Recipe Swap: Ham, Brie, Marmalade and Arugula Pressed Sandwich


The theme for this recipe swap is 'Lunch'. I am always on the lookout for new lunch ideas as I feel like it's pretty easy to get stuck in the same ruts for your mid-day meal. There are probably a gazillion different sandwich varieties out there, but its not always easy to find one that you like.

I was assigned Jaida's submission of a Ham, Brie, Marmalade and Arugula Pressed Sandwich. I was a bit hesitant when I received this recipe because I was not a big fan of brie cheese. But I was excited because needing brie cheese meant we had to go to Wegman's. It's pretty sad that my closest grocery store only carries brie around the holidays and has a quite pitiful selection of cheeses throughout the year.

If you've never been to Wegman's, their cheese counter is quite the sight. After looking at all of my brie cheese options I decided to go with a mild and creamy version, hoping that the combination of mildness and it being mixed with other flavors would make me like it better than my initial brie tasting over three years ago.

Ham, Brie, Marmalade and Arugula Pressed Sandwich
Source: Sweet Beginnings as seen on theKitchn
Servings: 1
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    • 1 ciabatta roll 
    • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    • 1 tbsp. mild and creamy brie 
    • 3 slices deli ham 
    • 1 tbsp. peach marmalade 
    • handful of arugula leaves
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
1. Preheat a panini press or grill to high heat.
2. Slice the roll in half, spreading Dijon mustard, cheese and marmalade on both sides. Place ham slices on one side and top with the other half of the sandwich. Brush both sides with the olive oil.
3. Place on the panini press/grill and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Open the sandwich and add in the arugula leaves.

When I tried brie years ago and didn't like it, it was a much more solid form than what I purchased for this sandwich. The recipe calls for a more solid version. Determined to change my tastebuds, I took a huge bite of this sandwich and was pleasantly surprised. I definitely like brie cheese when its in this softer form.


  1. I bet this is great! I love salty and sweet combos.

  2. Brie makes everything better, this looks like a great sandwich.

  3. Yum! My husband loves brie - I will have to make this for him!

  4. So glad you decided to give Brie another chance. It's one of my favorite cheeses. And yay for going to Wegmans!!


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