Ham and Cheddar Sliders
Do you have that one go-to meal everyone seems to love? It is usually super simple to make, has few ingredients, and can go from prep to serve in less than 30 minutes. In our family, any finger foods are a hit, like these Hand Pies and Sliders. If you don’t have a go-to meal, you can borrow mine.
Ham and Cheddar Sliders are so easy to make, and everyone who tries them loves them. I almost feel silly calling this a recipe. It is more of a technique. You can switch out the meat and cheese, add sauces, and use French bread instead of rolls. So many options give this simple recipe the flexibility you need when you want a fast meal/snack/appetizer to please a crowd.
I have made sliders with BBQ shredded pork, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, roast beef, caramelized onions and peppers and pepper jack cheese, and more. Basically, you pick your favorite meat and cheese, add an extra sauce or veggies, and follow the baking instructions for an amazing treat.
Did I mention that these are freezer friendly? That’s right. Double the recipe and have one on standby for whenever you need it.
Ham and Cheddar Sliders
1 Family Package King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (24)
1 Pound Thin Sliced Deli Ham
2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded or thinly sliced
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Poppy Seeds, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Cut buns in half, keeping them together as a single sheet. Place the bottom half in a 9×13 pan. Set the top half aside.
- Assemble sandwiches in pan by first layering ham evenly over bottom buns. Then cover evenly with shredded/sliced cheese and place the top half of buns on top of the sandwich.
- Combine the melted butter with Dijon mustard and onion powder. Pour mixture evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, if desired.
- Cover pan with tin foil. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted. If desired, broil for a few minutes for a crispy top.
Store leftovers in the fridge up to 3 days.
To cook from frozen: Thaw overnight in fridge. Cook, covered with foil at 350° for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Any meat, cheese, extra sauce and veggies can be substituted for the ham and cheddar. Make sure meat is fully cooked and veggies are sautéed before adding.
- Instead of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls you may use a large French bread, or homemade rolls. If using French bread, wrap the bread in foil and place on a cookie sheet to bake.