Ham and Cheese Sliders

Everyone loves these Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders because they’re easy, cheesy and addicting! They don’t take long to make, and are perfect for any get together—always a crowd pleaser!

Sliders are perfect for lots of occasions, whether you’re looking for an appetizer, or an entree to feed a crowd. We love these ham and cheese sliders, buffalo chicken sliders, and monte cristo sliders!

Ham and Cheese Sliders on a plate

ham sliders – prepped in 10 minutes!

Do you have leftover ham after the holidays? We always buy a HUGE ham just for the leftovers. We divide it up and freeze it in bags, then we take a bag out at a time to let it thaw and use in some yummy recipes.

We love to use the ham in omelets, stratas, soup and of course, sandwiches. These ham and swiss sliders are another recipe we love to use with the ham (regular sandwich ham works great too!) and we especially love how simple they are.

These ham sliders are a little sweet, savory, and loaded with melty cheese and a whole lot of ham. And like I said – they’re easy! You need just a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of time to prep them. Sounds doable, right?

Ham and cheese sliders recipe - process pic

How to make Ham and cheese Sliders

ROLLS. First, you’ll cut the sweet rolls in half. Don’t attempt to do this individually, just grab your biggest bread knife and cut the entire sheet of them all at once.

LAYER. Place the bottom layer into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish and then layer the cheese and ham. Add the tops on, then brush with the buttery seasoning mix.

BAKE. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove it and bake for 10 more minutes. Serve them warm while they’re nice and melty. Mmmmm!

Change it up: Try switching up the meats and use turkey, chicken, bacon or roast beef. You can also try different cheeses like American cheese or cheddar cheese.

What if I don’t have sweet rolls? We love using hawaiian rolls, but you can also use plain dinner rolls, potato slider buns, or small plain hamburger buns.

Ham Sliders in a baking pan

How to make ahead

If you have a party or large gathering coming up, these ham and cheese sliders are a really great appetizer. Both kids and adults love them, and you can actually make them ahead of time—which is super helpful when you have lots of dishes to prepare.

To make ahead: Assemble the sliders, but save the butter topping until you are ready to bake. Depending on how far in advance you’re making them, you can store the following ways:

  • Fridge: wrap with plastic. Store for 2-3 days.
  • Freezer, wrap with plastic then again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw for about 30 minutes before cooking.

To Bake: remove plastic wrap. Place in an oven safe baking dish and top with butter sauce. Cover with foil and bake according to directions.

Complete the meal by also making:

Hot Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Slider on a spatula

For even more ham recipes, check out:

Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

5 from 30 votes
Quick + easy hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are absolutely addicting. They are a crowd favorite and disappear in minutes!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 351 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 12 sweet slider buns
  • 3/4 pound sliced deli ham honey or leftover Easter ham works well
  • 3/4 pound swiss cheese

For the glaze

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Lightly spray a 9x13 inch dish with baking spray. Cut the sweet rolls in half. Don't attempt to do this individually, use your biggest serrated knife and slice the entire sheet at once. Place the bottom layer snuggly into the bottom of the dish.
  • Place half of the cheese over top, then layer with ham, then the remaining cheese.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar, dijon, poppy seeds, onion powder, worcestershire, salt, and black pepper.
  • Brush over the tops of the rolls. Pour the excess in between and in all of the nooks and crannies. 
  • Cover with aluminum foil and let sit while the oven preheats. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.


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  1. 5 stars
    oh, my gosh, these are incredible! we made them for a party & everyone raved about them! they are melt in your mouth good. they’d be great with all kinds of meats & cheeses, too!

  2. This is a favorite go to meal that is quick and easy. Its also good to prepare ahead of time and just finish with the sauce before its baked. Melted haM and cheese with a yummy sAuce. Whats not to like?

  3. 5 stars
    I can not get enough of these sliders! This is a super great recipe to make for groups. It makes a lot and they are delicious! Will be making these over and over!

  4. My favorite grocery store had Hawaiian rolls on sale for $1….perfect time to try this recipe. We love them! The smell is almost as good as the taste. Perfect for Football season parties.

  5. 5 stars
    You’ve done it again Kristyn this is simple but so delicious. our exchange student from japan couldn’t get enough of these. He thinks it’s the quintessential american food and took the recipe home.

  6. 5 stars
    One of my favorite go to appetizer, but lately its been my go to dinner. Its perfect for football nights, and why doesn’t like sliders!

  7. 5 stars
    These sliders are so delicious 🤤 and super easy to make. I love making this recipe for a potluck type gathering or a quick main dish for dinner. When I make it for dinner we usually have leftovers and I love warming them up for a quick lunch. They heat up great in the microwave.

  8. 5 stars
    My family loves these ham and cheese sliders! My daughter learned to make them when she was 11, so you know they are super easy. No one complains when we have these for dinner and they are great as left overs too!

  9. 5 stars
    My favorite to make for parties any kind of party! Everyone will love them and you can make them ahead of time!!!!

  10. 5 stars
    Love these cheesy sliders. They are quick and easy to throw together and a huge hit!! I especially love the pop of flavor from the dijon mustard.

  11. 5 stars
    I have made these twice; once for supper and once for a ladies card game luncheon. Served with fruit and and baked beans. Everyone loved them! The buttersauce with brwon sugar and mustard is soooo deicious!

    1. I’m so glad you and your friends enjoyed this recipe! That makes me so happy to hear! Thanks for sharing!