These delicious baked Ham and Cheese Sliders start with deli ham and your favorite sliced cheese layered inside sweet Hawaiian rolls and brushed with a buttery Dijon mustard sauce. They make a fantastic crowd-pleasing appetizer or easy dinner idea!

If you’re looking for party appetizer ideas, I have tons! Or you can check out my other kid-friendly recipes like these amazing sliders!

A spatula lifting a baked ham and cheese slider out of a white baking dish filled with sliders.

What I love about this recipe:

  • Great for a crowd: They’re inexpensive, fast and easy to make and everyone always loves them! I usually double the batch for our family so we can have leftovers!
  • Easy to Make-Ahead: Perfect for busy weeknights, or something a babysitter could pop in the oven.
  • No Poppy seeds: Many baked slider recipes use poppy seeds in the sauce, but I don’t because I don’t think they add any necessary flavor, and no one likes seeds in their teeth!

How to Make Ham and Cheese Sliders:

  • Spray a 9×13’’ dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Assemble the sandwiches: Slice the rolls in half horizontally and place the bottom halves in the baking dish. Layer 1-2 slices of ham and cheese on each roll and cover with roll tops.

A baking dish lined with a dozen  roll bottoms, topped with ham and then cheese.

  • Make the sauce: In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, mustard, grated onion, and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon the sauce over the tops of the sandwiches.  Allow rolls to rest for 10-15 minutes before baking, or refrigerate for up to 1-2 days (depending on how fresh your ingredients are).

Butter dijon sauce being spooned over ham and cheese sliders in a baking dish.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through and the cheese is melted.

Close up of baked ham and cheese sliders.

Can I make them ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can assemble the sliders completely and refrigerate them (well covered) for 1-2 days, depending on te freshness of your ingredients. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before baking, and bake as instructed.

Freezing Instructions: Assemble sliders as instructed (in a freezer-safe dish or aluminum pan), including the sauce on top. Cover with a double layer of aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray so it doesn’t stick to the rolls. Freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen until the roll tops are golden and the cheese is melted, about 18-25 minutes

Whether you’re making them for dinner, or for a party appetizer, these sides go great with ham and cheese sliders:

Potato Salad

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Baked Beans

Deviled Eggs

Au Gratin Potatoes

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Recipe

A spatula lifting a baked ham and cheese slider out of a white baking dish filled with sliders.
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 1 hr 25 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 12 slider rolls , I prefer King Hawaiian rolls
  • 8 ounces cheese , swiss or cheddar are out favorites
  • 12 slices good quality ham , or more, if desired
  • 1/2 cup salted butter , melted
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9x13’’ dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Assemble the sandwiches: Slice the rolls in half horizontally and place the bottom halves in the baking dish. Layer 1-2 slices of ham and cheese on each roll and cover with roll tops.
  • Make the sauce: In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, mustard, grated onion, and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon the sauce over the tops of the sandwiches.  Allow rolls to rest for 10-15 minutes before baking, or refrigerate for up to 1-2 days (depending on how fresh your ingredients are).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through and the cheese is melted.

Notes

Make Ahead Instructions: Assemble sliders completely, cover and store in the fridge for 1-2 days (depending on how fresh your ingredients are). Remove from fridge 15 minutes before baking, and bake as instructed.
Freezing Instructions: Assemble sliders as instructed (in a freezer-safe dish or aluminum pan), including the sauce on top. Cover with a double layer of aluminum foil, sprayed with cooking spray so it doesn’t stick to the rolls. Freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen until the roll tops are golden and the cheese is melted, about 18-25 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 29mgVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 225mgIron: 0.3mg

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I originally shared this recipe June 2013. Updated January 2020 with new photos and clearer instructions, make-ahead and freezing tips.

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  1. The total carbohydrates count is incorrect in the ‘Nutrition Facts’ table. Perhaps the Hawaiian roll (16 carbohydrate grams each) information was inadvertently omitted. ???

    Great recipe though!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve made these with ham, turkey, swiss, and sharp cheddar in 4 different combinations. I also added minced garlic to the melted butter.

  3. 5 stars
    These were soooo delicious! I made the ham ones for my husband and vegetarian ones for myself. Soo delicious!