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Ham & Cheese Sliders

February 4, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post

Pregnancy has done some seriously odd things to my taste buds. For starters, I can’t get enough of red meat these days (especially if beef comes in the form of a burger). I simply do not care for poultry much these days. I don’t hesitate to pass up a turkey sandwich for roast beef. And then there’s ham… my recent found pregnancy love. I’ve never disliked ham but certainly never craved it or really enjoyed it. But right now I can’t stop eating ham & cheese sandwiches. Typically, I eat my ham sandwiches with some thick cut quality cheddar. Then I suddenly remembered seeing this recipe on Annie’s Blog a few months ago and decided they’d make a great easy weeknight dinner for us (made a 1/2 batch although you scale down even further). Oh my goodness, hello deliciousness. We both fell in love with these!

I think the Hawaiian rolls are critical. You could certainly make these with other rolls or slider buns, but the sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls is just fantastic with the ham, swiss and mustard. I cut the butter significantly in the sauce because of the richness of the Hawaiian rolls, it was just too much for me but if you’re using regular rolls or slider buns, I’d recommend making as the original recipe calls for (8 Tbsp). I’ve included the weights of the ham and swiss that I used, but obviously thicker cut ham/swiss would require more to cover all the rolls, but I have our deli slice the meat at a “1″ and yield approximately these amounts.

These are incredibly easy and great for parties (like the upcoming Superbowl!). Definitely give them a try!

Ham & Swiss Sliders
Yields: 24 sliders

For the sandwiches:
24 Hawaiian rolls (or other rolls/slider buns)
24 slices ham (~1.25-1.5 lbs thinly sliced ham)
24 small slices Swiss cheese (~ 6-8 0z thinly sliced swiss)
Mayonnaise, if desired

For the sauce:
4 tsp yellow mustard
4 Tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.  Split the Hawaiian rolls and spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise, if desired.  Fold a slice of ham to fit on each slider bun, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese.  Replace the top bun to assemble the sandwiches.  Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet.

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except the poppy seeds in a small bowl and whisk to combine.  Drizzle the sauce over the tops of the slider buns.  Sprinkle with poppy seeds.  Cover loosely with foil and bake 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.  Remove the foil and bake 2 minutes longer.  Serve warm.

Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats, Originally from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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mary (what's cookin' with mary) February 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

Yes please ! I love the idea of ham n cheese sliders… hello super bowl food !!


May February 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

these are one of my favorite sliders!! Love em!


Mrs. Jen B February 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

YUM!! Wow, this looks incredible and so delicious. I just love Hawaiian bread, too – I need to make me some of that, as soon as possible!!!


melissa @IWasBornToCook February 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

how did I miss these? YUM!


melissa @IWasBornToCook February 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Ashley, I want to pass on a Stylish Blogger Award to you.
Come over to my blog to pick it up. Don’t feel obligated to accept it. I just want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog.


Brianna February 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Love this post. Looks like the perfect pregnancy craving to me! :)


Kim March 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

These look so yummy! I think I might modify mine to be sort of a Hawaiian ham sandwich. There’s a super yummy sandwich joint called “The Earl of Sandwich” and they have a BBQ Hawaiian ham sandwich on their menu. It’s a little too much to eat in one sitting, so a smaller slider like this would be perfect!


joyce March 14, 2011 at 1:54 am

these sliders look AMAZING!!! drooling right now


Sharon August 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I made these for my kids tonight, they were delicious! Thank you!


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