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kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders

kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders

kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders

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kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders


Why Are Sliders Called Sliders?

The term ‘sliders’ originated in the 1940s during the Second World War. My Grandfather was a young man of 20 then and had enlisted in the Merchant Marines. For decades, I heard him refer to the burgers my Grandmother would fry up in a pan as a slider, referring to the grease that would build in the pan as the beef seared. I only figured out what they were when we all piled in the car and headed for the Key City Diner in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, a haunt for my grandparents during the War when my Grandfather would get leave. He always ordered a plate of sliders, or “greasy little hamburgers that after only two bites would slide right down!”

Anybody can throw together a ham and swiss sandwich. Not a biggie. But the sauce on these two-bite party stars is where all the action is…

Do you know why I love sliders? THEY FEED A CROWD without a bunch of fancy prep required. And nowadays folks change ’em up to where they needn’t be a lil hamburger. Today’s recipe is for sliders with King’s Hawaiian rolls with ham and cheese.

Now, I get that anybody can throw together a ham and swiss sandwich. Not a biggie. But the sauce on these two-bite party stars is where all the action is.

And to start things off the right way, this lil sammy starts with none other than King’s Hawaiian rolls. Yep, those sweet and wonderfully soft rolls that melt in your mouth. They’re popular for a reason folks, c’mon!

Do You Have What’s Needed To Make Sliders With King’s Hawaiian rolls? Check The List!

King’s Hawaiian original Hawaiian sweet rolls
shaved deli ham
Swiss cheese
dill pickles
salted butter
Vidalia onion
whole grain Dijon mustard
Dijon mustard

How This Recipe Came About…

My friend Tom had a birthday recently. He and his wife Leslie know how to throw a party. The plan was to get everybody together at their house to help Tom celebrate. I knew I would be in front of my most brutally honest audience, my close friends…

Anymore, none of them seem to mind being Guinea pigs, so I am always handing out pound cakes and jars of jelly for feedback. Ask my Patty who dined on this mac-n-cheese after I asked her to ‘test it for cheesiness’ for Not Entirely Average.

But on this occasion, Tom’s birthday party, it would be a baking sheet full of sliders. This recipe for sliders with King’s Hawaiian rolls yields 52 sandwiches that are made in minutes. My close friends consensus, their review, is the reason you are reading this right now…

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This method is as easy as assembling a single sandwich except that you will really be assembling 52 sandwiches all at the same time. The magic number ’52’ is because industry standard half sheet baking sheets measure 17 x 12-inches, PERFECT for precisely 52 pull apart party sliders. If you do not have a large enough sheet pan, a large baking dish can also be used.

I will share that it is important to purchase the correct number of Hawaiian rolls to cover the surface area of the baking sheet. King’s Hawaiian are sold in several different sized packages. I purchase one package containing 16 rolls, and another package containing 24 rolls.

Once opened, the packages are pretty much ready to go all but for one “row of rolls” that must be detached and made to fit the sheet pan. But that is easy enough. If you end up purchasing more rolls than required for this recipe, never fear because they won’t be around for long.

kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders

What Kind Of Sauce Or Condiment Is Added To Sliders?

So I mentioned a special sauce that I use to enhance these sweet ham and cheese sliders. King’s Hawaiian came out with their own recipe decades ago which involves poppy seeds and dried minced onion. Other methods I have read through incorporate onion powder, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Not mine.

For my Mom’s sake, she is glad for these ham and cheese sliders without poppy seeds. Nuts and seeds do not agree with her despite her loving them, so I kept to the fresh Vidalia onion just rough chopped for this method. Oh, and crucial…double mustards! Read on…

This sauce is simple, although you must have a couple of items on hand to actually make it work. No substitutions. Chopped sweet onion, salted butter, Dijon, and whole grain Dijon. That’s it. Again, no substitutions…

What Is The Easiest Way To Put A Tray Of Sliders Together?

Assembly is simple for Hawaiian roll sliders. You’ll use a serrated knife to slice through the rolls before topping with ham, cheese, a couple of dill pickle chips, and the prepared sauce. That’s it.

They bake covered for anywhere from 10 to 12 minutes, then shed the aluminum foil for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. No cold ham and cheese sliders from this gal!

What Goes With Ham And Cheese Sliders On Hawaiian Rolls?

I generally just serve these easy ham and cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls with chips or oven fries, a quick pickle relish macaroni salad, or even potato salad. If you feel like you need additional items of substance because you’re feeding a very large group, consider a mac and cheese or racks of ribs that can be made right in your oven.

How Long Do Sliders Take?

It depends on the prep time involved. For example, I never buy pickle chips. Rather, for this recipe I purchase whole dill pickles and slice them myself. Thin and cut on a deep angle, two ‘chips’ is the most required to compliment the sauce.

I also like to allow the butter mixture to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes while I butter the bottom and sides of the baking sheet and slice the rolls and try to get them arranged neatly.

I also take the time to find a deli that will shave the ham versus slice it for me. Shaved ham is easier to pull apart when it’s time to dig in, as compared to slices of ham.

What cheese goes with ham?

For this recipe, I like to use Swiss cheese.  It goes great with ham and the seasonings in this recipe.

However, I have also used provolone or cheddar on these ham and cheese sandwiches and both of these were delicious as well.  Use whichever one of these you have on hand and I know it’ll still be delicious!

Easy to make Hawaiian Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders:

  • First preheat oven to 350.  Then grease a 9×13-inch baking dish by spraying it with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Next combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, poppy seeds, and dried onions.
  • Then slice the rolls to make sandwiches. Remove tops and set aside.
  • After this place the bottom pieces into the prepared baking dish.
  • Next layer the thinly sliced ham onto the rolls. Top the bottom part of the rolls with the sliced ham.
  • Then top the ham with the sliced Swiss Cheese.
  • Place the tops of the rolls onto the sandwiches. Brush or pour the butter mixture evenly over the rolls. I like to brush the butter sauce on to make sure it is evenly distributed.
  • kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
    kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
  • Then bake 15 minutes – 20 minutes or until the rolls are lightly browned and cheese has melted.

Once they are done, separate into individual sandwiches to serve and enjoy!  The cheese will be perfectly melted and pull apart so easy. They really are not hard to create and I promise that everyone will devour them in amount the same amount of time that they took to make.

How do you keep sandwiches warm at a party?

After these are done cooking, I cover them with foil over the baking dish to keep these sliders warm and perfect during any party or during the entire game.

Also, these are so good that they also taste delicious if they are slightly cool as well.

What side do you serve?

These sliders are perfect for your next game day party or movie night with your family. When I make them for family night, I usually serve a side of roasted broccoli, chips and dip, and fruit. These sliders are really filling so they complete any meal.

For game a day party, a nice vegetable and fruit tray is the perfect side for your next get together. See What to Serve with Sliders for more ideas.

kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
kings hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
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