Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders are an easy recipe that is perfect for lunch of dinner. Ham and cheese are baked into mini hawaiian rolls and topped with a delicious glaze topping to make them irresistible!

Don’t be fooled by this simple recipe – these sliders are a crowd pleaser and are great for gatherings and parties.

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When my kids were younger, I was looking for easy ways to get them to eat their dinners. I came up with the idea to combine their favorite ham and cheese sandwich with a delicious glaze. That way, I knew they would love it and gobble it up without any fuss.

This turned into one of my family’s all-time favorite dinners and is a huge time saver on busy week nights.

Why You’ll Love Ham and Cheese Sliders

You’ll love this recipe because not only is it easy to make, but it also only calls for a handful of ingredients. And you can customize it so even the pickiest eater will love it.

These sliders are also perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, having a family movie night, or just want a quick and delicious meal, these ham and cheese sliders are always a hit.

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Ham and Cheese Sliders are very versatile. You can use different types of bread or buns, switch up the type of cheese used, add in some extra condiments like mustard or mayonnaise, and even add in some extra veggies for added nutrition.

Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a larger crowd. Leftovers also taste great the next day!

Specialty Ingredients and Equipment

You’ll need a few specialty ingredients to make this slider recipe. Here are some Amazon Affiliate links for the exact ingredients and equipment I use:

If you’re unable to order King’s Hawaiian rolls, try to find a sweet roll in your grocery store. King’s Hawaiian rolls are slightly sweet and compliment the ham and cheese perfectly.

overhead of topping on kings hawaiian rolls

Menu Ideas

Ham and Cheese sliders are great to serve as main dish. When I meal plan, here is what my menu usually looks like with this entree:

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any leftover sliders, wait until they cool and then wrap in aluminum foil or saran wrap and store in the fridge.

When you’re ready to eat, you can either enjoy them cold or heat them up in the microwave or airfryer for a few minutes.

two sandwiches on top of each other

How to Meal Prep Ham and Cheese Sliders

Meal prepping is a great way to stay organized and save time during busy weeknights. These ham and cheese sliders are perfect for meal prepping because they can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.

To meal prep these sliders, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start by making the recipe as directed below
  2. Once cooled, wrap the sliders tightly in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
  3. When ready to eat, simply reheat the sliders in the microwave or air fryer until warmed through.

If you don’t have a microwave or air fryer available you could just eat them cold!

baked ham and cheese sandwich

Best Slider Recipes

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

two ham and cheese sliders on a plate
Ham and Cheese Sliders are an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love! It's an easy recipe to prep ahead of time, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, the combination of ham and melted cheese is always a winning combo.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • ½ lbs thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cut the slider buns in half. Place the bottom halves in a baking dish.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the buns. Layer Swiss cheese, ham and Swiss cheese on top. Cover with the top halves of the buns.
  • In a bowl, mix together melted butter, Dijon mustard, minced onion, poppy seeds.
  • Brush the glaze generously over the top of the sliders, making sure to cover them evenly.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and crispy.
  • Let the sliders cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

If you can’t find King’s Hawaiian rolls, you can substitute for slider rolls. 

Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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