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baked ham and cheese slider on a black plate

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Everyone loves ham and cheese and it only gets better in these cute little hot ham and cheese sandwiches! There's layers of gooey cheese and deli ham plus the most irresistible buttery poppy seed topping slathered all over the tops of the rolls!
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese sandwich, hot ham and cheese sandwiches, hot ham and cheese sliders
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 317kcal
Author Amy


Ingredients for making ham and cheese sandwiches

  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 1/2 lb Swiss cheese
  • 1 lb deli ham

Ingredients for making poppy seed butter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp spicy mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


How to make ham and cheese sliders

  • Cut rolls in half. If the rolls are stuck together it's okay to leave them stuck together. Just cut the whole thing in half to make tops and bottoms for the sandwich.
  • Set the bottom halves of the rolls in a baking dish. 12 rolls usually fit perfectly in a 9"x 13" pan.
  • Add a layer of deli ham on the bottom halves of the rolls.
  • Add a layer of cheese over the ham.
  • Set the tops of the rolls on the sandwiches. Set aside.

How to make poppy seed butter for sandwiches

  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Add Worcestershire, poppy seeds, onion powder, and mustard. Mix until combined.

How to bake ham and cheese sliders

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake sliders uncovered for 15 minutes. Check to make sure cheese is completely melted and sliders are golden brown on the top. Bake for an additional five minutes if needed.


These sliders can be made ahead of time and baked when you're ready to eat. Refrigerate sliders after assembling them. Follow instructions in the recipe for baking. You may need to add a few extra minutes to baking time to warm the sandwiches all the way through.
Feel free to use whatever kind of cheeses you'd like! Pepper jack, cheddar, Monterey jack, and mozzarella are all fantastic options!


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg