Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

Don’t you just love a good recipe that goes the extra mile? As a new mama, I certainly do. These mouthwatering ham and cheese sliders fit the bill for brunch, lunch, dinner and weekend parties. Hot out of the oven, or served at room temperature, these sliders are buttery soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious – one is never enough!

They’re always the first food to go at our neighborhood happy hours, and as an easy weeknight option that yields lots of leftovers… at least for the two of us! Leftovers are lucky if they make it long in this house, especially these scrumptious sliders. They’re usually demolished by dinner the next day!

All you need are dinner rolls (Hawaiian rolls are best), deli meat, Swiss cheese (or use cheddar, Colby jack or Monterey jack) and a handful of pantry staples for the tangy topping. Just assemble your sliders and squeeze ‘em in tight together on a baking sheet. Whisk up a mixture of melted butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion and poppy seeds, and pour it all over the top of the sandwiches. Bake ‘til buttery golden brown, have a little taste test, and then just TRY stopping at one!

You’re going to love these delicious ham and Swiss sliders. They can be made a day ahead and kept in your fridge before baking, and you can definitely double the recipe for a big crowd. Also, feel free to swap in your favorite cheeses and deli meats if ham and Swiss aren’t your thing. Get creative!

However you dish them up, these cheesy, toasty sliders are always a huge hit!

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Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

Yield: Makes 12 sliders


12 white dinner rolls (I used Hawaiian rolls)
12 pieces sliced honey ham
12 small slices Swiss cheese
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon dried chopped/minced onion flakes
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon poppy seeds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Halve dinner rolls and place 1 slice each of ham and Swiss inside each roll. Place rolls very close together on the baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, onion flakes, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Uncover and cook for 3-4 additional minutes, or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm.



Sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge, ready to bake. Wait to pour the sauce over until you’re ready to bake.

For these sandwiches, I cut 6 standard-size slices of Swiss into quarters, then put 2 small slices in each sandwich.

You can use sliced cheddar, Colby jack or Monterey jack in place of Swiss. Also, feel free to swap the ham for sliced turkey, roast beef, or your favorite deli meat.

This recipe can be easily halved or doubled.


24 Responses to “Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders”

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    Medeja — June 17, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    Lovely thing for breakfast!

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    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — June 17, 2014 @ 2:20 am

    I love how easy and quick these are to put together. Not to mention they look scrumptious, too! What I love the most is definitely the topping sauce, can’t wait to give it a go!

    xo, Elisa

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — June 17, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    Mmmm, these look so great! It doesn’t have to be overly complicated, not with the comfort of cheese and ham anyway :D Would definitely be chuffed to have these to the start of my day ^ ^

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    Sues — June 17, 2014 @ 5:40 am

    Ham and swiss is one of my favorite comfort foods, so I’d love to sit on my couch all day and down these sandwiches :)

    Congratulations on your new baby girl!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 17, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    These certainly aren’t your average slider. Oh no, these are so much more. Love! Pinned.

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    Kitchen Belleicious — June 17, 2014 @ 7:03 am

    these are the best! A comfort food for me as I used to have them all the time growing up especially for pre-game football gatherings! I love them

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    Candi — June 17, 2014 @ 8:01 am

    I love these little sandwiches. These are my go to for Superbowl parties. I even cook them on days I just want finger foods. I have never tried with Worcestershire sauce and poppy seeds. I will add those to the sauce. Yes, i agree to use Hawaiian Rolls they are so yummy.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 17, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    Looks so delicious! I can imagine how delicious these are! The sauce using Worcestershire sauce sounds very good. Perfect breakfast or lunch with the kids!

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    Ashley — June 17, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    Oh man, these look so good. Perfect for lunches, dinner, you name it! I have a hard time resisting sliders – there’s just something about them!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 17, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    These sliders look mouthwatering!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — June 17, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    take all the rest you need dear – hope you are all doing fine..and yes Hawaiian rolls are the best.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 17, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    I LOVE these things. We make them for parties all the time and they are always the first thing to go!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — June 17, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    These are always a hit when I make them. Yours look absolutely gorgeous, of course. :)

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    Bill — June 17, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    These sliders look so amazing, Georgia! Such an awesome twist on the ham and cheese sandwich! Great post!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 17, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    I loveeee these things, but I’ve never made them at home! Need to try!

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    Nicole — June 17, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    Holy Cow these look awesome! I love the photos. And congrats and your new baby :)

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    Kathy — June 17, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    My mom always makes these around Christmas. They are so good and don’t ever last long!

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    Gaby — June 17, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    These little sandwiches are the best! Totally irresistible!

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    Choc Chip Uru — June 18, 2014 @ 8:09 am

    These swiss sliders look so lovely!
    And enjoy your beautiful new baby, congratulations :D

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — June 18, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    All I want to do right this moment is to reach out to my screen and grab all of those sliders STAT! They look SOOOOOO good! Totally pinning these! :D

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — June 18, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    These are a long running favorite in our house. They are so versatile and SO yummy!

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    Ramona — June 19, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    Simple, classic and so perfect to entertain with. Amazing photos as always. :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 23, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    These look so impossibly delicious, Georgia! Crispy, toasty, and totally CHEESY. Can’t beat that :D pinned!

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    Marian — October 6, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Made these yesterday for Texans v Cowboys football watching party. They were delicious!!! Thank you and love your website!!

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