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Ham, Egg and Cheese Sliders

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These simple ham, egg and cheese sliders are perfect for any meal, but they make a great make ahead breakfast. Scrambled eggs, ham, cheese and rolls come together to make a great hand held meal that the whole family will love.

Close up of a hand holding a breakfast slider with sliced ham, scrambled eggs and melted cheese.

Breakfast sandwiches are one of life’s simplest pleasures, and breakfast sliders are even better.  The ingredients in these sliders ham and egg sliders are affordable and simple.

There really isn’t much technique involved and they results are perfectly delicious.  There is just something about salty meat, soft eggs and gooey cheese that make the perfect filling for a sandwich!

Ingredients for breakfast sliders including eggs, ham, cheese, dinner rolls, sour cream, butter and dijon mustard.

About the Recipe

Whoever started the slider trend should really get a metal. There is something about digging into a small little four bite sandwich that makes it extra tasty.

Not to mention the soft interior of a dinner roll encased in a buttery toasted exterior. Plus there are so many fun fillings you can do.

When trying to think of something fun to make for Little Dude’s Dr. Suess birthday party, green egg and ham sliders seemed like a great entree option.

Skillet of scrambled eggs next to slices of cheese and bottom of dinner rolls topped with ham, ready to assemble breakfast sliders.

You can assemble them up to a day in advance, which is super handy when you are serving a crowd. It is also amazing when you want a warm breakfast, but don’t want to have to wake up at the crack of dawn.

Just pop the pan in the oven when you are ready and breakfast is done in about a half an hour. Easy, peasy!

Brushing butter and Dijon mustard mixture over dinner rolls, getting ready to put the breakfast sliders in the oven.

Of course the site of green eggs isn’t the most appetizing for everyone, so I figured I would share an every day version of those same little sandwiches. Do yourself a favor and get the ingredients on your grocery list so you can make some for your family.

The rolls make for a fun presentation.  Plus they are perfect on a brunch buffet like this because they make small sandwiches.

ham egg and cheese sliders and strawberries on plate next to mug of coffee.

That way you have room for some baked oatmeal too or maybe a cinnamon bun.  If you are having them by themselves, feel free to have a couple!

What are your favorite dishes to serve on a brunch buffet?

Easy Recipe Alterations or Substitutions:

You can start with this base recipe and experiment using your favorite ingredients. For instance, you could easily substitute strips of cooked bacon or sausage patties in place of the ham.

You can also switch up the cheese. Little Dude prefers the American cheese slices, but cheddar, pepper jack, Colby jack or even Swiss cheese would be tasty options.

Hand holding freshly baked ham, egg and cheese slider, ready to heat.

We like to keep the butter on top pretty simple. The Dijon mustard goes really well with the ham and eggs, so that adds enough extra flavor for us.

You can certainly add some poppy seeds or dried minced onion if you prefer. You could even try adding a little bit of brown sugar if you really like the sweet and salty combination.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you serve with breakfast sliders?

We like to be able to eat a couple of sliders, so we keep the sides pretty simple. Some fresh fruit or a fruit salad makes for a delicious side dish for these sandwiches.

How do you store leftover sliders?

Extra sliders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days. For longer storage, wrap individual sliders in plastic wrap and put in a freezer safe container to freeze for up to three months.

How do you reheat leftover sliders?

Allow frozen sliders to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Remove plastic wrap and wrap in a paper towel. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until heated through.

Tips and Tricks: 

  • We have tried both regular dinner rolls, and King’s Hawaiian rolls for this recipe. Little Dude and I prefer the Hawaiian rolls, but my husband prefers standard dinner rolls. Honestly, both options are delicious.
  • You can assemble these ahead of time, so all you have to do when you are ready to eat is bake them.

More Great Slider Recipes:

There are so many fun options for slider fillings. You can really let your imagination take you wherever you want, but here are a few of our favorite recipes:

Pizza bread sliders take one of our favorite simple dinners and make them cuter. The sauce coated meat is covered in melted cheese and garlic bread like butter on top ties it all together.

Ham, egg and cheese breakfast sliders on plate, ready to eat.

Or for a classic, try making hot turkey, ham and cheese sliders. The melty cheese and lunchmeat are such a simple combination, but they are always so good.

For something different, try inside out turkey grilled cheese sliders. They feature pesto and dried cranberries for extra big flavor.

What are your favorite slider combinations? I’d love to hear what you are making in the comments or on social media.

Ham, egg and cheese breakfast sliders on plate, ready to eat.

Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

Servings: 12 Sliders
Author: Carlee
This is a great way to make a tray full of little breakfast sandwiches all at once. They are full of ham, eggs and melty cheese and the tops are golden and buttery. YUM!
5 from 10 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 8 oz. shaved deli ham
  • 4 slices American cheese or your favorite kind
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Oil or butter for cooking eggs

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Beat together eggs and sour cream. Cook in a skillet greased with oil or butter until just set. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    8 eggs, 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • Keeping rolls attached, carefully cut them in half horizontally.
    12 dinner rolls
  • Place the bottoms in the greased pan. Layer with ham, then eggs. Top with cheese. Place tops of rolls over the fillings.
    8 oz. shaved deli ham, 4 slices American cheese
  • Melt butter and stir in the Dijon mustard. Brush over the tops of the rolls.
    2 Tablespoons butter
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil. If desired, you can refrigerate the sliders for up to 24 hours at this point., or bake them right away.
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake with the pan covered with aluminum foil for 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the tops are toasted to your liking.

Notes

Both regular dinner rolls and Hawaiian rolls work well for this recipe.
Feel free to experiment with different cheeses and meats.
Wrap individual sandwiches in Saran wrap and freeze for later if desired. Just thaw the sandwich in the refrigerator overnight, then remove the plastic wrap. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds to reheat.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 613mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Erlene

Sunday 17th of February 2019

I like that this can be made a day ahead and warmed up in the am. Makes for a less stressful am :-) Pinned.

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

And a less stressful morning is worth its weight in gold!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 21st of January 2018

I just learned we are hosting my husband's off road club for a camping event this spring. I am so making these for the guys breakfast!

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

How fun! These will be perfect!

Amy

Saturday 20th of January 2018

I love this idea and how easy these breakfast sandwiches are. I make breakfast at 5:30 so easy is awesome! Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Prepping them ahead makes getting them ready super easy for sure!

Unknown

Monday 15th of January 2018

Looks yummy. PINNED!

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Thank you!

Carlee

Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you!