Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with a Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 12, 2012

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with a Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Sweet, salty, smoky and of course, cheesy, this sandwich has all your favorite flavors wrapped up into one.  Between two piece of multi-grain bread lie thins slices of jalapeno, pineapple and ham between cheddar cheese.  If you wanted to go the extra step, you could brush the pineapple with teriyaki sauce for an extra flavor boost.  For more recipe ideas, read my other blog post about this ultimate comfort food.

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese


8 slices of multigrain bread
¼ pineapple, sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp butter, divided
1 tbsp olive oil
1 jalapeno, deseeded and sliced
8 slices of deli ham
1-cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a small pan over medium heat.
Add pineapple and brown sugar and sauté until golden turning once - about 3 minutes per side.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Assemble sandwiches by placing dividing cheese amongst four slices of bread.
Next stack some ham followed by a roughly three slices of pineapple and top with a few jalapeno slices.
Close the sandwich with another slice of bread.
In a large pan heat the rest of the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
Add sandwiches to the pan and fry until golden brown - about 3 minutes per side.
Slide onto a plate and slice diagonally.
Serve immediately with a bowl of piping hot soup.

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ATasteOfMadness's picture

Oh boy. This looks like my kind of sandwich! Grilled cheese with anything.. I love it!