Quick, easy and loaded with flavor. These Party Time Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders are perfect for feeding any crowd.
Who else loves quick tricks to feeding a ton of people without having to make individual plates? Me. And I am guessing pretty much every other busy home cook on the planet. (Even if they don’t want to admit it.)
Well guess what, this big batch party time hot ham and cheese slider recipe is the perfect kind of on the fly recipe to make for tailgating, games, or even just a mid-day snack for the whole team. It’s quick and easy and has a few tricks I love to use to make sure each bite is loaded with flavor. So fire up your oven and follow along.
Here are some of my go-to tricks for perfect ham and cheese sliders every time!
- Mix a tablespoon of ‘fancy’ mustard into your mayo. Find seasonal mustards and fresh herbs at the market and stir them into your mayo to really level things up (seriously, people were begging for the sauce ‘recipe’ when I served these!)
- Fold your lunchmeat. Folding the lunchmeat into piles, instead of laying on thin strips, makes the sandwich meaty. Nothing is more disappointing than being hungry after you eat. Folding and stacking the meat not only makes the sandwich pretty, it stacks on layers of meaty-goodness into every bite. No more sad sandwich blues for you.
- Salt your tomatoes. Yep, this is an old school trick grandmas used all of the time. A pinch of salt on a freshly sliced tomato changes everything! It’s such a simple thing, but go on, give it a try! I bet salted tomatoes will be your new summertime snack.
Alternatives to using ham
So maybe you have reasons why ham is not an option. Doesn’t mean you can’t do a substitution that offers similar culinary pleasures. If you don’t want to use ham, then smoked turkey or even pastrami are always an option as well.
The smokier the better. And if you can’t find any smoked meat alternative, then using just a tiny bit of liquid smoke mixed with a couple tablespoons of water will work. Add it to a mister or spray bottle then very lightly coat the cold cut of your choice.
What makes Hawaiian bread rolls perfect for sliders
If you have never used Hawaiian bread before then you might not know why it is so perfect for sliders. First of all, Hawaiian-style bread is light and fluffy and a slightly sweet.
If it reminds you of great brioche bread, then you are pretty much on the right track.
Not only are the Hawaiian rolls perfectly sized for sliders, but they come in convenient to cut rows. So with a long bread knife, you can make a very even cut.
That comes in very handy when you have it in hand and you don’t want it falling apart on you.
More slider recipes
Not sure when sliders became a thing. Couldn’t tell you what little hole in the wall bar with a nice pub menu put them out first. All I can say is sliders make the ideal sandwiches even better.
You can eat a quite a few before anyone catches you looking like a glutton. This is not possible with a big sloppy double-decker burger now is it?
Next, you can serve many without any extra effort. And finally, everyone is like the best bite from a regular-sized sandwich or burger.
Here are some more slider recipes to check out when you have a chance.
- Pulled chicken Philly sliders
- Pepperoni sliders
- Slow cooker hoisin sliders
- Cuban sliders
- Pastrami sliders
Party Time Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Baking sheet
- 1 Hawaiian dinner rolls Use Hawaiian rolls for extra uphf
- 2 tbsp lemon tarragon mustard or any other fun mustard you have on hand
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 12 slices Smoked Ham Use fresh quality deli cuts or a ham steak
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- ½ tspn freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Slice the rolls in half and place on a baking sheet.
- Whisk the mustard and mayo together in a small bowl.
- Spread evenly over the bottom layer of the rolls.
- Fold and stack the Prime Fresh Smoked Ham onto the rolls.
- Add the layer of cheese.
- Place the top half of the rolls back on top.
- Whisk the pepper into the melted butter and brush evenly over the top.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the buns are toasted and the cheese has melted.