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Hot Turkey Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Turkey ham and cheese sliders and toasty, melty and perfect for so many occasions. They are so easy to make and fun to eat!

sliders on plate with macaroni and cheese and corn.

Melty cheese and golden toasty buns are the stuff slider dreams are made of. These tasty little hot turkey and ham sandwiches are perfect for a party or great for lunch. 

Have some people over to watch the game? Throw some sliders in the oven for the perfect game time snack! They are tasty, toasty and so easy to make too!

Of course green egg and ham sliders were a must have entrée for the Dr. Seuss themed birthday party.  But I wasn’t sure if some people might be a little squeamish about the green eggs.

Besides, if sliders were going to be the focal point, I figured some of the bigger eaters might want some variety.

So something simple and complimentary seemed in order.  I love that you can prep sliders like these ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until it’s time to bake them off.

After making a triple batch of green egg and ham sliders, I whipped up a triple batch of these.

Luckily a triple batch of sliders fits perfectly on a half sheet pan, and two half sheets fit in the oven together nicely.  So the day of the party, I had an oven full of slider goodness!

spreading mayo mixture over roll bottoms.

As I was putting these together, I was tempted to trick them out with something else to make them a little fancier. 

But every topping I could think of ran the risk of turning off some of those same people who might not like the green eggs. So I figured simple might be better.

And you know what? Sometimes simple really is better.  There isn’t a whole lot to these, nothing groundbreaking or crazy.

But the simplicity allows each flavor to really shine. The soft, slightly sweet bread with the golden buttery top.

The gooey melted cheese and the slightly salty meat all come together to create something greater than the sum of the parts.

tray of partially assembled sliders with cheese, ham and turkey.

The neighbor kid agreed.  He worked up an appetite playing at our house the next day. 

So I warmed him one up.  He gobbled it down and asked me what was on it so he could go home and see if his gram could whip him up one.

Of course I went in and warmed him up another! All 72 sliders were gone the day after the party and that is really saying something given the amount of other food available!

So next time you are looking for a super fun snack, a great lunch for a few people or a tailgate nosh, be sure to make a batch (or 3!) of these sandwiches! And let me know what your favorite slider combinations are in the comments!

Easy Variations on This Slider Recipe:

This recipe is super simple to change to match your needs.  That is one of the best parts about it.

We often do just hot ham and cheese sliders.  It’s the same principal, just add more ham and no turkey.

Slices of  provolone, colby-jack, cheddar or swiss cheese are fabulous in place of the shredded mozzarella.  They are easier to keep on the sandwich too!

Sometimes we add a little mustard to the mayonnaise before we spread it over the rolls. Depending on your filling a bit of garlic salt in the butter on top could be amazing!

You could even get fancy and add craisins and pesto to you sliders and make a version of Tish’s tasty turkey grilled cheese sliders.  This recipe is just begging you to make it your own!

For a stuffed handheld sandwich, try making my simplified runzas. There is a tasty filling encompassed by a butter bread shell.

If you find a combination that is out of this world good, please let me know about it. I’d love to try it too! Just let me know in the comments or on social media!

sliders on plate with macaroni and cheese and corn.

Hot Ham & Turkey Sliders

Carlee
Melty cheese and golden toasty buns are the stuff slider dreams are made of. These tasty little hot turkey and ham sandwiches are perfect for a party or great for lunch.  Have some people over to watch the game? Throw some sliders in the oven for the perfect game time snack! They are tasty, toasty and so easy to make too!
4.93 from 13 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks, Dinners
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 dinner rolls we used Hawaiian rolls
  • 3-4 Tablespoons mayonnaise or your favorite sandwich spread
  • ½ pound thin sliced ham
  • 1 pound thin sliced turkey
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9×13" pan. Cut the rolls across the equator and place the bottom halves in the pan.
    12 dinner rolls
  • Spread mayo or sandwich spread over the rolls.
    3-4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Layer with turkey and ham and then sprinkle with cheese. Cover with the top halves of the rolls.
    ½ pound thin sliced ham, 1 pound thin sliced turkey, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Melt the butter and stir in the mustard. Brush over the tops of the rolls.
    1-2 Tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for about 5 more or until the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are lightly toasted.

Notes

Sliders can be prepped up to a day ahead and refrigerated until you’re ready to bake them off.
For more mustard flavor, stir 1 Tablespoon of mustard into the mayonnaise or Miracle Whip before spreading onto the rolls.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 890mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
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Tiffany

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

These look so easy and delicious! Gotta try these

Tiffany Phlanx's Marketing Specialist

Carlee

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I hope you enjoy them!

Amy

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Sliders are wonderful. Cheese and ham - wonderful. I watched your You tube video. Little Dude does such a great job on those videos.

Carlee

Friday 13th of November 2020

Thank you!

Karen

Thursday 12th of November 2020

You guys are sooooo cute together!!

Carlee

Friday 13th of November 2020

Thank you! We have a lot of fun if nothing else!

Julia

Thursday 12th of November 2020

This is our kind of meal! So yummy!

Carlee

Friday 13th of November 2020

Ours too, thank you!