Baked Mustard, Ham and Cheese Sliders

Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins
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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!

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
  •  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


Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

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52 Responses
  1. 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! 

    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. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

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

  2. 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. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      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!

  3. 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. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      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! :-)

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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??

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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