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Ham and Cheese Sliders

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We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love these ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover ham!

We don't know anyone who doesn't love ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for leftover ham!

Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

Every now and again I come across a recipe that is so good I have no choice but to immediately make it and post about it. We made a few tiny adaptations to these hawaiian ham and cheese sliders (aka funeral sandwiches), but it only makes them even better.

Got leftover holiday ham? We’ve got you covered.

These Hawaiian roll sliders were adapted from one of the sweetest bloggers and friend that I know, Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything. If you have yet to check out her blog, get over there. It is full of just about every delicious recipe out there and I love that it’s all approachable.

Our version of the baked ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing skips on the onions and uses our famous honey mustard instead of regular jarred stuff. It’s a simple change but trust me, it takes everything to a whole new level of deliciousness. These ham sliders are a forever staple in our home for using up leftover ham, and to be honest we will probably be bringing them to potlucks all year too.

They are just so easy and yet total comfort food. I can’t wait for you all to try them! Especially if you still have company in town or if you’re already thinking up ideas for that big Super Bowl party. Can’t you just see the guests all digging into a huge pan of these babies?!

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Ham and Cheese Sliders Ingredients 

The ingredients list for these Hawaiian roll sliders are short and sweet, which is another reason why we love making them! Here’s what we used in these Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Poppy seeds
  • Melted butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • White rolls (such as Hawaiian rolls)
  • Ham
  • White cheddar cheese 

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How to Make Ham and Cheese Sliders

These baked ham and cheese sliders couldn’t be simpler to make! Make a single batch for a small crowd, or double the recipe if you’re having more guests over. 

Here’s how we make these Hawaiian roll sliders:

  1. Whisk together the honey mustard in a bowl. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the homemade poppy seed dressing. 
  3. To assemble the sliders, first slice each roll in half. 
  4. Spread homemade honey mustard on the bottom of each roll and mayo on the top. 
  5. Place a slice of ham and cheese in the middle of each roll. 
  6. Place the sliders into a cookie sheet or cake pan (use one that has sides). 
  7. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing, then cover the pan with foil.
  8. Bake until the cheese is melted, then drizzle with extra dressing. 

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Can I Use Another Type of Cheese?

Absolutely! We prefer using white cheddar cheese, but we’ve seen this recipe made as ham and Swiss sliders as well. Use whichever cheese you prefer. 

Can you Freeze Ham and Cheese Sliders?

Strangely enough, you can freeze ham and cheese sliders, but make sure you don’t add the poppy seed dressing until you’re ready to bake them.

Make sure you wrap the dish in plastic wrap and then freezer foil. Defrost by setting them in the fridge and proceeding as normal. You need to keep out as much ice as possible so make sure that plastic wrap is on there as close to the rolls as possible and only freeze for up to 2 weeks. Any longer and too much ice will grow.

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Tips for Making Ham and Cheese Sliders

We typically use plain yellow mustard in these funeral sandwiches, but you’re welcome to use any mustard you like. You may want to make a small batch of honey mustard with your choice of mustard, just to make sure you like the flavor combination! 

These ham and cheese sliders are quite rich, so we’ve found that using a single slice of ham and cheese is plenty. But feel free to add more slices to suit your own tastes. 

You can bake these Hawaiian roll sliders in a baking dish, cake pan, or baking sheet — as long as whatever you’re using has sides, it should work well. 

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We don't know anyone who doesn't love ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for leftover ham!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

3.87 from 91 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 sliders
We don't know anyone who doesn't love these ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover ham!


For the honey mustard:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup mustard

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard sauce
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

To assemble:

  • 24 white rolls
  • 24 slices ham
  • 24 slices white cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • honey mustard sauce , from above


For the honey mustard sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, honey and mustard.
  • Set aside.

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • In a glass measuring cup, whisk together the melted butter, poppy seeds, honey mustard and worcestershire.
  • Set aside.

To assemble:

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice open the rolls and spread honey mustard sauce on the bottom and mayonnaise on the top.
  • Place a slice of ham and cheese on each roll and place the top on each sandwich.
  • Place all of the sandwiches on a cookie sheet or cake pan.
  • Drizzle each sandwich with the poppy seed dressing until you've used a little more than half of the dressing and each sandwich is covered.
  • Tightly wrap the pan with tin foil and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and take off the foil.
  • Drizzle with a little more sauce (you may need to melt it again if the butter solidified) and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 828mg36%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 524IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 294mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Hi! Do you know the amount of ham and cheese in pounds per 24 rolls? Thanks!

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    • Hi Jenn! It is about 1 pound of ham and 1 pound of cheese for 24 rolls.

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  • Question on your nutrition info: 1 serving is 1g?? Or one sandwich?

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    • Hey Toni! Great question! I’m not sure why it is saying 1 serving is 1g. 1 serving is one slider for this recipe. Thanks for the question!

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  • can’t wait to try this recipe! i’ve tried other recipes from you and they’ve all been such a hit!

    just one question though, did you use unsalted or salted butter? 

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    • Great question! Unsalted…the ham should have plenty of saltiness for these sliders! Enjoy!! And thanks for the support!

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  • What type of mustard do you use?

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    • Hi April! Just your basic yellow mustard to make the honey mustard sauce. I just buy French’s or whatever is one sale.

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  • Sandwiches good but all the ads are frustrating. Family loved. I didn’t have the seeds but still turned out good. All I had to go with was hash browns, but it worked. Thank you.

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    • So glad you enjoyed them! The ads are what allow us to keep doing what we do. I apologize if they were frustrating! Thanks for the feedback Rachel!

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  • I love these!  I recently made a quick substitute and replaced the poppy seeds with everything bagel spice.  Yumm!

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    • Oh yum!

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    • I love the original recipe, but using ET bagel mix is inspired! I get mine at Trader Joe’s, any others available?  We are having this for dinner tonight!!

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      • I know Trader Joe’s has loads of delicious seasonings. The Chile Lime blend is another one of our favorites thought it wouldn’t be delicious on these sliders. Haha!

  • These look delicious! What brand of rolls did you use?

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    • We often make our own or just use any store bought. Even Hawaiian sweet bread is good!

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  • I made this recipe with left-over ham from Thanksgiving. It was AMAZING!!!!! Beyond tasty!!! My daughter took one bite and asked, “When are you making this again!”

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    • YAhoo!!!! I am so thrilled to hear that!

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  • These look delicious! I’m planning on making them for a party soon and I was just wondering what mustard you use for them (dijon, american, english etc.)? Would be much appreciated! Thank you x

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    • In the honey mustard sauce I use normal mustard. 🙂

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  • One of my co-workers makes these and calls them “funeral sandwiches.” When I asked her about the name, she said a lot of people make them for the post-funeral receptions!

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  • My SIL makes these, or something very similar, and they are amazing!

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  • I am a food lover and sometimes a critic about food and its taste. I went to many countries to taste food and got huge experience. Nice post.

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  • I am a food lover and sometimes a critic about food and its taste. I went to many countries to taste food and got huge experience. Nice post.

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  • Ham and cheese was always my favorite as a child 🙂 this is making my mouth water!

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  • Oh man, I need one of these right now in the worst way!! They look amazing!

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  • These sliders wouldn’t last long at our house! So good!

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  • These look delectable yet so simple, thanks!

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  • I bet these little sliders disappear in the blink of an eye! So delicious.

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  • they look superb! can’t wait to try them.

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  • Regardless if the light was going down, the photos still turned out amazing!

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  • Oh yes, a classic favorite! Love to make ham and cheese sliders, so comforting!

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  • My mom made these all the time when I was growing up and I could never get enough of them. So, so good!

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