These delicious, baked Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are also known as Tailgate Sandwiches because they are the perfect game-day party fare. They are bursting with flavor and gooey cheese!
Food that can be found at parties is the best kind of food, am I right? Party food is the best! Hot dips, cold dips, gooey dips, finger foods, food on a stick, it is all so delicious. People at parties are great, but the food is what makes you go OHhhhh! I have loved making food for parties for decades. Some old (and current) favorites include Spinach Artichoke Dip and 7-Layer Taco Dip.
I have added a ton of recipes to my list of party food faves recently and these Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders always rank toward the top. They are super easy to make and people absolutely love and DEVOUR them. Every time I make these I receive many requests for the recipe.
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HOW TO MAKE HOT HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES
I love that these sandwiches are super easy to make. Follow these super simple steps to make your very own batch of yummy sliders!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a large baking dish (9x13 or a similar size) with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with the bottom halves of the Hawaiian rolls. Top with the ham and the provolone cheese slices. Spread cream cheese onto the bottoms of the sweet roll tops and place them in a layer on top of the cheese.
In a medium bowl, combine the butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onions and Parmesan cheese. Mix well and pour evenly over tops of the sandwiches. Sprinkle the poppy seeds over the top.
Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until warmed through and cheese is melted. Cut at the seams with a knife and serve warm!
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST HOT SANDWICH RECIPE!
Replace the layers of ham with thin sliced turkey or roast beef instead for a different flavor.
Replace yellow mustard with honey mustard or dijon mustard for an extra touch of flavor.
Although I loooooove using provolone in this recipe because it's so perfectly ooey-gooey, feel free to swap it out for cheddar, mozzarella or even swiss cheese.
Feel free to swap out the butter in the topping with olive oil.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THESE DELICIOUS SANDWICHES
These sliders have a “party food” label for me personally and any other type of party food goes well with party food. Know what I mean? If you are making these sandwiches for dinner instead, or maybe an afternoon lunch or brunch, then you might want some ideas about what to serve alongside them. Here are some ideas for you!
A leafy chopped salad would taste great with hot ham and cheese sandwiches!
Slow Cooker Hot Creamy Corn goes with everything.
These Slow Cooker Baked Beans are SO GOOD and they taste even more incredible when served on a plate with tailgate sandwiches.
Sauteed Cabbage is a super simple and delish side that goes great with sandwiches.
Especially if you are serving these in the spring or summer, Fruit Salad with a Twist is the perfect complement!
These are super easy to make ahead of time. Assemble the sandwiches as directed. Mix up the topping but store it separately in the fridge. Brush it over the tops of the sandwiches just before baking.
This is also a good recipe to freeze. I've done this many times! Place them in a resealable bag and wrap in foil. Freeze for up to 4 months! When removing them from the freezer, allow them to thaw completely and place them into a baking dish or onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until just warmed through, about 15 minutes.
WHAT TO SERVE AT A PARTY
I LOVE party food, so you have come to the right place if you are looking for recipes to make for your next gathering. Here are some options for you that will be easy, delicious and crowd-pleasing!
Fruit Pizza - The classic, crowd-pleasing Fruit Pizza has a cookie dough crust, dreamy cream cheese frosting and a colorful top layer of fruit and a tasty glaze. Great appetizer/dessert for parties of any kind, any time of the year!
Taco Ranch Pasta Salad - This delicious pasta salad gets totally devoured at gatherings, no matter the season.
Sausage Cheese Dip - Sausage Cheese Dip is easy to make (let your crockpot do the work for you!), cheesy, flavorful and totally irresistible! Serve as an appetizer at your next party and it won’t last long. Only 6 ingredients required for this delicious party food!
7-Layer Taco Dip - This is the best 7-Layer Taco Dip you'll ever meet! It's the perfect appetizer and party food and it is always the first thing to get devoured.
Crockpot Meatballs - These require only a few ingredients with only a few minutes of prep. They are SO EASY to make, totally packed with delicious flavor and great for game-day parties or holidays. Let your slow cooker do all of the work for you!
Spinach Artichoke Dip - This hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party staple! People always get excited about this dip and its so easy to make! It’s a filling, cheesy snack or appetizer that you can put on pita squares, crackers or chips. Let your slow cooker do all of the work for you!
Enjoy, friends! Thanks for stopping by!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE DELICIOUS HOT HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES!
"I made these for our Christmas dinner and all of my extended family LOVED them! Cannot wait to do it this Sunday for the Super Bowl party." ~Molly
"Just want to tell you what a fantastic recipe this is, I have made it several times and the whole family loves it! I was just looking it up for Super Bowl and wanted to say thanks!" ~Jen
"This is becoming my go to recipe for pot lucks and family gatherings. It has been a hit, I've probably made it four times now... getting ready for another batch this morning." ~Kathy
"I just wanted to say thank you! These are delicious! Every time I make them, they're gone in just a few minutes! I follow the recipe exactly." ~Rhonda
"I made this for a Christmas party, and it was a hit! The recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. Thanks for a great idea!" ~Phyllis