Ham And Cheese Sliders

$11.09 recipe / $1.84 serving
by Marsha - Budget Bytes
5 from 3 votes
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These tasty little Ham and Cheese Sliders might just be the champion of all party food recipes! They’re extremely easy to make, perfect for feeding a hungry crowd, and they’re insanely delicious! With each bite you taste the sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls, the saltiness of the ham, the gooeyness of the cheese, and that irresistible buttery sauce. The combination of everything together is simply unmatched! And although these are absolutely perfect for the big football game tomorrow, they can also be enjoyed all year long!

Front side view of a stack of ham and cheese sliders on a plate.

Ham and cheese sandwiches remind me so much of my childhood, but these sliders are definitely the grown up version. My mom has been making these tasty little ham and cheese sliders for years. And every time she makes them, whether it’s for a family gathering, football game, or a holiday party, they are literally gone in minutes! Needless to say I consider these a must-have to enjoy during the Super Bowl game tomorrow!😉

Ingredients For Ham and Cheese Sliders

These buttery & savory ham and cheese sliders are made with just 7 simple ingredients! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Deli Ham: When picking deli ham you’ll often find thinly sliced or regular sliced ham. I tested both and really liked the thickness of the regular ham slices. It also allowed me to use 1 slice per slider, whereas with the thinly sliced ham I needed to add 2 or 3 slices to make it a full slider sandwich.  
  • Swiss Cheese: Swiss cheese has a milder flavor and pairs perfectly with these sliders, but feel free to use a different cheese if you prefer.
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: Hawaiian rolls have just the right amount of sweetness to compliment the savory & salty taste of the ham. They’re also the perfect size to make party sliders. If you can’t find Hawaiian rolls at your local store you can also substitute with bakery dinner rolls. Dinner rolls are a little bigger than Hawaiian rolls so you may need to add more ham and cheese to accommodate.
  • Sauce: The sauce we used to brush over the tops of the sliders is a simple combination of melted butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and everything bagel seasoning. These flavors combined give the sliders a buttery, tangy taste and compliment the ham and the sweetness of the rolls perfectly!

Recipe Tips and Variations

  1. Use Leftover Ham – If you happen to be making these sandwiches around a special holiday and you have any leftover baked ham, then this recipe works perfectly with your leftover ham.
  2. Turkey and cheese – Not into ham? No worries, this recipe also works well as turkey and cheese sliders! 
  3. Everything Bagel Seasoning – A lot of ham and cheese slider recipes use poppy seeds and dried minced onions as part of the butter sauce. However, we rarely have poppy seeds stocked in our pantry. The good news is that Everything Bagel Seasoning has those ingredients included in it along with dried minced garlic, sesame seeds, and a few other spices. So it works perfectly with these tasty little sandwiches!

Storing Leftovers

If you’re lucky enough to have any of these tasty sandwiches leftover, then just store them in an airtight container or a ziplock storage bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven until warmed through.

Front side view of a hand pulling one ham and cheese slider out of a casserole baking dish.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders

5 from 3 votes
These easy Ham and Cheese Sliders are a must-have for parties! They’re buttery, sweet, salty, gooey, and insanely delicious!
Front side view of a stack of ham and cheese sliders on a plate.
Servings 6 (2 sliders each)
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the rolls in half lengthwise.
  • Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9×13" baking dish. Fold 1 slice of deli ham and place it on top of each roll.
  • Add the 6 slices of Swiss cheese on top of the deli ham in a single layer.
  • Now make the butter mixture. Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and everything bagel seasoning to the bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Place the top rolls on top of the ham and cheese. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture over the tops of the rolls and the sides of the sandwiches. Brush several layers of the butter making sure the rolls are well coated. You can also carefully pour the butter mixture over the top if you don't have a pastry brush.
  • Loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2slidersCalories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 23gFat: 34gSodium: 1214mgFiber: 0.1g
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Side view of two serving plates of ham and cheese sliders with a napkin on the side.

How to Make Ham And Cheese Sliders – Step by Step Photos

Overhead view of 12 hawaiian rolls cut in half on a cutting board.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls in half lengthwise.

12 ham slices added on top of hawaiian rolls in a white baking dish.

Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9×13″ baking dish. Fold 1 slice of deli ham and place it on top of each roll.

Six slices of Swiss cheese added on top of ham slices.

Add 6 slices of Swiss cheese on top of the deli ham in a single layer. It’s ok if the edges of the cheese overlap a little bit.

Overhead view of melted butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and everything bagel seasoning mixed together in a small mixing bowl.

In a small bowl melt 8 Tbsp (1 stick) of butter in the microwave. Add 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 Tbsp everything bagel seasoning to the bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.

Melted butter sauce being brushed over the tops of hawaiian rolls with a pastry brush.

Place the top half of the rolls on top of the ham and cheese. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture over the tops of the rolls and the sides of the sandwiches. Brush several layers of the butter making sure the rolls are well coated. You can also carefully pour the butter mixture over the top if you don’t have a pastry brush.

Overhead view of baked ham and cheese sliders in a white baking dish.

Loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Side view of two serving plates of ham and cheese sliders with a napkin on the side.

Time to enjoy that buttery goodness that’s baked into each ham and cheese slider. Trust me these won’t last long. Serve warm and enjoy!

Overhead view of ham and cheese sliders in a baking dish with a hand pulling one slider out of the dish.
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  1. This is such a hit at parties. No one can even wait to sit down before taking a bite.

  2. This had no right to be so tasty! We didn’t have the Everything But the Bagel seasoning so I just omitted it. They were even delicious cold the next day! I Will definitely be making these again!

  3. My own mother used to make these sort of sliders individually wrapped in aluminum foil then cooked and each person made it their own way after cooking… Very happy memories. Do you perhaps have a different suggestion or substitution for the “everything bagel seasoning?” My children aren’t fond of the flavor. Perhaps just butter?

  4. These are BOMB! Thank you!!!

    No issues in this household making these. Husband even wanted a different deli meat and that was easily adjusted for half of the dinner rolls. But ham and cheese were *chef’s kiss* delicious. (:

  5. hi! these are lovely! although I must admit I was slightly disappointed to see that there is no recipe for the Hawaiian sweet rolls! I live in Spain and I’d like to make my own, so would you kindly provide the recipe?
    Thanks!

    1. Unfortunately, we haven’t developed and tested a recipe for Hawaiian rolls yet!

  6. I do not like Marsha’s recipes. I have found too many things missing, or unexplained in them. In this particular recipe, there are 12 rolls, 12 slices of deli ham, but only 6 slices of cheese? Which sandwiches don’t get cheese or is that a typo because she didn’t proofread prior to posting? Also, wouldn’t it be nice to give at least an idea of how to fold the ham?

    1. I am sorry for your visual acuity and reading comprehension issues. Perhaps a careful review of the step-by-step photos would offer you enlightenment. They very clearly illustrate how to fold the ham and layer the cheese. Of course if you wish to use different ham folds and cut the cheese to layer on each individual roll that is your prerogative. The budgetbytes team encourages all of their readers to make the recipes their own.

    2. I think your questions are answered in the photos… the cheese slices are bigger than the ham. How to fold the ham is also visible in the photos…

    3. I find Marsha’s recipes to be very thorough. I usually use the StepByStep photos as my first read through. It really helps me get the big picture.

      Thank you Marsha!

  7. These were quick, easy and SO good. The suggestion of everything bagel seasoning was genius! I normally don’t leave comments but have followed a handful of Marsha’s recipes now and she never steers me wrong, I am really enjoying her voice on the blog :)

  8. Add a layer of well drained crushed pineapple to the ham and cheese for this to take off to another level of awesomeness ;-). AKA Hawaiian Sliders

  9. Add a layer of well drained crushed pineapple to the ham and cheese for this to take off to another level of awesomeness ;-)