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Ham and cheese sliders on red and white checked paper

Leftover Ham Recipes - Ham and Cheese Sliders

Cheesy, buttery, and delicious, Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian rolls are ready in 15 minutes using the original roll packaging to bake!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese sliders, ham leftovers recipes, leftover ham recipes, what to do with leftover ham
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 114kcal



  • 1 package Hawaiian rolls (12 pack)
  • 8-10 slices cheese your preference (Swiss, white cheddar, white American, or provolone work well)
  • 4-6 slices leftover ham or about 12 slices of deli ham
  • ½ cup garlic butter sauce
  • ½ tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine ½ cup garlic butter with 3 tablespoons honey. Mix well. Slice a 12 pack of Hawaiian rolls in half. Do not throw out the cardboard container! You will use it to bake the sliders. Spread the honey garlic butter mixture on the inside of the rolls. I use a basting brush to evenly brush it across.
    spread honey garlic butter mixture over Hawaiian rolls
  • Top both sides of the rolls with 8-10 slices of cheese.
    top with sliced American cheese
  • Then, top one side with 4-6 slices of leftover ham (or about 12 slices of deli ham).
    ham and cheese on slider rolls on a baking tray
  • Place the top layer of rolls back over the bottom layer, then evenly brush more of the honey garlic butter mixture over the top.
    ham and cheese sliders before baking on a tray with garlic butter on top
  • Season the top of the rolls with salt and pepper to taste. Add the completed rolls back to the cardboard tray they came in. Pack it tightly against the rolls. Cover the cardboard tray with foil.
    Packing the garlic butter ham and cheese sliders back into the cardboard tray
  • Air fryer instructions: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and cook for 8 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.
    Oven instructions: Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.
    Remove foil, cut, serve, and enjoy!
    Several ham and cheese sliders ready to eat on a red and white checked paper



  • The best part about making Hawaiian roll slider recipes is that you can use the cardboard tray they come in as a baking tray. This saves you from having to clean a baking dish!
  • Because this recipe uses sliced leftover ham, I recommend cutting these little sandwiches before serving them rather than pulling them apart.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg