Ham and Cheese Sliders

ham and cheese sliders

Have you ever had a recipe stick with you after reading about it? But I mean, like stick with you for years just waiting for you to make them? I’ve had that with these Ham and Cheese Sliders. I saw them on Emily’s blog way back in February of 2010. Sure, just 3 years ago. Her friend Jenna of Just Cook Already brought them to her baby shower for her first son. They looked so good that I have been thinking about them since then.

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Seriously, do you see why I’ve been thinking about them?!?!

Well, since this weekend’s race is at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA I figured these would be perfect to make for my Sprint Cup Snacks for the race. When I think of Virginia I think of ham (and of lovers) so I figured these Ham and Cheese sliders were the perfect fit.

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The original recipe makes 24 sliders so these are perfect for a crowd but we halved the recipe and just had leftovers for lunch the next day. They were fantastic straight from the oven. Like burn the roof of your mouth hot since I wanted them so badly. The whole house smelled great during the cooking process form the ham, Swiss, and the mustardy poppy seed sauce. The sauce makes it. It just doesn’t. Don’t skimp. Maybe even add more.

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I swear to you from the bottom of my heart that if you make these for a party they will be a huge hit. They will be a huge hit at home if you make a small batch for dinner. And when you make them please be sure to invite me over! Kthanks!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Makes 24 sliders


  • 24 white dinner rolls
  • 24 pieces of honey ham
  • 24 slices of Swiss cheese, if they are large slices then only use 12 slices.
  • 2/3 mayo (or 1/3 cup mayo and 1/3 cup miracle whip, combined)

Poppy Seed Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Halve the rolls to separate the top from the bottom.
  3. Put a bit of the mayo into the cut faces in the center of each roll.
  4. Place the bottoms of the rolls in 2 9″ x 13″ baking pans. Place a fold piece of the ham and the Swiss cheese on each roll.
  5. Place the top of the rolls on the cheese to close the sandwich.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Evenly pour the sauce all over the sandwiches.
  7. Let the sauce sit on the sandwiches for 10 minutes, or until butter sets slightly.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover & cook for an additional 2 minutes. Serve warm.


{Sprint Cup Snacks Track Facts}

Martinsville Speedway is pretty special… it’s the shortest track on the NASCAR circuit and only racetrack that has been on the NASCAR circuit from its beginning in 1948. It was built in 1947 and has had a lot of interesting races here since there are 2 races at that track each year. Richard Petty was the youngest driver to win here at 22 years, 283 days old and he holds the title of most wins (15).

Track: .526 miles

Shape: Oval

Banking: 12 degrees in the turns, 0 degrees in the straights

Surface: Asphalt/Concrete

Capacity: 65,000

Race: 500-laps for 263 miles

2012 winner:  Ryan Newman



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