Ham delights are an iconic dish of Southern cuisine and an essential dish for potlucks, holiday gatherings and game day gatherings. These mini ham and cheese sandwiches are marinated with buttery poppy seed marinade before baking to achieve melty and toasty textures that burst with flavor from both Swiss cheese and savory ham!
This tasty recipe is sure to please at casual gatherings, while also being perfect for make-ahead baking sessions that can be frozen until baking time comes around.
Ham delights are an irresistibly delicious southern classic and you’re likely to see them at any potluck or party food table. These mini ham and cheese sliders, drizzled with a delicious buttery topping and baked until warm, toasty, and oozing with melty ham and cheese goodness are easy to make and easily doubled or tripled for larger groups – or you could try adding scrambled eggs for brunch!
These delicious sandwiches rely on a creamy butter sauce made with melted butter, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt that’s brushed on before baking. It gives the bread an unforgettable flavor that pairs beautifully with both ham and Swiss cheese, and even better when those poppy seeds cling onto tops of rolls for additional texture – it really is a win-win scenario!
At any southern gathering, chances are good you’ll find an array of sweet, savory mini ham and cheese sandwiches topped with buttery poppy seed sauce – a tasty delight perfect for tailgating parties, birthday celebrations or football watching parties! Easy to prepare ahead of time and loved by both adults and children!
Soft King’s Hawaiian rolls are filled with tender ham and melty Swiss cheese before being drizzled with a delicious butter mixture featuring mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and minced shallots for added savory notes that pair perfectly with both cheese and meat. Before baking them off, let the rolls sit for several minutes so the butter mixture has time to seep into the bread and flavor the rolls from within before refrigerating until needed for baking! These sliders make an easy, delicious meal perfect for feeding large groups, making ahead and then baking just before serving! These sliders make great party food or can easily be made ahead and stored tightly when not necessary before refrigeration until required when ready!
Ham delights are an easy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing southern treat, making them the perfect snack to serve at potlucks, holiday gatherings and game day celebrations. Not only can these mini sandwiches easily satisfy an entire roomful of hungry partygoers but making these bite-size sandwiches ahead is simple too.
Use a sharp knife to divide each roll lengthwise into two slabs (bottom half and top half). Place bottom halves of rolls in a 9×13 pan, layer with sliced ham and Swiss cheese slices, top off with additional slices, squish the top halves together tightly so the filling stays in while baking, then press top halves onto them so they stay together when covering with top halves for baking.
Whisking together butter, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce and onion powder creates an aromatic brush-on coating for rolls.
Bake until the tops are golden-brown and slightly crisped, and allow them to cool slightly before serving warm and gooey! You can easily double or triple this recipe if making for a large group, and they also freeze well for quick weekday lunches!
Ham delights are an unmissable party food in the South. These small ham and cheese sandwiches, doused in butter before baking until crisp and melty cheese filling has settled out of them – not only do they look adorable but are surprisingly easy to prepare too!
To prepare Ham Delights, cut rolls into two equal “slabs.” Place one slab at the bottom of your baking dish and layer half the ham, followed by all of the cheese, before topping with your remaining slice of ham. Whisk melted butter with mustard seeds, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce onion powder salt and pepper together before pouring slowly over your sliders until it pools in certain spots.
Assemble and cover your sliders in aluminum foil ahead of time – just remember not to add the butter mixture until they’re ready for baking! They should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or can even be tightly packaged and frozen up to three months in the freezer!