These oven-baked ham and cheese Hawaiian roll sliders are a family favorite snack. Made with Havarti cheese and black forest ham and topped with a poppy seed, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard butter glaze. This easy recipe is perfect football party food or holiday appetizer.
Cut, layer, brush and bake your way to a tray of deliciousness that’s big enough to share.
With their buttery sweet Hawaiian buns, onion-poppy seed sauce, melty Havarti cheese and peppery ham these sliders hit all the right notes. Yet are so simple to make.
Good Weekend Food
These ham and cheese sliders will absolutely satisfy your weekend munchies.
Enjoy them as a hearty breakfast-lunch combination so you can consolidate meals and get more done with your day off, while staying fueled.
This simple and quick recipe is ideal for feeding a family or small crowd as it makes a dozen sliders.
Ingredients You’ll Need
You need just 3 main ingredients plus a 5-ingredient homemade seasoned buttery sauce that tops these roll so that they bake to a delicious crisp.
Here’s everything you’ll need: savory Hawaiian rolls, black forest ham, Havarti cheese, butter, poppy seeds, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard.
The secret is in the sauce.
The secret sauce is what will make you want to eat the entire tray of these delectable little ham and cheese sandwiches. The sauce is just four ingredients mixed together with a little melted butter but it will rock your world.
Watch how easy it is to make these sliders.
Here’s how to make these ham and cheese sliders, step by step. It’s simple.
Which Hawaiian rolls are best to use with this recipe?
When you go to the store you’ll notice two flavors of Hawaiian rolls — savory butter and original sweet. I’ve tried using both to make these ham and cheese sliders. Both are actually good!
However, I personally like the savory butter flavor a little better. The original sweet rolls along with the sweetness of the ham can be just a little too much sweetness for me.
It’s up to you though. Try them both and see what you like best. I always say, there are no right or wrong choices in cooking when it comes to flavor. It’s about what you like. So take time to experiment and see what you and your family like best. And have some fun with taste testing!
Can these sliders be made ahead?
Yes. You can prep these sliders ahead of time then bake them right before you’re ready to eat.
Just cover with foil and keep refrigerated until you’re ready to bake them.
Tips for making these ham and cheese sliders, perfectly on the first try:
Don’t separate your rolls. Cut them in half as a big block. It’s much easier and will save you time!
Fold ham slices in quarters to add texture to your bite.
Feel free to also add extra ham if you want a meatier slider. Or extra cheese for that matter.
Cover with foil. Then carefully uncover for just the last 3-5 minutes to lightly brown and crisp the tops of the rolls. Less time for less crispy and less brown, more time for more crispy and more brown. Shoot for a golden brown color.
Choosing Your Baking Dish
Did you notice my cute, glass baking dish? I just love this dish. It’s one of my favorite Pioneer Woman pieces. I have multiple pieces of her collection. It’s a 9″ x 13″ size.
This Pioneer Woman casserole dish is my favorite because it’s the perfect size and has really pretty glass bead work on the outside.
I prefer to use glass vs. metal casserole dishes when baking. Glass is easier to clean and food doesn’t stick as easily. You can use steel wool on it without worrying about scrapping it. I use this pan use it a lot for breakfast casseroles, easy sheet cakes and of course these sliders!
Oh, and a package of Hawaiian rolls fits perfectly so its perfect for making this recipe. 🙂
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Here’s what people are saying about these Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders:
“These are my absolute fav!”
“I could literally eat a dozen”
“This couldn’t be easier or more delicious!!”
“Best use of leftover ham!”
Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Roll Sliders
- 1 package Hawaiian Rolls (Savory Butter or Original Sweet) 12 count
- ½ lb sliced baked ham
- 6 slices Havarti cheese
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ tsp poppy seeds
- ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dijon mustard
- Without separating the rolls, slice the Hawaiian rolls in half. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9×12 baking pan.
- Layer on sliced ham then cheese then the tops of the rolls.
- In a glass bowl, microwave the butter for about 30 second or until melted. Stir in poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and Dijon mustard.
- Brush butter mixture over top of rolls.
- Loosely cover pan with foil and bake at 350˚ for about 18-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove foil the last 3-5 minutes of baking to slightly brown and crisp the tops of the rolls.