Grilled Cheese Italiano

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

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

sandwiches

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.
Makes 4 sandwiches
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Fontina is a semi-soft Italian cheese that can be difficult to slice or shred. To make this task easier, place the cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up before shredding or slicing.
When buying prosciutto, make sure it’s sliced ultra thin and layered between pieces of paper so that it doesn’t shred to pieces when you try to pull the slices apart.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 18g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 1100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.