Ham and Swiss Sliders for Two

Make these ham and swiss sliders for two as an easy weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. Fresh ingredients from the deli and slider buns are the perfect pair!

ham and swiss sliders butter topping

So…are you tired of cooking yet?

Personally, I have gone through phases. I’ve occasionally had short periods of time during our quarantine where I had no idea what to make for dinner. Those times were frustrating, but take-out dinners helped get me over the hump. I’ve recently started to think outside the box just a bit, and make dinners that are more casual. One night we had tacos, something I rarely make, and they were delicious! Last week, I made ham and swiss sliders, and they turned out so yummy, that I wanted to share them with all of you.

ham and swiss sliders in pyrix dish

The thing about slider recipes is that they always make at least a dozen sandwiches. Many of the recipes call for enough ingredients to make two dozen. So I used several different slider recipes I found online, and adapted them to make just 6 sandwiches. That’s what you will find in the recipe card below. If you do want to use this recipe to make a dozen sliders, it can easily be doubled.

ham and swiss sliders in pyrix dish

Ham and Swiss Sliders for Two

Make these ham and swiss sliders for two as an easy weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. Fresh ingredients from the deli and slider buns are the perfect pair!
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4.63 from 8 votes
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slider buns (I used Pepperidge Farm Bakery Classics Sweet Hawaiian Slider Buns)
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices baby swiss cheese
  • light or regular mayonnaise
  • honey mustard salad dressing (I used Ken's Steak House Honey Mustard)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place 6 bun bottoms in a glass baking dish.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the bun bottoms.
  • Add 4 slices of ham, followed by 4 slices of swiss cheese.
  • Top with the other 4 slices of ham.
  • Spread the bun tops with the honey mustard dressing.
  • Place the tops on the layers in the baking dish.
  • Mix the melted butter, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds together in a small bowl.
  • Spread the butter mixture on the sandwiches with a pastry brush.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil. Bake for 5 minutes more.
  • Let cool for 2 minutes. Slice the buns apart with a sharp knife.
  • Serve warm.
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ham and swiss sliders on pedestal plate

Tips for Amazing Ham and Swiss Sliders

  • Like pretty much any recipe under the sun, this ham and swiss sliders recipe can be adapted to your own taste. Use any kind of deli meat, and any kind of cheese.
  • Likewise, the Pepperidge Farm slider buns can be swapped out for King’s Hawaiian rolls, regular slider buns, or dinner rolls.
  • You may be tempted to leave some of the butter mixture in the bowl, and not use it all. Try to resist the urge! It really adds such a good taste, and it’s absorbed into the sliders, so there shouldn’t be any butter on the bottom of your baking dish when done.
  • Don’t worry about fitting the ham and cheese perfectly on the buns. Layer the slices any way they fit…it all tastes delicious when it’s melted together.
  • The poppy seeds add a nice touch, but if you don’t like them, just leave them out. It won’t change the taste of the sliders at all. Finely chopped parsley is a good substitute for the poppy seeds.
  • If there are just two of you, you may have a slider or two leftover. They aren’t wonderful reheated the next day, but they are very good cold, straight from the refrigerator. If you do want to reheat any leftover sliders, the oven works better than the microwave.

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29 Comments

  1. These sandwiches have been a favorite in our house but I think your addition of honey mustard would add a nice sweetness….can’t wait to try it!

  2. Thanks Ann for the inspiration. It is difficult to think of menu ideas. I admit I get tired of my same old recipes. My husband and I enjoyed the ham and cheese sliders. We have tried a few of your ideas and they have all been very good and practical. I also have Liberty Blue dishes and then I noticed we have the same flatware.
    Thank so for the timely and fun blog.
    Beth

  3. Cookie eddings says:

    I made your chicken noodle soup for dinner tonight. It was delish!! A cold front came in last night, so a good pot of soup was in order, Wow, I have another soup recipe for this winter or to fix if one of us gets sick (heaven forbid).
    Thanks, Ann, so much for the soup recipes. The next soup I plan on making is the one with barley. You always come to my rescue with these delicious recipes.
    Cookie

    1. Kathy Menold says:

      I had forgotten about doing sliders for supper. I also am cooking for two and after 50 + years of marriage one does get tired of coming up with new ideas! I certainly am happy to be able to go out to eat again😄 Thanks Ann for making my morning coffee more enjoyable while reading your blog.

  4. Love ❤️ love ❤️ Mac/cheese! Thank you for all the delish recipe ideas… always anxious to see what’s next.
    Much love

  5. Marie Braun says:

    5 stars
    I made these tonight for supper. Absolutely delicious! My family loved them. This is the fourth recipe from your blog that I have tried and they’ve all been winners! Thank you so much!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yay! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I appreciate it!

  6. Thank you for these recipes! I too have had spurts of cooking and baking like a madwoman and suddenly, can think of nothing to fix. These all sounds easy and delicious. 😃

  7. Oh I’m so glad you shared this recipe! I’ve made these before and for the life of me couldn’t remember how as it was over the holidays and well I just have no idea where it went to.
    These are delicious! They are super easy to make and they go very fast around here…lol!

  8. 5 stars
    Love these, make them a lot. When I lived in Alabama the power bill came with a recipe on it every month. This was one of them, just a tad different. That was 6 years ago. Still make them now that I moved back to central Florida

  9. Christine says:

    Ann, I missed your blog last week, so didn’t see any complaints, however, I will say that shame on whomever made them. I so look forward to your posts, and those of your Sister bloggers. I have gained so much insight from all of you. Keep it up, please!
    Best to you.

    1. Oh I know that’s right! I taught myself how to bake bread, wow ! And wouldn’t you know, I’m really good at it….. oh dear have to stop buying yeast and flour

  10. Katherine Lubke says:

    Ann,
    I want to echo the comments of maNy of your other followers. Your blog is amazing. It is so lovely to look at and the information is always helpful. Your generosity and kindness are evident in everything you do. Anyone would be crazy to think you would do all of this for free and the advertising is minimal. Really! I can’t believe anyone would complain. Don’t listen to them and thank you for all that you do.

    Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. I am truly sorry that anyone would complain about ads on your blog. I am grateful for all that you offer us for free. You have been a source of pleasure during this difficult time and I appreciate all you do.

  12. Hi Ann,
    Every good blog I subscribe to has the ads in the same spots as you. I’ve been to a few blogs where I click out because you can’t even scroll without a pop up. Yours is not like that. I totally enjoy your blog. It is so uplifting. One of my favorite parts is your ending signature. It’s like a hug ;) Cindy

  13. Debbie Marcotte says:

    5 stars
    I just want to say that I LOVE your blog! From the recipes to the printables, decorating ideas to gardening. It’s all just wonderful. Thank you for explaining the pop up ads in a recent email you sent. They were annoying me too but I never realized that they paid you. (I obviously am not up on all that stuff). Stay well and thank you for sharing.

  14. Dear Ann,
    First, let me tell you how much I love your blog! You have such a beutiful style, up to date but classic. Your recipes never disappoint, but aren’t overly complicated. Your photography is stunning. I’ve used your printables more times than I can count and they are always well received. I could go on, but I want to get to my next point…
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    Last, thanks for the bright spot I find in my in box; whether it’s respite from a busy day or inspiration for a new project. Keep up the great work!

  15. Dear Ann,
    Thank- you for the I will be grateful printable. It is beautiful. Thank- you too for all of your decorating ideas, recipes, etc. You always brighten my day. I pray that you and your family are safe and well.

    1. I have not seen the printable I will be grateful can someone please tell me where to find it
      Thank you

  16. It’s so nice to see recipes for two since there is just hubby and me at home now. I like variety and these sliders sound delicious. Never thought of slides for dinner but you’ve put the bug in my ear and I’m ready to give it a go. Thank you for all the good tips.

  17. Love it! Great recipe to take somewhere too.

  18. Thanks for the recipe Ann. I am sitting here right now trying to think of what to make for dinner tonight.

  19. I am making these sliders tonight!! Thanks for the recipe 😋

  20. I’ve had these sliders before. They are fabulous… and so easy to make!

  21. 5 stars
    Great Idea! I have seen these for parties but never thought to adapt the recipe to make just for the 2 of us. Thank You!

  22. Before you bake these, you can wrap them individually in foil and freeze them, and then pull them from your freezer and bake them for 30 minutes at 350 degrees for a hot and quick lunch or supper anytime. We call them Freezer Sandwiches.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      What a great idea…thank you so much for sharing! Do you put the butter topping on them before freezing?

      1. Yes, put the butter topping on them and wrap them in foil.

  23. I had forgotten how great these are – since they are usually for a crowd. Thanks for helping me think out of the box! Can’t wait to have them for dinner.