Ham & Cheese Sliders

These Ham and Cheese Sliders are a family favorite that you can make ahead. The bonus is that they can be made in advance and frozen. Make dozens at a time and warm them up as needed.

ham and cheese sliders

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

If you love sandwiches then you might want to try out my recipe for a delicious Cobb Salad Sandwich, or my recipe for Shrimp Po Boys

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What I love about this recipe:

  • the perfect make-ahead recipe for holidays
  • always a favorite – a big hit at the party
  • a great sandwich for lunch or dinner
  • these can be frozen before baking and then baked as you need them

FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage

Can I make Ham and Cheese Sliders ahead of time?

Yes! These sandwiches can be frozen for up to 3 months, making them the perfect freezer meal

How do I Freeze Ham and Cheese Sliders?

Before baking, wrap individual sliders in foil and place them in a freezer bag
Baking: Bake wrapped in foil and add another 10 minutes or longer to make sure the sliders are warmed all the way through

How do I keep Sliders from going Soggy?

Take the foil off of the baking pan for the last 5-10 minutes of baking, remove the foil from the baking dish to expose the sliders to air for drying out

How do I Keep Ham and Cheese Sliders Warm for My Party?

You can keep foil over your baking pan, or place individually foil-wrapped sliders into a slow cooker and set it to warm

Can I make Ham Sliders in a skillet?

Yes! You will make them just like you would a grilled cheese. Butter the outside of the bun. Start off with the slider facing up and when cheese is melting and bottom is golden brown, flip and cook the top the same way

ham and cheese sliders

Tips and Tricks

  • 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.
  • Get several types of cheese to change up these sliders. While I prefer American, my husband loves Swiss Cheese. Pepperjack would add a nice kick
  • If you plan on freezing these, then do not bake them. Wrap individual sandwiches in foil for baking at a later time
ham and cheese slider recipe

How to Make Ham and Cheese Sliders 

making ham and cheese sliders

Instructions 

  • Over med-high heat, melt a stick of butter
  • Saute onion until onion turns translucent – about 10 minutes
  • Add poppy seeds, yellow mustard, and garlic powder
  • Continue to cook for a few more minutes to let the flavors mix – stirring occasionally 
  • Open the rolls and add some buttered onions, a slice of folded ham, and folded cheese slice to each roll
  • Place tops back onto rolls
  • 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

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ham and cheese slider recipe

Here’s The Recipe:

ham and cheese sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Make these delicious sandwiches ahead of time and warm them up as needed.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30 +
Calories: 285cal
Author: Melissa

Ingredients

  • Sliced Quarter Ham
  • Swiss Cheese slices and/or American Cheese
  • ½ cup butter – unsalted
  • 2 sweet onions – sliced
  • 1&1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 3 dashes garlic powder
  • 30 Small Slider Rolls – or- buns of your liking

Optional Butter Topping:

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

Instructions

  • Over med-high heat, melt a stick of butter
  • Saute onion until onion turns translucent – about 10 minutes
  • Add poppy seeds, yellow mustard, and garlic powder
  • Continue to cook for a few more minutes to let the flavors mix – stirring occasionally
  • Open the rolls and add some buttered onions, a slice of folded ham, and folded cheese slice to each roll
  • Place tops back onto rolls
  • 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

Notes

Nutrition facts are only an estimate 
Sliced Quarter Ham – There are about 30 slices of ham in a sliced quarter ham

Freezing:

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

Baking Frozen Sliders 

  • Bake directly in the wrapped foil
  • Add an additional 10 minutes or longer until the slider is warmed through 

Nutrition

Calories: 285cal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1mg

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