Ham & Cheese Slider {Make Ahead} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Ham & Cheese Slider {Make Ahead} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

These Ham and Cheese Sliders are a family favorite. The bonus is that the can be made in advance and frozen. Make dozens at a time and warm them up as needed. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

ham and cheese sliders

After a fifteen hour drive to see my parents, my mom always had these delicious ham sandwiches. It was always a nice treat to unpack everyone from the minivan and be treated to warm Ham and Cheese Sliders. 

ham and cheese sliders sandwich

After a few years, of seeing my kids and husband drool over these, I finally decided to make some myself.

Ham and Cheese Slider Recipe

A  huge plus with these sandwiches is the fact that they can be made in advance and frozen. When you’re having a super long day, or company pops in, just pop foil-wrapped sandwiches in the oven.

ham and cheese slider recipe

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Here’s The Recipe:


Ham & Cheese Sliders Recipe

Make these delicious sandwiches ahead of time and warm them up as needed. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 10 min.
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30+ 1x


  • Sliced Quarter Ham – That should give you about 30 slices or more
  • Your preferred cheese slices – one per sandwich: Swiss Cheese slices and/or American Cheese are nice options
  • 1/2 c. of butter
  • 2 sweet onions – sliced
  • 1&1/2 t. poppy seeds
  • 2 T of yellow mustard
  • 3 dashes of garlic powder
  • 30+ Small Slider Rolls – or- rolls/buns of your liking

Optional Butter Topping:

  • 4 Tbsp. of melted butter
  • 1 tsp. of poppy seeds


  • Over med-high heat, melt the stick of butter
  • Saute onion until onion turns translucent – about 10 minutes
  • Add poppy seeds, yellow mustard and garlic powder
  • Continue to cook a few more minutes to let the flavors mix
  • Open the rolls and add some buttered onions, a slice of folded ham and folded cheese slice to each roll
  • Place top on rolls
  • Or – place all sliders in a baking dish 
  • For butter topping:
  • Mix melted butter and poppy seeds, pour over rolls
  • Place foil over the baking dish
  • Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and ham is heated through – about 10 minutes


  • *If you want to freeze these, wrap the sliders individually in foil, and place in a freezer bag – you may need to bake them a little longer than 10 minutes to heat through. 


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