Close view of a spatula lifting a baked slider from a baking dish with strands of melted cheese stretching back to the pan.

Succulent ham, gooey Swiss cheese, and a hint of sweetness thanks to sweet and soft Hawaiian rolls—these baked sliders are a game-changer! These little sandwiches are baked to ooey, gooey buttery perfection and make for an easy weeknight dinner, a crowd-pleaser on game day, or a star dish at potlucks. Quick, easy, and utterly delicious, they’re versatile enough to be the MVP of any occasion. Let’s get cooking!

Close view of two ham and swiss sliders on a dark plate.

What ingredients do I need for ham and cheese sliders?

  • Sweet Hawaiian Rolls (AKA: King’s Hawaiian Rolls)—You can grab the dinner rolls for tiny little two-bite sliders that are perfect for appetizers. If you want larger sandwiches, grab a package of “slider buns,” which are slightly bigger.
  • Deli ham—Make sure it’s thinly sliced. We like honey ham, but any kind does the trick!
  • Swiss cheese—Also thinly sliced
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Poppy seeds
  • Dried minced onions

Protip: Change up the cheese!

We really like Swiss here, but you can also use other cheese—provolone or cheddar are both great.

Top view of baked sliders in a white baking dish on a light counter.

How do you make ham and Swiss sliders?

Assembling these bad boys is a breeze. Here’s what you do:

  1. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Using a serrated knife, cut off the top half of the rolls—you don’t want to separate the rolls, you want the entire slab of rolls to stay together. Place the bottom slab into the baking dish.
  2. Layer the ham and cheese on top of the bottom slab of rolls. 
  3. Place the top slab of rolls on top.
  4. Mix the melted butter with brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, poppy seeds, and minced onion, and pour evenly over the rolls.
  5. Cover the pan tightly with foil. Bake for 15 minutes, then uncover the pan and bake until the tops are golden brown. 
  6. Cut along the rows to make individual sandwiches. Serve while hot and gooey!

Protip: Keep the rolls connected!

You don’t want to separate the rolls! Keep them connected and slice the entire slab in half using a serrated knife.

A spatula serves up a baked slider from the center of a pan of other sliders.

How long do you heat up sliders?

We recommend 15 minutes at 350°F with foil on top, and then an additional 10-15 minutes with the foil off to crisp up the top of the sliders. 

Protip: Try more!

Looking for another baked slider to try out? Our Roast Beef and Cheddar Sliders are always a crowd-pleaser!

Can you make ham and Swiss sliders the night before?

Sure can! We’ve had the best luck assembling the sliders (through step #4 in the recipe below) and placing them in the fridge overnight. When it’s time to bake them, mix up the butter mixture, pour it over, and bake as listed.

How do you keep sliders warm for a potluck?

After slicing into individual sandwiches, these sliders work well piled into a slow cooker set to warm! If you prefer, wrap each individual slider in aluminum foil to keep the mess to a minimum. 

Top view of ham and swiss sliders nestled into a white baking dish on a black and white table linen.

What do I do with the leftovers?

Pop your leftover sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Eat them cold, or wrap a slider in aluminum foil and warm it in a toaster oven or conventional oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes. You can also warm them in the microwave for about 60 seconds.

What should I serve with ham and cheese sliders? 

We love pairing these sliders with hearty sides like Bacon and Sriracha Mac and Cheese or Instant Pot Potato Salad. For some fresh flavor, add a side garden salad.

A spatula serves up a baked slider from the center of a pan of other sliders.

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

Yield: 12 or 9 sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Ham and Swiss Sliders are sure to be a hit at your next party, with their combination of sweet Hawaiian rolls, savory ham, and melted Swiss cheese.

Ingredients

  • 12 Sweet Hawaiian Dinner Rolls or 9 Sweet Hawaiian Slider Buns (see notes)
  • 1 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Liberally spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, cut the top off the entire slab of rolls. Place the bottom slab into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Layer the ham and cheese evenly over the bottom slab of rolls. No need to worry about not covering the creases in the rolls—you’ll be slicing the sandwiches later.
  4. Place the top slab of rolls on top of the ham and cheese.
  5. Mix the butter, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, poppy seeds, and minced onion in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Pour the mixture evenly over the tops of the rolls.
  6. Cover the rolls tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and using a sharp knife, cut along the rows to make individual sandwiches. Serve while hot and gooey!

Notes

  • Sweet Hawaiian rolls come in a number of sizes. For this recipe, we recommend either the classic dinner rolls (about 2” in width) or the slider buns (about 3” in width). We like to use the classic dinner rolls when the sandwiches are part of a larger spread or the slider buns when the sandwiches are the main dish of a meal.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 940mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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