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Grilled Hawaiians Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Grilled Hawaiians

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"Grilled cheese only better! Ham and pineapple add a tropical touch."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Place up to 4 of the slices of bread, butter side down in the skillet. Top each piece with one slice of cheese, two slices of ham, and about 2 tablespoons of the crushed pineapple. Place remaining slices of bread on top with the butter side up. When the bottom of the sandwich is golden brown, flip sandwiches, and cook until browned on the other side, about 1 minute. Repeat steps with remaining ingredients if all four sandwiches do not fit in your skillet.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2007

Loved these! Great variation on grilled cheese when we need a meal in a hurry. Two suggestions: toast the bread first and put the pineapple between the ham and the cheese. It really helps to keep the bread from getting soggy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2004

Quite good! I used processed Swiss (can't compare to the real stuff) and fresh pineapple, finely chopped. Youngest kid didn't like it but she is pretty picky. All around good use of what was on hand and much more interesting than plain grilled cheese. I made it in a grilled-cheese maker, not a skillet.

Dec 02, 2002

Very easy and yummy!!! When I was a teenager I worked for Steak Escape Sandwich Shop and we had a sandwich simular to this called the HAMBROSIA...this tastes very much like it!!!! Next time I'm going to sprinkle some pepper on the ham. This is very easy to make too. My 19 month old daughter LOVED it! Thanks so much tball!

Nov 29, 2010

Had buns to use up so I grilled the insides of buns and layered cheese and ham on each side then pineapple in middle. Then wrapped in foil and into oven to warm/melt/toast.

Jan 04, 2007

We are still trying to use up some ham from the holidays, so I was happy to find this recipe. Pineapple works on pizza, so why not sandwiches? Absolutely. The pineapple is a fantastic embellishment and meshes perfectly with the ham and cheese. I used rye bread for another interesting touch. I set the heat between medium and medium high and cooked each side for about 1:15. 25 seconds in the micro to finish melting the cheese and to make the sandwich piping hot and you have a lunch fit for a king.

May 28, 2008

This was quick and easy and sooo yummy. You could even dip in pizza sauce and it would taste like ham and pineapple pizza! Great for a busy evening.

Nov 08, 2010

Great recipe, will make again. I cooked these in my sandwich maker.

Oct 16, 2012

Quick, easy, tasty, fairly nutritious and inexpensive. A keeper in a house with 8 kids!!! No changes necessary, we just serve with a side salad.


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  • Calories
  • 490 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1185 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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