Who wants a ham and cheese sandwich when you can have ham and cheese waffles? Or ham and cheese lasagna? Sure, the sandwich can be made in just under two minutes, but this classic combination gets more creative and much tastier when you ditch the lunchbox sandwich. Try it in savory bread pudding, you won't be disappointed. Click through the slideshow below to discover 11 twists on this classic combination.

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  • Ham And Cheese Waffle

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://iamafoodblog.com/ham-and-cheese-waffle-recipe/" target="_hplink">Ham and Cheese Waffle recipe</a> by I Am A Food Blog</strong> These are no ordinary waffles; the batter has ham and cheese in it. When you cook the batter the cheese melts and the ham crisps up perfectly.

  • Ham And Cheese Quesadilla With Red Pepper Hummus

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://dashingdish.com/recipe/ham-and-cheese-quesadilla-with-red-pepper-hummus/" target="_hplink">Ham & Cheese Quesadilla with Red Pepper Hummus recipe</a> by Dashing Dish</strong> Ham makes these cheesy quesadillas substantial enough for a complete meal.

  • Savory Ham, Cheddar And Chive Scones

    <strong>Savory <a href="http://www.fromthelittleyellowkitchen.com/2012/07/31/savory-ham-cheddar-chive-scones/" target="_hplink">Ham, Cheddar & Chive Scones recipe</a> by From The Little Yellow Kitchen</strong> Who needs a ham and cheese sandwich when you can have your ham and cheese in a buttery rich scone?

  • Brazilian Style Lasagna

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.kitchencorners.com/2012/05/brazilian-style-lasagna.html" target="_hplink">Brazilian Style Lasagna recipe</a> by Kitchen Corners</strong> Ham, cheese, tomato sauce and pasta make up this Brazilian version of classic Italian lasagna.

  • Ham And Cheese Mini Frittatas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2012/06/ham-and-cheese-mini-frittatas.html" target="_hplink">Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas recipe</a> by Lynn's Kitchen Adventures</strong> These mini frittatas make a meal with egg, ham and cheese and are served in individual-sized servings.

  • Ham and Cheese Popovers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2012/03/ham-and-cheese-popovers/" target="_hplink">Ham and Cheese Popovers recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong> Popovers make a great substitute for dinner rolls. And when you've got ham and cheese in it, they'll disappear faster than ordinary rolls.

  • Monte Cristo Bread Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.framedcooks.com/2012/08/monte-cristo-bread-pudding.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=monte-cristo-bread-pudding" target="_hplink">Monte Cristo Bread Pudding recipe</a> by Framed Cooks</strong> If you've ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich you know that it would taste great made into bread pudding.

  • Mini Ham And Cheese Quinoa Cups

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://iowagirleats.com/2012/02/16/mini-ham-cheese-quinoa-cups/" target="_hplink">Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups recipe</a> by Iowa Girl Eats</strong> Get extra protein with your ham and cheese combo by adding quinoa to the mix.

  • Baked Eggs With Ham, Cheddar And Chives

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2012/07/baked-eggs-with-ham-cheddar-and-chives.html" target="_hplink">Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar and Chives recipe</a> by For the Love of Cooking</strong> Breakfast doesn't get much better than baked eggs with all the right fixings.

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Roasted Red Peppers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://kitchenconfidante.com/grilled-cheese-sandwich-with-roasted-red-peppers-iberico-ham-on-triple-cheese-bread-recipe" target="_hplink">Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers & Ibérico Ham recipe</a> by Kitchen Confidante</strong> This might be the best grilled cheese sandwich you've ever had. It's made with Colby Jack cheese, roasted red peppers and Iberico ham.

  • Ham And Cheese Pretzel Bites

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2012/2/27/ham-cheese-pretzel-bites.html/" target="_hplink">Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites recipe</a> by Pip and Ebby</strong> Ham and cheese are rolled in pretzel dough and baked to golden and crispy perfection.

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