Grilled Cheese Italiano

Looking for a classic dinner made with ham? Then check out this delicious grilled sandwich - perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter, softened
8
slices whole-grain bread
8
oz fontina or Swiss cheese, shredded (2 cups)
8
thin slices prosciutto or ham
24
fresh basil leaves
8
slices (1/4 inch) ripe tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Heat griddle or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • 2 Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Layer unbuttered side of 4 of the bread slices with 1/4 cup of the cheese, 2 slices of the prosciutto, 6 of the basil leaves and 2 of the tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each with 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese and remaining bread slice, buttered side up.
  • 3 In hot skillet, heat sandwiches 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted and bread is browned. Turn sandwiches over; heat 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and sandwich is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    1100mg
    1100%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    26g
    26%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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