Hot and Melty Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

mini ham sandwich

Well, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Hot and Melty Oven Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches. I couldn’t help myself. I couldn’t just title this “Ham and Cheese sandwiches.” Who would be interested in that? And I want you to be interested. I want you to be very interested.

You see, these little sandwiches are amazing things. They are so very simple, they’re perfect for feeding a crowd, they can be an appetizer, a snack, or a main course. They are great man food and are postively perfect for Sunday football. They’re also great girl food, since they are little mini sandwiches and everyone knows that all girls think mini foods are cute, right? No? That’s just me? Well, then.

I found this recipe on Dine and Dish back in August and since then I’ve made these about 10 times. I just can’t help myself. They are delish! I serve them when my husband has his buddies over for football, I served them along with a big pot of chili on Halloween, and I serve them for dinner when I’m in a hurry and need something tasty and easy.

assembling ham sandwiches

You can really feed a crowd with these and it only takes minutes to prepare them. You just slice a package of King’s Hawaiian Rolls in half, layer the bottoms with ham and cheese, place the top pieces of bread on, and then pour the delightful butter mixture over them. The original recipe says to refrigerate these overnight or for several hours, but I find that even 30 minutes works just fine.

mini ham sandwiches

The topping is a mixture of melted butter, worchestershire sauce, ground mustard, poppy seeds, and dried onion flakes. I leave out the poppy seeds and onion flakes because my picky little family would have a stroke if I put something like a poppy seed on their bun. I can just hear them now, “What is this? Bird food?!” And let’s not even consider what would happen if I put chunks of dried onion on these. I do add a bit of onion powder, though. Sneaky, aren’t I?

mini ham sandwich



  • 1 12 count package Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • 12 slices swiss cheese
  • 12-16oz thin sliced ham
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds (optional)
  • 2 tsp onion flakes (or 1 tsp onion powder)
  • 2 tbsp worcheshire sauce


  1. Slice all of the rolls in half and place the bottom halves in a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Place ham and cheese on the bottom of the sliced rolls. Cover with the top half of roll.
  3. Mix together the remaining five ingredients in a small bowl and spoon over the tops of the sandwiches.
  4. Let sit overnight or a couple of hours.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until warmed through and the cheese is gooey and melty.

~ by Colorful Soul on 08/09/2012.

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