Pineapple and Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Hawaiian Bread {recipe}

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so we’re celebrating by posting a grilled cheese sandwich every day. This Grilled Cheese no. 4. See all of our grilled cheese sandwiches >> here << .

Ham and pineapple is going to be on a lot of tables this weekend, so we decided to melt that combination into a Grilled Cheese Sandwich…

Hawaiian bread rolls
Obviously we had to use soft, sweet Hawaiian bread because though pineapple+ham is a classic combination on, say, an Easter dinner table, we always think of pineapple and ham as “Hawaiian” (as in pizza). Though we’ve seen Hawaiian bread in different shapes and sizes, we’re most familiar with the small rolls so that’s what we used. Plus, we love the idea of any thing mini.

Initially, we beheaded the rolls of their “burger-y” tops to give them more of a sandwich bread feel, but in the end, we just stuck with using the rolls as is. Because the bread is so airy and soft, when you grill it, the rolls flatten out quite a bit.
Hawaiian grileld cheese
We used sliced ham from the deli because these Hawaiian Grilled Cheeses are so small. A thick slice of ham cut from a whole or half baked ham would have been too bulky, but when you have leftover ham this weekend, just shred it or slice it super thin.

The pineapple is fresh, and also sliced fairly thin.
Hawaiian grilled cheese

by Sarah J. Gim on April 4, 2012 · 13 comments

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