These baked Ham and Cheese Sliders are stuffed with juicy, sliced ham and melty cheese, and then smothered in an ultra rich, savory butter sauce that’s loaded with heaps of flavor! Soft Hawaiian mini rolls, a filling center, an extra decadent glaze, and finished with chopped dill pickles…the perfect anytime appetizer or snack!

ham and cheese sliders stacked on top of each other on white plate

Oh how I do enjoy quick + easy comfort foods, y’all. Don’t get me wrong, I like going all out and making more labor intensive dishes filled with all the jazz. However, crowd favorites like these epic ham and cheese sliders just scream cozy-comfort, delicious goodness! They’re one of my top staples for game-day season, as a general appetizer, or as party food. You’re gonna love ’em, too!

Dill Pickle Ham and Cheese Sliders

Gahhh, this ham and cheese sliders recipe is incredibly easy and so flavorful. Juicy ham and melty cheese is stuffed in between soft hawaiian rolls, and then smothered/covered in a swoon-worthy, butter sauce loaded with flavor! I love the dill-forward touch with this recipe, fresh chopped dill + chopped dill pickles sit atop these sliders. The dill pickles stick and cling onto the butter sauce, and add a delightful crunch for more texture…these sliders are insanely good! 😛

More recipes: lemon bundt cake, dreamy ricotta toast w/ tomatoes, these fun and tasty lemon pepper chicken tenders, my fave sweet potato cornbread, this whipped feta w/ crispy potatoes, and my crab cakes w/ little filler– yum.

overhead shot of dill pickle ham and cheese sliders in baking dish

Why You’ll Love These Sliders ♡

Here’s why you’ll jump for these dill pickle ham and cheese sliders, friends:

  1. Super simple…You’ll appreciate the simplicity here, nuff said.
  2. Heaps of flavors + texture…The flavor profile of this recipe is wickedly good. The glaze is the star of the show, possessing big, bold flavor. Meanwhile, hearty ham and cheese brings the filling element with tangy, crunchy chopped dill pickles rounding out the sliders. So finger-licking good!
  3. Versatility in serving up…One of my favorite things about these ham and cheese sliders is how versatile they are. Whip ’em up for the game-day spread, a gathering/party, or for an easy weeknight dinner (pair with a soup or salad!)…there’s a variety of ways in which these sliders can tick the box.

What You’ll Need For This Recipe

(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)

  • For the glaze: Butter, maple syrup, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, worcestershire sauce, garlic, fresh chopped dill, onion powder, and cajun seasoning. This butter glaze is loaded with so much flavor-packed goodness, peeps! There’s tons of well-rounded flavors with depth going on here and the glaze soaks into the crevices of these ham and cheese sliders!
  • For slider assembly: Hawaiian rolls, mayonnaise + mustard, sliced swiss cheese (or provolone!), sliced deli ham, and chopped dill pickles. The lineup to assemble our sliders is super straightforward and to the point, yasss.

⇢ They’re so easy to whip up & MEGA FLAVORFUL!!! 🗣️

How To Make Ham and Cheese Sliders:

(Note: please see the recipe card directly below for the complete written instructions.)

Let’s look at the step-by-step break down of these ham and cheese sliders:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and then set aside.
  • Make the glaze: Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Then add in the maple syrup, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped dill, onion powder, and cajun seasoning. Whisk the glaze well to thoroughly combine all ingredients and set aside. 

Ham and Cheese Sliders- prep:

  • Add about 2 tablespoons of the glaze onto the bottom of the baking dish. Then use a pastry brush (or similar utensil) to brush the mixture evenly along the bottom. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the dish.
  • Add a little drizzle of mayonnaise and mustard- to preference, and evenly brush condiments over the rolls.

⇢ We’re gonna add a lil’ of the glaze to the bottom of the dish so that the underside of our ham and cheese sliders get some of that buttery goodness, too! Plus, the added mayo + mustard within the sliders add even more flavor! 🙌🏾

Build The Sliders- layer & fill:

  • Then layer the rolls with ham and cheese. I like to do one layer of cheese followed by a layer of ham, and then a final layer of cheese. Place the slider top half over the ham and cheese filling. 

⇢ Slightly folding the deli ham slices (as pictured) will create some height and additional layers to the ham and cheese sliders- optional but recommended.

Finishing Sliders- glaze, rest, & bake:

  • Glaze: Reserve about 1 tbsp of the glaze (to save for when rolls are done!) and then pour the remaining glaze over the assembled sliders. Use a brush to evenly spread the glaze all over the top. Cover the baking dish with a sheet of foil. Let the assembled sliders sit for 10 minutes to soak in the glaze.
  • Bake: Place the baking dish in the oven and bake the sliders for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes until the sliders are golden brown.
  • Serve: Brush the sliders with reserved glaze and garnish with remaining 1/2 tbsp of fresh chopped dill + chopped dill pickles. Slice them up and serve ham and cheese sliders while warm. Enjoy!
baked dill pickle ham and cheese sliders in white baking dish

Tips + Tricks, FAQs & More

You may have additional questions about this ham and cheese sliders recipe. Like other recipes, I always advise sticking to the recipe as it is written in the recipe card directly below. However, here’s some extra info you might find helpful:

  • Grease the baking dish: I recommend lightly spraying the baking dish with a touch of cooking spray just to ensure that the rolls don’t stick to the pan.
  • Can I use other rolls? Hawaiian rolls are the best in my opinion. Any dinner rolls, like brioche rolls, are a great alternative, too.
  • Let’s talk about ham: I usually use sliced deli ham for these dill pickle ham and cheese sliders. Any flavors work as well- I love a good maple or honey flavored ham, too! Additionally, you can also use leftover sliced ham (like from a holiday glazed ham) for this recipe if you’d like.
  • Cheesy notes: I recommend a good melty cheese like swiss or provolone!
  • Let the sliders sit: After assembling the sliders, let them sit for at least 10 minutes for the butter sauce to soak into the rolls and nestle.
  • Make-ahead ham and cheese sliders: This recipe can be made ahead with a few notes. Assemble/build the sliders in the baking dish, but do not pour the butter glaze over them. We want to avoid any sogginess with the sliders. Cover with foil and store in the refrigerator overnight. When ready, pour the sauce over and bake + serve as written in the recipe card, below- yay.
  • Storing leftovers: Whaaa, there are leftovers? Ha! I recommend brushing any chopped dill pickles off the leftover sliders. Then cover tightly with plastic wrap/foil. Leftover sliders will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 300°F until warmed through.
closeup of dill pickle ham and cheese slider

Friends, I hope you love these Dill Pickle Ham and Cheese Sliders. They feed a crowd plus they’re sooo easy and delish! Be sure to tag @butterbeready in your BBR recipe creations, I sure love to see it when you do. Until next time! 🤟🏾

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Dill Pickle Ham and Cheese Sliders (with Hawaiian Rolls!)

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  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sliders 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These baked Ham and Cheese Sliders are stuffed with juicy, sliced ham and melty cheese, and then smothered in an ultra rich, savory butter sauce that’s loaded with heaps of flavor! Soft Hawaiian mini rolls, a filling center, an extra decadent glaze, and finished with chopped dill pickles…the perfect anytime appetizer or snack!


Ingredients

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For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, smooth or whole grain
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill, divided
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt)

For sliders assembly:

  • 1 (12-count) package Hawaiian mini rolls, cut in half lengthwise
  • mayonnaise & mustard, to taste
  • 1/2 lb sliced swiss cheese (or provolone!)
  • 1/2 lb sliced deli ham
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and then set aside.
  2. Make the glaze: Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Then add in the maple syrup, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped dill, onion powder, and cajun seasoning. Whisk the glaze well to thoroughly combine all ingredients and set aside. 
  3. Build the sliders: Slice the rolls in half lengthwise. Add about 2 tablespoons of the glaze onto the bottom of the baking dish. Then use a pastry brush (or similar utensil) to brush the mixture evenly along the bottom. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the dish.
  4. Add a little drizzle of mayonnaise and mustard- to preference, and evenly brush condiments over the rolls. Then layer the rolls with ham and cheese. I like to do one layer of cheese followed by a layer of ham, and then a final layer of cheese. Place the slider top half over the ham and cheese. 
  5. Reserve about 1 tbsp of the glaze (to save for when rolls are done!) and then pour the remaining glaze over the assembled sliders. Use a brush to evenly spread the glaze all over the top and be sure to get in the crevices, too. Cover the baking dish with a sheet of foil. Let the assembled sliders sit for 10 minutes to soak in the glaze.
  6. Bake: Place the baking dish in the oven and bake the sliders for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes until the sliders are golden brown.
  7. Serve: Brush the sliders with reserved glaze and garnish with remaining 1/2 tbsp of fresh chopped dill + chopped dill pickles. Slice them up and serve ham and cheese sliders while warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Make-ahead ham and cheese sliders: This recipe is perfect for making ahead- with a few notes. Assemble/build the sliders in the baking dish, but do not pour the butter glaze over them. We want to avoid any sogginess with the sliders. Cover the assembled sliders with foil and store in the refrigerator overnight. When ready, pour the sauce over and bake + serve as written, yay.
  2. Storing leftovers: I recommend brushing any chopped dill pickles off the leftover sliders. Then cover tightly with plastic wrap/foil. Leftover sliders will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 300°F until warmed through.
  3. Please read the blog post in its entirety for more tips + tricks.
dill pickle ham and cheese sliders in white baking dish