Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches are sweet Hawaiian rolls filled with ham, Swiss cheese and a poppy seed mustard spread.
They’re an easy weeknight dinner, but they’re even better for your Game Day entertaining, and will be great served along side some Pepperoni Bread.
Every time I make these Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, I’m amazed at how easy they are to make and how very delicious they are.
I originally found this recipe from Jenni at Pastry Chef Online when it came up in my Facebook news feed. They looked so incredibly good with the poppy seeds oozing out the sides and the melted cheese! I’ve also got a soft spot for a warm ham and cheese, so I knew I just had to make them.
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We ate them during halftime of last year’s Super Bowl and immediately decided that they’ll be a staple to our yearly football gathering. Enjoyed alone or alongside a batch of Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip and plenty of chips, they’re complete showstoppers.
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
You might be thinking. . . “Who needs a recipe for a ham and cheese sandwich? Isn’t it just ham and cheese on bread?”
Oh, but THESE party sandwiches are so much more! The recipe calls for big fluffy King Hawaiian Sweet Rolls that not only look wonderful but taste amazing paired with the other ingredients.
The Hawaiian rolls are spread with an incredibly tasty mixture of butter, mustard, poppy seeds with onion and Worcestershire sauce.
Then you layer honey baked ham slices and cheese onto the rolls before baking them in the oven. The cheese gets ooey-gooey and the warm butter mixture oozes out over the sides of the rolls. These are not your ordinary ham sandwiches!
I’m making Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches for Sunday’s games too because I don’t want to wait until the Superbowl to eat these babies! They’re SO good!
A platter of these is perfect for a party of any kind, football related or not. They’re hearty, flavorful and just plain delicious.
Easy Sandwich Recipes
Find out what other talented bloggers around the web are making for Game Day…
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Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon from Well Plated by Erin
Easy Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls from Mom on Timeout
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If you love ham, I also recommend Easy Ham Salad and Sage and Ham Baked Eggs.
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These Hawaiian roll sliders are one of our favorite fingers foods.
I like to serve them with a bunch of other appetizers so everyone has something to choose from.
Game day just isn’t game day without some chips, salsa and guacamole.
And I don’t have just one on my site, I have two!
These pretzel bites with beer cheese dip are always so popular that we often run out of the pretzel bites before the dip is gone.
I always have some additional French bread on hand just in case.
That bread comes in handy for this egg salad dip, dill pickle hummus, pepperoni pizza dip, and this Buffalo chicken dip.
And you always need some dessert because a party or gathering just can’t be without it.
I like to serve this lime cheesecake dip with these football cookies, these cookies and cream cheesecake bars, cookies, these peanut butter cookie cups, and my chocolate peanut butter dream bars.
Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 2½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard NOT Dijon
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
- 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 12 package King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 9 ounces package thinly sliced brown sugar ham about 12-15 slices
- 7 ounces package sliced Swiss cheese about 10 slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, mash together the butter, mustard, poppy seeds, onion and Worcestershire sauce until it is well combined and thick.
- Remove the rolls from the carton in one piece. Using a long knife and keeping the rolls together, slice them in half horizontally.
- On the cut portion of the rolls, spread half of the butter mixture on each.
- Place the ham slices evenly over the bottom portion of the rolls.
- Cover the ham with the slices of Swiss cheese, distributed evenly.
- Place the top portion of the rolls onto the base and return the contents to the carton. They can be baked either in the carton or on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes and then to prevent the tops of the rolls from darkening, cover with tin foil for the remaining 8 minutes.
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I honestly don’t think I’ll be able to hold off until next year to make them again. Ham and Cheese sliders are so quick, easy and delicious that this will be a great dinner for a busy weekday during the rest of the year. I also know that the family won’t argue when I put these in front of them, and that’s always a plus, right?
Thanks again to Miss Jenni at Pastry Chef Online for the recipe! It’s a keeper!!
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Comments & Reviews
I’m not even a football fan, but it’s fun to see the variety of game day treats online! Maybe I should watch the game with friends, just so I can snack all day?
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
These look amazing! Putting them on the menu for Super Bowl!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Love these! Such fun little sandwiches!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Try spreading the poppy seed topping on top of the bun and then baking these babies. . that’s what I do. . soooo good!
Makes me so happy these are a part of your football food spreads! I am not allowed to make these often or I would be I serious trouble! lol
These are always a hit with guests. I melt the butter mixture then add half to bottom sliced rolls. Assemble the sandwiches and pour the rest over the top. I also have the ham shaved. Yummy!!!!
Ooh, you way sounds delicious, too, Martha! I have to hold myself back from eating too many of these babies – they’re SO good!
Kelli Davidson says
I’ve been meaning to tell you for 3 weeks how great these are! I made them over Thanksgiving and they were fantastic!
Are these served warm? I’d Ike to bring to party but dot want to use oven there.
Ann, they’re best served warm, but can also be eaten when cooled. My daughter’s made them here at home and then taken them to parties and everyone’s devoured them, so I don’t think you’ll have a problem. 🙂
Did you bake these right in the packaging they came (sans plastic bag of course)? These look incredible…thank you for posting!
Jolie, yes, I put them right back into the cardboard packaging and found that they held together much better in the oven than just placing them onto a cookie sheet. I like that the cheese didn’t melt all over the place.
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Lynne! I made them last week and they were FANTASTIC! Have you tried freezing them? I was going to make up a batch then freeze them in two packs for easy week night meals or a random snack. Do you think they’ll freeze up well?
From looking at the picture is looks as though the butter mixture is spread on the top and bottom (insides)? Do you use the whole recipe of butter mixture to save it for the next time
Jim, you’re going to use all of the butter mixture. Cut the rolls in half as done in the video and then spread half of the mixture on the bottom and then the remainder on the top. There shouldn’t be any left over.
Hope that helps!
I have made these for years and they are so good and everyone loves them! They also freeze great. You can freeze before cooking or after cooking. Great either way.