Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe


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Everyone in the family will love these super easy layered hot ham and cheese sliders. The garlic butter glaze and Hawaiian rolls makes the flavor truly incredible.

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Ham And Swiss Sliders

Ham and cheese sliders have to be one of the most versatile party foods. They’re easy to make to feed a crowd, perfect for game day, and completely kid friendly.

You can even serve them cold if you want to, and they’ll still be so delicious.

If you’re making these for a tailgate party, try grilling them on top of aluminum foil! The smoky flavor is next level amazing.

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Ham and cheese sliders next to a can of Klarbrunn.


Slider Rolls: My favorite rolls to use for sliders are King’s Hawaiian Rolls, but you can use any pull apart dinner rolls. You could also use biscuits or crescent rolls if you’d prefer.

Ham: I like to use thinly sliced black forest ham from the deli section at my grocery store, but this would also be a great recipe to use up some of our popular Copycat Honey Baked Ham.

Cheese: I think sliced Swiss cheese tastes the best in these hot ham sandwiches, but you could also use Colby-Jack or provolone if you’re not a huge fan of Swiss cheese.

Mayonnaise and Mustard: My favorite sauce for these sliders is a combination of real mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. You could swap the Dijon mustard for yellow mustard if you’d prefer. If you like the sweeter flavor of Miracle Whip, that would also work.

You can also completely omit the mayo if you’d rather have sliders without mayonnaise. If you do that, I think honey mustard would be my top choice for the sauce!

Butter, Garlic, Poppy Seeds, and Dried Parsley: This is what we’re using to make the glaze. The garlic butter glaze adds so much flavor and really elevates these sliders, so I 100% recommend taking the time to make it. 

The labeled ingredients for ham and cheese sliders.

How To Make Ham And Cheese Sliders

Cut the slider rolls in half horizontally, and place the bottom half on a greased baking sheet. Top it with mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)

On the bottom half of the slider rolls, layer half of the ham, all of the Swiss cheese, and then the remaining half of the ham. Place the top half of the rolls on top, and lightly press down.

Layering ham and cheese sliders.

Melt butter in a skillet, then remove it from the heat and mix in the poppy seeds, garlic, and dried parsley. (Don’t saute the butter, it will cook in the oven.)

Melting butter with garlic, parsley, and poppy seeds.

Brush the garlic butter glaze over top of the sliders, then bake uncovered in a preheated oven until the sandwiches are warmed through (you could also heat them in an air fryer, crock pot, or toaster oven). Slice between the sliders with a knife, and serve. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.

Brushing garlic butter glaze on sliders, then baking them.

How Do You Keep Sliders From Getting Soggy?

The main thing is to bake the sliders uncovered. If you cover the tray with aluminum foil, they’ll steam instead of baking in a dry heat. If you prefer the texture of steamed sandwiches, feel free to wrap them in aluminum foil, but the bread will be a bit soggier.

Can Slider Sandwiches Be Frozen?

Yes! They actually make a great freezer meal. You can freeze these sliders before baking them.

You can also make ham sandwiches the night before and let them rest covered in the fridge overnight before baking them the next day.

Ham and cheese sliders on a baking sheet.

How Many Sliders Are Needed Per Person?

Since each slider is only a few bites, I’d count on at least 2 sliders per person.

What Goes With Ham And Swiss Sliders?

The best sides to serve with ham and cheese sliders are potato salad, macaroni salad, french fries, chips, and everything bagel dip.

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Yield: 12 servings

BEST Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

The best ham and cheese sliders.

Everyone in the family will love these super easy layered hot ham and cheese sliders. The garlic butter glaze and Hawaiian rolls makes the flavor truly incredible.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 slider rolls (or Hawaiian rolls)
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 pound cooked ham (from the deli, thinly sliced)
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter (melted)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic (diced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Use butter to grease the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Cut the buns in half horizontally. Place the bottom half of the buns on the baking sheet cut side up.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard and mayonnaise.
  4. Spread the Dijon and mayonnaise mixture across the bottom half of the slider rolls. Top with a layer of ham (use about half of the ham), then a layer of Swiss cheese (use all of the cheese), and then a layer of the remaining ham. Place the top half of the buns cut side down on top of the sliders, and press down slightly.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic cloves, poppy seeds, and dried parsley. Brush the tops with the melted butter mixture.
  6. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until the sliders are warmed through and the cheese is melted.
  7. Slice between the sliders with a knife, and serve.


This recipe multiplies perfectly! Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple it (depending on how many people you’re serving).

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 10.8gCarbohydrates: 19.1gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 6.8gProtein: 9.8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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Ham and Cheese sliders are one of the most popular appetizer recipes for good reason – they’re so easy to make and they’re always a crowd favorite!

The best ham and cheese sliders.

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