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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


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Ham and Cheese Sliders

By: Jamie
4.48 from 1072 ratings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 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.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Salted Challenge Butter melted
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls 12 rolls
  • ½ pound thinly sliced cooked deli honey ham
  • ½ pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese

Instructions 

  • Spray an 11-inch x 7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, mustard, honey, dried parsley, onion powder and garlic powder. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slider, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 304mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 278IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 174mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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101 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Can these be frozen and then baked? Or do I need to thaw them first?

    1. Jamie says:

      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

  2. Bethany says:

    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!

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad you enjoyed the sliders, Bethany! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking!
      Jamie

  3. Samantha says:

    Love this recipe. Everyone in my family loves it too. Probably one of the best ham and cheese slider recipes I’ve tried.

    Highly recommend!

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad you enjoy these sliders! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your feedback! Happy baking –
      -Jamie

    2. Pam says:

      @Samantha, so when they are done do you have to cut them with a knife so the ham doesn’t pull out?

    3. Jamie says:

      Hi Pam – Yes, you’ll need to use a knife to cut the sliders apart after baking. Enjoy!
      Jamie

  4. Linda says:

    How can I keep these warm for tailgating? Any ideas?

    1. Jamie says:

      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 13×9-inch pan. Perhaps another commenter will have some ideas for you!
      -Jamie

    2. Ginger says:

      @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

  5. Beth says:

    I leave out the honey, but I spread honey mustard on the buns before I build the sammies. Mmmmm

    1. Jamie says:

      Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Happy baking!
      -Jamie

  6. Patti says:

    These were delicious!
    Did half with Swiss, for me, and mozz for him
    Used leftover Easter ham, added a little pineapple too

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad you loved the sliders, Patti! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback! Happy baking –
      -Jamie

  7. Sirena Saenz says:

    What would be a good side if serving these for dinner?

    1. Jamie says:

      You could serve these with almost anything! A big green salad, potato chips, fries, fruit, baked beans, roasted green beans…so many options! Happy baking!
      -Jamie

    2. Amanda says:

      @Jamie, sweet potato fries with brown sugar sprinkled on them. (in the air fryer)

  8. Leslie C Banes says:

    I omitted the garlic and parsley. I also used brown mustard. It turned out delicious.

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad to hear you loved the sliders! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback!
      – Jamie

  9. Dee Dee says:

    Nutrition facts are way off. 1 slider bun alone contains 15g of carbohydrates. I love this recipe though. I forego the dijon and honey and substitute honey mustard instead. My family loves these. ❤️

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the sliders, Dee Dee! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!
      -Jamie

  10. Pat Sutton says:

    I made this recipe and got so many compliments and it was so easy! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the sliders, Pat! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!
      -Jamie

    2. Linda says:

      @Jamie, I followed the recipe exactly. They are really good!

    3. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the sliders, Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!
      -Jamie