Baked ham and cheese sliders are topped with melted provolone cheese and tangy BBQ sauce for an easy 15 minute meal or game day snack.
These hot ham and cheese sandwiches are one of my go-to quick dinners. This easy recipe is super delicious, and everyone -- even my picky eater -- loves these sandwiches!
When I make these hot ham sandwiches, I can get dinner on the table in 15 minutes. These sliders are also perfect for game day or when you need to serve a crowd in a hurry.
You can easily make 1, 2 or a bunch of sandwiches at once. Seriously, that's why these baked ham and cheese sliders rock!
What Ham is Best
I personally like the deli 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 baked ham sandwiches. Ask the butcher or people at the deli counter to cut paper thin or shaved ham.
How to make Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders with BBQ Sauce
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.
First, I add some mayo to the top part of the buns. Next, 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 or 2 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 hot ham sandwiches with even more of 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 also completely kid approved, which is a must around here. Plus, you can make as many as you want, so they're absolutely ideal for feeding a crowd.
Use your Favorite Cheese
Don't like provolone? Any stretchy cheese works fine in these sliders. Ham and Swiss is a classic combo, but cheddar, American or Colby also works well.
Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
- 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 open on a large baking dish
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top part of each bun, and place cheese over mayo
- 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 cheese is fully melted and heated through
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Post originally published in 2016 and updated in 2020.
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Made these for dinner last night! Huge new family favorite and so easy to make!
Can I use Hawaiian rolls if I can't find the buns?
Yes, those would make great sliders!
Christine @ myblissfulmess says
I made these as sandwiches instead of sliders for dinner one night. They were so easy and so very tasty! The kids and I loved them. I served it with fries for an easy dinner. Thank you for this!
So glad you liked the sandwiches --- Thanks for the wonderful review!
Doesn't say when to put cheese on and where.
Sorry about that. It must have gotten cut off in the update. But it does say what to do in the post and in the video. Just corrected it. 🙂
Have made these a few times now. My son could live off of them. A dad favorite too!
Awesome, James! So glad you both like them!
These look delicious! Making some tonite.
Quick and easy recipe. Serving potato salad and fruit with them. Thanks for the idea
Hope you liked them, Chelane. Sounds like a wonderful meal!
Megan B says
Trying these for the weekend! If I make extra will the keep to reheat within the week?
I haven't tried this, so I can't say for sure, but it should work. Let me know. 🙂
K Hodges says
Do you think it would work with deli turkey meat? I don't eat pork. ☹
Turkey should be fine. We've done roast beef sliders, too, and they're amazing!
Do you have to use mayo?
No -- We just use it for extra flavor. 🙂
OMG these were so Good! I immediately had to make another batch because everyone wanted more! We had no idea they were going to be as delicious as they were. Used havarti instead of provolone. Will absolutely make these again.
Awesome, Tasha! Havarti sounds like a nice change. 🙂
What sides go good with this meal?
Hi Kara. I like to serve fresh veggies,salad or fruit, but sometimes, we have baked potato wedges, corn, fries or chips. Whatever works best!
Can I use miracle whip instead of mayo
Yes! You can use whatever you like best. 🙂
My family absolutely loved this recipe! Only thing I did differently was put on 250*. Thank you for sharing!
That's awesome, Sabrina! I'm so glad that you all liked it! 🙂
Seg S. says
Making these for dinner tonight! Thanks a million for the idea
You're so welcome -- I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did!
Miz Helen says
We would love your little sliders! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
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Carole from Carole's Chatter says
Hi Dee, this would be a super contribution to Food on Friday: Cheese over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers
Thanks, Carole! I'll have to stop by the party! 🙂