Easy Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders are the perfect sandwiches that are ideal for lunch or dinner. A perfect small bite, these sliders are simple enough to pack in a lunchbox for kids, but also delicious and hearty enough to serve at dinnertime. 

A look at the finished ham and cheese sliders on a cutting board ready to be separated and served.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

I have seen these little sandwiches referred to as many different things in the past. Some have a version they like to call a “funeral sandwich” and others just call them hot ham and cheese. 

I love sliders in their little miniature forms and find this recipe ideal for serving crowds.  

The best part of this is that you can assemble and pop them into the oven in just a few minutes. They don’t have to be exact as you cut them apart before serving. 

That means my ham can be oddly shaped and my cheese scattered slightly uneven, and they will still turn out delicious. 

A close up shot of one single hamd and cheese sliders without poppyseeds ready to be shared or eaten.

What Is The Best Cheese For Ham Sliders?

Traditional ham and cheese sandwiches usually have a version of American cheese. However, hot versions like this often have a white cheese like provolone or Swiss.  

My favorites are using slices of Swiss cheese or provolone. Other easy options are simply spreading shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or any cheese blend over the ham before topping with the second half of the bun. 

Pick your favorite cheese and make these just a bit unique for your family.  You might even want to try out something like gouda or a nice pepper jack cheese!

The ingredients needed to make these incredibly easy ham sandwiches laid out before we begin the baking process.

What Dinner Rolls Are Best For Sliders?

Over the years, I have made sliders with a number of different options.  Post holiday sliders are usually made with whatever dinner roll we happened to have leftover. 

Burgers on slider buns are usually a special hearty bun designed for that heavier sandwich. 

When it comes to this simple ham and cheese slider, I love a nice soft dinner roll.  Traditionally, you will see these made with Hawaiian rolls. 

The slight hint of sweetness really pairs wonderfully with the ham and cheese. 

Pick any bread you prefer and use for this.  Slider sizes make it easy to serve a crowd and ideal or using as an appetizer or small bite for a party or event. 

What Type of Ham Is Best For Sandwiches?

Any of your favorite ham luncheon meat works well with this slider recipe.  I like a nice uncured ham slice from the deli, but you could grab any package from the meat section and use. 

One thing I enjoy is using leftover ham after a holiday meal. Just slice or cut thin and layer evenly. It’s a great way to reuse a leftover in a new way that everyone will love. 

What Should I Serve With Ham Sliders?

Serve whatever is your traditional side for a sandwich. Healthier options include things like fresh raw vegetables, veggie chips, or even a green salad. 

If you aren’t concerned about it being a really healthy side, then load up on potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, potato chips, French fries, or even a nice roasted vegetable.  

I love this low carb potato salad made with cauliflower to serve with ham and cheese sliders. Even if you aren’t watching carbs, it’s absolutely delicious. Another yummy option is this fresh Waldorf salad. It’s always a hit in my house. Of course, a crispy option is this delicious cabbage salad recipe with bean sprouts!

A side view of the finished recipe for ham sliders shows off the delicious layers of this incredibly simple recipe.

Can I Freeze Ham and Cheese Sliders Without Poppy Seeds?

You can easily freeze these ham sandwiches. I like to assemble them and freeze in a disposable aluminum pan before baking. 

This makes it super easy to simply pop from the freezer and put directly into the oven. You just need to add an additional 10-15 minutes to the cooking time. 

When freezing these, make sure to properly store them and label them with the name and date. They are good frozen for up to 4 months. 

A horizontal view of the indulgent ham sliders on a cutting board ready to be shared and enjoyed.

More Easy Sandwich Ideas

  • Turkey Wrap – Easy meal with a delicious honey dijon dressing.
  • Crab Salad Sandwich – creamy crab filling on top of cheese and tomato to complete this hearty sandwich.
  • Reuben Sandwich – Good ole fashioned reuben sandwich with homemade Russian dressing.
A close up shot of one single hamd and cheese sliders without poppyseeds ready to be shared or eaten.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Delicious ham and cheese sliders topped with a flavorful butter sauce. Use deli meat of leftover holiday ham with your favorite cheese. Perfect light family meal or sandwich to serve a crowd.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheese, ham, party idea, sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 lb. ham slices
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 12 slices Provolone Muenster or Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Split dinner rolls
  • In a bowl combine, 6 tablespoons melted butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder, and dried parsley.
  • Cut the rolls in half separating the top and bottom. 
  • Brush with the inside of the rolls about 2 tablespoons of the butter sauce.
  • Place the bottom in a baking pan.
  • Assemble sandwiches by layering the ham and cheese between the rolls.
  • Brush on remaining butter sauce.
  • Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tops are lightly browned. Serve warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Easy baked sliders with ham and cheese sandwiches. Great quick dinner idea or fun dish to serve at a gathering. Delicious butter sauce makes a nice and crispy coating. #appetizer #sandwich #easyrecipe
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  1. I made this and my family loved it!! It will be a keeper recipe for future get togethers. Thank you for sharing!!