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Ham and Cheese Sliders – An Easy Party Food Recipe

Whenever I host a party to watch the big football game, or I am having guests over for a casual evening of playing cards, I always get asked to make Ham and Cheese Sliders.

However, I don’t mind because they are easy to make and I never have to worry about any leftovers at the end of the evening.

Ham slices and Swiss cheese layered between a package of Sweet Hawaiian Rolls and then topped with a seasoned buttery spread. Then it is baked until the cheese is melted and the buns are lightly toasted.

All that is left to do is to pull them out of the oven and slice them into individual sandwiches. The perfect hand held appetizer or main dish for any gathering!

ham and cheese sliders
Ham and cheese sliders filled with ham, Swiss cheese in between Sweet Hawaiian Rolls and then topped with a delicious Dijon mustard, buttery spread.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

INGREDIENTS

  • Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Cooked deli ham slices
  • Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • Unsalted butter
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Optional Ingredient:
  • Poppy seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making these Ham and Cheese Sliders is to preheat the oven. Then find a baking dish that is big enough to hold the package of Hawaiian sweet rolls.

You will need a 9×9-inch or larger pan. Once you have your pan, line it with aluminum foil and then spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.

Next, take the rolls out of the package, leaving the rolls attached to each other. Then use a large serrated knife to slice the rolls in half so you have one large top and one large bottom section.

Place the bottom section of the rolls in foil lined baking pan, cut side up.

Then take the deli ham and separate the ham slices into two even portions. Take one portion (half of the ham) and layer it over the bottom layer of the rolls.

ham and swiss
After you place the bottom layer of the rolls in the pan, add half of the ham then top it with cheese. The second layer of ham will be placed on top of the cheese slices.

Then add all of the cheese slices on top of the ham. Finally, add the remaining ham on top of the cheese.

Place the top section of the rolls on top of the ham and cheese sliders and set the pan aside while you make the glaze.

Glaze Instructions

In a medium bowl add the melted butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and poppy seeds (if using) and whisk to combine.

Continue to whisk until the mustard becomes incorporated into the liquid.

Then slowly pour the mixture over the top of the rolls. Some of the liquid will drain to the bottom of the pan.

Use a pastry brush to spread the mustard mixture on top of the rolls. Then cover the pan with aluminum foil and let stand at room temp for 5 minutes.

This will allow the sauce time to soak in and flavor the rolls. When you are ready, place the covered dish in the oven for 20 minutes.

butter and Dijon spread
Add the buttery mustard sauce on top of the rolls, being sure to spread out any clumps of Dijon mustard over top of the rolls.

Carefully remove the foil and check to make sure that the cheese has melted.

Then continue to cook until the buns begin to turn light golden brown, approximately 3-5 minutes. *Watch carefully so that the tops of the buns do not get too dark.

Remove the baking dish from the oven and slice into individual sliders. It is best to serve the ham and cheese sliders warm.

However, you can also serve them at room temperature if desired.

Enjoy! Mary

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Yield: 12 sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

ham and cheese sliders

Ham and cheese sliders made with sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped with a buttery, Dijon mustard sauce. The perfect party food recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12-count package of Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 12 ounces cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Optional Ingredient

  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 9×9-inch or bigger baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Take the connected rolls out of the package and use a large serrated knife to slice the rolls in half so you have one large top and one large bottom section. Place the bottom section of the rolls in prepared pan.
  3. Layer half of the ham over the bottom layer of the rolls. Then add all of the cheese on top of the ham. Add the remaining ham on top of the cheese Place the top section of rolls on top, set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl add the melted butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and poppy seeds( (if desired) and whisk to combine.
  5. Slowly pour the mixture over the rolls. Some of the liquid will drain to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cover with pan with aluminum foil and let stand at room temp for 5 minutes.
  7. Place the covered dish in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  8. Remove the foil and continue to cook until the buns begin to turn light golden brown, approximately 3-5 minutes. *Watch carefully so that the buns do not burn
  9. Slice into individual sliders and serve warm.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 516mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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