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Easter Leftovers? Make These Ham & Cheese Sliders!

Posted at 9:40 AM, Mar 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-27 09:56:11-04

(CW33) Wondering what to do with all that leftover ham from Easter Day dinner? And what about that half full basket of dinner rolls? Make Ham & Cheese Sliders -- you won't regret it!

These make great use of your leftover Easter ham recipe and they also work well as appetizers for entertaining, lunches for small hands, or a fast meal when you don’t feel like cooking.


1/3 C. mayonnaise
1/3 C. Miracle Whip

12-24 dinner rolls
12-14 small pieces ham
12-24 small pieces Swiss cheese

1 stick butter (1/2 C.), melted
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1-2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
2 T. yellow mustard


Preheat oven to 350°

Slice dinner rolls in half horizontally.

Cut or tear 24 pieces of ham to fit rolls.

Same with the Swiss cheese – create 24 slices.

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. Spread mixture onto both sides of each roll.

Place a pieces of ham and slices of cheese inside each roll, close rolls and place close together on baking dish or lined cookie sheet (use cooking spray or non-stick foil because bread will stick!)

In a medium bowl, whisk together yellow mustard, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, and poppy seeds.

Brush or pour the sauce evenly over all of the rolls; don’t feel like you have to use all of it, especially if you're only making 12.

Let rolls sit for at least 10 minutes so sauce sets.

Cover with foil, avoid touching top of rolls if possible, and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Remove foil and cook for an additional 2 minutes to make tops are slightly brown and crispy, if desired.

Serve warm.

Note: Sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time, but if you make them more than a day ahead, the mayo-Miracle Whip mixture will make the bread soggy.

Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still eat them. But still.


This recipe adapted from here.

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