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Ham Mayo Sandwich

Ham Mayo Sandwich

Ham and Mayonnaise Sandwich

This ham mayo sandwich is a very simple snack. It is ready in minutes and is great for a packed lunch, a picnic or a road trip. It is a simple ham sandwich that could not be easier to make.

spread mayo on bread

You can make this recipe as healthy as you like by controlling the amount of butter or mayonnaise you use, and choosing the right sort of bread.

We tend to make this with multigrain bread from Aldi which makes a pretty healthy ham sandwich.

Eating the ham with mayo on a piece of toasted Irish soda bread is also outstandingly tasty, but that is not really the same as this recipe.

go ham sandwich

Mustard Options

You can also add a bit of mustard of your choice to the sandwich to make a ham mustard sandwich if you like.

ham baguette sandwich
A ham baguette with mayo mustard spread

When we are in France we always look for the ready-made mustard mayonnaise that they sell there to make our ham baguettes on the fly.

Something like this stuff:

Maille Mustard Mayonnaise

This goes so well with a fresh French Baguette and some French jambon or some Italian prosciutto it almost cannot be beaten.

prosciutto baguette
Prosciutto in Baguette sandwich with mustard mayo

Anyhow, as I was saying a bit of mustard does spice the sandwich up a bit more. It is up to you. We used Hellmann’s Real Mayonaisse in these sandwiches, but you can always add some English or Dijon mustard.

You can also cut sandwiches into small squares and serve them up as a ham sandwich appetizer.

ham sandwich

Which types of ham to use in your ham sandwich?

In some of the pictures above, I have used some thinly cut ham from Aldi, but you could also try boiling and baking your own ham and using some homemade ham slices, like in this picture below:

homecooked ham sandwich
Ham mayo sandwich with homecooked ham

Or you could serve it up on toast like this for breakfast (or even with an egg on top!):

This home-cooked ham really does make a terrific breakfast the next day (check out the first link at the end of this post), as the glaze also adds a lot of taste to the ham. Great for post-Christmas or Thanksgiving for example.

ham and mayo sandwich
Ham Mayo Sandwich

This tasty ham sandwich is a very simple, quick and easy recipe for a sandwich that can be used in a packed lunch, whilst travelling or just as a great snack idea.

Let me know how you get on with your ham sandwiches, and which ham you use, in the comments section below!

How to make a ham sandwich

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ham mayo sandwich

Ham Mayo Sandwich

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This simple ham and mayonnaise sandwich is great for picnics, road trips, as a snack or even as an appetizer. It is ready in no time and requires no cooking skills whatsoever.


  • 2 slices of bread (white or brown)
  • Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 Slices of cooked ham
  • Fresh Pepper


  • 1 tsp English mustard (or other type if you prefer)
  • Butter (you may wish to use butter instead of mayo)


    1. Spread the mayo on one slice of bread. Then add the ham and season with pepper to taste. Close the sandwich and cut into two pieces (diagonally or in the middle).
    2. If you want a bit of a kick, add a teaspoon of mustard to the mayo before closing the sandwich.


Great for a packed lunch, picnic or road trip.

To make some appetizers: cut off the crusts after assembling the sandwich and cut the sandwich into 4 pieces, with two perpendicular cuts in the middle of the sandwich.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 554Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1865mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 36g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Friday 20th of January 2023

sounds great. will make for the missus

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