Ham And Cheese Frozen Sandwich

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 24m

Ham and cheese frozen sandwich

Are the kids heading back to school and you are looking for new and inspiring things to pack in their lunchbox? Freeze ahead or “frozen sandwiches”  are a great way to be prepared and helps to avoid the more expensive canteen lunch option. The trick is to layer the ingredients correctly to avoid a soggy sandwich. Use a spread such as mayo, oil spread or butter to stop the sandwich filling from making the bread too moist, and avoiding water based ingredients such as lettuce which don’t freeze well.

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  • 4 slices multigrain bread  
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise, butter or Alfa One Spread
  • 4 slices ham
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese


Step 1

Spread all sliced of the bread with the mayonnaise or spread – this will keep the bread from going soggy -

Step 2

Layer ham and cheese on the bread. Spread any other condiments between the layers of ham and cheese -

Step 3

Wrap sandwiches in freezer proof plastic, place in a freezer proof bag, label and freeze. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Shuba on January 29, 2015

    Do you pack it in the lunch box straight from the freezer or defrost the day / night before?

    • posted by Allie on February 5, 2015

      Straight from the freezer is fine. Perhaps do a test yourself and see if it is defrosted in time for lunch? That way you can be sure you aren’t sending a half frozen sandwich – nothing worse! Ax

  2. posted by Emily on February 5, 2015

    Freezer proof plastic? Does this mean ordinary cling wrap wont cut it?

    • posted by Cam on March 6, 2015

      I use the snaplock sandwich bags and they work fine. We do ham and cheese although jam works fine too and is often requested by my kiddos. Sometimes I’ll pop 1/4 avocado into their lunch box and they love to add it to the ham and cheese. Works really well at getting my preppie and grade 1 kids to be more independent with getting ready and makes them feel good to pack their own lunches. I love the convenience with a baby to look after as well.

    • posted by Erin on October 18, 2015

      Cling wrap is perfectly fine 🙂

      Mayo doesn’t freeze well it can seperate and go a bit yuck we use relish instead and I like to use grated cheese as I find it defrosts better than sliced

  3. posted by Katie on May 12, 2016

    Awesome recipe so excited to try it out! Just wondering, how long do you think this type of sandwich would stay good in the freezer? Thanks!

  4. posted by Sandy on July 15, 2021

    How long does it take to thaw a ham roll and ham sandwich please?

  5. posted by Chris on June 19, 2023

    Can you throw these straight on a sandwich press for a quick toastie? Or do they have to thaw first?


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