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Ghostly Grilled Ham & Cheese

  • Author: Kelsey Nixon
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Give a Halloween twist to a classic grilled ham and cheese. This spooky take on sandwiches is easy, yet super festive and a great way to establish a food tradition with kids.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 slices of white sandwich bread
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss or Gruyère cheese
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • Dill pickle slices (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard



Butter each slice of bread and sprinkle with Parmesan, pressing to help it stick. Flip the slices over onto a work surface, Parmesan side down. Top 4 of the slices with the Swiss cheese, ham and pickles. Spread the mustard on the remaining 4 slices of bread. Close the sandwiches and griddle over moderate heat, turning, until golden, crisp on the outside and melted inside, about 3 minutes.

Using a ghost or tulip shaped cookie cutter, press the shape into the sandwich. Finish by adding sliced olives as eyes.


Serving Suggestion: consider making my Roasted Tomato Soup for proper ghost sandwich dunking.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: Halloween, Grilled Cheese,