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Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard and Horseradish

These Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard and Horseradish are jam-packed with amazing flavor. Always a crowd-pleaser, these easy sandwiches also make for a simple and delicious lunch or dinner!

Got some leftover ham from Easter? How about piling it on some sweet Hawaiian rolls along with some Swiss cheese, brushing it with a mixture of melted butter, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and everything bagel seasoning, and then baking it until melty inside and golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside?

Yes, please!!!

No leftover ham? Use your favorite deli ham. In fact, if you don’t have some in the fridge right now, you might want to stop by the grocery store and get some so you can make these. Just sayin’.

That’s what I actually had to do for this post because our Easter ham is already gone, but if I had some left, I most definitely would have used it.

Growing up, my mom always made us hot ham and cheese sandwiches. They were very simple – just ham and cheese on a hamburger bun – but it really made a plain ol’ ham and cheese a little more special and a lot more delicious. Even Burger King had them (anyone remember the Yumbo?).

These sliders take hot ham and cheese and turn it into something super special (and there’s just something so fun about eating mini sandwiches)!

Recipes for these sliders have been circulating for many years now, and everyone seems to have their favorite version. There’s a reason why they’re so popular: because they’re SOOO GOOD!

This is my version. There’s lots of flavors going on, but they all come together in one delicious bite!

hand holding a baked ham and cheese slider over a plate of sliders

Ingredients you need:

  • Cooking spray
  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Dijon mustard
  • Prepared horseradish (white)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Sliced ham (leftover or deli ham)
  • Sliced Swiss cheese

Here’s a look at how to make Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard and Horseradish:

two images, one a graphic of an oven with text that says preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, the other over a butter mixture in a pot with a spoon with text that says combine melted butter, mustard, syrup, horseradish, Worcestershire, and bagel seasoning
two images, one of Hawaiian rolls sliced in half with a knife with text that says slice the rolls in half lengthwise, and the other of half of the rolls in a baking dish with text that says place the bottom half of the rolls in a sprayed baking dish
two images, one of the rolls being brushed with the butter mixture with text that says brush an even layer of the butter mixture onto the rolls, the other of the rolls topped with cheese with text that says top with half of the Swiss cheese
two images, one of the rolls topped with ham with text that says top with all of the ham, the other of the rolls topped with more cheese with text that says top with the remaining half of the Swiss cheese
two images, one of the sandwiches topped with the roll tops and coated with the butter mixture with text that sys top with roll tops, brush with remaining butter mixture, the other of the baking dish covered with foil with text that says cover tightly with foil
two images, one a graphic of an oven with text that says 350 degrees Fahrenheit, bake for 20 minutes, the other of the partially cooked slides in the baking dish with the foil taken off with text that says remove the foil
two images, one a graphic of an oven with text that says 350 degrees Fahrenheit, bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and lightly crisp, the other of the finished cut sliders in the baking dish with text that says slice and serve, enjoy

Tips & Tidbits:

  • Use any type of ham that you like! I think leftover baked ham has the best flavor, but a good-quality deli ham is also delicious (my favorite is Black Forest ham).
  • Not into Swiss cheese? No problem! Use any type of cheese you like that melts well. You could even use shredded cheese instead of slices.
  • I use King’s Hawaiian rolls for this recipe (#notsponsored) – they have a great sweet flavor – but you can substitute any slider rolls/buns that you like or have on hand.
  • If you don’t have any maple syrup, you can use 2 tablespoons of brown sugar instead.
  • Everything bagel seasoning is usually a mixture of dried minced garlic, dried minced onions, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper, and it is easy to find in most grocery stores or online.
    • You won’t use the whole jar for this recipe, but having some leftover is not a bad thing. You can use it in lots of dishes, and it’s – of course – a good excuse to make some bagels like my Quick and Easy Air Fryer Bagels.
  • These sliders are at their very best when served hot and fresh from the oven!
  • If you have any leftover, store them covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Reheat them in the oven (325°F) wrapped in foil until warmed through, opening the foil towards the end to crisp up the bun, or you can pop them in the microwave (although they won’t get crisp). They’re even good cold!
baked ham and cheese sliders in a baking dish with a spatula on the side

These are great for feeding a crowd and are perfect for parties, potlucks, tailgating, and other get-togethers.

I usually just serve them up for lunch or dinner with some soup or a salad or fries or chips, and we like having a few leftover to enjoy (cold and stright-from-the-fridge = yummy midnight snack!).

I hope you try this recipe for Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard and Horseradish and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard, and Horseradish

These Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders With Maple, Mustard and Horseradish are jam-packed with amazing flavor. Always a crowd-pleaser, these easy sandwiches also make for a simple and delicious lunch or dinner!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Estimated Calories: 327

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, white
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 12-ounce package Hawaiian rolls, 12 rolls, such as King's Hawaiian brand
  • ¾ pound thinly sliced ham, leftover ham or your favorite deli ham
  • ¾ pound sliced Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Keeping the rolls attached together, cut them in half lengthwise to make a top and bottom (I use a long serrated bread knife for this).
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup, mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and bagel seasoning; stir until well-combined.
  • Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish. Brush an even layer of the butter mixture over the rolls (you will only use some of the butter mixture here; the rest will be used later).
  • Top with half of the cheese, making an even layer (cut the slices to fit if needed).
  • Top with all of the ham, making an even layer (cut the slices to fit, if needed).
  • Top with the remaining half of the cheese, making an even layer.
  • Top with the top half of the buns; brush the top of the buns with the remaining butter mixture.
  • Cover the baking dish tightly with foil; bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil from the baking dish and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • Slice and serve immediately. These are best when fresh and hot from the oven!

Notes

  • If you have any leftover, store them covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Reheat them in the oven (325°F) wrapped in foil until warmed through, opening the foil towards the end to crisp up the bun, or you can pop them in the microwave (although they won’t get crisp). They’re even good cold!
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