Hot ham and cheese sandwiches with mushrooms

Dietician's Tip

These broiled, open-faced sandwiches are great options for a quick lunch or light dinner. Instead of ham, substitute thinly sliced roasted turkey or beef for a lower-sodium alternative.


  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained and patted dry
  • 2 ounces low-fat Swiss cheese, thinly sliced


Heat the broiler. Position the rack 4 inches from the heat source. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and mustard. Place the slices of bread on the prepared baking sheet. Spread half of the mayonnaise mixture on each slice. Top each with 2 ounces ham, 1 slice onion, 1/2 of the mushrooms and 1 ounce cheese.

Broil the open-faced sandwiches until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 229
Total carbohydrate: 25 g
Cholesterol: 36 mg
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 21 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Serving size: 1 open-faced sandwich
Sodium: 1,195 mg
Total fat: 5 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1/2
Fats and oils: 1
Grains and grain products: 1
Meats, poultry and fish: 2
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Meat and meat substitutes: 3
Nonstarchy vegetables: 2
Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1
Fats: 1
Protein and dairy: 1
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Jul 21, 2016

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