Ham and Cheese Sliders (+Video)
These delicious Glazed Ham and Cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls are the perfect party food! Everyone will be begging you for the recipe!
DELICIOUS GLAZED HAM AND CHEESE ROLLS
These Ham and Cheese Sliders have been a family favorite for years! They are a go-to when I’m not sure what to make for family and friend gatherings. The melted gooey cheese combined with the sliced ham and the delicious glaze that you spread on the bottoms and the top – it is an amazing combination of flavors! I promise that they will be a hit!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Yes they can. Cover with aluminum foil and place I the refrigerator. You will need to add a few minutes to the baking time as you’ll be baking these from cold rather than room temperature.
I would keep the sandwiches covered with aluminum foil, even after baking. As you serve the sliders, just re-cover the baking pan to keep them warm. You could also individually wrap the sliders in aluminum foil then place them into a slow cooker. Keep the slow cooker on warm and let guests help themselves!
We do enjoy them cold. It you have leftovers you can wrap and place in the refrigerator. You can choose to eat them cold the next day or warm in the microwave.
These sliders do not come out soggy at all. I would suggest cutting the bottom half of the sliders a bit thicker than the top half. This will give plenty of bread for the sauce to soak into without it becoming soggy.
There’s a lot of different directions you can go here. You can serve them with soup. Or you can serve them with different salads like potato salad or macaroni salad. Cole slaw and baked beans all work well with these. To keep it simple, just serve with a variety of potato chips!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- salted butter
- Worcestershire sauce
- light brown sugar
- mustard (yellow or dijon)
- King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- thinly sliced smoked ham
- Monterey Jack cheese
- poppy seeds (optional)
HOW TO MAKE GLAZED HAM AND CHEESE HAWAIIAN PARTY ROLLS:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a small pot, melt stick of butter with Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and mustard until thoroughly melted and combined.
Meanwhile, take rolls out of package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally. Brush the glaze mixture onto both sides of the rolls, covering well. The glaze is what takes this over the top, so don’t be stingy. Just leave a little to brush on the tops.
Place bottom half of rolls into a baking dish.
On one side of rolls, add sliced ham.
Then top evenly with cheese.
Put top on rolls and then brush the tops with leftover glaze mixture and sprinkle with poppyseeds (if using.)
Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake for about 25 minutes (until cheese is melted.)
Slice and serve! Optional: Put out some warmed raspberry preserves and let guests slather a bit of it on their rolls. It is so unbelievably good.
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Originally published: July 2011
Updated & republished: April 2023
Ham and Cheese Sliders (+Video)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon mustard (yellow or dijon)
- 12 ounce package King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (package of 12)
- 12 slices smoked ham (1/2 pound – thinly sliced or shaved)
- 12 slices Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese (about 1/4 pound – thinly sliced)
- poppy seeds (for topping, optional)
- raspberry preserves (for serving, optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- To make the glaze, in a small pot, melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter with 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 Tablespoon mustard and stir until thoroughly melted and combined.
- Meanwhile, take 12 ounce package King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls out of package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally.
- Brush the glaze mixture onto both insides of the rolls (be generous with the glaze), covering well. You need to leave a little leftover for the tops of the rolls.
- Place bottom half of rolls into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Place 12 slices smoked ham evenly on the rolls then top with 12 slices Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese.
- Put top half of rolls on top and then brush the tops with leftover glaze mixture. Spinkle the top evenly with poppy seeds (optional)
- Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then serve with warm raspberry preserves (optional).
- Serve rolls with a bit of warmed Raspberry Preserves. Let guests slather a bit of it on their warm rolls. Such a fantastic combination of flavors.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Delicious! I didn’t have dijon mustard, so I used spicy brown mustard instead and they turned out great!! Everyone loved them, even those in the crowd who don’t like mustard. Great recipe!!
Woo hoo – that is fantastic Ella!! Thanks so much!! I’ll have to try it with the spicy brown mustard next time!
I added some cinnamon to mine… these were DELICIOUS!! Good for even the pickiest of eaters.
These were SO good and so easy!! My kids love them and they are still really good out of the fridge as leftovers!
Can you make them in advance. Do they travel well
Yes, you can make them in advance. But don’t put the glaze on. Just make the sandwiches as written, cover and place in fridge. When ready to bake, pull out about 20 minutes before putting in oven and then make the glaze and pour over the top. Cover and bake for half the time then uncover and bake for the rest of the time (this will stop the sliders from getting soggy).
Any feedback on how these might do with parker house style rolls? Thanks!
You sure can use rolls such as parker house. They won’t have the sweetness that the Hawaiian Rolls do, but they will still be delicious!
SUCH a crowd pleaser! Saw the recipe back in about 2015 and still I make these all the time with turkey instead of ham. I have not done the raspberry preserves because I’m not a huge fan of raspberry but I imagine a sweet homemade cranberry sauce would be delish. Will have to play around with options.
I think cranberry would be amazing! Thank you so much Leaux!!
Cate, I think she meant if you prefer the shredded cheese, it would take 8 oz. I may be wrong, but what I think.
On the Hawaiian party rolls, you said Monterey Jack “shredded.” I think you meant slices.
Love the recipe except for the raspberry jam , think either peach apricot jam , pineapple ice cream topping would be my choice as a warmed dip.
Holy jeebus! These are baking as I type but I have to tell you, the glaze smelled SO incredible that I *might* have licked the last little bit out of the pan!