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RECIPE: Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders

These delicious sliders are perfect for a Super Bowl watch party

This Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Slider recipe is an easy recipe that is a favorite at gatherings of family and friends. With a total cook time of 25 minutes, this recipe is perfect to pop into the oven just as guests begin to arrive.

This recipe uses ham and cheddar cheese as the sandwich topping, but it can be customized to fit anyone’s sandwich preferences. From pulled pork to pizza, and everything in between, they are versatile enough that even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy them.


1 12-count package of Hawaiian sweet rolls

3/4 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced

3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1 tablespoon dijon mustard–note: for a sweeter topping, use honey dijon instead

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

2 teaspoons dried minced onion

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt to taste

1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms. You want to keep these connected, so don’t pull the rolls apart and slice individually.
  3. Place the bottom ‘slab’ of rolls in the prepared pan.
  4. Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  5. Evenly layer the cheese.
  6. Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  7. Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls; set aside.
  8. To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  9. Add the mustard, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and whisk to combine.
  10. Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls.
  11. Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  12. Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  13. Uncover and bake for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until as done as desired. Baking time will vary based on the size of pan used, climate and oven variances, etc. Bake until as done as desired, and watch to make sure they don’t burn since all ovens and ingredients vary. 
  14. Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm and fresh.
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