What do you make with your leftover ham? I am not a leftover fan, but I do love this dish and the beauty is you don’t need to have leftover ham to make them! Wonderful for any occasion; whether bringing to a pot-luck, for a family in need, to a sporting event or even quite possibly, even for your own family!
TIP: Plan ahead! These rolls need to “marinate” in the sauce 4 hours or more, may even hang out in the refrigerator overnight until ready to bake.
Start by opening yourself a package of those yummy Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Using a serrated bread knife, slice the entire pack of rolls in half.
Next start the what separates the from the “Hammy Sammy” from the plain ol’ ham and cheese. Place your butter into a small saucepan over low heat, once melted add your Worcestershire sauce…
…your mustard, you can use regular yellow mustard or dijon, I like it both ways (gosh my thumb looks rather old and wrinkly). 🙁
Then plunk the the packed brown sugar into the sauce pan…
Bring to s simmer for a few seconds until it combines and thickens slightly, maybe 40-60 seconds or so, stirring while it bubbles.
Spray a 13×9 pan with non-stick spray and lay the bottom half of the rolls in the bottom pan. Then cut into 4 columns and separate slightly.
Place the ham on top of of the rolls…
Then the cheese, you can use any type, but ham and swiss cheese are the bomb.
TIP: The thinner the cheese slices the more easily it will melt.
Place the tops back on, again separating into 4 columns, matching tops. Drizzle the sauce evenly over the tops of the rolls, making sure it oozes over the sides and onto the bottom of the pan.
Gently lift up the edges of the columns and tilt your pan slightly to allow the sauce to get under the rolls; the crusty, sweet goodness is too good to skip this step!
Cover tightly with foil that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
Place in refrigerator for east least 4 hours, overnight is fine too.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rolls in oven keeping covered first 6 minutes, then uncover for balance of baking (this allows the stuck on sweet butter sauce to release from the foil back on to the rolls). Bake until cheese melted, sauce is bubbly and tops are slightly crispy.
Let them cool just slightly and serve. These are fabulous warm or room temp. Try them with turkey and cheddar, or sliced chicken with mozzarella cheese, turkey and provolone, the combinations are endless. Okay maybe not…the ham and swiss are our favorites though!
- 1 12 pack King's Hawaiian Rolls
- ½ lb deli ham, sliced thin (or leftover ham), turkey or chicken
- ½ lb swiss cheese, sliced thing (try different cheeses as well, Havarti, Cheddar, Provolone, Mozzarella)
- ½ cup butter
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon mustard (yellow or dijon)
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- Spray 9x13" pan with non-stick spray.
- Using a serrated knife cut the rolls in half, keeping them in their "slab" form.
- Remove the "tops" of the rolls and set aside.
- Gently tear the rolls into four columns.
- Place the ham slices evenly over the bottom of the rolls, then repeat with the cheese.
- Replace the tops on the rolls, set aside to make the sauce.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan.
- Once melted, add Worcestershire sauce, mustard and brown sugar.
- Whisk well, bringing to a simmer for 30 seconds until thickens slightly and bubbly.
- Pour sauce evenly over the rolls, lifting them to allow the sauce to get under the rolls.
- Spray a piece of foil with non-stick spray and seal rolls tightly, refrigerating for four hours or longer.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake with foil on for 6 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 9 minutes until cheese is melted and rolls are slightly crusty on top.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.