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Quick + easy hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are absolutely addicting. They are a crowd favorite and disappear in minutes!

Ham and Cheese Sliders are perfect for an appetizer or as an entree to feed a crowd. Try our Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Monte Cristo Sliders for more deliciousness!

Ham and Cheese Sliders stacked on a plate.

prepped in 10 minutes!

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

We love to use the ham in omelets, strata, soup, and of course, sandwiches. This Ham and Cheese Slider recipe is another favorite to use with the ham (regular deli ham works great too)! We especially love how simple they are.

These ham sliders are a little sweet, a little 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

PREP. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch dish with baking spray.

ROLLS. 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.

LAYER. Place half of the cheese over top, then layer with ham, then the remaining cheese.

SAUCE. 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. 

BAKE. 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.

SERVE! Remove and serve immediately when they’re warm and melty. Mmmm!

Ham Sliders in a baking pan

Variations

Meat. Try switching up the meats and use turkey, chicken, bacon, or roast beef.

Cheese. Try different cheeses like American cheese, provolone, or cheddar cheese.

Leftover ham. Use leftover holiday ham or deli ham. You can also change up the flavor and use honey ham or smoked ham.

Rolls. We love using Hawaiian rolls, but you can also use plain Dinner Rolls, Potato Rolls, or small plain hamburger buns.

Make ahead of time

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.

Make ahead of time. 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. Thaw for about 30 minutes before cooking.

To bake. Remove the plastic wrap. Place in an oven-safe baking dish and top with butter sauce. Cover with foil and bake according to the directions.

Complete the meal by also making:

Hot Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Slider on a spatula.

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5 from 98 votes

Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Quick + easy hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are absolutely addicting. They are a crowd favorite and disappear in minutes!
Servings: 12 sliders
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 12 sweet slider buns
  • ¾ pound sliced deli ham honey or leftover Easter ham works well
  • ¾ pound swiss cheese

For the Glaze

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper
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Instructions 

  • Lightly spray a 9×13 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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Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 539mg, Potassium: 125mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 470IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 251mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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45 Comments

  1. Ashley Vowell says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was simple but so good. We used pulled ham and it turned out really good!!

  2. Ness says:

    5 stars
    OMG just made these and they are SO good! I was expecting to have leftovers and they were wiped out! Definitely a keeper and can’t wait to make again!

  3. Pamela says:

    Can another cheese be used Im making 24 of them I wanted one to be Swiss and the other maybe a cheddar what do you suggest

  4. Jill says:

    5 stars
    Our family loves these. They are quick to fix and so delicious!

  5. Terry Moore says:

    5 stars
    I made these when you first posted the recipe. Now, whenever we have ham, my adult children beg me to make these for them! So easy and so, so good! Thank you!

  6. Stacy says:

    5 stars
    Delicious. I doubled the recipe the first try and it was gone!