Grilled Cheese, Ham, And Tomato Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Tomato Sandwiches USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Comfort food with a twist. Sliced tomatoes give new life to this old favorite.
¼ cup vegetable
2¾ oz eq meat/meat alternate
2 oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Place margarine in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  • Lightly brush melted margarine onto one side of each piece of bread.
  • Place 1 slice of cheese, 2 slices of tomato, and 1 slice of ham onto unbuttered sides of bread. Top with the additional slices of cheese and bread, buttered side facing out.
    For 25 servings, use 50 slices.
    For 50 servings, use 100 slices.
  • Place sandwiches on sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 10–12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted. Heat to an internal temperature of 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds. Remove from the oven.
    For 25 servings, use 1 full sheet pan (18" x 26" x 1") and 1⅛ sheet pan (6½” x 9½” x 1”).
    For 50 servings, use 2 full sheet pans (18" x 26" x 1") and 1⅛ sheet pan (6½” x 9½” x 1”).
  • Cut sandwiches in half.
  • Serve 2 halves. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.


Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Tomato Sandwiches USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 2 halves Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Tomato Sandwich
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 654mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 6g25%
Total Sugars 9g10%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 470mg47%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Tomato, fresh: 3 lb 8 oz
50 Servings:
Tomato, fresh: 7 lb


  • Contains milk (cheese) and wheat (bread). Bread and margarine can be a
    hidden source of common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts,
    eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in food where it might not be expected
    (breads) and may be included in the ingredient statements as “spice” or
  • Serve a variety of foods during the week to balance out an occasional meal
    that may be higher in sodium or saturated fat.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
    Method A.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
Weight: 9 lb 13 oz
Yield: 50 half sandwiches
50 Servings:
Weight: 19 lb 11 oz
Yield: 100 half sandwiches