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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  • Adam J. Holland
    September 8, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    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.’

  • Shea
    September 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM

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

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