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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is moist, fudgy, and delicious! It’s hard to believe there is zucchini in this bread! 

Summertime brings an abundance of zucchini around here. This year I did not grow my own as I had to kill my crop due to that dang squash bug! However, when zucchini is in the season it’s rather cheap. I love this vegetable for so many reasons but mainly because it can cross over from sweet like in this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, to savory. 

So we are officially in a heatwave down here in southern California, and let me tell you this heat plus being 8 months pregnant is awful! I woke up at 6 am to bake this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread bread, haha, I had to beat the heat! Trust me this bread is worth it! Its amazing, the entire family loves it! And the best part is it is refined sugar-free and made with healthy zucchini. 

How to make Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread 

This bread comes together so quickly and easily. To keep it gluten-free sub with your favorite 1:1 gluten-free flour. To make the bread vegan use a flax egg ( 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 tbsp water) in place of the egg.  

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 5 bread pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray. 
  • Start by mixing together in a medium bowl your wet ingredients, zucchini, egg, apple sauce, maples syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Next add in your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder,cocoa powder, and stir till just combined. 
  • Gently fold in your chocolate chips. 
  • Transfer batter to your prepared baking dish and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let bread cool at least 15 minutes before serving, enjoy!

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Yield: 8 Servings

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is moist, fudgy, and delicious! It's hard to believe there is zucchini in this bread! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini grated finely, 1 cup
  • 1 egg, or flax egg to keep vegan
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  •  1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 5 bread pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray. 
    2. Start by mixing together in a medium bowl your wet ingredients, zucchini, egg, apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
    3. Next add in your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and stir till just combined. 
    4. Gently fold in your chocolate chips. 
    5. Transfer batter to your prepared baking dish and sprinkle with more chocolate chips if you desire.
    6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let bread cool at least 15 minutes before serving, enjoy!

Juicy Turkey Burgers

These flavorful juicy turkey burgers are some of the best I’ve ever tasted! Made with 6 ingredients these will be your new favorite turkey burgers.

I can not believe how fast the summer has flown by! We are getting ready for the kid’s school to start this week. This also means my schedule will be spread very thin! They will be starting off at home which means I now will step into the role of teacher on top of everything else! It’s somewhat overwhelming but we will manage, day by day, am I right?

Luckily I have pretty much mastered the 20-30 minutes easy and delicious dinners. These Juicy Turkey Burgers are one of my favorite go-to dinners, especially when I just don’t know what I want to make or feel like there is nothing to eat in the fridge, ha! The ingredients in these burgers are simple, but they pack so much flavor.

The kids had no idea these patties were packed with zucchini. 

How to make Juicy Turkey Burgers

  • Combine ground turkey and shredded zucchini. Simply add both to a medium bowl and combine.
  • Add spices, the spices blend so nicely in these burgers and the flavor is incredible.
  • Shape patties, this can easily be done by rolling patties into six same size balls then flattening them our using the bottom of a measuring cup.
  • Cook stovetop in a large skillet browning both sides, 8-10 minutes. 
  • If you choose to grill these burgers they will have the great char taste! To grill freeze burgers 10 minutes prior to grilling, this will help burgers keep the shape. Grill patties 8 minutes, flipping once. 

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Yield: 6 burgers

Juicy Turkey Burgers

Juicy Turkey Burgers

These flavorful juicy turkey burgers are some of the best I've ever tasted! Made with 6 ingredients these will be your new favorite turkey burgers.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Combine ground turkey and shredded zucchini. Simply add both to a medium bowl and combine.
    2. Add spices, the spice blend so nicely in these burgers and the flavor is incredible. 
    3. Shape patties, this can easily be done by rolling patties into six same size balls then flattening them our using the bottom of a measuring cup. 
    4. Cook stovetop, add oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Brown both sides flipping once, about 8-10 minutes. 
    5. If you choose to grill burgers they will have the great char taste! Freeze burgers 10 minutes prior to grilling, this will help burgers keep the shape. Oil your grill grates to prevent sticking. Then preheat your grill to medium heat. Grill patties 8 minutes, flipping once. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Creamy Instant Garlic Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy to make in a pressure cooker. From start to finish this will take 30 minutes and you will have some delicious melt in your mouth garlic mashed potatoes. 

 Potatoes, I love them in all forms! They are versatile, inexpensive, and have a long shelf date. Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes will be the star of side dishes for your next meal. Cooking them in a pressure cooker pretty much takes all the work for you. Mashed potatoes always remind me of holidays but after having kids it seems as we serve them year-round, the kids are crazy for these! 

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I tried these a few different ways, as a garlic lover it needs the right amount. My favorite way is to first sautè the garlic in a little avocado oil, it really helps release that delicious garlic flavor into the potatoes. Next, add in the potatoes, pressure cook, stir in your butter and milk then season with salt and pepper. This is an easy and delicious recipe everyone will enjoy!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Yukon gold or russet potatoes
  • garlic cloves
  • chicken broth 
  • milk
  • butter
  • salt and pepper

How to make Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Step 1: Prep

Peel and chop your potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Keep pieces 1-inch or smaller for even cooking. Peel garlic. 

Step 2: Sautè Garlic

Turn your pressure cooker on sautè, add avocado oil, once oil shimmers add in garlic cloves and cook for 3-4 minutes till fragrant. 

Step 3: Pressure Cook

Now add the potatoes and salt to your pressure cooker, and pour in 1 cup of chicken broth. Close the lid and pressure cook for 6 minutes and quick release.

Step 4: Mash

Open the lid, add in milk and butter. Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more butter and chives for garnish if you desire.

Serve these potatoes with:

Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Creamy Instant Garlic Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy to make in a pressure cooker. From start to finish this will take 30 minutes and you will have some delicious melt in your mouth garlic mashed potatoes. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of Yukon Gold or russet potatoes peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup milk, 2% or whole work best
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Select Sautè on your pressure cooker. Add in avocado oil and garlic. Satuè garlic for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add potatoes, salt, and broth to the pot and place lid on the pot.
  4. Select Pressure Cook for 6 minutes on high pressure with the pressure valve sealed.
  5. Quick-release and open the pressure cooker.
  6. Add in milk and butter.
  7. Mash potatoes with a masher. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Garnish with more butter and chives if desired, enjoy.

Happy Fathers Day 2020

Happy Fathers Day to all the amazing father figures out there! 

More than anything I find the kids just love these holidays, which makes them so much more special! The day before both Kyson and Fiori worked on some pretty damn cute homemade cards. As a parent, those homemade cards are literally heart-melting. ❤️❤️❤️

That morning kids woke up bright and early, really they just can’t sleep in, haha. They dog-piled on top of dad and give him their cards, it was such a sweet moment. For me, if you haven’t guessed I show my love through cooking. So I made a big brunch with Fiori’s help who also told me every 5 seconds what daddy likes and how to properly cook… She’s 5 going to 13..😆

Needless to say, we made a pretty good brunch that included some fresh squeezed OJ, scrambled eggs, pancakes, Canadian bacon, bacon, watermelon, grapes, and coffee. More than anything I love gathering at the table and eating with the family and also friends. It is a constant reminder of what I am so grateful for, my family. I love that food brings people together away from all the tablets and iPhones, and well Fortnite in my case!

Later that day we hit my mom’s community pool for a quick dip and some vitamin D. Ed pretty much swam with the kids while me and my pregnant belly kind of just lounged! These kids of ours are so lucky to have such an amazing dad, like Ed. Next father’s day we will have 3 little ones to keep up with! Needless to say, it was a pretty mellow day, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way! Oh, and it ended and In-N-Out so not complaining about the dishes I didn’t have to do!

And yes my stomach has finally popped, hello little baby, we can’t wait for your debut, 17 weeks to go!

We love you, Ed!!! Happy Father DAY!

Tostadas { 15-minute meal}

These quick and easy tostadas are my go weeknight meal in a pinch! Crunchy tostada shells topped with refried beans, ground taco meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream. 

Easy 15-minute tostadas

This recipe is very versatile each person can select their own toppings and make it their very own, personal tostada. I’ve wanted to share this recipe for a while, there is no shame in quick dinners, we are human! With the kids home from school now some days are amazing while others leave me exhausted. 

Neither of my kids happens to be big fans of beans, but for some reason, they are good with refried beans. Once the taco meat is cooked and beans are warmed this meal is pretty much done. These tostadas will also come in clutch for meatless Monday, omit the ground turkey and you got yourself a delicious meatless Monday meal!

Ingredients for Tostadas

The list of ingredients can be as little or long as you like. Load them up with as much or little toppings as you desire. If you don’t have ground turkey on hand tostadas and leftover rotisserie chicken, a perfect simple and easy match. 

Here are other great quick and easy meals to try:

Yield: 10 tostadas

Tostadas {15-minute meal}

Tostadas {15-minute meal}

These quick and easy tostadas are my go weeknight meal in a pinch! Crunchy tostada shells topped with refried beans, ground taco meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Ground Turkey

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Toastadas

  • Crunchy tostada shells, store bought
  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans, warmed
  • 1 tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce, romaine and iceberg work best 
  • shredded cheddar cheese for sercving
  • sour cream for serving
  • hot sauce for serving 

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble ground turkey, onions, and minced garlic until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add in the cumin, chili, and garlic powder, cook till done about 2-4 more minutes.
  2. To serve spread warmed refried beans over tostada shells and top with ground turkey. Serve with toppings desired, enjoy!

Pizza Pinwheels with Homemade Dough

Pizza Pinwheels are everything you love about pizza rolled up and baked to perfection. The dough can be stored in the freezer for future pizza cravings, nothing beats homemade pizza!

I never realized what I was missing till I made my own pizza dough, wow, what a difference! Never buying store-bought dough again. This dough can be used for a regular pizza too, not just pinwheel pizzas. Pinwheels are a fun idea, the kids loved them and they would be a hit in lunchboxes, that is whenever we will be heading back to school…

For these pizza pinwheels, I went with the standard pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni. You could use whatever pizza toppings you love, get fancy, or keep it simple. Garden veggie is my favorite however the kids think otherwise, haha. You can store these rolls in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze up to a month. 

How to make Pizza Pinwheels with Homemade Dough

Pizza dough needs time to rise and this can take anywhere from 25 – 45 minutes. It will rise faster in a warmer climate. To make the dough you will need a food processor, flour, olive oil, salt, cane sugar, warm water, and instant yeast. 

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Start by adding flour, oil, and salt to a food processor, then process for 30-45 seconds till combined. 
  • In a small bowl combine your cane sugar and 1 cup warm water, stir till sugar dissolves. 
  • Sprinkle in your yeast and let sit till the top looks foamy about 5-7 minutes. 
  • Turn your food processor back on, with the motor running feed your yeast mixture through the feeding tube. Continue to process until dough ball forms, could take up to 1 minute. 
  • Flour a clean surface and knead your dough until smooth and elastic, the dough will be very sticky when removing it from the food processor. 
  • Oil a large bowl and add in your dough, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place. This will take about 45 minutes to rise and double in size. 
  • Roll dough out on a clean floured surface, roll into a rectangle, about 14 x 8- inches.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spread the pizza sauce leaving a 1/4-inch border along the edges. 
  • Arrange pepperoni over the sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. 
  • Start rolling up the dough on the long sides, ending at the clean edge, pinch ends to seal. Cut dough into 14 even rounds and place on a prepared baking sheet. If the top of your rolls looks uneven gently press down on them. 
  • Bake for 13- 14 minutes, until golden and crispy. Enjoy

Also, try Cauliflower Pizza Crust and Easy Mini Pizza Bites!

Yield: 14-16 pizza pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels with Homemade Dough

Pizza Pinwheels with Homemade Dough

Pizza Pinwheels are everything you love about pizza rolled up and baked to perfection. The dough can be stored in the freezer for future pizza cravings, nothing beats homemade pizza!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/4 cup flour 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Pizza Toppings

  • 5 oz pizza sauce, or more as needed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, or more as needed
  • Optional toppings: pepperoni & veggies

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Start by adding flour, oil, and salt to a food processor, then process for 30-45 seconds till combined. 
  3. In a small bowl combine your cane sugar and warm water, stir till sugar dissolves. 
  4. Sprinkle in your yeast and let sit till the top looks foamy about 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Turn your food processor back on, with the motor running feed your yeast mixture through the feeding tube. Continue to process until dough ball forms, could take up to 1 minute. 
  6. Flour a clean surface and knead your dough until smooth and elastic, the dough will be very sticky when removing it from the food processor. 
  7. Oil a large bowl and add in your dough, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place. This will take about 45 minutes to rise and double in size. 
  8. Roll dough out on a clean floured surface, roll into a rectangle, about 14 x 8- inches.
  9. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  10. Spread the pizza sauce leaving a 1/4-inch border along the edges. 
    Arrange pepperoni over the sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. 
  11. Start rolling up the dough on the long sides, ending at the clean edge, pinch ends to seal. Cut dough into 14 even rounds and place on a prepared baking sheet. If the top of your rolls looks uneven gently press down on them. 
  12. Bake for 13- 14 minutes, until golden and crispy. Enjoy

Notes

You can store these rolls in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze up to a month. 

Easy French Toast

This Easy French Toast recipe uses lighter ingredients but has the same great flavor! Perfect brunch for the whole family to enjoy. 

Sunday mornings are my favorite to whip up breakfast foods. Sometimes its an elaborate brunch or just some Easy french toast and fruit. Regardless of what it is the kids are crazy for brunch, just like their mama! Now that we are getting hotter days cooking is only enjoyable with the AC on full blast! It’s pretty much turning onto grilling season in southern California. 

Today we went with Easy French Toast, I used country buttermilk bread, which is always delicious with french toast. Any bread will work, use what you have! If you like a thick slice I would go with brioche, personally I like a lighter thinner sliced bread.  

How to Make Easy French Toast

This recipe comes together in a quick 10 minutes. You will need a medium-size bowl to make french toast mixture and a skillet or non-stick pan for cooking. Top with fresh fruit and maple syrup! 

Garnish Ideas

  • berries
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate chips
  • banana coins
  • nut butter
  • syrup
  • powder sugar

Love breakfast, you must also try Banana Oat Blender PancakesChia Pudding, and Oats Breakfast BowlBanana Cinnamon OatmealBlueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups + Video, and The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins.

Yield: 7 servings

Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast

This Easy French Toast recipe uses lighter ingredients but has the same great flavor! Perfect brunch for the whole family to enjoy. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk ( can sub any milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave (can sub sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 7 slices bread
  • maple syrup, berries, & powder sugar for serving

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs, milk, agave, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. You will need to add butter to the skillet for every batch your cook.
  3. Dip bread in egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated but don't oversoak or you will end up with soggy french toast.
  4. Immediately place bread on skillet and cook till each side is golden brown.
  5. Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries. Enjoy

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

This recipe for The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins is perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. These muffins are made in one bowl, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids LOVE them!

This recipe is my favorite almond flour recipe to date! These Almond Flour Banana Muffins came out perfect, the texture was on point! We ate them with peanut butter and oh my that is my favorite combo! With all this time we have at home right now baking has been a pleasurable pastime. After all, is there anything better than the smell of fresh-baked banana bread in the house. 

I made these muffins while my husband was putting the kids to bed, I felt like we needed a healthier snack during our Netflix time. I love the popcorn and gummies but my stomach hurts when I eat a lot of junk, its something I try to stay away from, the junk not Netflix! I added banana coins on top for aesthetic reasons but highly recommend they came out of the oven caramelized. 

Almond Flour Banana Muffins are truly the most perfect breakfast, snack, or grab and go eat. If the kids were still in school this would definitely make it in their lunch boxes, speaking of school 1 month left till summer break. Online learning has been interesting, to say the least!

These muffins may be my best baking work out of this pandemic, thus far! 

Well, enough chit chat lets make some Almond flour banana muffins!

Love baked goods also try, Banana Oat Blender Pancakes, Strawberry Pop Tarts, and Healthy Carrot & Zucchini Cake Recipe.

Yield: 15 muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins

The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins are perfectly moist, fluffy and delicious. Made in one bowl these muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and kids love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.
  3. Add in the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir till well combined and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, drop mixture evenly into your lined muffin slots. It should be enough for 14-15 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes then let cool on a cooling rack.

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes are a delicious breakfast to serve up any morning of the week. Made with hearty oats and banana these light and fluffy pancakes are kid-friendly and will keep you satisfied all morning.  

Nothing better than sleeping in on a Sunday and enjoying a delicious brunch. Personally I’ve never been a morning gal. I don’t mind getting up early just never that hungry in the mornings. Brunch may be one of my favorite meals, and breakfast foods, in general, can be eaten at any time of the day! Banana Oat Blender Pancakes are the perfect addition to your breakfast routine, you won’t believe how good they taste!

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

How To Make Banana Oat Blender Pancakes 

Made with 7 ingredients your likely have on hand, rolled oats, flour, banana, egg, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, cane sugar, almond milk (any milk will work). Start by Placing your oats into your blender or food processor, blend on high till oat flour forms. Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend till combined and smooth. You may need to scrape the sides down. The batter should be on the thicker side. Preheat a griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Grease griddle with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup pour batter onto your hot griddle cook till bubbles form and flip, about 2 mins per side. As griddle gets hotter time will decrease. Serve with a smear of butter or nut butter and a hefty pour of maple syrup!

Love brunch recipes, also try Kale, Broccoli, and Cheddar Quiche, and Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche.

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

 Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roll oats
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk (any milk will work)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, grind your oats on high speed till flour consistency forms, oat flour.
  2. add the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined, stopping to scrape sides as needed.
  3. Heat your griddle or nonstick pan to medium heat and grease with nonstick spray or butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto your griddle. Flip over once bubbles form and bottom is golden.
  4. Repeat until all pancakes are made.
  5. Serve with a smear of butter or nut butter and a hefty pour of maple syrup. Enjoy

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect meal for literally any occasion! Serve them as an appetizer or lunch they are so tasty even the pickiest of eaters will love them! 

On the rainiest of days, these Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches were perfect. Between our COVID quarantine and the rain, we could all use a little comfort food. Nothing better than a soft warm Hawaiin roll stuffed with melted jack cheese, black forest ham, then covered with garlic butter!! 

The kids thought these were so good! They even fought over who got the last one! I mean anyone will like these sandwiches they are amazing! Making them is a piece of cake, this is a recipe anyone can make! Personally I love sandwiches and lately I have been having a different one every day! However, these Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are my favorites to indulge in!

Ingredients you need to make Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 5 slices of jack cheese
  • 6 oz black forest ham
  • 5 deli slices jack cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp mayo 
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Love an easy meal, also try Instant Pot Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Asain Garlic Noodles, and Greek Orzo Pasta Salad.

Well, what are you waiting for let’s dive in!

Yield: 12 sliders

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect meal for literally any occasion! Serve them as an appetizer or lunch they are so tasty even the pickiest of eaters will love them! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 5 slices of jack cheese
  • 6 oz black forest ham
  • 5 deli slices jack cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp mayo 
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a rectangular baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. With a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have two slabs, the top and the bottom.
  3. Place the bottom slab of the rolls in your baking dish and layer as follows: sliced ham, jack cheese, mayo. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the baking dish from the oven and place the top half of the rolls on the cheese.
  5. In a small saucepan melt the butter and slightly cook the garlic. Stir in the parsley. Brush or pour the mixture on top of the rolls.
  6. Bake for 10 more minutes. Cool for 1 minute then cut sliders apart with a knife. Enjoy!