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Ham and Cheese Sliders

These Ham and Cheese Sliders are a family staple. They are super easy to make, budget-friendly, great for a group of people, and even freezer friendly. I’ve been making these for YEARS and constantly have people ask for the recipe.

Yield: 15-20 mini sandwiches 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutes


  • 1520 mini wheat rolls
  • 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

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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.


  1. Don’t let the sauce boil too long or it will get very sticky!
  2. Sometimes kids are turned off by the poppyseeds. You can leave those out if that’s the case. 
  3. Many types of cheese will work. I often use provolone or mozzarella instead of Swiss. 
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Baking