Baked ham and cheese sliders with barbecue sauce are topped with provolone cheese and tangy BBQ sauce for a quick and easy meal or game day snack
On the weekends when everyone is home, we’ll usually have a late breakfast or brunch. Sometimes, we end up having a lunch, which is exactly what happened today.
One of my teens has a part-time job, and I like to make sure my pickiest eater of all has a decent meal before she heads off to work. But, I also want something that doesn’t take a lot of time to make.
My daughter loves ham sandwiches, and so does her little brother, and so does the Hubs. One of the kiddos, the Monkey, isn’t a fan, but if there’s barbecue sauce on the sandwich, she’ll eat it anyway. So this is one lunch that pretty much pleases everyone.
We figured out a long time ago that baking the ham sandwiches all at once is the key to getting them done fast. And, it’s so easy too. We also use small buns and let people choose how many they want.
I personally like the ham to be as thin as possible. If you’ve ever had a chipped ham sandwich from Pittsburgh, you’ll understand. There’s just something about super thin, shaved ham that works really well on ham and cheese sliders.
I add some mayo to the top part of the buns, and then we pile the ham on the bottom part. Then, we brush some barbecue sauce over the ham.
I love stretchy cheese, so we use provolone. We put a thick slice of provolone cheese on top of the mayo and pop the sliders into the oven, open faced first.
The Hubs is convinced this makes the cheese melt faster, so that’s just what we do.
When the cheese starts to melt, we close the buns, top them with aluminum foil and let them cook until the cheese is fully melted and the sandwiches are warm throughout.
If you like crispier buns, you can leave the foil off.
Then, you just top the baked ham and cheese sliders with your favorite barbecue sauce, and you’re good to go. These easy baked ham and cheese sliders with barbecue sauce are perfect for a quick lunch, dinner or even for game day. They’re kid approved, and you can make as many as you want, so they’re absolutely ideal for feeding a crowd.
What type of ham works best for sliders?
You can use your favorite ham, even leftover ham, but thin, deli ham or chipped ham heats up faster.
Can I use cheddar or Swiss cheese instead of provolone?
Any stretchy cheese works fine in these sliders. Ham or Swiss would be great!
How to Make Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders with Barbecue Sauce
- 1 pound deli ham sliced thin
- 10 small sandwich buns
- 10 slices provolone cheese sliced thick
- 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice sandwich buns, and lay flat on a large baking dish
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top part of each bun
- Pile the ham on the bottom part of each bun, and top ham with barbecue sauce
- Heat in the oven until cheese begins to melt
- Close the buns, and cook until fully melted and heated through
- Top with barbecue sauce
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