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This ham and smoked Gouda grilled cheese sandwich recipe will give your holiday the perfect ending. A classic comfort food to have the day after Christmas, and an easy way to bid bon voyage to your family as they leave your home with a full belly.

Ham and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! Easy grilled cheese with apples, Hatfield® Uncured Ham and a few other delicious ingredients to make the day after Christmas! An easy sandwich recipe to serve after the holidays and use up your leftover holiday ham! #HolidaysWithHatfield #simplyHatfield #sandwich #food #recipe #grilledcheese

So you have a beautiful Hatfield® Uncured Ham on your holiday dinner table; we like to serve ours with pineapple and cherries. Friends and family will be gathered around, mashed potatoes will be flinging across the room. Uncle what’s-his-face is tying cherry stems with his tongue, and the evening is finally winding down.

Hatfield Uncured Ham - Christmas Ham with Cherries and Pineapple turned into leftover ham and cheese sandwiches.

Aside from everyone jumping into their pajamas and talking about travelling home tomorrow afternoon, you know that come lunchtime you’ll have a bunch of hungry faces to feed. What can you fix up to make sure no one leaves famished? Bingo! Leftover ham and smoked grilled cheese sandwiches, and tomato soup – classic!

Grilled Ham and Smoked Cheese Sandwiches with leftover Christmas Ham! Lunch Christmas leftovers!

Hatfield® Uncured Ham

Before we get to the recipe – let’s save some 💲💲💲 on your holiday Hatfield® Uncured Ham! And did you know? Now, Hatfield makes it easier to serve up a delicious holiday meal to your family, big or small, with the NEW smaller sized ham products available in ½ Pre-Sliced Pit Ham, ¼ Pre-Sliced Ham (With Natural Juices or With Water Added).

Hatfield Uncured Ham - leftover sandwiches - Christmas ham.

Have you tried the new Hams from Hatfield? They are all pre-sliced for convenience! In addition to the new pre-sliced options, Hatfield is an American family owned business, with ethically raised products that are high quality and simply delicious.

For a limited time only, receive a $2 rebate upon purchase of any Hatfield® Uncured Ham

We picked up our Hatfield® Uncured Ham at Price Chopper. It was super simple to find right in the refrigerated cooler section where all the packaged meats are. Hatfield has the best hams to fit the size of everyone’s table.

Hatfield Ham at Price Chopper

Shopping for your holiday dinner is half the fun. The rest of the fun comes in cooking and enjoying time spent with family and friends. Because they’re easy to prepare, Hatfield helps save time without sacrificing quality.

Recipe - Christmas Ham and Ham and Cheese Grilled Sandwiches leftover from Christmas dinner

Hatfield® Ham and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Let’s make grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with our Hatfield Uncured Ham leftovers and our delicious smoked cheese!

Smoked Gouda Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe for Christmas leftover ham! #ham #cheese #gouda #grilledcheese #food #foodie


  • Bread of your choosing
  • Hatfield Uncured Ham leftovers – sliced
  • Smoked Cheese – we like Gouda or Provolone
  • Thinly sliced apples
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Butter

Leftover holiday sandwich recipe - holiday ham leftover ham and smoked cheese sandwiches.


Making ham and smoked Gouda grilled cheese sandwiches is quite easy.

Spread the Dijon mustard on two slices of bread.

Dijon Grilled Ham and Smoked Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Add ingredients in layers on one slice of bread. First the sliced leftover Hatfield Uncured Ham, then a drizzle of honey, slices of apple, and cheese.

Grilled Ham and Smoked Cheese Sandwich Making

Place the other slice of bread on top and butter the outside of the sandwich. Toast sandwiches on a griddle over medium heat until you’ve reached your preferred level of toastiness.

Tip: With a spatula, give a firm press on the sandwiches to ensure they grill evenly.

Grilled ham and cheese sandwich recipe with apple and smoked gouda cheese.

To make this day after Christmas homemade meal even more comforting for your guests, serve everyone a bowl of tomato soup.This is the perfect send off for your friends and family.

Grilled ham and cheese smoked gouda recipe served with tomato soup. Leftover Christmas ham sandwich recipe! #food #foodie #recipe #delish #HolidaysWithHatfield #simplyHatfield

As everybody leaves for the airport, they’ll be leaving with a full belly and wonderful memories of an amazing holiday at your home.

Grilled ham and cheese smoked gouda recipe served with tomato soup. Leftover Christmas ham sandwich recipe! #food #foodie #recipe #delish
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Hatfield® Ham and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Easy grilled cheese with ham recipe to make using leftover holiday ham.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time14 mins
Author: Andrew Eaton


  • Bread
  • Hatfield Uncured Ham - sliced
  • Smoked Cheese - we like Provolone
  • Thinly sliced apples
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Butter


  • Spread Dijon mustard on two slices of bread
  • Layer slices of ham, a drizzle of honey, apple, smoked cheese, and top with second slice of bread
  • Spread butter on the outside of the sandwiches
  • Over medium heat on your griddle or in a skillet to desired toastiness

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