Ham and Cheese Sliders for Super Bowl Sunday


Some of you have seen these sliders before. I made these about a month ago and they blew my mind. Oh so good.

I had to bring these back to you today for the big game day. These sliders are probably nowhere near healthy but I don’t know any Super Bowl game day foods or appetizers that are, if you don’t count raw veggies and fruit.  Plus, it’s the freaking Super Bowl. Eat what you want and enjoy it.

I used to follow football. I mean, I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Texas. Where you come out of your mother’s womb, are cleaned off, swaddled and then shown how to throw a football.

After college, I watched and actually played a lot. I wasn’t very good or fast but I can throw a mean spiral pass. Don’t let my 5 ft 2″ frame fool you.   While living in CA, I really got into college football (how can you not?) and now, I actually prefer to watch basketball over football.

But I love watching the Super Bowl.

Not so much for the actual game but for the commercials. I used to work in advertising and would love to see all of the new commercials that would air on game day.  For TV, each spot costs millions of dollars just for the spot and air time. This does not include the cost to produce the TV spot.  And online, brands will pay hundred of thousands of dollars for homepage takeovers.  These are the main banner ad units on the homepage of portals, like Yahoo, for Super Bowl Sunday. Companies are paying nearly $4 million for one 30-second Super Bowl ad this year. Insane. But I can’t wait to see them.

Wonderful Pistachios hired PSY (Gangnam Style) for their commercial. I am definitely tuning in to watch this one.  And Beyonce is doing the halftime show. ‘Nuff said. The thing I love most about the Super Bowl: everyone is happy. The guys are watching the game, drinking beer, eating sliders and nachos and grunting. The women are also watching the game, and eating, gabbing and drinking and the kids are running around like wild. Like I said, everyone is happy.

Now, unless you are reading this early in the morning or you are really motivated, you are not going to be able to make these sliders for today (unless you already have all of the ingredients at home) but whip these babies up for any game day and everyone will be happy.  The slight sweetness + the cheesey-ness + the ham = heaven.

So, the big question: Ravens or the 49’ers? I don’t know about you but I’m hoping San Francisco brings it home today baby.

Are you ready for some football? I hope you enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Sliders
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If the mayo seems like too much, you can try omitting it. My sister-in-law did this and they still tasted great.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 16 sliders

  • 16 Kings Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls, cut in half
  • 24 slices honey-roasted ham
  • 16 slices swiss or gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (regular or fat free)
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Special equipment needed: casserole dish

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet or casserole dish, place the bottom half of dinner rolls and top with 1½ slices of ham and the cheese.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise on each TOP-half of the outside TOP roll and place on top of the ham and cheese. (this is helping to create the delicious topping that coats these sliders’ rolls). Place the rolls snugly together in your casserole dish.
  4. In a separate small bowl combine the mustard, melted butter, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Mix until well combined and evenly pour or spread over the assembled rolls.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  6. Bake covered with foil for 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the tops are browned, and cheese is nice and melted.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.








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13 Responses to "Ham and Cheese Sliders for Super Bowl Sunday"

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  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    February 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Oooh, these look crazy good!

  2. Heather @girlichef

    February 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I’ve seen these before! It was probably a few years ago and I think another blogging friend made them (or similar)…and I remember how badly I wanted them then. I’d forgotten about them, but now I’m totally craving them again – they look wonderful! And I have plenty of time to stop by the store to grab the few things that I don’t have (hooray)!

    And people may hate me for saying this, but I could totally do withOUT Beyonce. :\

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Heather, it’s all good. . like many singers, you either love her or not. I like her music! :) thank you for the comment! and I really do hope you make these! They are delicious!

  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    February 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

    These are definitely sliders to make you happy! I wish I knew what hawaiian buns taste like, but I guess any somewhat sweet bread will do. They are awesome!

  4. Lyn @LovelyPantry

    February 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Gosh these look good. I just made Hawaiian bread so if this is anything like that…? Mmmmm.

  5. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

    February 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    OMFG…these look crazy good. I’ve been waiting for the recipe ever since you posted that sneak peek pic earlier this week.

    I can’t wait for the Super Bowl for and all for the same reasons you listed above! And I had no idea about PSY so I’m definitely tuning in!

    I’ve lived in both Balto and SF and both have a special place in my heart, but I’m going to have to go with the Ravens this time around! GO RAVENS!

  6. Susan 30A EATS

    February 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I have made these myself and they are always a hit! So delicious! Thanks for sharing! #SundaySupper

  7. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    February 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I still love seeing this recipe – thanks for sharing it again. So, what was your favorite commercials?

  8. Susan

    February 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    The fact that you used sweet rolls and that everything is warm and the cheese is melted just makes me want these immediately!

  9. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    February 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Holy smokes!! These look incredible and every once in a while isn’t bad 😉 Glad to have found your blog too!!

  10. Sunithi

    February 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Love the sprinkle of poppy seeds on the buns and these look like a tasty dinner meal ! yumm ! drooling !!

  11. Mandy @ lady and pups

    February 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Oh boy… they look so soft and moist and… salty and a bit sweet at the same time… drool….

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