These Hawaiian roll ham and cheese sliders are baked with a buttery mustard poppy seed topping. Not just a party sandwich, my family eats these classic ham sliders for lunch OR dinner!
I don't know about you, but these Hawaiian roll sliders are one of my favorite appetizers to eat at a party. Every get-together that has food, I always hope to find these on the table somewhere. BUT, we also eat these for lunch AND dinner.
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Ingredients for this Recipe
It's so easy to throw these ham sliders together for a quick weeknight meal or a Sunday afternoon lunch. Gather these ingredients:
Grocery list for Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders:
- Hawaiian rolls (12 ct.)
- Deli ham (8 oz.)
- Swiss cheese (6 slices)
- Mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
- Butter (1/4 cup)
- Dijon mustard (1 Tbsp)
- Onion powder (2 tsp)
- Poppy seeds (2 tsp)
- Worcestershire sauce (1/2 tsp)
- Salt (1/2 tsp)
The major brand of Hawaiian rolls can be expensive, which is why I always keep my eye out for the generic store brand version. Our local Kroger store carries their copycat version for at least $2 cheaper than the major brand, but they can be hard to find in stock.
How to make Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Slice rolls horizontally in half.
- Place bottom half of rolls in baking dish.
- Layer evenly with ham and cheese.
- Spread mayonnaise on top half of rolls and place over ham and cheese.
- In medium bowl, combine topping ingredients.
- Spread topping over tops of rolls.
- Cover with foil and let rest 10 minutes.
- Bake 10 minutes, uncover, bake another 2-3 minutes.
This recipe yields 12 servings as an appetizer -- so more like 6 servings as a lunch/dinner.. You can easily double the recipe and use either a larger pan or two pans. Click here for full recipe ingredients and instructions.
Ham Sliders Tips and Tricks
Do not separate the rolls until after baked. I use a large serrated knife to slice all 12 rolls in half while they are still connected, so that I have two large halves. Once they come out of the oven you can transfer the whole thing to a cutting board or slice them into their separate sandwiches right from the pan.
Try other variations. There are many variations you can make of these sliders -- pizza, meatball, Philly cheese steak, turkey, etc. I'm hoping to share more with you soon!
Leftovers. These heat up well as leftovers. Store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later.
A few items that might help you with this recipe:
Serrated bread knife (a large one so you can cut through the whole loaf of rolls at once)
Poppy seeds (you can find these at your store, but I thought I'd give a visual for those who aren't familiar)
Other easy sandwich recipes
- Open-faced Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwiches
- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Ham and Cheese Soft Pretzel Sliders
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Baked Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders
- 1 package (12 ct.) Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- 8 ounces sliced deli ham more or less to taste
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (1/4 tsp if using salted butter)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Using a large serrated bread knife, slice all 12 rolls in half horizontally so that you have one large top half and one large bottom half. (Do not pull the rolls apart.)
- Place the bottom half in a baking dish and layer evenly with cheese then ham. Spread mayonnaise on the top half then replace over the top of the bottom layer.
- In a medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour and spread evenly over top of the rolls. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Bake for 10 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 2-3 minutes until the tops are golden and crisp. Serve warm.
This recipe was originally published on October 4, 2018 and updated with new recipe tips on March 27, 2020.