Do you want a meal or snack that can be right handy, pulled out and put together anytime of the day, or late night with any trouble at all? These ingredients are easy to have and inexpensive, kids can make these up, you can help with the oven if they are younger, and they aren’t sweets, so they satisfy and are YUMMY!
I’m sure you’ve seen lots of recipes for these ham and cheese sliders, as they are all the rage right now.
Served warm out of the oven on delicious slightly sweet rolls, or any type you’d like. A savory or regular one would be amazing too.
I think you will love mine. I created a special light base of my own special mustard sauce that goes perfectly with the ham and cheese. Then yummy melted cheese holds it all together scrumptiously. And a poppy seed dressing is draped over the top for extra scrumptiousness.
This really hits the spot for an easy meal to take to a neighbor or friend who could use a night off. Or it can be easily doubled or even tripled – or more -for a crowd.
In fact, you can make these in the morning for dinner, just don’t do the last step until you are ready to pop them into the oven. Hope you enjoy my version of the very popular Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders.
BEST Ever Warm Cheese & Ham Sliders
1/2 mayonnaise (real mayo, not miracle whip)
3 Tbl. dijon mustard
2 Tbl. honey
1/4 tsp. hot sauce (tabasco)
1 tsp. balsamic
1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
24 King Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, or any type you prefer
24 slices deli ham (get the GOOD stuff here folks. I like forest or honey)
6 slices swiss cheese (provolone is a great option too)
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan or 10″ x 15″ baking pan with foil with extra on the sides.In a bowl combine all the sauce ingredients and stir together well.
Slice the rolls in half, but keep the tops and halves together as they were in the package; they fit nicer back together again.
Cut a slice of cheese into fourths. To a top and bottom of a roll spread a thin (very thin) layer of the mustard sauce on each.
It’s better to have too little than too much.
Any extra sauce can be served as extra for people to put on them self if they desire.Put a fourth slice of cheese on the top of the roll and a fourth slice on the bottom of the roll.
Fold a piece of ham and lay it on top of the cheese.Place the top of the roll on the ham and put the roll in the foil lined baking dish.
Continue until all the sandwiches are finished.*At this point if making ahead cover with foil and put in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours. Then continue.
In a small sauce pan on the stove heat together the drizzle – recipe above. Evenly spoon the heated drizzle over the top of the sandwiches (*this step could be done just before baking if making ahead)
Cover with foil, place in oven and bake for 10 minutes (add an additional 10 minutes if it had been made ahead and refrigerated).
Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or so, or until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are completely heated through.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015
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