Breakfast Grilled Cheese

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This buttery Breakfast Grilled Cheese with ham is the perfect weekend brunch or easy one-pan breakfast.

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A good grilled cheese is a thing of beauty.

It’s easy. Comforting. Brings you back to childhood. Somehow, a warm, gooey grilled cheese makes things feel just a little bit better.

Grilled cheese and soup night is certainly a thing in our house. There are just some days where you are too exhausted to cook or the weight of life is just a bit too heavy. You know those days.

When I do not want to cook, and when I need some comfort food, a grilled cheese is a go-to. It’s a once in a while treat, it’s nostalgic, and it’s delicious.

Not to mention, a grilled cheese is so versatile. Like this buttery, brunch-worthy grilled ham and cheese with a perfectly fried egg, peppery arugula, and tangy, bold Dijon mustard.

One morning, I created this grilled ham and cheese using ingredients I had on hand. I was inspired by a combination of the classic Croque Madame meets grilled cheese sandwich.

My secret to an amazing grilled cheese sandwich? Dijon mustard.

Hear me out.

I first learned of making grilled cheese with mustard when I saw Alton Brown do it on TV, and have been obsessed since. Dijon mustard gives a grilled cheese sandwich a whole new depth of bold, spicy flavor.

My favorite Dijon mustard is Maille Dijon Originale Mustard. I’m always experimenting with their mustard to create balanced, sweet-meets-savory recipes, such as this grilled cheese and ham or a Chicken Apple Sausage Skillet.

Maille’s mustards are creamy, balanced, and high-quality. While I used Maille Dijon Originale Mustard here, the Maille Honey Dijon Mustard would also be delicious for a slighter sweeter sandwich.

What’s your favorite way to dress up a grilled cheese? We hope that you make and enjoy this brunch-ready Grilled Ham and Cheese! Enter Maille’s giveaway to win a $500 brunch makeover at the top or bottom of this post!

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Breakfast Grilled Cheese
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Serves: 2 sandwiches
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices brioche bread
  • 4 teaspoons Maille Dijon Originale Mustard
  • 6 slices ham
  • 4 slices cheddar, white cheddar, or Gruyere
  • ½ cup arugula
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a preheated skillet and fry the eggs to your liking. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the fried eggs to a plate.
  2. Assemble the sandwiches. Spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each slice of bread.
  3. Layer two slices of bread each with 3 slices of ham, 1 fried egg, and 2 slices of cheese. Top with ¼ cup of arugula.
  4. Melt the last tablespoon of butter in the skillet and cook the sandwiches until golden brown on each side and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side. Enjoy!

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