Quick and simple, these Baguette Sandwich Melts are my go-to recipe for an easy meal. My kids ask me to make these again and again, because they love the ham and cheese atop these fabulous open-faced sandwiches.
What kind of cheese should I use for Baguette Sandwich Melts?
We have made these with Colby Jack, cheddar, and mozzarella. They’ve been delicious will all 3 kinds of cheese.
Make sure you pick a cheese that melts well, and that will combine well with the ham.
We’ve used shredded cheese or sliced cheese, and these turn out great with both.
Can I substitute turkey for ham in Baguette Sandwich Melts?
Definitely! Any kid of lunch meat can be used. Turkey, roasted chicken, ham, pastrami, or even roast beef.
If you’re substituting the lunch meat, you may want to consider what kind of cheese goes best with the lunch meat you’ve chosen.
Turkey isn’t all that flavorful, so you might want to combine it with a strong flavored cheese. Roast beef has more flavor, so a milder cheese might be a better choice.
Is a baguette a sandwich?
Not exactly. A baguette by itself is simply a type of bread. You wouldn’t say that a loaf of wheat bread was a sandwich, and in the same way, a baguette is not a sandwich.
However, a baguette can be used to make sandwiches, such as these Baguette Sandwich Melts.
Tips for using a broiler for baguette sandwich melts:
The most important tip for using a broiler is to never walk away. Broilers require your attention.
While broiling, your food can go from not done to burnt in seconds, so it’s very important that you pay attention to your baguette sandwich melts. Keep the oven light on, and keep an eye on the sandwiches.
You want the sandwiches to have nicely melted cheese, and a bit of golden added to the baguette.
- 1 baguette (about 20 inches)
- 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
- 12 slices ham lunch meat (about 3/4 lb.)
- 6 slices cheese of your choice, or 1 cup shredded
- Preheat broiler on oven, on high. Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper for each clean up.
- Cut baguette in half, lengthwise, and then cut in half again widthwise. Arrange pieces on baking sheet.
- Spread 1/2 Tablespoon of butter on each section.
- Sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Layer ham on each piece.
- Top with cheese.
- Broil in center of oven for 5-6 minutes, checking every 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1517mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g
The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.
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