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Ham and Cheese Sliders on a white plate, with a bite out of one slider. Blue and white print napkin visible behind the plate

Ham and Cheese Sliders

  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 sliders 1x


Ham and Cheese Sliders are smoky, savory and salty ham; gooey melted Swiss cheese (or Cheddar, Gouda or American); sweet and spicy dressings and a caramelized glaze all delivered on warm, sweet dinner rolls.  I’ll let you just stop and think about that deliciousness for a minute.  Yeah.  You’re gonna want to make these!


Units Scale
  • 3/41 lb ham, sliced as thin as you can do it
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard (reserve the 2 Tbls. for the glaze) (Use Dijon mustard or the mustard you like best, if you prefer.)
  • 12 cheese slices or 12 oz. grated cheese (Choose your favorite. Swiss cheese, Cheddar, Gouda, Colby Jack or American are all good.)
  • 2 (12 ct pkgs) sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls (Any dinner rolls you like will work great.)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Assemble the sliders first. Start by splitting the sweet Hawaiian rolls.
  2. Spread a small amount of barbecue sauce on one half and then stone ground mustard on the other.
  3. Add a few slices of ham and half (2 of the quarters) a slice of cheese to the bottom half of each roll.  This is where your personal preference and creativity will come into play.  Choose Cheddar, Gouda, Swiss cheese, American, Colby Jack or any of your favorites.  Hard cheeses will melt better if you grate them.  Soft cheese can melt as a whole slice.
  4. Put all the tops on the Ham and Cheese Sliders and snuggle all 24 into a 9×13 pan.
  5. Next, make the glaze by adding the brown sugar, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tablespoons of stone ground mustard and poppy seeds to a small saucepan.
  6. Bring the glaze to a full, rolling boil, then remove it from the heat.
  7. Immediately drizzle the glaze over the sliders in your pan.  (Use all of it.)
  8. Your sandwiches will be completely coated. Most of the sauce will stay on top of the rolls, because they are pressed together so tightly in the pan. Some may seep down to the bottom and that’s okay.
  9. Cover the pan with foil and bake in a 350° for 20 minutes.
  10. After 20 minutes, remove the foil.
  11. Continue baking for 5 more minutes.  This will let the tops get beautifully caramelized and toasty, golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sliders, sandwiches, ham, cheese