Insanely Tasty Copycat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

Denny’s is a diner we all love. Did you know you can make your own copycat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy at home?

homemade Denny's Moons Over My Hammy Breakfast Sandwich


Denny’s is known as one of America’s Diners. Everyone goes there, and it’s a diner we all love, and not least for Denny’s imaginative naming of their food!

I think that Moons Over My Hammy takes the gold, but how about The Super Bird, Lumberjack Slam, and Choconana Pancake Breakfast?

Three Things You May Not Know About Denny’s Slams

  • The Grand Slam pays tribute to Hank Aaron. The combo was introduced at an Atlanta Denny’s in 1977 to celebrate the city’s hero, Hank Aaron, who had crushed Babe Ruth’s 714-hit home-run record.
  • Denny’s served two million free Grand Slams in one day following Super Bowl XLIII. Denny’s aired an ad during the game, promising an irresistible free Grand Slam to absolutely every customer who came into a Denny’s between 6 am and 2 pm.
  • At the now-closed Manhattan Denny’s, you could order a $300 Grand Cru Slam, a special breakfast for two that included a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

To read about some more things you may not know about Denny’s, click here.

Ingredients for Denny's Moons Over My Hammy.

Make This Denny’s Favorite at Home

Did you know you can make your own copycat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy at home? It’s a great sandwich to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – it doesn’t matter which meal you choose. This sandwich combines sourdough bread, ham, scrambled eggs, and American and Swiss cheese. Does it get any better than this? I don’t think so!

Ingredients in the Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

The Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy is like an extra-fancy grilled cheese sandwich. By adding ham, scrambled eggs, and a second cheese, you end up with a sandwich full of delights. Serve this up with homemade hash browns or some country fried potatoes, and you have a hearty meal.

Cheese Choices

I like to make this sandwich with American cheese that comes from the deli. American cheese has its place, and the deli variety is much better than the cellophane-wrapped kind we often associate with this cheese.

So, go to the deli and buy exactly what you need. You may want to experiment with some honey ham or some Virginia baked ham to give this classic breakfast sandwich some extra love.

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Homemade Moons Over My Hammy sandwich on a plate

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Make your own CopyKat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

Now there’s no need to wait in line at Denny’s on a Sunday morning. You can make this classic Denny’s recipe at home and relax with your family. This is a wonderful breakfast treat that the whole family will love.

homemade Denny's Moons Over My Hammy Breakfast Sandwich

Denny's Moons Over My Hammy

Make this classic Denny's recipe at home.
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Denny's Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 1364kcal


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices ham deli, sliced thin
  • 2 slices American deli cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss processed cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • To make the sandwich, first, scamble the eggs. In a small bowl combine the two eggs, and the milk. Whisk them together until they uniform. Heat a small non-stick skillet over low-medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of butter of the skillet. Once the butter has melted add the eggs. Season eggs with salt and pepper. Stir the eggs continually until they have set firm. Set aside. Wipe out the pan, and place the ham slices in the pan. Cook the ham for a couple of minutes, flip the ham, and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes. When the ham has heated through set aside. Build sandwich by buttering one slide of bread, and putting buttered side down into the skillet, then add two slices of American processed cheese, then the eggs, then ham, the Swiss cheese, top with the remaining slice of sourdough bread, and butter the top piece of bread. Cook on low to low-medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the bread is toasted brown. Cut sandwich in half when serving.


Calories: 1364kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 596mg | Sodium: 3725mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Calcium: 1011mg | Iron: 7.6mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Teresa Weber

    I am looking for the reciepe for the cheese sauce that Dennys use to use in the English Scramble that they use to make, the sauce was like the cheese soup they use to serve… maybe just a little thicker…. If you can help me I would greatly appreciate it… Thank you, Teresa

  2. JRRJ

    3 stars
    This recipe looks great, but WOW!… 8 slices of Ham and 4 slices of Cheese for one sandwich? I really hope others are paying attention to the Nutrition Facts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a major foodie, and I do love this sandwich as well as many other recipes I prolly should not be eating (Diabetic) but I do reward myself from time to time (just gotta plan ahead).

    One Serving:
    1,364 Calories
    42 Grams Sat Fat
    596 Mg Cholesterol
    3,725 Mg Sodium
    78 Grams Carbs

    If that doesn’t give you a heart attack, I don’t know what will!! PLEASE be aware of these high numbers and adjust accordingly. I feel 4 slices of Ham and 2 slices of Cheese is more appropriate and you probably won’t even miss the extra slices left off. You likely won’t miss the after meal heaviness in your belly either.

    Enjoy your sammy, just don’t kill yourself in the process!
    Thank you.

    • Stephanie

      I appreciate your cautionary tale added to the recipe, perhaps some recipes should come with warning labels. I don’t judge food or recipes, I try to duplicate them. I provide nutritional information for the reader and hope they can decide if the recipe and the preparation method is acceptible for them.

    • Sarah

      I think they also fry the bread in grease or butter? You can also put the sandwhich(after egg is cooked of course) in the oven to warm up and brown the bread. I use one slice of swiss and american cheese. I do that as a healthier option. Or if you have a little mini oven.

  3. Beverly

    I love cheese, it is my weakness. I have to cut back on the calories, so would have to make a chose between the 2 cheeses. What a shame.

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