Hot & Melty Oven Baked Ham & Swiss Sandwiches

"I made 36 of these for our neighborhood Holiday House Hop Party. They were a huge hit last year so I searched for a recipe to present again this year. I bought a good deli ham and had it shaved, I think it's easier to bit into and enjoy. You can use as much ham & cheese as you like. If it fits on the buns, go for it! The buttery mustard sauce is amazing! I do not add the poppy seeds, they look pretty but nobody likes speckled teeth! I tripled the recipe but only doubled the sauce and still had a tiny bit left over. Go ahead and slather it all on, these are yummy! Inspired by recipe from"
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  • 1 (12 count) package kings hawaiian rolls
  • 18 slices swiss cheese, 1/2 slice per sandwich
  • 16 ounces sliced ham, per 24 sandwiches, I use a 1/2 # for 12 rolls. Use a good deli ham
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground grainy mustard, use a good brown grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • On low heat, in a small sauce pan add butter, mustard, poppy seeds, onion flakes & Worcestershire sauce. Heat until butter is melted and onion hydrated, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat & set aside.
  • Slice all of the rolls in half and place the bottom halves in a 9x13 baking dish or foil lined baking sheet. Lightly brush butter sauce on bottom half of rolls, you don't need much.
  • Divide the shaved ham slices and cheese among all the bottom half of the sliced rolls. Cover with the top half of roll.
  • Spoon the buttery mustard sauce over the tops of the sandwiches. Cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Let sit overnight or at least one hour.
  • Pre-heated oven to 350°F.
  • Bake on the middle oven rack, covered for 10 minutes, remove foil, bake for an additional 5 minutes (total of 15 minutes baking time) until warmed through and the cheese is gooey and melty. Add an additional minute or 2 if needed.

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  1. Cherie Smith
    These are so delicious!! My son even likes the leftover buns in his lunch the next day. They are gooey scrumtious. Great recipe!!!


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