We threw a party last weekend. There were dozens of squealing tweens scheduled to run about my house, and knowing it was going to be a wild time, I found myself progressively simplifying plans. We went from packing individual picnic boxes, to making our own sandwiches, to these. A tray of Hawaiian rolls, loaded with ham and cream cheese and melty swiss cheese, then baked in a savory butter sauce so good, you hardly even notice the squealing girls talking at the kitchen table about One Direction while they get their dinner snackage on.
If you’re looking to throw a party, and need something quick, unfussy, and crazy (crazy, crazy) delish, make these sliders. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about how totally addicting they are!
Butter Baked Ham & Cheese Hawaiian Roll Sliders
3 (12 count) packages Hawaiian bread rolls
3 pounds ham, shaved
4 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 small onion, very finely chopped
2 sticks butter, melted
3 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Open rolls and use a bread knife to slice them through the center of all the rolls. No need to unattached them yet, just slice them into a giant top-and-bottom. Place the bottom half of all three rolls onto a large baking sheet with sides (You’ll want these to hold in the butter!) Spread softened cream cheese atop the bottom pieces of the bread. Layer ham on top. Sprinkle with swiss cheese. Replace the top halves of the Hawaiian rolls on top of the cheese (make sure you line up each of the sandwiches for easy pulling apart once baked!
In a food processor, pulse onion, butter, and Worcestershire sauce together until onion is very finely chopped. Drizzle on top of sandwiches. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover for 20 minutes to overnight. Bake, covered with foil, in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 17-22 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Makes 36 sliders. Enough to feed a crowd!