Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

In keeping with attempting to find really good - but, EASY - dinners for my family, I made these last week:


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Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders.

I found this recipe on Pinterest some time ago, and just had to try them.

I love the idea of sliders - because they're small portions. And, my littles can eat one or two, I can eat two or three, and my husband can eat as many as he'd like. (Six, seven? He'll love me for that one.)

These. were. AWESOME!

I used King's Hawaiian Dinner rolls - my absolute FAVORITES. (You can find these right near the deli section in any grocery store. I remembered to take a photo for you after we gobbled up everything - hence just the wrapper.)


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These rolls are the perfect size for sliders - and they're slightly sweet. I love that about them and the slight sweetness makes them perfect with lunchmeat - especially ham and turkey.


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To build these sliders, you lather both sides of each roll with a combination of mustard and mayonnaise, then place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese in each one. Then you place them closely together in a baking dish.


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Then you whip up the magic - a buttery, mustard, Poppy Seed sauce. This sauce is what makes these more than just your average little, cold sandwiches.


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Pour this sauce over the tops of the sliders. (I had to go break up a squabble, so the butter set a little before I poured it on the sliders, but it worked great just the same. Yours will be slightly more runny.)


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Then you bake them - and when you pull them out of the oven, the sauce has dribbled all down the sliders, the cheese has melted all over the place, and you have these delicious little sliders that are out of this world.



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I bet these would be GREAT with smoked or honey turkey, too - for those of you who don't like ham.

Serve them at a party. (This recipe makes 24 sliders.)
Serve them for dinner with potatoes.
Serve them at a brunch. Perfect for that.
Serve them at a baby shower.

If you have any leftovers (NOT!), put them in a plastic bag and reheat them in the microwave the next day.

I. LOVED. these. A new favorite.

Enjoy!

Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders
adapted from the recipe club...

24 King's Hawaiian dinner rolls
24 pieces honey ham (about 1 1/4 pounds)
24 slices swiss cheese (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2/3 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons mustard (I used Dijon)

Poppy Seed Sauce:

1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 stick butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Worschestershire sauce

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and mustard. Spread onto both insides of each roll. Place a slice of ham & a slice of Swiss cheese inside each roll. Close rolls & place into a large baking dish. Place very close together.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes, or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil & bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover & cook for 2 additional minutes. Serve warm.

*Sandwiches can me assembled a day ahead & kept in the fridge ready to bake.

2 comments:

  1. these are also awesome for parties!! you can make a lot for not-a-lot, and easily serve them warm out of the oven! love these!

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  2. Yummy! I love those, too. We make them a little different...a little less messy. Skip the mayo/mustard on the inside and spread the poppy seed/butter mix instead.

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