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.
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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.
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.
In the past I have thrown together Instant Pot Pulled Pork, but this year I am all about these easy Ham and Cheese Sliders.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 1st of September 2022
We love these sliders. We make our own version with turkey and pepperjack cheese. So yummy! This has become a staple go-to especially for those busy or lazy nights!
Wednesday 7th of September 2022
So glad you enjoy these, Marcela! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback! Happy baking – Jamie
Wednesday 31st of August 2022
Can these be frozen and then baked? Or do I need to thaw them first?
Wednesday 7th of September 2022
I have not tried freezing these, so I can't attest to the results. If you give it a try, I'd love to hear how it goes for you. Happy baking! Jamie
Sunday 7th of August 2022
These turned out fantastic! I thought they needed a bit more bake time, but it turned out the reccommended 22 mins would have been perfect. So be careful not to overbake them! I also added 1/8tsp of cayenne for a little extra flavour in the butter. Will surely make these again!
Friday 12th of August 2022
So glad you enjoyed the sliders, Bethany! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking! Jamie
Wednesday 1st of June 2022
Love this recipe. Everyone in my family loves it too. Probably one of the best ham and cheese slider recipes I’ve tried.
Saturday 25th of June 2022
@Samantha, so when they are done do you have to cut them with a knife so the ham doesn’t pull out?
Thursday 2nd of June 2022
So glad you enjoy these sliders! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your feedback! Happy baking - -Jamie
Monday 30th of May 2022
How can I keep these warm for tailgating? Any ideas?
Saturday 20th of August 2022
@Jamie, maybe try a travel pyrex dish that comes with a travel bag. Mine has a sleeve inside the bag that holds a microwavable pouch to keep food warm
Tuesday 31st of May 2022
Hi Linda – I don't spend a lot of time tailgating, so I'm not sure what would work best. You might search for some kind of insulated carrier that would hold a 13x9-inch pan. Perhaps another commenter will have some ideas for you! -Jamie