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Caramelized Ham & Swiss Sliders

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  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 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 fourths ((so you will have 24 squarees of cheese))
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 11/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Spray a 9 x 9 or 9×13 glass dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread roll bottoms with horseradish sauce (If using).
  3. Fold up pieces of ham to fit the rolls and place them on the bottom halves of the roll, next place 2 squares of cheese; replace tops and place in a single layer in the prepared pan.
  4. 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 9×9 pan, but the Sara Lee fit better in the 9×13.

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!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Sandwiches/Burgers/Wraps