a slighter sweeter sandwich.
What’s your favorite way to dress up a grilled cheese? We hope that you make and enjoy this brunch-ready Grilled Ham and Cheese! Enter Maille’s giveaway to win a $500 brunch makeover here!Print
Breakfast Grilled Ham and Cheese
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
This buttery Grilled Ham and Cheese is the perfect weekend brunch or easy one-pan breakfast!
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices brioche bread
- 4 teaspoons Maille Dijon Originale Mustard
- 6 slices ham
- 4 slices cheddar, white cheddar, or Gruyere
- 1/2 cup arugula
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Melt one tablespoon of butter in a preheated skillet and fry the eggs to your liking. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the fried eggs to a plate.
- Assemble the sandwiches. Spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each slice of bread.
- Layer two slices of bread each with 3 slices of ham, 1 fried egg, and 2 slices of cheese. Top with 1/4 cup of arugula.
- Melt the last tablespoon of butter in the skillet and cook the sandwiches until golden brown on each side and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 772
- Sugar: 8.7g
- Fat: 27g
- Fiber: 4.1g
- Protein: 48.2g
- Cholesterol: 244mg
this looks so yummy and mouth watering. a healthy way to start breakfast!
Danielle Rice says
Man! this looks so good. So simple, but probably have me dancing while I eat it.
emman damian says
I like grilled sandwiches especially ham and cheese. I like using sharp cheeses as it gives more flavor.
Okay, this is amazing. I never even thought about something like this for breakfast! Count me in for sure!
Lauren Ash says
This is so different but looks so tasty! Always looking for new breakfast ideas!
Erin Knight says
I like grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for dinner once in a whilc. It is such a treat after a long and exhausting day, I have no idea. Dijon mustard can make grilled cheese more delicious.
Cindy Gordon says
These look so delicious! Grilled ham and cheese is always a great meal idea!
Lavern Moore says
Looks really yummy without the eggs. So appetizing.
Subhashish Roy says
Grilled cheese sandwiches have been one of my eternal favorites. Love the looks. Feeling hungry.
Goodness. I love ham and cheeseeee! All the more if it’s grilled!!!!!!! Wanna go home and make one!
Wow, this just looks very delicious. I can eat this for lunch, dinner, and snacks too.
Sarah Bailey says
Now this is 100% right up my street and what a great way to kick off the day with some ham and cheese delicious!
That looks so good! I’ve never thought of having grilled cheese for breakfast before. I love this new twist on a classic.
Wow your sandwich looks mouth watering. You know what I am still struggling to make perfect grilled sandwich. If you have any tips for me then plz share
Heather Barber McMechan says
My friend grew up on grilled cheese sandwiches and still enjoys them. I like how this one is more of an adult version.
Wendy Polisi says
Oh my that looks delicious! Some homemade soup to go along with it too!
Melissa Cushing says
Oh my goodness….. this looks delicious! I am super hungry and this is screaming my name… thank you for the delicious recipe!