Baked Mustard, Ham and Cheese Sliders

Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins

These soft melted Baked Mustard, Ham & Cheese Sliders are drenched in sauce and served warm out of the oven. They are so easy to make and full of flavor. It’s no wonder they are one of my most popular recipes!

Baked Mustard, Ham and Cheese Sliders

The Best Ham Sandwiches Are Made With Mustard

Can I be honest? Ham sandwiches made with mayo grosses me out. No seriously, I just can’t take it. I see people clean the knife full of mayo with their tongue and it makes me shudder.

I am good with mayo baked into recipes or chicken/tuna salad. But please give me Mustard any other time. Plus, I think ham and mustard go perfectly together.

I once had a mustard seed crusted pork tenderloin at a restaurant in San Francisco that was too die for. I really should try to recreate that recipe…but it was done so perfectly and I don’t know if I could ever recreate it half as well.

Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

A Quick Recipe That Can Be Made With Leftover Ham

With Easter this weekend, I know must of us are going to have some Ham leftovers to use. Since Jorge is flying out for work on Sunday, we decided to celebrate Easter a little early this year.

I used the leftovers we had to make these delicious messy Mustard, Ham & Cheese Sliders. The sweet rolls, melted cheese, ham and sweet mustardy sauce are the perfect combination.

Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Are Ham And Cheese Sliders Easy To Make?

These sliders are incredibly easy to make and only take 20 minutes to make — start to finish! Plus, they are always a crowd pleaser. I have made them for many parties and they are always the first thing to go!

Quick Update: These babies are now one of the most requested recipe from friends and family. I take them to potlucks and parties all the time and there is never a single bite leftover…even when I triple the recipe!

Can I Make Baked Sliders Ahead Of Time?

I prepare them ahead (even drizzling on the sauce), then cover the baking dish in foil to transfer them to wherever we are going. Then I bake them at my final location. We even heated them up on a grill once while tailgating and they were perfect then too!

This post has been updated with new photos and video on February 13th, 2016. It’s still the same great recipe, but here are the original photos!

Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Yield: 12 Sliders

Baked Mustard, Ham and Cheese Sliders

Baked Mustard, Ham & Cheese Sliders - These soft melted ham sliders are drenched in sauce and served warm out of the oven. It's no wonder they are one of my most popular recipes!

This soft melted Baked Mustard, Ham & Cheese Sliders recipe is drenched in sauce and served warm out of the oven. So easy to make and full of flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 12 Hawaiian original rolls
  • 12 slices of ham
  • Β 8 slices of swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • poppy seeds, optional


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves separately in tact). Watch the video at the top of the post to see what I mean.

Place the bottom of the rolls into the prepared baking dish.

Distribute the ham and cheese evenly over the rolls. I like to do two thin layers of cheese with the ham in the center. Put the tops on the rolls. Set aside.

In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallot and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Stir to combine.

Pour sauce evenly over all of the sandwiches. Sprinkle tops with poppy seeds.

Cover with foil and bake for 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 3 additional minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1008mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g

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48 Responses
  1. Susan

    My husband asked me to marry him again after I made these tonight. It was a trial run for Super Bowl since we are having a big party and these were so dang good I am now making a triple batch for the party. I am going to prep them ahead and pop them in the oven when guests arrive! THANKS for a great recipe!

  2. Jason

    What a great recipe. What a shame you began it by putting down other folks’ tastes and mayonnaise.

    That’s not what chefs do. They promote good things, not slam others.

  3. sue hubbard

    made these, hubbs loved them, and i thought they were very good too. easy ,and lots flavor! have cut it down for just 2 of us, but for a party or crowd, whole pan would be great!! you can have just one roll, or several (like hubbs did ) loves his ham, and i love swiss cheese, so there ya go ! good way to use all leftover rolls and ham from holidays too πŸ™‚

  4. Crystal @ Pennies and Playdough

    These are so delicious! My cousin made these for a family birthday party and I had to get the recipe, so she pointed me your way!Β 

    I created a spreadsheet a few years ago to help me with meal planning, and have been updating it with every new recipe we try and like. It now contains around 90 meals, each categorized by main ingredient (Beef, Chicken, pasta, etc) and meal type (Mexican, Italian, American, etc), with a link to the recipe – yours included! It has saved me so much time with meal planning and making out my grocery list!

    After talking with some friends, I thought this spreadsheet might be something worth sharing, so I have made it available from my blog to download for free! Now that my readers have your recipe, I’m sure they will be enjoying it as much as we do!

    1. Jessica

      Hi Amada, I do not think these would cook properly in a skillet. You really need an oven or a mini convection oven.

  5. June Miller

    I love mustard, and these look great. What is a slider, and also what are Hawaiian rolls like? I am guessing I could use any sort of roll?

    1. Jessica

      A slider is a small sandwich/burger. Hawaiian rolls are a brand of rolls that are slightly sweet and very soft bread. You could substitute any super soft, slightly sweet dinner roll!

  6. cathy

    Can I make these sliders a day ahead with the sauce poured over top and bake up the next day? Or would it be better to put the sandwiches together ahead of time and then pour sauce over right before I bake them? I need to make at least 48 ahead of time….

    1. Jessica

      I would put the sliders together, but with to pour the sauce on them right before baking. That way they don’t get soggy. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! πŸ™‚

  7. Cyndi

    These are a new favorite in my house. We are having them tonight for a sleepover. So easy to make ahead and everyone loves them!!!

  8. Donna m.

    What a fantastic recipe. I have never had anything like it…….the sauce is so good, and it made my dinner. This is a keeper.

  9. Jan

    I have made these often. Great to serve for a luncheon or card party serve along with a salad, relish tray and chips. I make with all the ingredients brush on inside of buns. Less messy but still delicious. Use full size Keiser rolls and wrapped in foil to bake. They can be made ahead. Heated and served hot. Every one loves them. Especially the men.

  10. Kathy

    Making for a funeral but want to do night before.can that be done an if so do I wait to pour sauce until right before I bake it??

  11. Becky M

    Shari Engels, Wondering since you have made them both ways, sauce on bun and poured over entire sandwich. Which one do you prefer best? I have the ingredients and will make them tonight. My husband thinks sauce on the bun would be better. His reason is, it would not be as messy. I want to try pouring over the buns. I would appreciate comments πŸ™‚

  12. Shari Engels

    Been making these for years (one with sauce on bun and one with sauce poured over entire sandwich) and ALWAYS get rave reviews.

  13. Karen K

    Made these tonite. Followed recipe exactly except used Gruyere on some of the rolls, & Gouda on some. SOOOO good. Weird pouring sauce over the rolls. Thought they’d be soggy, but it made the sandwiches VERY flavorful :))). Served with a good coleslaw. Whole family lived these!

  14. Justine

    i don’t save these for game day only no way!!!!!!!
    I make them for dinner often, they reheat great for lunch at work IF there are any leftovers!!!!!
    In the winter (like tonight) they are great paired with home made broccoli and cheese soup.

  15. Cheryl

    They are less messy if you combine all the ingredients with the softened butter ( don’t heat) and spread on the rolls and heat. These are also killer on croissants

  16. Jan

    (toni β€” September 20, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    What substitute could be used for the Hawiian buns …. not available in Canada.)

    If you have any kind of a dinner sweet roll, that should work.
    Hawiian buns are just a sweeter bread then regular.

  17. Carol

    Had these at work this week, yes messy but OHH SOOO GOOD!!! As I am on the phone all day and use pen a paper, I chose to use a knife to cut into bite sized pcs and a fork so that I could still answer the phone. Will make these for family party along with pasta and potato salads.

  18. Jan Walton

    I have made these many times! In my recipe book they are called “Those Sandwiches:” I use Ham/Swiss, Roast Beef/Pepper Jack and Turkey/Cheddar. They are always a hit!!

  19. Angela Bianco

    These look and sound very delicious, but are they very messy while you’re attempting to eat them? If I serve them to my guests (on the deck w./drinks before our cookout) would the ladies get their hands all greasy and nasty? Should I serve them with a knife & a fork?

    1. Jessica

      They are messy, but not knife & fork messy. I would just serve them with lots of napkins and it should be fine. Once people take a bite, they seriously won’t care how messy they get! πŸ˜‰

  20. Tracy

    I hate mayo plain too! My whole family makes fun of it because I’ll eat it when it’s mixed into other recipes, but if I see the whole jar out, I gag! It’s the worst.

    Moving on to more delicious things… I made these on Saturday for a game night and they were a hit! The only problem was that they were a tad bit messy, but I’ll take flavor over mess any day! People gladly took breaks from our game of cards to take bites of these scrumptious sandwiches!

    Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

  21. Marilyn Tippett

    This recipe is so much easier if you just slice the whole package of rolls in half and spread mustard on the top half and layer the ham and cheese on the bottom half. Put it together and put the whole thing in a baking dish. With a sharp knife, cut through each roll. Then pour the sauce over all and bake.

  22. Jayen

    I just made these tonight with the leftover ham from Easter. OH MY! So good! My kids and husband gobbled them all up!

  23. Marjory Betchkal

    Oh my goodness, I want this for lunch now. Thank you. I love you, I am making this Sunday night. Is that too soon after a meal of ham for lunch?

  24. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    I don’t know why I don’t make these little sliders more often. They are always so delicious! And yours look absolutely decadent. I love the sauce!

  25. Sheila

    I am so pinning these and making them with Easter leftovers!! I know people comment all the time and say stuff like drooling…droolicious, blah blah blah…but well I just got to say it again.


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