These Ham and Swiss Sliders are some of the best you will ever have. I always have to double the recipe because they go so fast!

Ham and Swiss Sliders

If you love these sliders you need to check out our Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Sliders. They are always a hit too.


We love these ham and swiss sliders because they are simple to make and the addition of brown sugar with the mustard gives these the best taste. They are wonderful right out of the oven and I can never eat just one. You can buy deli meat, grab some swiss cheese, a few more ingredients and you have a fantastic appetizer.


  • Sweet Hawaiian rolls or something similar
  • Deli Ham
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 
  • Yellow mustard (Could use honey mustard or spicy mustard)
  • Butter
  • Onion flakes
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Poppy seeds (optional)


You could always swap out the meat or the cheese in these sliders. Or make half turkey and cheese and half ham and swiss. I do think the sweetness of the ham is what makes these so good!


These sliders are so easy to throw together, the hardest part is just getting the ingredients out. You can throw these together in five minutes.


Step 1
Make your sandwiches by splitting the rolls, spreading with mayo, adding a piece of cheese and ham. Add tops and place in a 9X13 baking dish.

Step 2
Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, add poppy seeds, mustard, onion flakes and Worcestershire sauce.  Whisk together with wire whisk.  Brush the tops of the rolls using all the mixture.  Sprinkle the brown sugar over the tops after brushing with butter.  Note: I didn’t have any poppy seeds when I remade these for photos, so they are not in the picture and they are optional either way.

Step 3
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake uncovered for about 5 minutes.  Makes 12 sandwiches.


Hawaiian King Rolls now makes slider buns and so does Pepperidge Farm, which I think makes this much easier than having to split the rolls. I suggest buying those if you can find them.


If you love sliders, then give these Chili Dog Sliders a try! They are so easy to make and you could easily make those at the same time you make these.


If you are making sliders then you will more than likely need other appetizers. We love these Mexican Sausage Balls, Homemade Fried Dill Pickles and Crock Pot Cranberry Smokies.

Ham and Swiss Sliders


Why were my buns soggy?

Once you add the butter mixture, you need to bake them immediately so they won’t be soggy.

Do you have to use the poppy seeds?

No, you can easily leave them out.


We just store these in tupperware in the fridge and reheat in the microwave, unless we are heating the ALL back up we do it in the oven. 350 for a 5-8 minutes should work.

Fried Potato Cakes

These potato cakes are a wonderful appetizer. Great way to enjoy leftover mashed potatoes.

Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

If you love pickles you will love this cheese ball. It’s so easy to make and a great appetizer.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

This recipe is great and we enjoy it year round, great as an appetizer or as sandwiches.


This makes 12 sliders, so about 4 servings. You can easily double this recipe and we do that often.

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Leigh Walkup
These Ham and Swiss Sliders are so easy to make and always a hit. Only a few ingredients and you can prepare them in about 5 minutes.
4.23 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sliders


  • 12 rolls I use whatever is available or you can use the sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • 12 pieces of cooked ham we use deli ham
  • 12 pieces of swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Enough to spread on both sides of rolls
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds optional
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard Could use honey mustard or spicy mustard
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • About 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Make your sandwiches by splitting the rolls, spreading with mayo, adding a piece of cheese and ham. Add tops of buns and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, add poppy seeds, mustard, onion flakes and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk together with wire whisk. Brush the tops of the rolls using all the mixture. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the tops after brushing with butter.
  • Cover with foil and let sit for one hour in the fridge or overnight if you want to make them ahead of time. You can also cook immediately. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for about 5 minutes.


You can also make these with turkey or chicken.
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  1. I have taken these to picnics, there gone in a flash. Except for my vegan friend. I make without meat.5 stars

  2. These were DELICIOUS!!!!!’5 stars

  3. Sonya Rogers says:

    Hi Could I make these and then keep warm in a Crock pot casserole.We have trail rides and serve lunch and this would be a wonderful thing to serve or could I make them in the crockpot casserole any suggestions.By the way, your blog is my favorite

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hello Sonya, I think you could easily make them up, put them in the crock pot and when you are about 15-20 minutes from eating, turn on the crock pot and let cook on high for 15 or so minutes. I can’t promise it would work, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t. You just want them to heat up and the cheese to melt. Thank you for the kind words, have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Florence Albaugh says:

    Making these tonight for our super bowl get together.

  5. Suann McCollum says:

    Do you think country ham would be good?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, It would be great!

  6. Does anyone have any suggestions for what pairs well with these yummy-looking sliders?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Potato salad and coleslaw goes great Shayla.also baked beans.

      1. Great idea! I think I’ll try potato salad… I’m hosting a grandparents day luncheon… I think these sliders will be a hit

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        Better make a lot of them. They never last long anywhere I take them. lol.

  7. I have made these with chopped canned ham and they are delicious! I have frozen them for parties ahead of time, too. I will try them with Hawaiian bread. It looks wonderful!

  8. Sharon Ward says:

    Has anyone ever frozen these before baking?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried freezing them before baking but see no reason why you couldn’t Sharon.

  9. I made these for dinner, and my husband and I loved them! What a terrific recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. I have made these and added a piece of pineapple. Very tasty!

  11. edith richards says:

    Made them for the first time Christmas Eve. They were delicious and you are right, they do heat well in the microwave. Will definitely try adding the mustard next time since my husband is a mustard lover. Love your recipes. Keep them coming.

  12. Oh YUM!!! I will be making these this weekend!! <3

  13. I got this recipe from a teacher at my children’s school 25 years ago! I’ve been making them ever since. My daughter and I have both made them countless times, for parties or just for our men. Everybody goes crazy for them!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Sheila! Hope you enjoy them.

      1. Any suggestions for reheating for a camping trip?

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I’m not sure if you have an RV or are tent camping. If you are reheating over campfire, I would put them in a iron skillet and cover with foil. Shouldn’t take much to reheat them.