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Ham and Cheese Sliders
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Sweet Hawaiian rolls are layered with ham, cheese, dijon mustard, and mayonnaise, and baked to gooey perfection. Ham and Cheese Sliders are a crazy good appetizer that is fast and easy to make for the ultimate party snack.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
Ham and cheese slides bring the flavor to the party. Ham and melted cheese, nestled in soft Hawaiian rolls, and then topped with a buttery honey poppy seed sauce come together in a snap to make crowd favorite Ham and Cheese Sliders.
Whether you’re tailgating or hosting a holiday, this classic appetizer is a go-to for easy entertaining. These sandwiches are also a delicious after-school snack. Ready in just 20 minutes, you can quickly put these sliders together any night of the week.
These yummy comfort food sandwiches are great for lunch, dinner, potlucks, or parties. Serve them alongside other appetizers for a finger food buffet or pair them with a favorite salad for an easy dinner.
Ham and Cheese Sliders Ingredients
- Rolls - sweet Hawaiian rolls
- Ham - thinly sliced
- Cheese - Swiss cheese slices
- Mustard - dijon mustard
- Poppy seeds
- Onion - dried minced onion
- Worcestershire sauce
Swiss cheese pairs deliciously with the Ham in these Hawaiian roll sliders, but you could also use other types of cheese including cheddar, Monterrey Jack, pepper Jack, Colby Jack, mozzarella, or provolone. You can even add extra layers of cheese.
You can use your favorite flavor of ham such as roasted or honey ham, or you can even use thinly sliced leftover baked ham. If you prefer you can also substitute other deli meats such as turkey, chicken, or roast beef.
Soft and sweet Hawaiian rolls work beautifully for this recipe, but you can also use plain dinner rolls, potato slider buns, or small plain hamburger buns. Don’t skimp on the butter when it comes to the topping. The butter sauce soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to the slider buns.
How to Make Ham and Cheese Sliders
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven or grill to 350°F, then use cooking spray in the bottom of the pan.
SECOND STEP: Slice rolls down the middle and leave intact.
THIRD STEP: Spread mayonnaise on the bottom layer of rolls and place them in the bottom of the pan.
FOURTH STEP: Layer ham, then cheese, then place the top layer of buns on.
FIFTH STEP: Mix melted butter, dijon mustard, honey, poppy seeds, minced onion, and Worcestershire sauce until mixed and pour evenly over rolls.
SIXTH STEP: Cover with foil and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and rolls are golden brown.
Can I make ham and cheese sliders ahead of time?
You can assemble these sliders up to two days before baking and leave them covered in the fridge until you’re ready to pop them in the oven. If you are starting them off cold, you might need to add a few extra minutes in the oven.
What can I add to my sliders?
Add a layer of banana peppers or pickled jalapeños in your sliders for an extra kick. You could also add some crispy cooked bacon to the sliders, either as whole strips or crumbles.
Can I freeze sliders?
Yes, ham and cheese sliders can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. Allow them to thaw for about 30 minutes before baking.
How to Store Ham and Cheese Sliders
IN THE FRIDGE: Wrap leftover sliders with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before storing them in the refrigerator.
IN THE FREEZER: Ham and cheese sliders can be frozen for up to three months. Allow them to thaw for about 30 minutes before baking.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
- 12 Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
- 12 pound ham thinly sliced
- 12 slices swiss cheese (8-ounce package)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- ½ tablespoon onion dried minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat the oven or grill to 350°F, then use cooking spray in the bottom of the pan.
- Slice rolls down the middle and leave intact.
- Spread mayonnaise on the bottom layer of rolls and place them in the bottom of the pan.
- Layer ham, then cheese, then place the top layer of buns on.
- Mix melted butter, dijon mustard, honey, poppy seeds, minced onion, and Worcestershire sauce until mixed and pour evenly over rolls.
- Cover with foil and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and rolls are golden brown.
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