Hawaiian Roll Sliders

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These Hawaiian roll sliders are the absolutely easiest way to feed a crowd and use up leftover ham from the holidays! They can be prepped in about 10 minutes and the flavors are amazing - salty, sweet, and tangy all in one sandwich!


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  • 12 oz. package of King's Hawaiian rolls (12 rolls)
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise, optional
  • 16 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
  • 7-8 oz. sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 or 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray or grease with a thin layer of butter.
  2. Slice the entire loaf of Hawaiian rolls in half so you have 12 top buns (connected) and 12 bottom buns (connected).
  3. Place the bottom slab of buns into the pan. Bake, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or so just to toast the bottom buns a bit to prevent them from getting soggy. 
  4. Spread 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise in an even layer across the buns, if using.
  5. Layer the ham across the bottom buns. Then layer the cheese on top. Add the top slab of buns.
  6. In a 1-2 cup glass measuring cup, melt 1/3 cup butter in the microwave. Stir in 1 tablespoon poppyseeds, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper until well combined.
  7. Carefully pour the butter mixture over the top of the slider buns in an even layer until you've used it all up.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Spray a piece of foil and place it on top of the sliders, sprayed side down. Bake for another 10 minutes. 
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing. Slice rolls into individual sliders, serve, and enjoy!
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  • Layer the ingredients evenly and all the way out to the edges of the rolls so that each slider has plenty of meat and cheese. This will help them cook evenly as well.
  • The ingredients in the butter sauce will settle as it sits, so give it a quick stir before pouring it over the buns so the flavors are distributed evenly.
  • Try to pour the sauce over the sliders as evenly as possible. This will ensure that all the sliders are well coated and flavorful.