Ham and Cheese Sliders

If you’re in need of an easy comfort-food recipe for tailgating, holiday parties or events, or an after-school snack that everyone loves, this will do the trick.

Baked juicy ham and Swiss cheese nestled in soft, sweet Hawaiian rolls with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping.

Ham and Cheese Sliders - Baked juicy ham and Swiss nestled in soft Hawaiian rolls and brushed with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping!! Fast, EASY, and a party FAVORITE!!

Hawaiian bread is one of my all-time favorite kinds of bread and it’s absolutely perfect for the sliders.

It stays soft and tender in the interior and while the base of the sliders have an ever-so-slight crispiness from the buttery mixture that drips down during baking.

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Ham and Cheese Sliders - Baked juicy ham and Swiss nestled in soft Hawaiian rolls and brushed with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping!! Fast, EASY, and a party FAVORITE!!

There’s flavor galore from the juicy ham, savory cheese, sharp Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, dried onions, and Worcesteshire sauce.

While eating the sliders the term ‘butter fingers’ may come to mind. Soft, white, warm bread covered in butter is never a bad thing. As a bonus your cuticles will be extra moisturized.

Ham and Cheese Sliders - Baked juicy ham and Swiss nestled in soft Hawaiian rolls and brushed with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping!! Fast, EASY, and a party FAVORITE!!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

If you’re in need of an easy comfort-food recipe for tailgating, holiday parties or events, or an after-school snack that everyone loves, this will do the trick. Baked juicy ham and Swiss cheese nestled in soft, sweet Hawaiian rolls with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping. The bread stays soft and tender in the interior and while the base of the sliders have an ever-so-slight crispiness from the buttery mixture that drips down during baking. There’s flavor galore from the juicy ham, savory cheese, sharp Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, dried onions, and Worcesteshire sauce.

Ingredients:

  • one 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half (see directions for more details)
  • 3/4 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcesteshire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms; don’t pull the rolls apart and slice individually because you want to keep them connected. Place the bottom ‘slab’ of rolls in prepared pan.
  3. Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  4. Evenly layer the cheese.
  5. Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  6. Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls; set aside.
  7. To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  8. Add the mustard, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine.
  9. Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls.
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  11. Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  12. Uncover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until as done as desired. Baking time will vary based on the size of pan used, climate and oven variances, etc. Bake until as done as desired; watch to make sure they don’t burn since all ovens and ingredients vary. Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm and fresh.
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33 comments on “Ham and Cheese Sliders”

  1. These look pretty amazing (and cute too)! Ham and swiss is so good together but using hawaiian rolls and that luscious butter sauce takes them over the top! Perfect for parties too.

  2. Oh my gosh these look awesome. I have a recipe for ham and cheese sliders with a caraway seed and garlic butter. Still haven’t put that one on the blog yet….but now I’ve got to try this!! My family loves sliders :)

  3. These sound like heaven!! Mel would LOVE them!

  4. I could totally go for an entire pan of these beauties right now! Love how simple and delicious these look- so perfect for any occasion! 

  5. Well am I glad I subscribed to your recipe mailing list! These popped into my inbox and I’ve been hungry for them ever since! Sadly there are only 3 of us in my house so a whole pan of 12 sadly won’t be happening any time soon, but I can definitely see these being made for a lazy Sunday lunch. All that cheese and the glaze on top, they look sooooooo good!

  6. Hey girl this looks so yummy!

  7. I make these with provolone instead of swiss, and if I’m feeling especially decadent, spread cream cheese on the top “slab” of the rolls before putting it on the meat and cheese. So yummy!!

  8. I love Hawaiian rolls and this sounds perfect for football season coming up!

  9. I know what I’m making for Friday dinner…Thanks! I would love for each person who makes your recipes to have the opportunity to post pictures…

  10. Saw a similar recipe in a Cook’s Country’s magazine a few years ago. I bookmarked that back then and got involved. Glad I ran into this post. Now I have to make these. Thanks for the reminder.

  11. We love these little vittles! I’m wanting to make them for a potluck this weekend. Our church is doing service at the park. I have to be there early to set up so I need something easy. Do you think I could bake them the day before and put them in the crock pot to “reheat them” on low during our church service and then serve them?

    • Hmm, tough call as food like this is really best right out of the oven. I think people’s expectations after a service are lower and they wouldn’t be expecting piping hot food. My fear is that the crockpot could over heat them and actually start ‘toasting’ the bread and/or never gets hot enough to heat them through in the middle. I would do a test batch at home and see how it goes before bringing to an event.

  12. These are delicious! I grew up in Charleston, SC, and down south we make a very similar version using sweet rolls. What a great party appetizer! Thanks for the recipe. I love your site!

  13. Beautiful photos! I’d like to do a turkey/cheddar option in addition to ham/swiss for a party this weekend. Do you think I can use the exact same recipe just substituting the meat and cheese? Sorry, I’m vegetarian so I have no idea if the “sauce” would be good for this alternative combo! Thanks!

  14. Wow, this is my go to place from now on.

  15. I made these this morning for my ladies Christmas tea at my church. Goodness, they were delicious! Thank you for an easy recipe that could bake while I was getting ready. 😀

  16. I want to make this for dinner tonight. What side dishes would you do with this?

  17. I love how you cook your food look sooooooo good your the best

  18. Hey! I need to make these for a party tomorrow, but will need to cook them in the oven in the morning. should i wait to add the sauce right before i cook them or go ahead and pour it on now?

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