Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese | Dixie Chik Cooks

Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese

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Ok, so…

Have you ever used mayo in the place of butter to make a grilled cheese?

Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese | Dixie Chik Cooks

I just did!

It makes a very golden, luxurious crust on the outside of your bread.

Since it’s summertime and I have a plethora of fresh basil, I made this off the charts delicious Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese. Hillshire Farm®  Thin Sliced Honey Ham, Mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil on soft Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse ™ Oatmeal bread. Their bread tastes so fresh and is different than most store bought sliced bread. If you’ve never tried it, go here to find a local store so you can pick some up.

It’s now my new obsession.

I bought the main key players for this sammy at Walmart, and made them for a small get together at work. None were leftover.

The next time you make a grilled sandwich, spread some Hellmann’s® Real mayonnaise on the bread instead of butter. Just try it – trust me!

Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese | Dixie Chik Cooks

This sandwich just represents summer. That basil – seriously.

And I don’t know about you, but I dig when Mozzarella cheese does that brown crispy thing. I go for that first before even biting into the sandwich.

Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese

Here’s your printable-

Caprese Ham Grilled Cheese


  • 9 oz Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 16 oz whole milk Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Hellmann's® Mayo
  • Pepperidge Farm™ Oatmeal Sandwich Bread


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Slather one side of bread slices with mayo; add to skillet and add ham slices, tomato slices, cheese, basil.
  3. Top with another bread sliced slathered with mayo.
  4. Grill on each side 2-3 minutes and flip.
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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Adam J. Holland

    The mayo trick is a good one. Been using it for years. (Not only does it produce a beautiful gold/brown, it’s a lot easier to spread than butter.) — The sandwich looks beautiful, but I hate your guts for using the word ‘sammy.’

    1. Shea

      Thanks, Adam. But you know you don’t hate my guts 😉

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