Recipe for Ham & Cheese Pretzel Melt

Tired of the same old thing for lunch?  Don’t want a boring ham and cheese sandwich? Here’s a fun way to twist it up!  Try a Ham and Cheese Pretzel Melt baked to perfection in the oven!



  • Box of frozen pretzels (I bought Super Pretzel Brand)
  • Ham (I used Virginia Baked Ham lunchmeat from the deli at my grocery store)
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Place frozen pretzel into the microwave.  Microwave on high for 20 seconds (this will be enough to de-thaw the pretzel but not to heat it up completely).
  • Pre-heat oven to 400°
  • Using a knife, carefully slice the pretzel in half, separating the top of the pretzel from the bottom of the pretzel.
  • Place the bottom part of of the pretzel onto a baking sheet.
  • Layer a few slices of ham onto the pretzel.
  • Add a slice of your favorite cheese on top of the ham.  (I used swiss cheese; my husband had American!)
  • Close your sandwich with the top of the pretzel and then add any pretzel salt if desired.
  • Bake in 400° oven for about 9 minutes.
  • Remove your pretzel melt from the oven and enjoy!
This pretzel melt will be perfectly warmed with a touch of melted cheese and the pretzel will develop a perfect crunch in the oven!  These were so good we ate them two days in a row for lunch!!

xoxo, Food Marriage


  1. Sounds delicious! I have eaten them before but now I can make it myself!

  2. They are incredible