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Baked Ham and Cheese Slider Melts
with roasted carrots / sugar snap peas

Active: 25 min Total: 40 min
This recipe offers a super simple way to elevate basic ham and cheese sandwiches to something that is both fun for a weeknight and / or perfect to scale up and serve to a crowd. A drizzle of melted butter and sprinkling of poppy seeds over the baked sandwiches give this meal an extra something special.


Baked Ham and Cheese Slider Melts:
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Slider buns / rolls, small - 12 (look for sweet Hawaiian slider rolls; sub 1 regular hamburger bun per serving)
  • Ham, deli-sliced - 8 oz
  • Cheese, Swiss - 6 slices (sub gruyere or cheddar)
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Poppy seeds (opt) - 1 tsp
  • Foil - for baking
Roasted Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas:
  • Carrots - 16 oz , matchsticks
  • Sugar snap peas - 12 oz , trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, white (opt) - 1/2 tsp


  1. Carrots - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Slice carrots into matchsticks. (Note: You want the carrots fairly thin so they will finish roasting at the same time as the sugar snap peas.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make dressing - Whisk together mayonnaise and mustard. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Sugar snap peas - Trim sugar snap peas. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Slider buns / rolls - If not pre-sliced, slice.

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  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C. Set out a sheet pan and a square baking dish (if making more than 4 servings, use a large rectangular dish).
  2. Whisk together oil, garlic powder, salt, and sesame seeds. Toss with carrots and sugar snap peas. Spread out on the sheet pan.
  3. Transfer to the oven and roast, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until carrots are tender, 10 to 14 minutes.
  4. While vegetables roast, spread the bottom halves of slider buns out in the baking dish. Spread with mayo / mustard dressing. Top each slider with ham, cheese (tear into small pieces to fit on sliders), and then top halves of buns.
  5. Melt butter in the microwave. Stir in poppy seeds (if using) and pour over buns. Cover tightly with foil.
  6. Bake sliders, covered, for 8 minutes.
  7. Remove foil cover and bake until golden brown on top, ~1 minute more.
  8. Serve sliders with vegetables on the side. Enjoy!



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