Looking for the perfect snack? You have to try my Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders! Hawaiian rolls are layered up with thin slices of ham and Swiss cheese, then the rolls are covered in a delicious melted butter flavored with mustard, Worcestershire sauce and poppy seeds.
Ham and Swiss Sliders
These baked ham and cheese sliders make the perfect game day or movie night snack, as they can be made up in advance and baked when you are ready to eat.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this quick and easy snack. They are also great fun to prepare with kids, get them involved in melting the butter, assembling the rolls and layering them up before baking.
Ham and cheese sliders are a great snack over the busy holiday period and the ideal way to use up leftover ham from your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
When I bake Hawaiian ham and Swiss sliders it would be fair to say that I never have any leftovers. However, if you do, they taste great warmed up or served cold the next day for a quick and easy lunch.
- BUTTER: you can use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe.
- MUSTARD: I add Dijon mustard to the butter mixture as it has a great mild mustard flavor. You can add yellow mustard if you want an extra kick of heat.
- WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE: I add a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to the melted butter mixture as it adds great savory flavor.
- SEEDS: I use poppy seeds for crunch and texture.
- FLAVORING: I flavor the melted butter and mustard mixture with onion powder, garlic powder and dried parsley.
- ROLLS: I use a 12 pack of mini Hawaiian rolls.
- HAM: I like to go for thinly sliced deli ham, but you can use a thicker cut ham if you prefer. Use any flavor of ham, smoked, maple cured, roast honey glaze.
- CHEESE: you can use any thinly sliced cheese, but as this is a ham and Swiss slider I opt for thinly sliced Swiss cheese.
How to make Ham and Swiss Sliders
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together the butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley.
Slice the Hawaiian rolls down the center to create top and bottom buns.
Set the top buns aside and place the bottom buns on a baking sheet.
Layer the ham on the bottom buns.
Top with Swiss cheese.
Place the top buns back on top.
Brush the butter mixture over the top of the buns.
Place the baking sheet in the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the buns are golden brown.
- You can use any variety of slider bun, I just like Hawaiian rolls as they have a great sweet flavor and soft texture.
- Swap the Swiss cheese for any sliced cheese you enjoy eating. I recommend a good strong flavored cheese like cheddar or Gruyere.
- I’ve used thin slices of ham, but you can swap the ham for sliced turkey, pastrami, salami or pepperoni.
- Add some chili heat with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or sliced jalapeno peppers.
- For added crunch layer through some sliced pickles.
What do you serve with sliders?
Sliders make a great games day snack, served alongside some of your favorite games day snacks and dips. However, they also make a great dinner option, served with a side of crunchy green salad or a tomato salad.
As sliders reheat well, they also make a great light lunch option the next day, or for a packed lunch you can enjoy them cold.
Recipe hints & tips
- Use all the butter mixture as you want all that flavor to soak up into the sliders.
- Don’t break apart the Hawaiian rolls, you want to keep each roll together and instead slice through the center of the entire pack which makes it really easy to then layer up the filling.
- This recipe is easily doubled up when feeding a crowd.
- For gluten free ham and Swiss sliders use a gluten free Hawaiian roll and ensure you use a gluten free mustard like Dijon.
The best way to avoid the bottom of the roll becoming soggy is to first add layers of ham and cheese to the rolls, this will help stop the melted butter from soaking right through the rolls. If time allows you can also toast the bottom of the rolls first, this will stop them soaking up quite so much moisture.
I’ve opted for Swiss cheese as I love the tang and flavor, a sharp cheddar cheese would also be a great option. I prefer to use stronger flavored cheese when pairing up with the salty ham.
I don’t cover my slider rolls when baking them in the oven as I want the tops to become crisp and golden. If you cover with foil you risk the rolls steaming rather than baking.
Yes, you can make the sliders a day ahead then cover and store in the refrigerator. Then when ready to enjoy you can reheat the slider in a warm oven.
If you want to keep sliders warm, once they are baked, cover the dish with a thick layer of kitchen foil which will trap the heat and stop them from cooling down as quickly.
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- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 12 mini Hawaiian rolls
- 1 x 9 ounce package thinly sliced deli ham
- 8 ounces thinly sliced Swiss cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, stir together the butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley.
- Slice the Hawaiian rolls down the center to create top and bottom buns.
- Set the top buns aside and place the bottom buns on a baking sheet.
- Layer the ham on the bottom buns and top with Swiss cheese.
- Place the top buns back on top.
- Brush the butter mixture over the top of the buns.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the buns are golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g