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Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders

These delicious Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders are made with a sweet honey Dijon sauce, layers of hot and melty swiss cheese, thinly-sliced ham and Hawaiian rolls. They’re the perfect quick-fix dinner!

A Hot Ham and Cheese Slider on a Wooden Serving Spatula

Easy 30-Minute Ham and Cheese Sliders

Sometimes, you just need a very, very easy meal that’s also hot, filling and delicious… and, that’s not another pizza. You feel me, world? I know you do. So let’s reconsider a great lunch or dinner idea that you might have forgotten about: a ham and cheese sandwich!

But not plain old ham with plain old cheese on plain old bread — this ham and cheese is warm and melty from the oven, layered between sweet Hawaiian rolls, and dressed with a mouthwatering honey-Dijon mayo that hits all the right notes!

A Hand Grabbing a Ham and Cheese Slider From a Blue-Rimmed Pan

Recipe Ingredients

To get the yummiest ham and swiss cheese sliders, I really recommend using lean deli ham, sliced thinly. The thin slices are super tender and look beautiful heaped onto the rolls!

  • Hawaiian Rolls: You’ll need 6 rolls for this recipe.
  • Mayonnaise: To make the dressing, you’ll need 1/4 cup of your favorite mayonnaise. I don’t recommend “salad dressing” mayos because they are fairly sweet, and this dressing doesn’t need the extra sugar.
  • Dijon Mustard: I love Dijon mustard! It’s a classic pairing for honey, as in this recipe, but you can also make a very tasty version with yellow mustard!
  • Honey: Use two tablespoons of honey, or more to taste.
  • Fresh Garlic: Mince or press one fresh garlic clove.
  • Fresh Parsley: Chop up a little parsley, about one teaspoon.
  • Sliced Ham: You’ll need about seven ounces of sliced ham.
  • Swiss Cheese: Or another variety of choice!
  • Butter: Melt a couple tablespoons of butter for spreading on top of the sandwiches.
A Pan Full of Ham Sandwiches Beside a Small Bowl of Fresh Honey

What Are the Best Rolls to Use?

I absolutely love using Hawaiian rolls to make these sliders. Hawaiian rolls have a sweetness and slight pineapple-ish tang, and they’re very soft, yeasty and light. If you want to substitute, any soft and buttery roll will do. Think brioche!

A Blue and White Pain Holding Six Ham and Cheese Sliders

How to Make Ham and Swiss Sliders

Here’s the beauty of this recipe: you really are just making sandwiches! Doesn’t get much easier than that. Top them off, warm them up, and enjoy!

  • Prep Oven, Pan & Rolls: Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cut the Hawaiian rolls lengthways.
The Bottoms Half of Six Hawaiian Rolls on a Cutting Board
  • Make Honey Dijon: In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey and parsley.
A Bowl of Mayonnaise with Chopped Parsley In It
Fresh Honey Being Added to the Mayo and Parsley Mixture

  • Assemble Sandwiches: Set aside 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture, and spread the remaining mayonnaise mixture on each side of the cut rolls.
  • Place the bottom rolls in the prepared baking dish and top with half of the ham slices. Top this with the cheese, the remaining ham and the tops the rolls.
The Honey-Dijon Sauce Spread Over the Bottoms of the Hawaiian Rolls
Slices of Ham Layered Over Honey-Dijon Covered Hawaiian Rolls
  • Top Sandwiches & Bake: In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and the reserved mayonnaise mixture. Brush this on top of the rolls, coating well. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
Melted Butter and Mayo Being Brushed Over Six Hawaiian Rolls

Enjoy!

Other Cheese Variations to Try

Other great cheeses to try include cheddar, muenster, provolone, or any other good cheese for slicing and melting. Brie would be a great choice, as well! I would not necessarily recommend very tart, dry cheeses.

Six Cheesy Ham Sandwiches in a Navy Blue and White Baking Dish

Tips for the Best Sliders

It’s hard to go wrong with this simple recipe, and it’s so easy to go right! To see more ways you can make these sliders awesome, read on:

  • Use this Recipe as a Template: Don’t be afraid to get creative! Maybe you don’t care for honey-Dijon, but you love apricot jam. Friend, do what you gotta do. Maybe you love this whole idea except the ham. Go for a great roast turkey, or maybe layer on fried eggs instead!
  • Double It: This sandwich idea is so easy to double or even triple! You can also assemble them, without the topping, and chill them for up to 24 hours! Just top and bake right before serving!
  • Grill, Toast and More: If you’d rather skip the oven, you can also cook these in a skillet, on a griddle, in a toaster oven, or even wrap them in foil and briefly grill!
Six Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders Beside a Bowl of Parsley

What Goes with Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders?

Six Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Topped with Butter and Parsley

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

I don’t recommend freezing these sandwiches, but you can easily keep your leftovers in the fridge and reheat them later!

  • To refrigerate leftovers, wrap tightly in foil or place in storage bags, and refrigerate for up to two days.
  • To reheat, place sliders on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F until heated through.
A Close-Up Shot of a Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Topped with Parsley
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Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders

Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders prepared with a sweet honey Dijon sauce, layers of hot and melty swiss cheese, thinly-sliced ham, and Hawaiian dinner rolls.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best ham recipe, ham and cheese sandwich, ham and cheese sliders, ham sandwich recipe, hawaiian ham and cheese sliders, hot ham and cheese, hot sandwiches
Servings: 6
Calories: 360kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise. Do not separate the rolls; just cut them in half as directed in these pics.
    The Bottoms Half of Six Hawaiian Rolls on a Cutting Board
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and parsley.
  • Set aside 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture; spread the remaining mayonnaise mixture on the inside of the cut rolls.
  • Place the bottom rolls in the prepared baking dish and top with half of the ham slices.
  • Top ham with the cheese and then the remaining ham slices.
    Slices of Ham Layered Over Honey-Dijon Covered Hawaiian Rolls
  • Place the top half of the rolls on top.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the melted butter and the reserved mayonnaise mixture.
  • Brush this on top of the rolls, coating well.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 Comments

  • Amanda
    January 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I love the way these look, so full of flavor. The kids and I will be making them this weekend!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 20, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      I hope you and your kids enjoy them! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Amanda Livesay
    January 20, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    5 stars
    My kids are obsessed with these! I have to double the recipe.

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 20, 2021 at 8:24 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Beth
    January 20, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy! These look so delicious and tasty! My family is going to love this recipe! So excited!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 22, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy them! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    January 20, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    5 stars
    I love sliders for a quick and fun dinner. Love to try new combo ideas!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 22, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      I hope you enjoy these! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    January 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    These sandwiches are our favorite!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      January 23, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed them! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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