Always a hit for game day or anytime you need a quick and delicious lunch or dinner. These sliders are filled with ham, gooey cheese while the soft and squishy Hawaiian rolls are topped with a savory butter drizzle and showered with poppy seeds.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
The brightly orange colored bags of Hawaiian sweet rolls are always one of the first items to greet me as I enter the deli section of my local super market. They’re hard to pass up.
These classic ham and cheese sliders are a favorite to bake up for almost any occasion where a crowd has gathered and were often on the menu when my house was filled with high school kids on the regular. I miss those days.
These sliders are also a must for game day. I serve them next to a batch of hot antipasto squares, both are always a hit!! Have these ready for the half-time show and watch them disappear. I highly suggest doubling the recipe.
What Do You Top Ham and Cheese Sliders With?
BUTTER (which is why they taste so good) as well as honey mustard, dried onion, Worcestershire sauce and a generous amount of poppy seeds. It’s such a delicious mixture, you’ll soon understand why these are so popular.
What Goes With Ham and Cheese Sliders?
It really depends on the occasion, but here are a few ideas…
For birthdays serve these gooey sandwiches with the Best Yellow Birthday Cake.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Minced Garlic Instead of Minced Onions?
Yes, garlic works great in this recipe and you can either substitute for the onions or use them in combination.
Can I Use Leftover Baked Ham?
Absolutely. This is a great way to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Thinner slices work best.
Can I Make This Ahead of Time?
Make the sandwiches up to the point where you pour the butter mixture over the top. Place the meat and cheese filled buns in the refrigerator (wrapped) and pull them out when you’re ready to bake. You can put together the sauce and reheat it when you are ready to use it.
Can I Use a Different Kind of Mustard?
Instead of honey mustard feel free to use Dijon, yellow mustard or any other flavored mustard you might prefer.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
- 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
- 8 oz Swiss cheese, sliced
- 9 oz honey ham or regular thinly sliced ham
- 4 tbsps butter
- 1 tbsp honey mustard
- 1 tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place two sheets of aluminum foil next to each other on the sheet pan (these will be used to wrap up/enclose the sandwiches).
- Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls through the center, keeping them connected on the top and the bottom. You will end up with a large piece of tops and bottoms that are still intact individually.
- Place the bottom section of the rolls onto the foil and arrange ham and cheese slices to completely cover the sweet rolls. Place the top half of the buns on top of the meat and cheese.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, slowly melt butter along with mustard, dried onion, poppy seeds and Worcestershire sauce. Pour 3/4 of this sauce over the top of the rolls.
- Wrap foil upwards and around the sandwiches and bake on a sheet pan for 15 minutes.
- Rewarm leftover butter sauce slightly on the stove or in the microwave and pour evenly over the baked sandwiches.
- Cut sandwiches into individual rolls and serve warm.
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