These caramelized ham & swiss sliders seem to have been a regular in our dinner rotation the last few months. We can’t seem to get enough of them. They are seriously the bomb! They are one of those things you could eat yourself sick with because they are so good it’s hard to stop at just one. You’ll be licking your fingers and find yourself going back for a second and then a third. They are dangerous I tell you!
So quick and simple to make and absolutely delicious. I made a ton of these for my son’s 16th birthday party awhile back and everyone went crazy over them.
The sweet hawaiian rolls are piled with ham and cheese and then you pour a sweet & savory butter sauce over the top. Cover them with foil and bake. The sauce caramelizes and the cheese melts and these turn into some pretty fantastic and kind of addictive sandwiches.
Just look at them. Don’t you wish you could reach through your computer and grab one right now? I do! Maybe we’ll be having these for dinner again this holiday weekend. I’m pretty sure there won’t be any complaints from my boys.
- 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls , split
- 1/4 cup horseradish sauce (optional)
- 12 slices deli ham (or 24 if it's thinly sliced)
- 6 slices Swiss cheese , cut in half
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Spray a 9 x 9 or 9x13 glass dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Spread roll bottoms with horseradish sauce (If using).
Fold up pieces of ham to fit the rolls and place them on the bottom halves of the roll, next place a piece of cheese; replace tops and place in a single layer in the prepared pan.
In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour over rolls. Cover with foil and bake covered, 20 minutes, remove foil and bake 5 more minutes. *These can also be made ahead of time. Just cover with foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Bake as instructed.
I've used the Kings Hawaiian Rolls and the Sara Lee. I like the Sara Lee Brand because they are slightly bigger, but either brand is delicious. If you use the Kings Hawaiian brand, you can probably fit them in a 9x9 pan, but the Sara Lee fit better in the 9x13.
If you are using the horseradish, just spread a small amount. I love the flavor it gives these sandwiches, but too much gives them a bit of a kick. I make some with and some without because my boys don't like horseradish (surprise, surprise).
We love these with provolone cheese and havarti cheese too!
Recipe Source: Adapted from an old issue of Taste of Home