Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese Sandwich

I was in the mood to do something fun this past weekend, and when I mean fun, I mean something to make with the waffle iron.  By  now you probably know that I make some fairly crazy stuff from time to time. Things like waffle nachos, even ham and cheese waffles, and even bacon stuffed waffles. So this time around I was not going to make waffles, but something other using the waffle iron as my heat source. As I rummaged through our pantry, I decided to use up some cheap burger buns, along with some ham, and then some cheese, and to add a bit more flavor, a bit of thinly sliced onion. Was this good? Heck yes, it was great and had a crunch, along with nicely melted cheese to boot.

Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Let’s get started.


  • 4 cheap hamburger buns
  • 6 thinly sliced pieces of deli ham
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of onion, thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray
  • Waffle Iron

Start by heating your waffle iron on medium heat. Once it comes up to temperature, open the waffle iron and begin spraying both sides of your waffle iron with cooking spray.

Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Add the bottoms of each of the four buns to the bottom of the waffle iron. Top with half of the cheese, then the ham, then the onions, and the remaining cheese. Top with the remaining top buns, and gently press down on your waffle iron, locking it into place.

Turn, and cook for a few minutes. You can see that mine went a bit longer, which was fine, and had some darker marks. So keep an eye on it.

When you are ready, carefully remove the ham and cheese sandwich from the waffle iron, and slice and serve.

The result is pretty darn delicious. As you can see, it’s a ham and cheese waffle sandwich. The cool thing about this is the cheese oozed out when cooking and left this awesome crispy cheese ring around the sandwich. That in itself was awesome.

As I was about to come up with another idea the following day, my waffle iron decided to fall apart on me. Oh well, I have another one ordered and on its way. Can’t wait to come up with more interesting concoctions. Have you tried making sandwiches in your waffle iron?

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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