Ham & Cheese Sliders With Dijon Butter

May 10, 2022
5 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Food stylist: Yossy Arefi. Prop stylist: Megan Hedgpeth.
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • makes 12 sliders
Author Notes

I’m a big fan of sliders—especially when they involve two different types of nutty, melty Swiss cheese. These ham-and-cheese sliders are simple to make for any game day or gathering. The key: Use high-quality cheese and slice it by hand. It takes a little bit more effort, but is totally worth it. Generously drizzle with a Dijon butter sauce and bake to perfection. —Marissa Mullen

What You'll Need
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, plus more to serve
  • 2 teaspoons everything bagel seasoning
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Rolls or slider rolls
  • 6 ounces Emmental, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces sliced smoked ham
  • 6 ounces Gruyère, thinly sliced
  • Bread-and-butter pickles, for serving
  1. Heat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, Dijon, and everything bagel seasoning.
  3. Using a serrated knife, horizontally halve the rolls. Place the bottom of the rolls on a sheet pan.
  4. Onto the rolls, layer in this order: half of the Emmental, half of the ham, all of the Gruyère, the remaining half of the ham, and the remaining Emmental. Place the top section of the rolls on top, then pour the butter mixture all over.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and keep baking for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned and the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve with additional mustard and pickles.

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Marissa Mullen is a Brooklyn-based food stylist, recipe developer, photographer and cheese lover. She is the founder of That Cheese Plate and creator of the Cheese By Numbers method. She is also the author of the best-selling cookbook, That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life, a step-by-step styling guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese plates as a form of creative expression. Featured on The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Business Insider, Vox among others, Marissa is dedicated to bringing people together through creativity, food and entertainment.

2 Reviews

Melissa Y. February 26, 2023
Crazy easy, packable and satisfies the “had some fun last night” hangover breakfast. We’ve made this a ton and the only modification is to put the everything bagel seasoning inside the sandwich right before the top layer of bread to make it less messy. It’s counterintuitive but doesn’t leave seeds all over your picnic/beach blanket. It’s also great with a fried egg on top (thought to be fair, that is true for almost every savory food)!
Carol May 13, 2022
My mom used to make these for parties in the 80s! It may be a Southern thing, as the only other people I know who talk about these are Southern too. Used poppy seeds as there was no bagel seasoning sold as such back then. The butter crisps up the tops and bottoms of the rolls, and don't skip the pickles. Make a lot, as they go fast.