I may or may not have just googled which teams are going to the Super Bowl this weekend. And I may or may not have recited the teams over and over again in my mind so I wouldn’t forget. Honestly, I don’t know why I can’t commit such things to memory but I’m hoping if I make good snacks, no one will hold it against me! Which brings me to these Southern-style ham and cheese sliders doused in a tangy butter, mustard and poppy seed sauce. They’re perfect for football parties because they feed a crowd and can be made ahead — but mostly because boys love them. I made them during the recent snowstorm (aka “Snowzilla”) and as soon as they came out of the oven, my 12-year-old son and his friends devoured the whole pan in minutes and then asked, “Can you make more?”
Begin by making the tangy butter sauce.
Simply whisk together the butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and poppy seeds. Set aside.
Using serrated bread knife, cut the rolls in half, leaving the top and bottom halves intact.
Spread mustard over the rolls, then place the bottom half, cut side up, in a 9-inch square metal baking pan. Place half of the cheese in an even layer over the bottom, followed by all of the ham, followed by the remaining cheese. Cover with the roll tops.
Evenly spoon the butter sauce over the top, letting it drip down the sides.
Bake for 22-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and toasted.
Let cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan. Using a large spatula, carefully transfer the sandwich block to a cutting board. Slice into sandwiches, then serve warm or room temperature.
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For the Butter Sauce
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Sandwiches
- One 12-count pack square soft white dinner rolls, such as Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2/3 pound sliced Swiss cheese
- 2/3 pound sliced Black Forest ham
- Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the butter sauce. Set aside.
- Using a serrated bread knife, slice the rolls in half horizontally, keeping the top and bottom halves separately intact. Spread the Dijon mustard evenly over the cut sides of the roll tops and bottoms.
- Place the bottom half of the bread, cut side up, in a 9-inch square baking pan. Place half of the cheese in an even layer over the bread. Top with all of the ham, followed by the remaining cheese. Cover with the roll tops.
- Evenly spoon the butter sauce over the top of the rolls, letting it drip down the sides.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and toasted. Let cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan. Using a large spatula, carefully transfer the sandwich block to a cutting board. Slice into sandwiches and transfer to a paper towel-lined serving plate. Serve warm or room temperature.
- Serving size: 1 slider
- Calories: 338
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 33g
- Sugar: 1g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 16g
- Sodium: 648g
- Cholesterol: 45mg
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