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Ham and Cheese Sliders

These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders come together in a snap and are easy to make for the big game! Serve them up alongside your favorite game day snacks for a buffet that everyone will love.

Close up of plated ham and cheese slider on a white plate

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I’m going to be straight with you guys. Football isn’t really my jam.

You’ll find me at basketball games on occasion, but when it comes to football, I really only start to pay attention as we head towards the end of the season, and all the parties for playoffs and the big game at season end.

As you can probably guess, it’s not because I care about who is actually playing. I’m just here for the snacks, okay?

I even have a t-shirt to that effect, for wearing to these parties, haha!

Why are game day snacks just so dang good? I could happily never eat a fancy dinner again, so long as you tell me I can have game day level snacks.

Queso, chips, and sliders like these.. I’d be set.

Ingredients for ham and cheese sliders on a countertop surface

HOT HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS: THE EASIEST GAME DAY SNACK

As someone who is really just into the big game for the snacks, I of course take my game day menu very seriously.

In addition to appetizers like French Onion Chip Dip and Pizza Dip, I like to have a couple of sandwich options alongside Jo Jo Potato Wedges and Macaroni Salad.

Hand whisking melted butter and herbs together in a small glass bowl

In the past I have thrown together Instant Pot Pulled Pork, but this year I am all about these easy Ham and Cheese Sliders.

Hawaiian rolls and a bowl of melted butter mixed with herbs on a wooden cutting board

The first time I made these sliders, my family inhaled them. As much as I love them for game day, they’re also perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or family movie/game night snack.

If your kids are old enough for sleepovers, I think they’d be super fun for sleepover snacks as well!

As great as the combo of ham, cheese, and Hawaiian rolls is, it’s the buttery herb topping that really takes these sliders over-the-top.

Ham and cheese layered on top of hawaiian rolls in a white baking dish

HOW TO MAKE HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS

Ham and cheese sliders are so easy to make:

  • Slice Hawaiian rolls in half
  • Layer with ham and cheese
  • Brush with mustard and herb butter
  • Cover with foil and bake
Brush adding melted herb butter to the top of hawaiian rolls for ham and cheese sliders in a white baking dish

One of the things that makes this recipe so easy is that the sliders are assembled all together. Instead of separating the rolls, simply slice across the entire package of rolls, almost as if you are slicing a bagel.

Layer the sliced ham and cheese onto the bottoms of the rolls, then place on the tops.

assembled ham and cheese sliders brushed with melted herb butter in a white baking dish, ready to be baked

Here’s where it gets really good. Mix together Challenge Salted Butter with dijon mustard, honey, dried parsley, onion powder and garlic powder, and brush the tops of the rolls with this mixture.

Baked ham and cheese sliders in a white baking dish surrounded by game day snacks

Because Challenge butter is so high quality, it already brings a ton of much flavor to this party. The added herbs and spices only make it even more flavorful and add something really special to the sliders.

Once everything is assembled, simply bake and slice into individual sliders to serve.

3 ham and cheese sliders on a white plate with a baking dish in the background

CAN YOU MAKE HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS IN ADVANCE?

If you want to prep your snacks before your guests arrive, you could easily make these sliders in advance!

Simply assemble the sliders in the pan, cover the pan with foil and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

When you’re ready to eat, simply bake the prepped sliders as noted in the recipe.

Close up of the tops of baked ham and cheese sliders in a white baking dish

ARE HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS GOOD COLD?

Look, I am not above snacking on leftover Ham and Cheese Sliders straight from the refrigerator. In fact, I think they’re delicious cold.

But if you prefer them warm, simply wrap one or two sliders in foil and pop the package into a preheated oven for around 10 minutes, or until reheated.

Whether you enjoy these sliders on game day or for a weeknight dinner, this is an easy recipe you’ll want to save to make again and again.

Plate of three ham and cheese sliders next to a glass of beer


Close up of plated ham and cheese slider on a white plate

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These hot Ham and Cheese Sliders come together in a snap and are easy to make for the big game! Serve them up alongside your favorite game day snacks for a buffet that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Salted Challenge Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • ½ pound thinly sliced cooked deli honey ham
  • ½ pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Spray an 11-inch x 7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, mustard, honey, dried parsley, onion powder and garlic powder. 
  3. Do not pull the rolls apart, simply use a large serrated knife to slice the rolls in half as you would slice a bagel, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the layer of bottoms into the prepared baking pan, cut side up. 
  4. Layer half of the ham onto the rolls. Next, layer the Swiss cheese over the ham, and top with remaining ham slices. Place the layer of tops onto the sandwiches.
  5. Brush all of the butter mixture evenly over the rolls. At this point you can cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours, or bake immediately.
  6. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If your pan isn’t covered with foil, go ahead and cover it now.
  7. Bake covered sliders in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove the foil from the baking pan, return the sliders to the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 slider
Amount Per Serving Calories 144Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 30mgSodium 424mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 12g

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Jessie

Sunday 17th of January 2021

I grew up making these and love them! But we called them funeral rolls :-) Kind of morbid name, but still delicious (and we had them at all sorts of gatherings).

Sam

Thursday 7th of January 2021

I’ve made these several times according to the directions and the bottoms always come out dry and crunchy. What am I doing wrong?

Layton

Monday 28th of December 2020

Amazing! I made these with regular dinner rolls and they were still absolutely amazing! I made these for my husband and I one night and late that night he finished off the pan, they were just too good! Also my husband added a little mayo on his after they cooked and it was actually pretty good, added a creaminess to it.

Jamie

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Love the mayo idea! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Happy New Year!

Hannah Jones

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Onion powder and Garlic powder mixed with the butter at the top of the buns is my favorite part! this is perfect for my kids especially when we have our movie and game night weekend. Thank you for sharing this.

Jamie

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! :)

Connie

Monday 16th of November 2020

Got a question my daughter don't care for Swiss cheese is there another cheese i can use?

Jamie

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

You can use any kind of cheese you like :)

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