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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.

baked ham and cheese sliders with bbq sauce and melted provolone cheese

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.

hot ham and provolone cheese sliders with bbq sauce on a plate

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

5 from 10 votes

Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

By: Dee
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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 pound deli ham sliced thin
  • 10 small sandwich buns
  • 10 slices provolone cheese sliced thick
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • Mayonnaise
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  • 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
  • Enjoy!



You can adjust the amounts to make as few or as many sliders as you want.
Use larger brioche buns for sandwiches instead of sliders.
Covering the sliders loosely with foil after you put the top buns on will keep the buns soft.


Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 819mg, Potassium: 176mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 255IU, Calcium: 216mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Post originally published in 2016 and updated in 2020.

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  1. Louis says:

    Great way to feed a bunch of people! Made these for a dinner last night! Made four trays they went so fast!5 stars

  2. Jeremy says:

    Made these for dinner last night! Huge new family favorite and so easy to make!5 stars

  3. Cathy says:

    Can I use Hawaiian rolls if I can’t find the buns?

    1. Dee says:

      Yes, those would make great sliders!

  4. 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!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you liked the sandwiches — Thanks for the wonderful review!

  5. Samantha says:

    Doesn’t say when to put cheese on and where.

    1. Dee says:

      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. 🙂

  6. James says:

    Have made these a few times now. My son could live off of them. A dad favorite too!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Awesome, James! So glad you both like them!

  7. Chelane says:

    These look delicious! Making some tonite.
    Quick and easy recipe. Serving potato salad and fruit with them. Thanks for the idea

    1. Dee says:

      Hope you liked them, Chelane. Sounds like a wonderful meal!