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“Since I was dining alone tonight and had been in the kitchen baking all day, I threw this sammie together with what I had on hand in the refrigerator. It was heavenly!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 2 tablespoons garlic & herb spreadable cheese (I used Alouette Garlic & Herbs Creme de Brie)
  • 1 tablespoon sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian cheese blend, finely grated
  • 2 ounces honey-roasted ham, thinly deli sliced
  • 2 tablespoons leftover caramelized onions


  1. Preheat oven to 425*.
  2. Place both slices of bread on a cookie sheet. On one, spread garlic herb cheese, sprinkle with cheddar. On the other slice, layer ham, caramelized onion and top with italian cheese blend. Leave sandsich open.
  3. Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes until cheese begins to bubble and all ingredients are heated through. *You could also use a panini press or do this sandwich grilled-cheese style. Just butter the outsides of bread or brush with olive oil. If doing in a skillet on the stovetop, I typically cook over med or med-low heat and put a lid over the sandwich so that everything gets heated and melty before the bread over-browns.
  4. Note: I used caramelized onions I'd made earlier by very thinly slicing 1/2 of a sweet maui onion and sauteeing in butter til brown, then added 1/8 t kosher salt and black pepper and 1 T brown sugar til glazed.

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