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Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 12
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Our Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders are the ultimate in quick and easy comfort food, perfect for satisfying cravings with minimal effort. This delicious recipe features slices of savory ham paired with the rich, gooey goodness of Swiss cheese, all sandwiched between soft, buttery rolls. Baked to golden perfection, each bite of these hot ham and cheese sandwiches is melty bliss, plus the scent of these warm sliders—fresh out of the oven—will have family and friends running to the kitchen. Whether you're serving them for a cozy weeknight meal or a fun weekend gathering, our slider recipe is sure to please any hungry crowd. Add them to your go-to list for easy, grab-and-go recipes.
By Jessica Walker
Updated Feb 1, 2024
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What side dishes go well with ham and cheese sliders?

It’s easy to make a complete meal with your hot ham and cheese sandwiches. Some of our favorite side dishes for this recipe include fresh fruit and vegetables, a creamy soup or a deli-style salad like potato salad or coleslaw. Whatever you choose, ham and cheese sliders make a great lunch or dinner any day of the week. Or, try serving them at your next gathering—they’re fun to grab and share.

Should I cover the Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders when baking?

It depends on how brown and toasted you prefer your sandwiches. Loosely covering the ham and cheese sliders while in the oven will trap in some moisture, create a softer sandwich, and shield the tops from browning. But if you like your baked sandwiches a little more brown and toasted on the outside, leave them uncovered.

What other ingredients can I add to my hot ham and cheese sliders?

If you want to dress up your Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders with extra ingredients, try adding a few slices of fresh tomato or cooked bacon. If you’re ready to try a more “fancy” hot ham and cheese sandwich, try this Betty favorite: Grilled Ham, Cheese and Apple Sandwiches. In this recipe, the sandwich is grilled rather than baked in the oven, but it’s still just as tasty and easy-to-make when you’re craving something savory and melty. Plus, they’re ready in just 20 minutes, making them great for a crowd.


  • 12 petite bakery rolls
  • 1 lb sliced deli cooked ham
  • 1 lb sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil.
  • 2
    Split rolls; place bottoms in pan. Top each evenly with ham and cheese. Cover each with top of roll.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter. Add onion, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; cook until onion is soft. Spoon over top of sandwiches.
  • 4
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve with yellow mustard and other sandwich toppings, if desired.
  • tip 2
    Turkey and cheddar would also be an amazing combination for this sandwich.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my sliders soggy on the bottom?

If you find that your ham and cheese slider sandwiches are soggy on the bottom, it may be because the sauce soaked into the buns. To help avoid a soggy bottom, try toasting the bun bottoms in the oven for a few minutes before assembling, watching to be sure they don't get too dark. Then, add the ham, cheese and sauce.

What cheese goes best with ham?

We love using Swiss cheese in our ham slider sandwich recipe, but cheddar cheese comes in as a close second. The sharpness of the cheddar helps balance the saltiness of the ham. You can also try using provolone, mozzarella or really any of your favorite cheeses. Just keep in mind that softer cheeses tend to melt more easily than drier, harder cheese, like Parmesan.

How do you serve sliders at a party?

These Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders make great party food and are super easy to serve. Simply place your sliders on a tray and serve them alongside the other appetizers on your table for guests to grab and go. (Don’t forget to set out the napkins and small plates if you have them!) Or, if you have a bit more time to prep, try setting up a slider bar. You can include optional toppings for your hot ham and cheese sandwiches, such as sliced tomatoes and lettuce, and condiments like Dijon mustard.


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More About This Recipe

  • Slider sandwiches, like these Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders, are popular items on restaurant, diner and fast food chain menus across the country. Loved for their small, hand-held size and grab-and-go convenience, these fun sammies are also deliciously easy to make at home. And when it comes to ingredients, sky’s the limit. All you need is a little creativity and an oven to create any number of variations. Now that you’ve given this ham and cheese slider sandwich recipe a try, experiment with different breads, meats, cheeses, sauces or condiments. To get started, check out these other quick, easy and crowd-pleasing slider recipes from Betty: Chicken-Parmesan Meatball Sliders, Tex-Mex Breakfast Sliders and Turkey and Swiss Biscuit Sliders.
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