Ham and swiss cheese sliders! These have the most amazing flavor, are easy to make and always a hit!
This is one of those recipes. The kind of recipe that you just need in your back pocket. For a busy night when you don’t want cook anything hard or just don’t have the time. It’s also great for parties. An appetizer that is always well received. Weather it’s a football party, baby or bridal shower, this is a great thing to add to the menu. And during the holidays, if you have leftover ham, this is a perfect dinner to use it up! My family LOVES this meal. Add a salad and some raw veggies, and you have an easy dinner!
I remember the first time I had one of these delicious little melted swiss cheese and ham sandwiches. I took one bite and thought where have you been all my life?! I had to know how they were made and was told they have “been around”. So I looked around the good old internet and found lots of different versions. All with the same basic idea but different amounts of the ingredients. Some people like to add a mayo/miracle whip combo inside but I don’t think you need it. But feel free to try that out if you want. Anyways, you can use regular yellow mustard or dijon mustard too. I use yellow mustard however I wand try dijon one of these times. Another thing is powdered mustard. I have tried that and it doesn’t have the same bite as the prepared yellow mustard in my opinion. So, how do you like your ham and swiss sliders?
- 24 rolls (sweet hawaiian rolls are best)
- 24 slices swiss cheese (cut to fit the roll size)
- 24 slices of ham (can do half a piece per roll, depends on size of ham slice)
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1½ Tablespoons mustard (yellow or dijon)
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon onion flakes (or minced onion)
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet (13x18") with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. (If making half the recipe, a 9x13" pan can be used)
- Slice your rolls in half and place on the foil lined cookie sheet.
- Melt your butter in the microwave or over the stove. Add the mustard, worcestershire sauce, onion flakes and poppy seeds. Stir till combined
- Using a pastry brush or knife, spread a little of the butter mixture inside the roll (you don't have to do this but I like a little inside).
- Add a pieces of ham and slice of swiss cheese (cut to fit the size of roll) and place replace top of the roll.
- Either pour or brush the rest of the mixture over all the rolls.
- Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray.
- Baked covered for 15 minutes, remove foil and bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and tops are a light golden brown & warmed through.
-Lots of recipes call for a T. of poppy seeds, I feel 2 teaspoons is plenty but feel free to add more.
-I usually use onion flakes, but fresh onions work too, just dice really small and cook with the butter when you melt it.
-If you don't use the sweet hawaiian rolls you may want to add a T. of brown sugar to add the sweet factor to the rolls.
- For the cheese I take a regular sandwich slice and cut in fourths and use 2 small squares for each slider. Depending on the thickness and size of the ham, I usually add a whole pieces of thin ham folded to fit the roll. If using leftover ham, just cut to fit the roll.
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