Appetizers, Recipes

Hot Ham And Cheese Rolls

Over the weekend we watched another football game and I made these delicious hot ham and cheese rolls. They are pretty simple to make and they taste phenomenal. I don’t know if it’s the cheese, butter or both! Add in some poppy seeds and Worcestershire sauce, and you know it’s going to be a good recipe.

We made this recipe using King’s Hawaiian rolls, but you can use any type of small roll. I do suggest the Hawaiian rolls, as they really give these hot ham and cheese rolls so much flavor! I say we, because the hubby got into making this recipe. He ate most of the finished product, too!:)

Hot ham and cheese rolls can be a meal all on their own. They also make a great little appetizer. As you can see from my photos, I did make a double dose of this recipe because I had a crowd to feed. It can easily be divided in half, but I’m going to give you the recipe exactly as I made it.

Ingredients for Hot Ham and Cheese Rolls:

  • 24 King’s Hawaiian rolls or small rolls of your choice
  • 1 1/2 pounds of deli ham
  • 12 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 Tbsp of poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1stick of unsalted melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
ham and cheese rolls

How to Make this Delicious Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cut all of the rolls in half and place the bottoms in a glass baking dish.
  • Place 1 or 2 slices of ham and half a slice of Swiss cheese on the bottom of each roll.(you can see how I placed the ham and cheese on the rolls above) How much ham you use will depend on how thickly sliced it is.
  • Place the tops back on the rolls.
  • Prepare your sauce for the top of the rolls by melting the stick of butter and combining it with the poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce and onion powder.
  • Gently brush or spoon the mixture over the top of the rolls.
  • Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are slightly browned.
A spoon drizzling sauce on top of ham and cheese rolls

Tips for Storage:

**I stored the few of these that were leftover in the refrigerator and we ate them the next day. I think they would be okay left in the refrigerator and reheated for about 2 days.

Hot Ham and Cheese Rolls

Delicious rolls tops with deli ham and Swiss cheese, along with a special Worcestershire sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and cheese recipe, ham and cheese rolls, hot ham and cheese rolls
Servings: 8
Author: Brooke


  • Baking Dishes


  • 24 Rolls
  • 1.5 lbs. Deli Ham
  • 12 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Melted Butter
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Slice the rolls and place the bottoms in a baking dish. You will need 2 baking dishes for this recipe unless you half it.
  • Place a slice or two of ham and 1/2 slice of Swiss cheese on each roll. Place the tops back on the rolls.
  • Prepare you sauce by melting the butter and combining it with the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and poppy seed.
  • Brush or spoon the sauce on top of the rolls.
  • Place the baking dishes in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until the rolls are browned and the cheese is melted.
Ham and cheese rolls in two baking dishes

Whoa! That’s a lot of hot ham and cheese rolls, but I assure you they will be a fan fave. Hope you enjoy!

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