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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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Ashlee L.

Saturday 27th of November 2021

We had a leftover package of rolls and some ham from Thanksgiving and this was the perfect recipe to use with the leftovers! My family loved them and we will definitely be making them again!!!

Julie Jarvis

Saturday 27th of November 2021

These were really good. I used up some leftover ham and turkey from Thanksgiving and in place of Swiss cheese I used cheddar cheese. I like the honey mustard combo.

Donna

Monday 8th of November 2021

Can anyone read steps 1 & 2? I can't see the entire step due to ads hiding the text can't delete the ad. I plays & changes to another ad. UGH!

Jamie

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Hi Donna- I sent you an email with the recipe. I hope this helps. Not sure what is going on with the ads, but we let the ad company know. Thanks so much! -Jamie

Megan

Friday 29th of October 2021

Can I make these on a half baking sheet instead of in a 11x 13 casserole? Wondering if the sides of the casserole dish make a difference. I am doubling the recipe so wanted to do them on a cookie sheet?

Jamie

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Sure! You can totally do that as long as it's a rimmed baking sheet, you're good! -Jamie

Mariam

Sunday 12th of September 2021

I have made these twice now, and my boyfriend just came and asked me for some extra honey to dip them in. Not that they needed it, but he just likes dipping things. I added a drizzle on the top of mine, and definitely a game changer if you have more of a sweet tooth when you make them!

Jamie

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

So happy to hear you loved the recipe. Love the honey idea!

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