Ham and Swiss Sliders

These aren’t any ordinary ham and Swiss sliders, as they’re Hawaiian roll sliders covered in a delicious and flavorful buttery mustard sauce. One bite and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!

Bite taken out of ham and swiss slider.

There’s no need to have an ordinary ham and cheese sandwich when it’s so quick and easy to make a batch of these ham and Swiss sliders. They’re prepped and ready to eat in just over 30 minutes. 

So, what is a ham and Swiss slider? Well, as the name suggests, it includes cooked deli ham and Swiss cheese slices layered on a packet of deliciously soft Hawaiian rolls. But then you add a buttery sauce on top that’s bursting with flavor. We’re talking melted butter, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion, poppy seeds, and salt and pepper. You pour this over the Hawaiian roll sliders and then bake them in the oven. The end result is a stack of deliciously sweet and juicy ham and Swiss sliders. Lucky this recipe makes 12, because I know you won’t be able to stop at one.

These ham and cheese sliders are great for a weekend lunch, to take to a party or potluck, or to serve at your next game day. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe for sure.

Recipe ingredients for ham and Swiss sliders.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half
  • Cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  • Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Dijon mustard
  • Poppy seeds
  • Dried minced onion
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, or to taste
  • Pepper, or to taste

How to Make Ham and Swiss Hawaiian Roll Sliders

Slice Hawaiian rolls in half.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray, and set it aside.

Don’t separate or pull rolls apart. Instead, using a large knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a top layer and bottom layer to work on. Keep the rolls connected.

Place first layer of Swiss cheese on bottom layer of rolls.

Put the bottom layer in the pan and place the first layer of cheese on the rolls.

Top with ham.

Spread the ham over the rolls.

Add the second layer of cheese.

Add the second layer of cheese.

Add top layer of Hawaiian rolls to sliders.

Add the top layer of rolls and set them aside.

Whisk remaining ingredients together.

Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl or in a pot on top of the stove on very low heat.

Add the mustard, onion, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and stir/whisk that up to combine.

Pour butter mixture over Hawaiian roll sliders.

Pour the butter mix over the rolls and take your time.

Spread butter mixture over ham and Swiss sliders with brush or spatula.

Spread the butter mixture over the tops. A spatula or pastry brush works well. Some of the mixture will sit at the base of the rolls. That’s no problem.

Cover Hawaiian roll sliders with aluminum foil and bake.

Cover with aluminum foil and let the Hawaiian rolls sit at room temperature for a bit, usually 5 to 10 minutes.

Next, bake the covered ham and Swiss sliders for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Baked ham and Swiss Hawaiian roll sliders.

Take the foil off then cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until your heart is content. Baking time will vary based on your own oven so keep an eye on them so they don’t burn and bake until they look good to you.

Removing ham and Swiss slider from pan.

Slice into individual sliders and serve. They are good warm or cold.

Hand picking up a ham and Swiss Hawaiian roll slider.

Quick! Get one before they all disappear!

Storage

These ham and Swiss sliders are best served warm and fresh. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Serve them cold or quickly reheat in the oven or air fryer.

Recipe Notes

  • For a different sauce, substitute the Worcestershire sauce for honey and add garlic powder and dried parsley. Alternatively, substitute the Worcestershire sauce for sweet pickle relish.
  • Instead of dijon mustard, you can use spicy brown mustard.
  • These don’t have to be Hawaiian roll sliders either. Use your preferred bread rolls of choice if you like.
  • Substitute the Swiss cheese for cheddar cheese, Colby Jack, Havarti, mozzarella cheese, or provolone.
  • You can use any type of deli ham, like honey ham or smoked ham. You can also swap the ham for sliced turkey if you prefer. If you add bacon as well, you can transform these into mini club sandwiches.
  • If you’re a fan of pickles, add a layer between the ham and cheese or add pickled jalapenos for some spice.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these Hawaiian roll sliders in advance? 

Yep, prep the ham and Swiss sliders as instructed and then place the wrapped pan in the fridge for up to 4 hours. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before following the baking directions.

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Bite taken out of ham and swiss slider.

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Take ham and cheese sliders to the next level with ham and Swiss sliders on Hawaiian rolls, with a flavorful buttery mustard sauce on top.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, ham, rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half 12-count, see directions for more details
  • 1/2-3/4 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 stick
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray, and set it aside.
  • Don’t separate or pull the rolls apart. Instead, using a large knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a top layer and bottoms layer to work on. Keep the rolls connected.
    1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half
  • Put the bottom layer in the pan and put the first layer of cheese on the rolls. Spread the ham over the rolls, layer in the second layer of cheese, add the top layer of rolls, and set them aside.
    1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half, 1/2-3/4 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced, 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl or in a pot on top of the stove on very low heat. Add the mustard, onion, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and stir/whisk that up to combine.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp poppy seeds, 2 tsp dried minced onion, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste, 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
  • Pour the butter mix over the rolls and take your time. Spread the butter mixture over the tops. A spatula works well. Some of the mixture will sit at the base of the rolls. That’s no problem.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and let the rolls sit at room temperature for a bit, usually 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Next, bake, covered, for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Take the foil off then cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until your heart is content. Baking time will vary based on your own oven so keep an eye on them so they don’t burn and bake until they look good to you.
  • Slice into individual sliders and serve. They are good warm or cold.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were to die for!! So delicious and so easy to make. My whole family devoured them. We will definitely be making these again! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    simple amazing recipe! i have learned that aside from the butter and a form of mustard you can add almost anything you like after that 🙂 but this base recipe is perfect as-is!

  3. I don’t know where you happen across these recipes, but I cannot wait to try these. I clicked on it because I have never heard of a slider (I’m in the UK) and wondered what they are, I’m looking forward to taking a batch of prepared ones to my son’s family on Sunday.

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