Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

Dive into mouthwatering Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders! They’re perfect for game day, potlucks, or simply satisfying that craving for a warm, gooey sandwich.

Close up view of ham and cheese sliders.

These irresistible Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders are the ultimate crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion, from game day gatherings to casual family dinners. With layers of savory ham, melted Swiss cheese, and a magical mayo sauce, all nestled between soft, pillowy Hawaiian rolls, every bite will leave you craving more. To elevate the flavor even further, the sliders are drizzled with a rich, aromatic butter sauce that adds a delightful tang to this delectable dish. Easy to prepare and always a hit with guests, these sliders are bound to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this recipe is simple enough for anyone to make, yet delivers an impressive and delicious result. Gather your ingredients and get ready to wow your friends and family!

Using Leftovers

This recipe is not only scrumptious but also versatile, making it perfect for repurposing leftovers. If you have any leftover holiday ham, simply slice it thinly and use it in place of the deli-sliced ham. The rich flavors from your baked or smoked ham will add a delightful depth to the sliders, taking this dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. Similarly, if you have an assortment of cheeses remaining from your charcuterie board, feel free to mix and match them in the sliders, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will make these sliders even more irresistible.

Tips for Beginner Chefs

When preparing these sliders, be sure to:

  • Lightly grease the baking pan to prevent sticking
  • When cutting the rolls in half, use a long serrated knife for a clean, even cut.
  • Assemble the sliders in the pan to minimize mess and ensure even distribution of ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other types of cheese besides Swiss?

Absolutely! Sharp cheddar, Gouda, pepper jack, and many other cheeses would work well in this recipe.

Can I make these sliders ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sliders up to the point before adding the butter sauce. Cover them and refrigerate. When ready to cook, apply the butter mixture and bake.

Can I make this dairy free?

For a dairy-free alternative, substitute Swiss cheese with plant-based cheese slices and use a dairy-free butter alternative for the butter sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders alongside other appetizers or as a main dish with party-style sides like coleslaw, potato salad, or a fresh garden salad. They’re also excellent when paired with a bowl of soup or a plate of crispy sweet potato fries.

A baking dish filled with ham and cheese sliders.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover sliders in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, wrap them in aluminum foil and warm in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.

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Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Close up view of ham and cheese sliders.

Dive into mouthwatering Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders! They’re perfect for game day, potlucks, or simply satisfying that craving for a warm, gooey sandwich.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Magical Mayo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1 package 12-count Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 pound deli-sliced ham
  • 12 ounces Swiss cheese slices

Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan.
  • Prepare the Magical Mayo Sauce by whisking together mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Cut the entire slab of Hawaiian Rolls in half, separating it into two slabs. Spread the mayo sauce evenly over the bottom slab.
  • Layer half of the Swiss cheese slices on the bottom slab, followed by all of the sliced ham, and then the remaining cheese. Top with the other slab of rolls and place the assembled sandwiches in the prepared pan.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together melted butter, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce to make the Butter Sauce.
  • Drizzle the Butter Sauce evenly over the top of the sandwiches.
  • Loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Serve hot.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders