I can’t say enough incredible things about our savory and beyond delicious ham and cheese sliders served on sweet Hawaiian rolls. They are cheesy and delicious, and it’s an easy recipe to make. They consist of fluffy Hawaiian rolls, with layers of ham and melted cheese and a dijon mustard Worcestershire sauce poured over the top. These Hawaiian roll sliders are a family favorite!
This is a great recipe as an easy everyday snack, the perfect game-day appetizer, and the best side dish to make for any party!
Also, check out our mini lobster rolls on sweet Hawaiian rolls!
We made theese ham and cheese Hawaiian sliders to serve at our tropical party and they were GONE in the first 30 minutes. Not because we didn’t have enough, our guests kept going back for more and MORE! They are addicting so beware!
They’re baked with juicy ham and swiss cheese on fluffy Hawaiian rolls. These sliders are topped with a buttery Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping!
Why We Love These Ham and Cheese Sliders
They’re made with thinly sliced ham, swiss cheese, butter, and a mixture of spices. They truly are the best and can be served for so many parties from the super bowl, to an Oscars party, a summer tropical party, or even for a simple weekday dinner. Here’s why we love them:
- They are super easy to make.
- The flavor of dijon and Worcestershire sauce make them savory and gives them so much flavor.
- The layers of ham and melted cheese create the most perfect mini sandwich.
- Hawaiian rolls add a sweet flavor and they are pillowy soft.
- An easy ham recipe if you have leftover ham.
Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
This is a classic recipe that we’ve slightly altered to make our own! It makes 12 rolls and individual sliders. You can find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store.
Ham and Cheese Slider Ingredients
Here is a list of everything you need to make these sliders. The full recipe is in the recipe card below.
- Sliced Ham – A good quality ham. Have the deli slice it fresh for you.
- Swiss Cheese – Any brand of cheese will work. We have the deli slice it. You can also try this with provolone cheese or cheddar cheese. However, it will change the flavor of the cheese sliders. We prefer them with swiss cheese.
- Kings Hawaiian Rolls – Hawaiian sweet bread now comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. From rolls and sliced bread to mini-subs and sliders
- Dijon Mustard – Dijon mustard is the traditional mustard of France. It’s named after the town of Dijon in Burgundy, France. It has a little spice to the flavor, but it’s so delicious. You can also use yellow mustard if you don’t have dijon.
- Worcestershire Sauce – This is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England. It’s made with anchovies and soy sauce. It’s a little sour but also has a sweet flavor to it as well. This can be substituted for soy sauce.
- Poppy Seeds – Poppy seeds are the edible nutritious seeds of the poppy flower. They have a light nutty flavor to them. These can be substituted with sesame seeds.
- Dried Minced Onion – Essentially this is a dehydrated onion that is mixed into very small pieces. A good substitute for this is onion powder or garlic powder.
Combine butter mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, and dried minced onion in a small saucepan.
Simmer on low heat until the butter is melted.
Set aside while you assemble the sliders.
Hawaiian rolls are connected when removed from the bag. You can leave them connected and just cut horizontally through the center to make a top and a bottom.
A large serrated knife works well for this step.
Leaving them connected helps because you can just make one large sandwich and cut them at them after they bake. Instead of assembling 12 tiny sandwiches.
Once you have the top and bottom rolls, place the bottom rolls in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Add half of the deli ham on the bottom, then half of the slice of swiss cheese, then ham slices, and the rest of the cheese.
Place the top of the rolls back on and pour the sauce all over the top.
Use a spatula to get all of the ingredients and poppy seeds out from the bottom of the butter mixture.
Since these are baked ham and cheese sliders, toss them in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes until the cheese melts and the ham is hot. When they’re done, cut each roll individually.
This perfect slider is best served warm when gooey cheese is melted and the ham is hot.
King Hawaiian Rolls
we can’t resist squishy Hawaiian rolls! We use King’s Original Hawaiian because they’re perfectly sweet, fluffy, and moist. The perfect bun for these ham and cheese sliders! Here are some flavors you can use to make your sliders:
- Original Hawaiian
- Savory Butter
- Honey Wheat
How to Keep Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders Warm
Keep the sliders wrapped in tin foil on the table. You can also wrap them individually to keep them extra warm. Furthermore, some people go as far as tossing them in a heated crockpot, wrapped in foil.
Personally, I don’t love the look of that at a party, but you can also turn the oven to 200 and keep the wrapped sliders in there too. Take them out right before serving.
How to Store Hawaiian Sliders
If there are any sliders left over, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will be good to eat the next day warmed up. We do not recommend freezing any leftovers as there is melted cheese and meat involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Hawaiian rolls come in a package?
12 rolls come in one package and this recipe is for 12 sliders. Just double the serving size to make more!
Are King’s Hawaiian Rolls supposed to be baked?
They are already baked rolls, but you can warm them in the oven as we did for these sliders. They taste better warm with melted butter!
Why are King’s Hawaiian rolls so good?
KING’S Hawaiian Dinner Rolls have a melt-in-your-mouth texture. They are soft and fluffy with a slight sweetness. They are the perfect size sliders and complement any meal. What makes them so good is their super fluffy texture and lightly sweet flavor.
Can you Make Ham and Cheese Sliders in Advance?
These sliders can be assembled in advance. However, they should be baked right before serving. The cheese should be melted and gooey when these are served. If they’re baked too far in advance the cheese hardens.
To make them in advance, assemble them in a baking dish covered. Store them in the refrigerator for no longer than 5 hours.
When to Serve Ham and Cheese Sliders
These ham and cheese sliders are great year-round! Here are some occasions you can serve them:
Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!
Super Bowl Party
What to Serve with This Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
Here are some dishes that pair well with these sliders:
Potato Chips or Potato Salad
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
- 1 bag King's Hawaiian Rolls
- 1/2 lb Swiss cheese, sliced
- 1/2 lb ham, sliced
- 5 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Melt the butter mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce and dried minced onion in a bowl. Set aside while you assemble the sliders.
- Hawaiian rolls are connected when removed from the bag. You can leave them connected and then just cut horizontally through the center to make a top and a bottom.
- This helps because then you can just make one large sandwich and cut them at them after they bake!
- Once you have the top and bottom, place the bottom rolls in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Add half of the ham on the bottom, then half of the cheese, then ham and cheese again.
- Place the Hawaiian roll tops back on and then pour the butter mixture all over the top. Use a spatula to get all of the ingredients and poppy seeds out.
- Since these are baked ham and cheese sliders, toss them in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- When they’re done, cut each roll individually. Serve warm!
3 thoughts on “Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls!”
One of the best game day foods to make! They never last long in our house when we make them!
These are soooo delicious and come together in minutes!! My family loves them! Thanks for sharing!
Comfort food at its finest! These sliders are SO GOOD! It’s hard to stop eating them!