Ham and Cheese Sliders

Oven Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls take only 5 minutes of prep work! They are filled with sliced cheese and ham and topped with melted butter and Italian seasoning. So simple, so warm, and gooey delicious.

Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders will feed a hungry football-watching crowd and are perfect for a quick lunch, college students, or hungry teenage boys. These are kid-friendly, the adult will love them, and they are best served right out of the oven while they are warm and melty. 

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Why This Recipe Is Fabulous

These easy ham and cheese sliders are loaded with sliced ham and cheese and baked until ooey and gooey in the center and golden brown on the top. They are fun and simple and perfect for entertaining. 

For more Appetizers, check out my Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies and Oven Roasted Peanuts.

Ingredients Needed for Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

This slider is made with slices of ham and cheese. There are so many choices at the grocery store, and it’s entirely up to you and your taste. 

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Hawaiian Rolls– Hawaiian Rolls are slightly sweet and go perfectly with ham. Another brand would work; however, these are soft and make the sliders unique.

Ham— There are several choices for ham- honey, smoked, or leftovers will work. Choose your favorites. 

Cheese– I like to use cheese with a kick. Spicy cheese, Pepper Jack, or Jalapeno are a few of my favorites. However, feel free to stick to the basics, such as cheddar and mozzarella for the kids.

Pickled Banana Peppers– These are optional but add a kick to the sliders. Leave them out if desired.

Butter– Butter makes everything better.

Dry Italian Seasoning– You find this in the salad dressing aisle at the grocery store. Just a little will do. 

How to Make This Recipe

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For complete instructions see the recipe card below.

  1. Slice the rolls. Place the bottom of the rolls in a baking dish and set the tops aside. Add ham to the rolls.
  2. Add banana peppers.
  3. Add cheese.
  4. Place the roll tops back on.
  5. Stir together melted butter and seasonings. Brush over the top of the rolls.
  6. Cover and bake for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake for 3-5 minutes. Serve warm.

How Long to Cook Ham and Cheese Sliders?

You’ll cook the sliders covered for about 15 minutes, then uncovered for 3-5 minutes or until the tops are browned. 

Hot Slider Tips and Variations

  • Sliders are a great way to use leftover ham from the holidays.
  • Assemble ahead of time, chill, and then bake just before serving.
  • Choose different hams for the sliders. Feel free to mix up the meats and the cheeses.
  • Add some jalapenos to the inside of the sliders.
  • Add some sliced turkey and bacon.
  • I found my sliders fit perfectly in an 8.5″ x 11″ baking dish. These will also work in a larger dish.
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Recipe FAQs

For this recipe, I used sliced ham. Feel free to use leftover ham or turkey from the holidays. Choose your favorite.

Good meltable cheese is what works best for sliders. Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Provolone.

Appetizer or Party Food

Hawaiian Roll Sliders are the perfect party food. They go great with all kinds of dips, chips, and crackers. A few of my favorite appetizers are:

Rotel Dip

Pepperoni Dip

Spicy Party Shrimp

Classic Chicken Salad

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

What Side Dishes Should I Serve With Sliders?

Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Macaroni Salad

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Other Ham Dishes

Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

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Ham and Cheese Sliders {on Hawaiian Rolls}

Gina Abernathy
Oven Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls take only 5 minutes of prep work! They are filled with sliced cheese and ham and topped with melted butter and Italian seasoning. So simple, so warm, and gooey delicious.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Hawaiian Style Rolls
  • 12 slices deli ham thinly sliced
  • 12 slices cheese choose your favorite-cheddar, swiss, pepper jack
  • banana pepper optional
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dry Zesty Italian Dressing Mix

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat a sheet pan or 8"x11" baking dish with cooking spray. Slice the rolls in half, keeping all 12 together as much as possible. Place the bottom half of the rolls on the pan.
  • Layer the ham, banana peppers, and cheese on the rolls. 
  • Place the tops of the rolls over the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter and Italian seasoning.
  • Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the rolls.
  • Cover the sandwiches with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Then uncover the rolls and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.
  • Cut into individual sandwiches and serve immediately. 

Notes

  • Sliders are a great way to use leftover ham from the holidays.
  • Assemble ahead of time, chill, and then bake just before serving.
  • Choose different hams for the sliders. Feel free to mix up the meats and the cheeses.
  • Add some jalapenos to the inside of the sliders.
  • Add some sliced turkey and bacon.
  • I found my sliders fit perfectly in an 8.5″ x 11″ baking dish. These will also work in a larger dish.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Such a realistic weeknight dinner! I really was able to throw this together in just 5 minutes. Thank you so much!

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