Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders Recipe

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Roberto Published: May 5, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders

The flavors of the South are on full display in this sliders recipe. Soft dinner rolls are filled with ham and cheese and sprinkled with poppy seeds on top.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Butter Sauce:

  • 4tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • 1tbspdijon mustard
  • 2tspWorcestershire sauce
  • tbsppoppy seeds
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspsalt

For Sandwiches:

  • 12countsquare soft white dinner rolls,(1 pack), such as Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 2tbspdijon mustard
  • lbSwiss cheese,sliced
  • ½lbBlack Forest ham,sliced


  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the butter sauce. Set aside.

  3. Using a serrated bread knife, slice the rolls in half horizontally, keeping the top and bottom halves separately intact. Spread the Dijon mustard evenly over the cut sides of the roll tops and bottoms.

  4. Place the bottom half of the bread, cut side up, in a 9-inch square baking pan. Place half of the cheese in an even layer over the bread. Top with all of the ham, followed by the remaining cheese. Cover with the roll tops.

  5. Evenly spoon the butter sauce over the top of the rolls, letting it drip down the sides.

  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and toasted. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes in the pan.

  7. Using a large spatula, carefully transfer the sandwich block to a cutting board. Slice into sandwiches and transfer to a paper towel-lined serving plate. Serve warm or room temperature.


  • Calories: 256.58kcal
  • Fat: 14.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.91g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.47g
  • Fiber: 1.19g
  • Sugar: 2.06g
  • Protein: 13.37g
  • Cholesterol: 45.25mg
  • Sodium: 417.62mg
  • Calcium: 274.23mg
  • Potassium: 136.70mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 88.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.96mg
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