Poppy Seed Ham and Cheese Sliders

Poppy Seed Ham and Cheese Sliders are a delightful and savory treat perfect for any occasion, from game day gatherings to family dinners. These sliders feature soft Hawaiian rolls stuffed with layers of thinly sliced ham and gooey melted cheese, all topped with a delicious buttery poppy seed glaze.

To make Poppy Seed Ham and Cheese Sliders, start by preheating your oven and slicing the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally, keeping them connected. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Layer the sliced ham and cheese evenly over the bottom half of the rolls. You can use any type of ham and cheese you prefer, such as honey ham and Swiss cheese or smoked ham and cheddar cheese.

Next, place the top half of the rolls over the ham and cheese to close the sliders. In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in poppy seeds, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder until well combined.

Pour the buttery poppy seed mixture evenly over the tops of the sliders. Make sure to spread it out so that every roll is coated with the delicious glaze.

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake the sliders in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the rolls are heated through. Remove the foil during the last few minutes of baking to allow the tops to become golden and slightly crisp.

Once baked, remove the sliders from the oven and let them cool slightly before slicing them into individual servings. Serve the Poppy Seed Ham and Cheese Sliders warm, and watch as they disappear quickly from the plate! These sliders are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Enjoy!


  •  3/4 pound Eckrich Ham Off the Bone deli meat sliced
  •  12 sweet slider buns
  •  24 slices swiss, provolone or pepper jack cheese your choice

For The Glaze:

  •  1 stick butter
  •  2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  •  1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  •  1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  •  1 tsp. onion powder
  •  1 tsp garlic powder
  •  2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  •  1/4 tsp. salt
  •  1/4 tsp. black pepper


Lightly coat a 9×13 inch dish with cooking spray. Cut the slider buns in half like a sandwich (all together, do not break into individual sliders yet).

Place the bottom layer into the prepared dish. Add half of the cheese on top.

Follow with a layer of ham, then the remaining cheese. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.

Whisk in brown sugar, dijon, poppy seeds, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire, salt & pepper.

Brush this mixture over the tops of the rolls. Pour any remaining mixture to coat thoroughly.

Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Remove the foil & continue baking for an additional 10 minutes. Remove & serve immediately.

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