Are you looking for the perfect sandwich to serve at your next party? Try this delicious Ham and Swiss Cheese Hawaiian Roll Sliders Recipe. You need only try this recipe once, then you will find yourself looking for any excuse or party to serve them.
Last summer, I hosted a wedding shower for my first daughter-in-law. Being the mom of three boys, this was something that I’ve waited for a long time, specifically 29 years! I wanted the event to be girly, cozy and intimate, but special and classy all at the same time. Oh, and did I mention, on a tight budget.
The shower was attended by all ladies, although, the soon-to-be-bride’s father came to drop off his wife and never left. I bet he saw all the wonderful food and decided he couldn’t pass it up.
Actually, I have to admit, the food was delicious. I even brought out my best china, given to me by my mother-in-law. I love it…feminine, flowery and so delicate. It will make even the most hum-drum dish special.
In fact, I took the teapot matching the set, plus others I had gathered, and added fresh flowers bought from Costco. They have gorgeous flowers for a very reasonable price. At the end of the shower, I gave one of the teapots to the bride-to-be.
On the Menu
- Five fruit salad with honey drizzle
- Sweet and spicy meatballs
- Ham and cheese sliders
- Deviled eggs
- Individual spinach salad cups
- Trail mix
- Lemon curd cheesecake cups
The big hit was my Ham and Swiss Cheese Hawaiian roll sliders. A popular item with both the ladies and our one male guest. These sandwiches are so simple to make which makes them one of my favorites. My recipe varies slightly from others you may see on the internet because I prefer sesame seeds in the sauce over the traditional poppy seeds. There’s nothing worse than mingling at a party and discovering you have poppy seeds stuck in your teeth!
I bought the Kings Hawaiian rolls from Costco (can you tell that I love Costco?) where they have packs of 36 rolls priced less than the local grocery stores. I bought the sliced ham and Swiss cheese there as well.
You can also make these with gluten-free rolls and/or tofurky for your gluten free and vegetarian friends. They turn out equally delicious.
Slice the rolls lengthwise; a sharp bread knife does the trick. Place the bottoms of the rolls in a large baking dish or lipped cookie sheet. Place them very close together.
Spread the mayonnaise on both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese inside each roll. I find that my kitchen shears easily cuts the ham and cheese into the perfect sizes. Close the rolls.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the sesame seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. I discovered that I was out of Worcestershire sauce, so guess what, I made my own! You can too by following this simple recipe.
Let sit 10 minutes or until butter melts slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm right out of the oven. The sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge until ready to bake.