Grilled Cheese with Spam

This recipe is on the side of the can and also on the Spam web site. It makes a change from plain grilled cheese sandwiches, and is easy to do. I think that pan frying the Spam slices before grilling the sandwiches helps the cheese melt and the crispier meat makes a better sandwich. Again, be aware that Spam is a high sodium product and should not be over used in your daily diet. That said, enjoy.
Sue and my daughter, Amy say that Aldi's has this version of Spam and both of them like it better than Spam itself. Sue has and does freeze Spam. Slice and just cook what you want and lay the other slices out and freeze. That way when you are cooking for only one or two you don't have to keep eating it until it is gone.
Grilled Cheese with SPAM

Before cheese slice and other slice of  bread
1 can SPAM® Classic
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
8 slices white bread
8 slices American cheese
1. Cut SPAM® Classic into 8 slices.
2. On griddle or in large skillet, lightly fry SPAM® slices on both sides.
3. Spread butter on 1 side of each slice bread. On unbuttered side of 4 slices bread, layer 1 slice cheese, 2 slices fried SPAM® and 1 slice cheese; top with remaining slices bread, buttered-side-out. 
4. On griddle or in large skillet, brown each sandwich on both sides or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


  1. I haven't had SPAM in forever. I keep seeing it over and over and am wondering if I want to try it again.

    1. Well, don't let the terrible photo put you off. It is good we think and really works better in a ham and cheese sandwich than ham does. Just don't buy the low sodium as it doesn't taste like Spam. They do now make a smaller can if you just want to try it again.

  2. They also sell in the grocery stores the Snack packets which is just enough for a sandwich.

  3. Be still my heart! I won't get this grilled SPAM & cheese sandwich out of my head until I make one myself. Atlhough I do want to check out Aldi's version of Spam; I never knew it existed and I need to know how it tastes. And YES, the Spam does need to be fried first! It reminds me of the fried baloney sandwiches mom sometimes used to serve us. The hot baloney would melt the butter on the bread...such a wonderful taste memory!
    I don't use butter on grilled sandwiches anymore. I use mayo (Hellman's olive oil mayo, to be specific). It creates just as nice a crunchy crust with fewer calories.

    1. Yes, fried baloney sandwiches and we also fried summer sausage for sandwiches. I haven't tried the Aldi's yet, though I now have a can on my pantry self to try.
      the Mayo sounds like a nice idea though I really like the butter flavor.

  4. Oh, yum! That looks so good - we always keep some Spam on hand. Sauerkraut would be a tasty addition, too!


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