Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders

Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders

If  you’re on Pinterest, haven’t been smooshed under a rock , or not in a coma you’re probably familiar with this idea. It seems like they’re everywhere and I’ve had them on my list to make for a while now. So once Super Bowl Sunday came around I knew it was time (regardless of whether or not we actually watch the game, we ALWAYS have Super Bowl food).  I love that they’re easy to make and can be assembled up to a day ahead of time and baked just before serving. Another big plus is that they are very kid friendly while being just interesting enough for adults to get excited about them too.

Most of the recipes I found used sweet Hawaiian style rolls as their base, but between the price and their sometimes weird texture, I wasn’t sold. I used just regular ol’ dinner rolls- soft, dense and deliciously enriched. :) I still wanted them to be sweet, though so I added a bit of brown sugar to the sauce and I loved the caramelized, sticky crust it created.

Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders
  • 16 White Dinner Style Rolls, cut in half
  • 24 slices Honey Ham
  • 16 slices Swiss Cheese
  • ¼ C Mayonnaise
  • 1½ Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 8 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet place bottom half of dinner rolls and top with 1½ slices of ham and 1 slice of swiss cheese. Spread about 1 tsp of mayonnaise on each top-half of roll and place on top of ham and cheese. You want the rolls to be snug together, kissing just a bit so the sauce can soak up into all of the nooks and crannies.
  3. In a small bowl combine the mustard, melted butter, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Mix until combined and evenly pour over the assembled rolls. Cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  4. Bake covered with foil for 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the tops are browned, and cheese is good and melted.
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Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders


    • Faye says

      You can also do this to make mini muffuletta’s. Just use ham, genoa salami, provolone cheese and olive salad. No dressing necessary…they are great and a real hit.

  1. says

    Where did you get the recipe originally? You said it came from Pinterest but didn’t cite the original site, blog, or book. I love Hawaiian rolls and would love to look at the recipe that uses them :-)

  2. yvonne says

    These were absolutely wonderful!! My husband & son are sometimes picky & want to know EVERY ingredient going into a meal..These had them going back for seconds :)

  3. Ashley says

    I made these for a party last night and everyone LOVED them! So easy and great for a potluck. Real crowd pleaser, thanks!

  4. Lauren S. says

    These are great! I spend so much time making crazy, complicated meals. These were so easy and the bf has requested these three times in the past 4 weeks. I love it!!! Thank you for such a nice quick and tasty recipe. I’ve been serving them with a butter lettuce and sliced radish salad in a honey dijon vinaigarette I make at home (to taste: honey dijon, olive oil, a little balsamic, pinch of salt, and some braggs amino acid).

  5. Margaret says

    We made these for an open house party and also provided a sweet spicy mustard that we loved. it was a hit.

  6. leana says

    made these for my family about a week ago. they are still talking about them. guess it’s going to become a regular in my house. thanks SO much for sharing

  7. says

    My sister in law made these last weekend and they were wonderful! I’m making them for a carry-in at work this week and next weekend for my husband and I. This will definately be a great “go-to” recipe for family get-togethers. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Jenny says

    I made these Saturday night. I used Kings Hawaiian rolls), Remoulade sauce instead of mayo (http://louisianafishfry.com/reviews.php?action=rateit&id=28), leftover fried crawfish tails instead of ham, swiss, and made the drizzle for the tops (I didn’t have poppy seeds, though). SO GOOD. My husband raved! He said he loved the spiciness of the crawfish and remoulade with the meltiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the bread and topping! I will be making this again!! Thank you!!

  9. Tracy says

    Just made these for dinner, WHOA! These things are amazing. I used a doz rolls and halved the sauce for family of 4 ,actually 3, since 2nd kid doesn’t eat bread. She is missing out big time. Maybe some day. Perfection in a sandwich.

  10. Alli says

    These are absolutely delicious. I had them at a super bowl party once and the lady wouldn’t tell us her “secret” recipe, but I’m so glad I found it online! :)

  11. Suzanne says

    These are a party favorite but I never thought of making them for a weeknight dinner. Can’t wait to make these soon!

  12. Krista Rachell says

    let me just say that I made these tonight for football game & oh my goodness! They have to be the most delicious sam IRS ever! Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Every party that’s coming up this season, they have asked me to bring them!!! The best!

  13. Kim says

    I had all the supplies minus poppy seeds but JUST had to make these…OH YES!!!!! Tthe glaze/sauce ends ups tasting like carmelized sweet onions!!! Big gooey, sticky mess of heaven on a bun!!! The kids ate theirs while I had mine in the living room with only the dogs watching me lick my fingers between every golden bite! No nibbles for them :( with the onion powder. Thank you for sharing this on pinterest…a new family fave for sure!!!

  14. Valerie says

    These were amazing. I used honey dijon mustard instead of regular dijon and the resulting sauce was so good, I wanted to make more to dip the sliders into! Great way to use up leftover Christmas ham!!

  15. Kelly Mabe says

    My mom had made these since I was tiny. They are a family favorite! She uses the tiny brown and serve rolls that come in a baking pan. Takes the whole thing out of the pan and slices it in half an just layers everything on it and bakes it all as one big piece. It’s a lot easier to put together that way and makes them a little smaller if you’re in the mood to share! Lol she didn’t use the brown sugar in hers though… Like a previous comment my mom used diced sweet onions on them but the onion powder works just as well. We used to fight over these and her sausage-cheese balls!!! Best holiday memories ever.

    • Heather says

      Hi Kelly! Baking it as one big piece sounds like a good idea. I love the way that food conjures up so many memories!

  16. sarah says

    WOW!!! Delish! Made these (without the poppy seeds…didn’t have any)and after literally one bite my husband turned to me and yelled “WRITE THIS DOWN!!!” Thank you!

  17. says

    My 15 yr. old dd was my helper in the kitchen tonight. I thought this was a simple enough meal for her to learn. I have seen these before, but I think it was your picture that made me try them for tonight. Well, it was a big hit with everyone…..it’s definitly a “mom, make this again” meal. We had it with a salad and Guacamole Dip with Tortilla chips, and your Cranberry Fluff that my 13 yr. old made. Supper was great tonight….and so simple.
    Thanks to you Heather.

  18. Theresa says

    I made this as a light supper for a bunch of picky women. They. Loved. It. Two reasons: excellent taste and small, perfect portions. Another woman in the group said she had made a version of these, but loved your glaze much better.

    I used Black Forest Ham and muenster cheese, served it with a green salad laced with fresh strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries, glazed pecans and raspberry vinegrette.

    Thanks so much for posting this.

  19. Tawnya says

    I just made these last night and they were amazing!!! My kids LOVED them!! The only thing I did different was used onion and poppy seed bun from our local grocer! Its worth a try!

  20. Sharon says

    We tried this for a party after the Richmond, VA Nascar race. We used the King Hawaiian rolls. They we FABULOUS!!!!!

  21. Robin says

    Made these today without onion powder since I was out. Should have taken them out a minute sooner (after 5 mins instead of 6 w/o foil) but otherwise we all agreed they were delicious and worth making again. Thanks for sharing!!

  22. Laura says

    Just made this tonight and it was AWESOME! Hands down the best sandwich I’ve ever had! I used store made onion rolls instead and made a dipping sauce using honey and honey dijon mustard. Also used the pre-packaged brown sugar Hillshire Farm Ham and Sargento Swiss. Loved it!!! Thank You!

  23. Susanne says

    Made them for girls night last night and they were a HIT. Made half with ham/swiss and half with turkey/cheddar. I used fresh minced shallot intead of the onion powder. YUM!

  24. ANGELA REIMUS says

    I made these last weekend and they were AMAZING. It’s going to be hard not to make them once a week. The only thing I did differently was use a pack of 12 dinner rolls because I couldn’t find a pack of 16 – also, 12 fit perfectly in the baking pan I was using. I still used the same amount of “sauce” and it came out perfectly sweet and carmelized!

  25. Sarah Shelman says

    I made these yesterday Heather. SoOo good. I am making a bunch next time to put in the freezer for Roberts lunches. He is in love with them. I think you’re awesome 😉

  26. Kim White says

    My recipe is close to this, and I actually make up about 40 sliders, wrap each in foil, pop in the freezer. When you want a couple, 350 oven for about 15-20 minutes–The best..


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