Cooper Broccoli and Ham Grilled Cheese

Slice Slice SLICE 6 6 SERVES: 6

There are so many ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich it should probably just be its own food group. Actually, that’s not a half-bad idea in general … but I digress. This Cooper Broccoli and Ham Grilled Cheese is just one of those many variations you should try. Because it’s delightful. And it’s a great way to sneak in some broccoli under cover of cheesy deliciousness.

INGREDIENTS

12 slices whole wheat bread
1 pound Cooper Sharp White cheese, thinly sliced
softened butter
1 1/2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli, steamed
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Butter 1 side of each slice of bread.

In a pre-heated pan, place 1 slice of bread, buttered side down. Layer 2 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese on the bread. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup ham and 1/2 cup broccoli on cheese. Layer another 2 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese to cover the ham and broccoli. Top with another piece of bread, buttered side up.

Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then carefully flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Check each side, cooking until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.

Cut each sandwich in half and serve nice and warm.