Baked Ham and Cheese Slider Melts with roasted carrots / sugar snap peas
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.
- 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 guyere or cheddar)
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Poppy seeds (opt) - 1 tsp
- Foil - for baking
- 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
- 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)
- Make dressing - Whisk together mayonnaise and mustard. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Sugar snap peas - Trim sugar snap peas. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Slider buns / rolls - If not pre-sliced, slice.
- 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).
- Whisk together oil, garlic powder, salt, and sesame seeds. Toss with carrots and sugar snap peas. Spread out on the sheet pan.
- Transfer to the oven and roast, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until carrots are tender, 10 to 14 minutes.
- 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.
- Melt butter in the microwave. Stir in poppy seeds (if using) and pour over buns. Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake sliders, covered, for 8 minutes.
- Remove foil cover and bake until golden brown on top, ~1 minute more.
- Serve sliders with vegetables on the side. Enjoy!
This meal has 40 reviews
Very quick and easy to make. Not the healthiest recipe but fine to have one in a while. Everyone found it very tasty. I cooked for the amount of time given and cheese was nicely melted, however I used grated cheddar cheese not Swiss.
I combined this with a similar recipe from my mom. I put light mayo on the bottoms of the sliders, added ham and swiss and melted/caramelized the cheese under the broiler. The tops got brushed on top with 3 tbsp of butter mixed with 1.5 teaspoons of worchester, 1.5 teaspoons of mustard, and a pinch of garlic powder. The remaining butter mixture got brushed onto the melted cheese layer. I then loosely covered and baked in oven for about 8 minutes at 300 degrees, uncovered, and baked for another minute. Delicious!
Skipped the veggies and added turkey. Quick and easy!!
I know this was not the healthiest--but it was really quick and easy, gave me a great idea to feed a crowd. It also was very tasty!
These were so quick and easy. Would be really simple to scale up for a crowd, and I bet kids would love it. Didn't even really need a veggie side with three sliders per serving, as that was pretty filling. I think I would go for two sliders and a bigger veggie side next time.
This was both light in terms of portion size and heavy with the oil/butter/mayonnaise. Still, I'll probably make these again from time to time when I want something quick and different from my usual dinners. I was surprised at how well the leftover sliders reheated in the oven. Agree with other reviewers that they needed a longer baking time.