Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders {Freezer Meal}

Ham and swiss sliders

This ham and cheese slider recipe is divine! It is a simple recipe, it’s easy to make, it can be prepared and frozen for later use, and it tastes really good! You can even make them healthier by using homemade wheat rolls.

These Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders are the perfect meal for a crowd or hungry kiddos! Always a hit.

What I also like about this recipe is that it can serve a lot of people for either a lunch or dinner, like the rest of these 20 Meals That Feed a Large Group. It’s a great one to have in these tasty little sandwiches in your back pocket for your next gathering.

These Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders are the perfect meal for a crowd or hungry kiddos! Always a hit.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1520 mini sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Freezer Meal
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders are the perfect meal for a crowd or hungry kiddos! Always a hit.


  • 1520 mini wheat rolls
  • about 1 pound deli ham
  • 7 ounces Swiss cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds (find in spice aisle)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


Make It Now:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Assemble the sandwiches, using 1-2 slices of folded ham and a 1/2 slice of cheese on the rolls. Place in 9×13 baking dish (or whatever size you have). Squeeze sandwiches in side by side.
  3. Mix butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and brown sugar into medium sauce pan.
  4. On medium-high heat, bring sauce to a boil and then reduce heat.
  5. Lightly drizzle each sandwich with the prepared sauce. (Freezing instructions begin here.)
  6. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.

Freeze For Later: Prepare sandwiches with sauce on top in casserole dish, but do not bake. Seal tightly with a lid or wrap with plastic wrap and/or foil very well. Freeze.

Prepare From Frozen: Let sandwiches thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake according to directions in step 6.

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  1. Pere says

    Tasteful recipe, congrats. And easy 🙂 Do you think we can use spanish or iberico ham? It should be delicious.

    • Rachel says

      Hi Pam. So glad you liked this recipe. I’m not familiar with those types of ham, sorry!

  2. Lori H says

    Have you tried these with other meat/cheese combinations? Do you think glaze would work well with roast beef/swiss or roast beef/provolone?

    • Rachel says

      We haven’t, but it’s a good idea. Let us know if you do and it works.

  3. Lori says

    Do these have a strong mustard taste?

    • Rachel says

      No they don’t.

  4. KGMesiah says

    We’ve been hosting 7 pre-teen boys for a week- majority of them fairly picky eaters. This is the third recipe I’ve made for them thus far (I power cooked ahead of time to save time and money.) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. 3 meals in no one is asking if we are ordering pizza, which I am not above; instead, I’ve heard “hmmm, this is good” or “what is this, the topping is delicious” OR silence while eating which is the highest compliment.

    • Rachel says

      First off, I’m super impressed that you’re hosting that many tween boys…wow! And, you’re right, cooking for them is no easy task. So happy to hear that our recipe helped you cook ahead and that they liked it. What a compliment! 😉

  5. Amy says

    These look great! Could you please update the recipe with the type of mustard? Dried? Yellow? Dijon? Thanks so much!

    • Polly says

      Will do!

  6. Bess says

    Hi! These look delicious. Does the glaze make these a bit messy? We will be having over several families along with their children and I don’t want to serve these with the sauce if it’ll make the sliders messy. Thanks!

    • Rachel says

      The sauce just makes a little glaze on top, but it’s not messy.

  7. Kelly Boothe says

    I’m thinking of taking these to a football game where I need to feed a group of people during the 3rd quarter so they won’t be eaten for a couple of hours after I make them. There isn’t a microwave or anything to warm them while at the game. Have you ever had the delay like this with the sliders? Are they still good at that point?

    • Polly says

      The won’t get soggy but I worry about them being at room temperature for that long since there is meat and cheese. If you can find a way to keep them warm, they’d be perfect!

      • Laverne says

        Made these for a small group – BIG success! They were demolished in no time. Wow, will be making these again soon!! Thanks so much!!

        By the way, I often send ham and cheese sandwiches with my grandchildren to school. No problem with spoilage. Bet they’ll love these!!

        • Rachel says

          Yes! That’s great to hear, Laverne. Thank you for the review and comment.

  8. Robin says

    Do they get soggy as they thaw?

    • Polly says

      Surprisingly no! The glaze is thick enough so it doesn’t effect the texture too much.

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  10. Dan Beasley says

    These look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I like the trend of mini freezer items, I’ve seen other recipes for mini chicken pot pies and also cinnamon rolls. All are huge hits with my kids.

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  12. Jodie says

    So if I was making these for him to take to work think they would be okay to bake and then freeze?

    • Rachel says

      I haven’t tried that, but I think it would probably work.

  13. SUMMER says


    • Rachel says

      Thanks for the question, Summer. I just updated the recipe!

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  15. Julie says

    What would you serve as a side? Thanks in advance.

  16. Heidi says

    You said in your post that the lunches were good for microwaving, but I only see instructions for baking. Are these meals microwavable? They all look delicious and I know my hubby would enjoy them, but his lunches have to be microwaved at work.

    • Rachel says

      Well most of the lunches would be cooked ahead of time and then warmed in the microwave.

      • Heidi says

        Of course! Lol thank you!

    • Kyle says

      We have made these several times and they can be reheated in the microwave, but not prepared in the microwave.

  17. Jill says

    Do you think I could make groups of 4 in a foil packet, wrap tight and freeze in a big Ziploc, then thaw and bake all in the same foil? It’s just my husband and myself so I need smaller portions.

  18. Amy says

    Hi there!
    Have you ever substituted sesame seeds for the poppy seeds?

    • Rachel says

      Ooo, no, but that sounds like a fantastic idea.

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