Ham and Cheese Sliders

This Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe is so simple to follow, and the results are delicious! Make this easy appetizer with the help of your crock pot to serve for any occasion, from game day parties to potlucks and more!

When it comes to entertaining, These Ham and Cheese Sliders should be your go-to recipe because they are so easy to throw together and always disappear quickly!

This crock pot appetizer couldn't be easier to make! Simply add slider rolls at the bottom of the crock pot. Layer the ham and cheese on top, followed by the top of the slider rolls.

You'll make a quick buttery glaze that's flavored with honey, mustard, Worcestershire, and simple spices. Brush on top and let them slowly warm up for a bite-sized sandwich that will have everyone coming back for more!

They are always a hit at parties and potlucks and can also be enjoyed as an easy lunch or dinner!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Why You’ll Love Ham and Cheese Sliders

  • This recipe is slowly cooked and warmed in just a few hours.
  • The prep is simple: just layer the ingredients, brush them with sauce, and let them warm.
  • You can customize this recipe using your favorite deli meats and cheeses.
  • These sliders are always a big hit with kids and adults alike!

Ingredients

  • Hawaiian Rolls - These sweet rolls are made in bite-sized portions all in one piece, making it easy to break them apart into appetizers.
  • Deli Ham - Adds protein to the dish and a smoky ham flavor that pairs well with the glaze and bread.
  • Swiss Cheese - This tangy cheese balances out the salty, smoky flavors of the ham and melts perfectly into the slider rolls.

For the butter glaze:

  • Unsalted Butter - Gives the glaze a rich buttery flavor and helps bind all of the ingredients together.
  • Dijon Mustard - Adds a tangy layer of mustard flavor that pairs well with any deli sandwich.
  • Honey - Gives the glaze a contrasting sweetness.
  • Worcestershire Sauce - Adds a salty, bold flavor contrast to the glaze.
  • Dried Seasonings - A mix of dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper helps enhance the flavor of the glaze.
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How To Make Ham and Cheese Sliders In The Crock Pot

Prepare the slider rolls: Using a sharp, serrated knife, cut the rolls in half lengthwise, taking care not to break them apart. You should have two pieces, a top and a bottom. Remove the top half carefully and set it aside.

Layer the ingredients: Carefully add the bottom half to the bottom of the crock pot. Layer half of the ham on the bread, followed by the cheese and the rest of the ham. Then, carefully place the top half of the rolls on top of the meat and cheese.

Assemble the butter sauce: Melt the butter in the microwave in a small bowl. Whisk in the Dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined. Brush the tops of the sliders with the melted butter mixture, applying liberally with a basting brush.

Warm through: Cover the crock pot with the lid and let them warm up on HIGH for 1.5-2 hours or until the cheese is melted and the ham is hot.

Slice and serve: Cut the sliders into small sandwiches using a sharp knife and serve while hot. Enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Recipe Tips

  • The best way to cut the slider rolls without breaking them apart is to use a serrated knife and make sure it's sharp. This will help you get clean cuts without smashing the rolls.
  • To prevent the cheese from sticking to the knife when slicing, run the knife under hot water for a few seconds before cutting.
  • You can cook these sliders in the oven if you're short on time. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • If you want to make these ahead of time, you can assemble the sliders and store them in the fridge for up to 12 hours before cooking. Let them come to room temperature before slow cooking.

Variations

  • Change up the bread: You can use any type of slider roll or even mini hamburger buns for this recipe.
  • Try different cheeses: Sliced cheddar, provolone, and American cheese are all great options.
  • Make it vegetarian: Omit the ham and add in your favorite veggies like mushrooms, onions, or peppers.
  • Add some spice: Add a pinch of sriracha, cayenne or red pepper flakes to the glaze for a little heat.
  • Try a different sauce: If you're not a fan of mustard, you can use BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or even ranch dressing in its place.
  • Use different meat: This recipe also works well with sliced turkey, pulled pork, shredded chicken, or even roast beef.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Any cooled leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to five days.

Freezing: These ham and cheese sliders can also be frozen for up to three months. Layer the assembled, unbaked sliders between sheets of wax paper in a freezer-safe container. When you're ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and then cook according to the recipe instructions.

Reheating: To reheat, place the desired number of frozen sliders on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat individually frozen sliders in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

Ham and Cheese Sliders
PREP TIME  10minutes 
COOK TIME  1hour  30minutes 
TOTAL TIME  1hour  40minutes 
COURSE  Appetizer
CUISINE  American
SERVINGS  6
CALORIES  575 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Your Favorite Crock Pot

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 Hawaiian Rolls (kept together and not broken apart)
  • ½ lbs deli ham (thinly sliced)
  • 20 slices Swiss cheese (2 - 10 slice packs of cheese)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Slice all the rolls in half simultaneously (do not break them apart). Carefully remove the top half and set it aside.
  • Place the bottom half of the rolls in the crock pot—layer half of the ham on the bottom half of the rolls.
  • Layer the cheese on top of the ham and layer the cheese with the remaining ham. Place the top layer of rolls on top of the ham.
  • In a small bowl, add the butter and melt in the microwave. Then, add dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Brush the tops of the sliders with the melted butter mixture, applying liberally with a basting brush.
  • Cover and cook on High for 1½-2 hours.
  • Serve while hot, and cut the sliders apart. Enjoy!

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