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!
Breakfast sandwiches are one of life’s simplest pleasures. The ingredients 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!
By now you probably know that I enjoy hosting little parties in our home. Of course the centerpiece of most of our get-togethers is the food. I can spend weeks thinking about what the menu should be at each event.
I decide whether the menu should be tied together by an ingredient or an overarching theme. It is fun to plan a party around a common theme like all things fondue. It is also fun to put together a pirate themed menu for a certain Little Dude’s birthday.
Truth be told though, two of my favorite types of menus are the brunch menus and appetizer buffets. So it is always fun getting to host our annual Christmas brunch open house.
It is an informal affair that allows our close family to stop in and see what Little Dude got from Santa. Until earlier this year he was the only little one in town, so it was our way of sharing his bubbling-over excitement with everyone. Plus it gave me an excuse to cook!
A breakfast casserole is always an easy way to serve a crowd. It holds and reheats relatively well also, making it nice when people are coming and going over several hours.
But my husband refuses to like breakfast casserole. Maybe one of these days we’ll get to him!
That makes the task of pulling together a menu a bit harder. I don’t want anyone to be slaving in the kitchen while everyone else is chatting and playing.
So I try to pick a menu that can be done mostly in advance. This year I settled on breakfast sandwich sliders.
They can be assembled the day before, so all you have to do the morning of the shindig is throw them in the oven. I actually made a few trays of them.
A big one for the early crowd, when I assumed my brothers and their appetites would arrive. Then there were smaller sets that could be baked off later as more people came and more food was needed.
You could definitely switch up the meat if you’d like. Small sausage patties or a few strips of bacon would be yummy as well, but I really like using thin slices of ham in these.
You can also use your favorite cheese. I think a pepper jack would be delicious, but decided to go with the breakfast sandwich classic American this time.
The rolls make for a fun presentation. Plus they are perfect on a brunch buffet like this because they make small sandwiches.
What are your favorite dishes to serve on a brunch buffet?
Tips and Tricks:
- As you can see from the pictures, I have tried both regular rolls and brown and serve rolls for this recipe. We prefer already browned rolls, though both were tasty.
- You can dye the eggs green for fun green eggs and ham sliders.
- Assemble these ahead of time, so all you have to do in the morning is bake them off.
- You could sub small sausage patties or bacon strips for the ham.
- Try your favorite cheese slices! Pepper jack, cheddar or colby jack would be good as well!
- 1 pkg dinner rolls (12)
- 8 oz thin sliced or shaved ham
- 8 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon sour cream
- 4 slices American cheese (or your favorite kind)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- Oil or butter for cooking eggs
- 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.
- Keeping rolls attached, carefully cut them in half horizontally.
- Place the bottoms in the greased pan. Layer with ham, then eggs. Top with cheese. Place tops of rolls over the fillings.
- Melt butter and stir in the Dijon mustard. Brush over the tops of the rolls.
- You can cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours at this point., or bake them right away.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.