Okay, you made a lovely ham for your Easter dinner. Now what do you do with the leftovers? You could eat it as is, but that’s boring. We don’t do boring here! No way. We’re going to make some delicious, cant-stop eating ham and cheese sliders, of course!
Now to be quite honest, I stumbled upon this recipe when I was searching for something to use up the poppy seeds that I’d purchased by accident. For a brief moment, I entered the twilight zone in the spice aisle and confused poppy seeds for black sesame seeds. Oops.
While I wasn’t too pleased when I came home with the wrong ingredient, these sliders do make me very happy. Unbelievably easy to make and so tasty. And a smidge messy. Okay, fine. Super messy. After all, you do pour a butter sauce over them.
Give these sliders a try with your leftover ham. Or you can certainly used sliced ham from the deli too (which is what I did). Either way, they turn out great.
TO PRINT RECIPE: Click on the print icon located with the other social media icons under my signature. It is the last icon. You can print the entire post or the recipe only.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Slightly adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Makes 24 sliders
- 24 dinner rolls
- 24 pieces good honey ham or 1/2 lb of deli ham slices
- 24 small slices Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
- 5 Tablepoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 small shallot, minced (1-2 Tbsps)
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Split each dinner roll in half and spread mayo on both sides.
- Add a slice or two of ham and a slice of Swiss to the bottom roll. Cover with top and place sandwiches closely together in a baking dish or cookie sheet.
- In a medium bowl, whisk butter, dijon mustard, garlic powder, shallot, Worcestershire sauce and poppy seeds together.
- Pour poppy seed dressing evenly over all of the sandwiches. You may not need all the sauce.
- Let sandwiches sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy.