• Servings 4
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 10 min
  • Cuisine
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Khuana Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh or canned pineapple rings
  • 1 onion slice about 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced about 1/8 inch thick
  • 6 tbs butter, room temperature, divded
  • 4 kings Hawaiian rolls, split
  • 8 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 lb ham slices

This is a Hawaiian version of the classic grilled cheese sandwich that uses Hawaiian sweet bread, pineapple, smoked ham and Wisconsin pepper jack cheese. This recipe is courtesy of Wisconsin cheese.

  • Heat a saute pan over high heat and add olive oil and pineapple slices.
  • Cook each side for about 1 minute to caramelize.
  • Remove pineapple and return pan to heat.
  • Add onions and peppers and saute for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tbs of butter.
  • Add 4  slices of bread and top each with 1 slice of pepper jack, 2 ozs of ham, 1 pineapple ring and 1/4 of the peppers and onions, and another slice of the pepper jack.
  • Place tops on sandwiches.
  • Spread tops with about  1/2 tbs butter and grill until the sandwiches are golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, turning once during grilling.

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