Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Ham and Cheese Sliders – a simple, easy, and delicious meal you can make for lunch or dinner! Great use for leftover ham or deli meat in your fridge.

Do you have leftover ham or even leftover turkey? Don’t toss it just yet! I have the best recipe for using up leftover meat. I don’t know why, but I never buy the right amount of ham for lunches, so there is always some in the fridge!

I know that after the holidays there are always leftovers hanging out in my fridge too. I love to use the leftover meat for these easy sliders! The kids love them and I get to give leftovers new life!

ham and cheese sliders stacked on a plate


What Are Ham And Cheese Sliders?

Ham and cheese sliders are a smaller version of the classic ham and cheese sandwiches. Instead of preparing them on traditional white bread, you use Hawaiian sweet rolls. These rolls are a bit smaller than hamburger buns, which is why they are referred to as sliders when used in this recipe.

These Ham and Swiss Sliders make for the perfect lunch, dinner, or even a simple snack when you are on the go. You can make these sliders with fresh lunch meat or use leftover meat to create a whole new meal.

ingredients to make ham sliders

Ham and Swiss Sliders Ingredients

When preparing the ham and cheese slider recipe, you will only need a few ingredients, including:

  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Make sure you have a package of 12 rolls to use. You can find these in the deli section of most grocery stores. You can also use regular slider buns, if you don’t want them sweet.
  • Sliced Ham. Use about a ½ pound of ham for these sliders. You can use leftover ham or fresh deli meat, whichever you prefer or have on hand.
  • Swiss Cheese. You will only need up to eight slices of cheese to go with the ham.
  • Butter. The butter is an essential ingredient that goes over the Hawaiian sweet rolls. It is used to create a tangy dressing for the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Dijon Mustard. Mix the Dijon mustard with the butter to create a flavorful topping.
ham and cheese on rolls

When mixing the butter and Dijon mustard together, you will also need to add Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder, and sesame seeds. These ingredients help make the top of the Hawaiian rolls crispy and give the leftover ham sliders a great flavor.

What Cheese To Use For Sliders

I love the classic combination of ham and swiss, so that is what is used here, but you really can mix it up with your favorites!

  • Swiss
  • Cheddar
  • American
  • Mozzarella
butter mixture brushed on slider buns

How To Make Ham and Cheese Sliders

  1. Start by greasing a 13×9 inch baking dish. You can brush it with butter or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Grab the rolls from the package and slice them in half.
  3. Add slices of the cheese to the bottom of each roll. Place leftover ham or lunch meat ham on top of the cheese. Put the rolls on top of the ham and cheese.
  4. Melt butter in a small dish. Once it is melted, add the mustard, Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder, and sesame seeds to it.
  5. Brush butter mixture over the top of the rolls with a pastry brush.
  6. Put the sliders in the oven and bake them for 15 minutes or until you notice the tops of the rolls have become golden brown and the cheese is melted.
baked ham sliders

How To Store Leftovers

Wrap your casserole dish with plastic wrap and a sheet of foil and then put it in the fridge to keep your sliders fresh. You can keep the sliders in the fridge for up to three days. You can also place them in an airtight container such as a air tight plastic bag or a Tupperware. Reheat them for a few seconds in the microwave.

Can I Freeze Leftover Sliders

You can freeze the leftover ham sliders if you want to save them for an extended period. Wrap them in plastic wrap, put them in a large plastic food container or freezer bag, and put them in your freezer. You can keep them in the freezer for three months.

ham slider on a spatula

What To Serve With Sliders

The Ham and Swiss Sliders are great on their own, but they also go with different sides. They taste best with fresh homemade side sales, such as the following options:

You might also want to serve your sliders with a side of your favorite chips for a super quick lunch or dinner.

ham and swiss sliders stacked on board

More Leftover Ham Recipes

Still have more leftover ham? Not a problem!

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close up of ham and cheese sandwich
5 from 3 votes

Ham and Cheese Sliders

By Erin
Ham and Cheese Sliders – a simple, easy, and delicious meal you can make for lunch or dinner! Great use for leftover ham or deli meat in your fridge.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • ½ pound sliced ham, can be leftover ham
  • 6-8 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Slice the rolls in half and place in prepared baking dish
  • Add slices of cheese to the bottom of the rolls.
  • Arrange meat over the cheese and place the top buns on.
  • In a small bowl mix together butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and sesame seeds.
  • Brush butter mixture over the top of the buns.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops of the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven, use a knife to cut, and serve. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 419
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  1. Ham and cheese is a great combo that my whole family loves, but that tangy dressing brushed over the top of these sliders really makes them outstanding!

  2. Love these sandwiches! They’re perfect for anytime – lunch, weekends, celebrations!