Hot Party Ham Sandwiches

Hot Party Ham Sandwiches – my #1 requested party food. Baked ham & cheese sandwiches baked in a savory brown sugar and butter sauce. These things fly off the plate! The sandwiches are super easy to make and everyone loves them! Hawaiian rolls, deli ham, provolone, brown sugar, butter, mustard, Worcestershire, and poppy seeds. These sandwiches are great for parties or an easy lunch or dinner! Can assemble ahead of time and bake when ready.

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Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

This isn’t any Football Friday, it’s Championship Football Friday!  There are tons of big games being played this weekend, and these Hot Ham Sandwiches are the perfect snack for watching all of them. They taste fantastic and are super easy to make!  They are great for a party (football or Christmas), lunch or even dinner.  

I made a batch of these last week and Chicken Legs walked in and said the house smelled great. He said it reminded him of the Honey Baked Ham store! We ate these for dinner and absolutely loved them. The leftovers were equally delicious for lunch the next day.

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How to Make Hot Party Ham Sandwiches

These sandwiches are super simple to make. Take a package of Hawaiian rolls and cut them in half. Place the bottoms in a baking dish. Top the rolls with ham and and cheese slices. Place roll tops on the cheese. In a saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds to a boil. Pour the sauce over the ham sandwiches and bake.

  • The sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time and baked when you are ready to serve them.  
  • You can use any cheese that you prefer- swiss, provolone, cheddar, or American all work great.
  • If you don’t like yellow mustard, you can substitute dijon mustard.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the microwave or covered in aluminum foil in the oven.
poppy seed ham & cheese sandwich on a plate

What to Serve with Ham & Cheese Hawaiian Roll Sliders

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poppy seed ham & cheese sandwich on a plate

Hot Party Ham Sandwiches

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Hot Party Ham Sandwiches – my #1 requested party food. Baked ham & cheese sandwiches baked in a savory brown sugar and butter sauce. These things fly off the plate! The sandwiches are super easy to make and everyone loves them! Hawaiian rolls, deli ham, provolone, brown sugar, butter, mustard, Worcestershire, and poppy seeds. These sandwiches are great for parties or an easy lunch or dinner! Can assemble ahead of time and bake when ready. #sandwich #hawaiianrolls #sliders #partyfood #dinner #ham

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-count) package Hawaiian dinner rolls
  • ½ lb sliced deli ham
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Split each dinner roll. Make a sandwich of the ham and cheese and the dinner rolls. Arrange the sandwiches in a 9×13 pan.
  • In a small sauce pan combine butter, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire and poppy seeds. Bring to a boil and pour over sandwiches.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and crispy.

Notes:

  • The sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time and baked when you are ready to serve them.  
  • You can use any cheese that you prefer- swiss, provolone, cheddar, or American all work great.
  • If you don’t like yellow mustard, you can substitute dijon mustard.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the microwave or covered in aluminum foil in the oven.

Steph

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  1. Going to make these tonight, Steph. l lost my recipe from years ago and the only ones I can find have onions which love but do not remember putting them in there. do remember using brown sugar so am going to use YOUR recipe!!!!! Thanks!!

  2. I love this! I'm gonna go to a butcher fresh pork supplies in Melbourne and find me the perfect ham to use in this treat. Thanks!

  3. I made these and they were a huge hit, taste-wise. However, I could not slice the Brown and Serve rolls open to save my life! They were a mess! Any tips for this? I used a really sharp knife, but all I did was smush them and I wound up ripping them open.

  4. I made these amazing little guys for Super Bowl Sunday and they were a HUGE hit (and so easy to make). Thank you so much for sharing this FANTASTIC recipe! It will definitely be made again in my home!!! Over and over!!!

  5. Made these tonight for a football watching dinner. Scaled down for nine sandwiches in a 9×9 pan. I used King's Hawaiian rolls, so I didn't need to bake them quite so long, and I think I might cut back on the butter a bit next time. But, there will definitely be a next time. Served potato salad on the side. Thanks for sharing this one – we loved it!

  6. i have a very picky eater as my husband. i search all the time for meals that fit both of our tastes. thank you so very much for your blog. it's the one place i know i can go to and find a meal that we will both agree on.

    i made this recipe on sunday for football. i exchanged the poppyseeds for sesame seeds. it was beyond delicious! thanks again for sharing!!

  7. Just saw something like this, this morning in December's Southern Living and made a mental note to try it. I told Alexis when we saw it that these would also be perfect for Christmas day, having them already made up and ready to go into the oven for breakfast or afternoon snacking.

  8. I made these night before last and they were very delicious. My kids loved them which says a lot b/c they are very picky eaters. I didn't use the poppy seeds though b/c my husband is weird about textures. 2 thumbs up!

  9. Happened to have everything in the pantry for these today (with the exception of the brown sugar–had dark instead of light). They were really delicious!

    Love all your photos and recipes!

  10. Great photos Stephanie! These little ham sandwiches have got to be served in my house soon! Nice touch with the poppy seeds.

  11. I keep seeing these around and I think they'd be perfect to go with all our soups on Christmas Eve!

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  13. I make a similar recipe using Hawaiian rolls, Swiss cheese, and honey mustard. They are so good and great for football game parties and tailgates!

  14. I first had these about a thousand years ago, but I had kind of forgotten about them. I think the addition of brown sugar will put these over the top.

  15. Looks cute and I need something tonight for a party so this is perfect. However I'd rather not use poppy seeds, anyone have any other suggestions?

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