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Hammy Sammies {Hawaiian Roll Ham and Swiss Sliders}

How do you use leftover ham? I am not a leftover fan, but I love these Ham and Cheese Sliders or as we like to call them Hammy Sammies, made with ham, cheese, Hawaiian King Rolls and a to-die-for sauce!



Hammy Sammy's | Ham & Swiss Sliders for a Crowd |

The beauty is you don’t need to have leftover ham to make them! Wonderful for any occasion; whether bringing to a potluck, for a family in need, Superbowl Party, holiday appetizer, Easter brunch, Christmas afternoon, Father’s Day or quite possibly simply for dinner!


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 King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Using a serrated bread knife, slice the entire pack of rolls in half.

A tray of King's Hawaiian rolls on cutting board with knife slicing through.

Next start the process for what separates the “Hawaiian Hammy Sammy” from being a plain ol’ ham and cheese.

Melt your butter in a small saucepan over low heat, add Worcestershire sauce…

Pouring Worcestershire sauce into small butter melting pot with butter on stovetop |  Ham & Swiss Sliders

…mustard, you can use regular yellow mustard or dijon, I like it both ways. This little measuring cup is one of my favorite kitchen tools!

Adding Mustard to mini pot with melted butter and other ingredients on stovetop. | Hammy & Swiss Sliders

Then plunk the the packed brown sugar into the saucepan…

Adding a tablespoon of brown sugar to small pot on stovetop with wooden spoon in pot. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

Bring to a simmer for a few seconds until it thickens slightly, maybe 40-60 seconds or so, stirring while it bubbles.

Small pot on stovetop. Bringing Hammie Sammie mixture to boil on stovetop. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

Spray a 13×9 pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper and lay the bottom half of the rolls in the bottom pan. Then cut into 4 columns and separate slightly.

Adding bottom half of king's Hawaiian rolls to 9x13 inch pan with top of rolls to the side.  Ham & Swiss Sliders |

Place the ham on top of of the rolls…

Sliced ham placed on top of King's Hawaiian Rolls in 9x13 pan. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

Then the cheese, you can use any type, but ham and swiss cheese are the bomb.

Sliced swiss cheese placed on top of ham. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

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.

Small pot pouring sauce over tops of hammy sammy sandwiches in 13x9 inch pan. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

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!

Close up shot of ham sandwiches in pan with sauce drizzled over tops and seeping down the sides. Ham & Swiss Sliders |

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°. Place hammy sammies 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.

Melted and gooey hammy sammy being held, with plate in background. Hammy Sammys Ham & Swiss Sliders |

Let the sliders 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!


Pinterest image for hammy sammies with sandwiches in pan, sauce oozing over sides. Text says Leftover Ham & Swiss Sliders. Leftover Ham & Swiss Sliders |


Hammy Sammies are extremely freezer friendly, make up a bunch ahead of time and pop in the freezer. If frozen cook in a 50° cooler oven for 15-20 minutes longer. Recommended to thaw in fridge before baking, bake as directed.

Pouring sauce over top of hammy sammies (ham and cheese sandwiches made from King's Hawaiian Rolls.

Serve the Hammy Sammies with this crisp, make-ahead Asian Ramen Noodle Salad (All Natural) and wash it all down with a refreshing Maple Whiskey Sour.

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Hawaiian Roll Hammy Sammy's | Sliders for a Crowd
Yield: 12 sandwiches

Hawaiian Roll Hammy Sammy's | Sliders for a Crowd

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Marinade: 4 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Make ahead ham and swiss sandwiches that never fail to please. Delicious!



  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  4. 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.


TIP | These sandwiches are extremely freezer friendly, make up a bunch ahead of time and pop in the freezer. If frozen cook in a 50° cooler oven for 15-20 minutes longer. Recommended to thaw in fridge before baking, bake as directed.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 452mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate.

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