Prep:  20 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Makes:  1 large loaf
Serves:  4-6
Average: 4.7 (15 votes)
Recipe by: Devondale
Make the ultimate ham and cheese sandwich loaf recipe with béchamel sauce. Serve your giant sandwich recipe as a brunch entertaining idea, also works great to use up leftover Christmas ham.
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The Ultimate Ham, Cheese and Spinach Breakfast Loaf
Cheese Bechamel Sauce
Cheese Bechamel Sauce
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add the flour, until combined
  2. Add milk and whisk constantly until the sauce is well combined. Cook and continue to stir for another 5 minutes until the sauce is thick and glossy and coats the back of a wooden spoon
  3. Stir through the cheese and mustard. Season to taste. Transfer to a bowl
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced). Slice off the top crust layer of the loaf. Place the loaf on it's side and cut lengthways down the centre of the loaf
  2. Spread the bottom side of the loaf with Dijon mustard. Top with a layer of ham slices, and a layer of spinach leaves. Drizzle over 1/2 of the bechamel sauce and top with 1/2 of the cheese
  3. Place the top on the loaf. Transfer to a baking paper covered tray. Spread remaining bechamel sauce on the top layer of the loaf. Sprinkle over cheese and transfer to the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is golden and loaf is toasted
  4. Slice the loaf in triangles and serve
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Great for a crowd
7 years 4 months ago
We made this after I watched the facebook video. Loved it. Sauce is worth the effort.