Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

Make these easy Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders for your next party and watch as your friends fight for seconds!

Try some other great game day snack recipes like Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Philly Cheese Steak Bombs and Bacon Brown Sugar Cocktail Wienies.

A ham and cheese slider on a spatula on top of a pan of other sliders.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Mmmmmmmm, sliders! A good sliders recipe is never a bad thing to have up your sleeve. They’re quick, easy and always a hit at any gathering to feed a crowd (gameday, anyone?). So naturally, I’m all over these kind of recipes! I currently have one other slider recipe on this site, my Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders and it’s one of my most popular recipes (and with good reason- yum!).

This hot ham and cheese sliders recipe is along those same lines. I mean who doesn’t love ham and cheese sandwiches?  You can use ham and Swiss from your local deli and I went with Hawaiian rolls because the only thing better than regular sliders is Hawaiian roll sliders.

An overhead image of the tops of a pan of Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders.

Tips for making ham and Swiss sliders

  • I encourage you to use Hawaiian rolls when making any sort of sliders- I’ve tested a variety of different rolls for various slider recipes and Hawaiian rolls always add the best flavor and are the easiest to cut.
  • If you can, try to keep the tops of the rolls and the bottoms each in one piece when you cut them in half. I use a really sharp bread knife and slowly cut through the middle, making sure to keep an eye on both sides so as not to thin out the tops or bottoms too much.
  • Baking the bottom buns for a few minutes helps to avoid the honey mustard sauce making the bottom buns get soggy.
  • I gave a range of the amounts of ham and cheese slices you’ll need because each brand is a little different in terms of size.
  • Don’t skip the butter and poppy seed topping for the buns, trust me! That butter mixture adds killer flavor
  • If you want extra honey mustard sauce for dipping, double those ingredients.

A hand pulling a slider out of a pan of other sliders with the cheese stretching out.

Can you make ham and cheese sliders ahead of time?

You can assemble these in advance and bake them just before serving. You can also make the honey mustard sauce up to a week ahead.

Can I use dijon mustard?

Yes- It’ll add a bit of spiciness, but you can totally make the switch.

What if I don’t like mustard?

You can leave it off, but you might want to substitute another favorite sauce because they’re a little dry without any sauce (I tested these without sauce too because my husband hates mustard!).

What cheese goes best with ham?

It’s totally a matter of opinion but I think Swiss goes best. If you prefer a different type of cheese, feel free to use that instead!

What temp do you bake sliders?

I bake mine at 350 degrees.

Are ham and cheese sliders good cold?

These are definitely best served right away.

How do you reheat ham and cheese sliders?

The oven is best for this- reheat in a baking dish covered in foil at 350 degrees until heather through. Make sure you store leftovers covered in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat. They’ll last for 2-3 days.

A slider with a bite taken out of it on top of other ham and cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls.

Ingredients for making Hawaiian roll sliders

  • Cooking spray
  • Package of Hawaiian rolls
  • Prepared yellow mustard
  • Honey
  • Sliced deli ham
  • Sliced Swiss cheese
  • Butter
  • Poppy seeds
  • Onion powder

Helpful tools:

  1. 9″ x 13″ pan
  2. Chef’s knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring cups
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Silicone brush
5 from 3 votes
A square image of a ham and cheese slider on a spatula on top of a pan of other sliders.
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Make these easy Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders for your next party and watch as your friends fight for seconds!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and cheese sliders
Servings: 18 sliders
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
  • Cooking spray
  • 18 Hawaiian rolls
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 9-12 slices deli ham (about 3/4 pound)
  • 8-10 slices swiss cheese (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Carefully cut the Hawaiian rolls through the middle trying to keep the tops and bottoms in one piece. Set the tops aside and place the bottoms into the greased baking pan.

  3. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes and remove from oven.

  4. While the bun bottoms are baking whisk together the prepared yellow mustard and honey until well combined.

  5. Spread the honey mustard in an even layer on the bun bottoms.

  6. Top with an even layer of ham.

  7. Top with an even layer of Swiss cheese.

  8. Place the bun tops on top of the sliders.

  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, poppy seeds and onion powder until well combined. Brush this mixture evenly onto the tops of the buns.

  10. Return pan to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the bun tops are golden and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you want extra honey mustard sauce for dipping, double the ingredients.

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  • Reply
    January 25, 2019 at 12:41 am Such a great idea for weeknights!
  • Reply
    Lindsay Cotter
    January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm So easy to make for game day eats! These are always a winner!
  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    January 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm These are such a hit, whether for lunch, a party or dinner!
  • Reply
    September 22, 2019 at 12:17 pm Just made these with leftover slices of ham from a big smoked ham I cooked. Such a crowd pleaser! I love how you didn’t use a heart attack’s worth of butter like many others out there. Thank you!
    • Reply
      Jessy Freimann
      September 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm Yum- what a delicious way to repurpose leftover ham! So glad you loved them (I'm with you on butter- a little is a great addition, but too much becomes sickening!). Thank you for sharing!

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