Baked Ham and Cheese Mozzarella

Baked Ham and Cheese Mozzarella Recipe

A savory and cheesy baked dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or a potluck gathering. This baked ham and cheese mozzarella recipe combines the flavors of ham, mozzarella cheese, and a few other simple ingredients for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread (or any bread of your choice)
  • 8 oz (225g) sliced deli ham
  • 8 oz (225g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) melted butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Prepare the Bread:
  • Slice the French bread lengthwise to create two long halves.
  • Place the bread halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  1. Make the Spread:
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey (if using), garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix well until smooth.
  1. Assemble the Bread:
  • Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over both halves of the bread.
  • Layer the sliced ham evenly over the spread.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese generously over the ham.
  1. Bake the Bread:
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the cheese.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges of the bread are golden brown.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the baked ham and cheese mozzarella from the oven.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of color and flavor.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve warm as a main dish or a hearty appetizer.

This baked ham and cheese mozzarella dish is sure to be a hit with its gooey cheese and savory ham, all nestled in a crispy bread base. Enjoy!

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