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Jamón Serrano and Manchego Cheese Bocadillo

Written By: Byron | May 16, 2023
A baguette sandwich with serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and picollo peppers.

Jamón Serrano and Manchego cheese bocadillo is perhaps the best sandwich you’ll ever try. It is Simple, easy to make, and absolutely loaded with flavor. This recipe requires no special cooking experience or equipment and can be made in around 5 minutes! 

Budget-Friendly Recipe | Meat & Poultry Recipe | No Cook Recipe | Easy Recipe | Weekday Recipe | Lunch | Sandwich & Snacks | Made in 5 Mins

Serving:

Makes 2 sandwiches

Ready in:

5 mins

Skill level:

Super Easy (No cooking)

Serve with:

Potato chips

Ingredients for making a ham and mahcego cheese bocadillo are laid out on a kitchen table.

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Ingredients you’ll need 

    (makes 2 sandwiches)

    • 1 fresh baguette
    •  6oz (170g) thinly sliced Jamón Serrano
    •  3.5oz (100g) thinly sliced Manchego cheese
    •  1 jar wood fire-roasted piquillo peppers, sliced 
    •  Extra Virgin Olive Oil * (to taste)
    • Salt (to taste)

    Equipment needed

    • A large serrated bread knife
    • Chopping board

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    How to make the perfect Jamón Serrano and Manchego Cheese Bocadillo

    Step 1 – Prepare baguette 

    Slice your baguette lengthways, then slice it into 8-inch / 20 cm long portions per serving. Drizzle olive oil over the inside of the baguette, and season lightly with a pinch of salt (to taste).

    Step 2 – Build sandwich

    First, arrange some thin slices of Jamón Serrano on the bottom half of the baguette.

    Next, add a few thin slices of Manchego cheese, then the piquillo peppers, and serve!

    Nutrition facts

     

    Serving size: 150g

    Servings: 2

    Amount per serving

     

    Calories

    450

    % Daily Value*

    Total Fat 27g

    35%

    Saturated Fat 8.5g

    43%

    Cholesterol 53mg

    18%

    Sodium 2169mg

    94%

    Total Carbohydrate 22g

    8%

    Dietary Fiber 1.3g

    4%

    Total Sugars 0.3g

     

    Protein 28g

     

    Vitamin D 0mcg

    0%

    Calcium 0mg

    0%

    Iron 2mg

    12%

    Potassium 0mg

    0%

    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

     

    More Spanish bocadillo recipes:

    Want to discover more about Spain’s favorite sandwich? Check out our complete Spanish Bocadillo – Foodie guide

    Want to learn more about Spanish cheese? Check out our guide on the Types of Spanish cheese you need in your life!

    A Jamón Serrano and Manchego cheese bocadillo sits on a wooden chopping board beside some ripe tomatoes.

    FAQs

    How long does this ham sandwich take to make?

    Good news! This recipe can be made in less than 5 minutes from start to finish, and no cooking is required! 

    Substitutions for serrano ham?

    Prosciutto ham, Pancetta, Prosciutto cotto, Speck, and Bayonne ham.

    What’s the best bread to use to make a Spanish bocadillo?

    Use a fresh baguette or ciabatta sliced lengthways. Bread can be toasted or left untoasted. 

    How long will a bocadillo last when refrigerated?

    3 days if wrapped in kitchen wrap or stored in an airtight container.

    A baguette sandwich with serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and picollo peppers.

    Jamón Serrano and Manchego Cheese Bocadillo

    Byron
    Jamón Serrano and Manchego cheese bocadillo is perhaps the best sandwich you’ll ever try. It is Simple, easy to make, and absolutely loaded with flavor. This recipe requires no special cooking experience or equipment and can be made in around 5 minutes! 
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Course appertizer, easy lunch, lunch, sandwich, Snack
    Cuisine Authentic Spanish recipe
    Servings 2 sandwiches
    Calories 450 kcal

    Equipment

    • A large serrated bread knife
    • Chopping board

    Ingredients

    • 1 fresh baguette
    • 6 oz 170g thinly sliced Jamón Serrano
    • 3.5 oz 100g thinly sliced Manchego cheese
    • 1 jar wood fire-roasted piquillo peppers sliced
    • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
    • Salt to taste

    Instructions
     

    Step 1 - Prepare baguette

    • Slice your baguette lengthways, then slice it into 8-inch / 20 cm long portions per serving. Drizzle olive oil over the inside of the baguette, and season lightly with a pinch of salt (to taste).
      1 fresh baguette, Extra virgin olive oil, Salt
      A baguette is sliced in half and into 8-inch portions.

    Step 2 - Build sandwich

    • First, arrange some thin slices of Jamón Serrano on the bottom half of the baguette.
      6 oz 170g thinly sliced Jamón Serrano
      Ingredients for making a ham and mahcego cheese bocadillo are laid out on a kitchen table.
    • Next, add a few thin slices of Manchego cheese, then the piquillo peppers, and serve!
      3.5 oz 100g thinly sliced Manchego cheese, 1 jar wood fire-roasted piquillo peppers
      a Spanish bocadillo sits on a chopping board

    Video

    Nutrition

    Serving: 150gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 28gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 2169mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.3gIron: 2mg
    Keyword 5-minute recipe, jamon, manchego, sandwich

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