CHEW THIS! Ham and Cheese Slider Bake

The following “Chew This!” column originally appeared in “The Courier-Times” and / or “The Shelbyville News”. Check their websites for further information and dates.

Quick, Delicious, Slider Bake

Blaise Doubman

I am always looking for quick dinner recipes and tips and this recipe that I am sharing here with everyone may be one of my new favorites! I am sure you have had these at your local pitch-in at Church or at your office party or graduation party. Seems like everyone has their own variation of this recipe and of course the one I am sharing is my personal favorite. So many people use garlic powder, which is just fine but I really do think onion powder is best here. Also lots of people use poppyseeds but I do not.

You can even make this recipe in advance and wrap it in aluminum foil and place it into the refrigerator for up to 3 days before you take it and bake it off. I love simple make ahead meals like this one. Also, not only is it make ahead it is also very versatile. Instead of ham and Swiss, use your favorite deli time combinations. Roast beef, turkey or even pepperoni would be good substitutes. Try it and let me know what you think and how you spun it to make it your own!

Ham and Cheese Slider Bake

2 12-count packages Hawaiian Rolls

24 slices of honey ham, sliced thin

6 slices Swiss cheese, cut into fourths

½ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 stick salted butter, melted

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half. Spread mayonnaise on one side of the cut rolls.

Place bottom of rolls into prepared pan.

Place the honey ham and Swiss cheese evenly all over the tops of the split rolls.

Replace the top of the rolls on and press down.

In a bowl combine the melted butter with the Dijon mustard, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.

Pour this mixture all over the rolls and allow to sit for about 15 minutes.

Wrap with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and remove foil and place back in oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes.

Remove, cool slightly and enjoy!

Ask and Answer: Several people have written to me and asked if I knew Dolly Parton had a couple of cookbooks. Yes, thank you, I have them. DollyWood also just released an “unofficial” cookbook that is pretty fun!


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