Heavenly Ham & Cheese Hots

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Every Monday evening the members of our church hold what is known as Family Home Evening. It is a time which is expressly set aside to spend time together as a family  and will usually consist of a prayer, a spiritual thought, a fun activity and something tasty to eat.  These Heavenly Ham & Cheese Hots make the perfect "something tasty" to eat!

They are so simple to prepare and you can make them up a few hours ahead of time, brushing them with the butter mixture just before baking.

They are so very simple to make.  I buy soft dinner rolls that are attached and I leave them together, without breaking them apart.  Like one big soft roll composed of smaller rolls.

I then use a sharp serrated knife and cut them horizontally through the middle, trying to keep them as intact as possible.  The bottom half gets put into a buttered baking dish.

I spread this with a mix of mayo and ranch dressing and then begin layering on thinly sliced ham and thinly sliced cheese . . . then the top halves get put on top of everything.

A mix of melted butter, mustard, brown sugar, poppy seeds, onion powder and worcestershire sauce gets brushed over top and you pop them into the oven to bake . . .

Until they are heated through and the cheese gets all melty and the buns are golden brown and toasty.  Then all you have to do is cut them into individual sandwiches and serve.  You can do everything but brush the melted butter mixture over top well ahead of time, which makes them perfect for things like Family Home Evening!  I serve some potato chips on the side and maybe some pickles and everyone is a happy camper!

*Heavenly Ham & Cheese Hots*
Makes 12 sandwiches 

Nothing new here, just some tasty hot sandwiches that are great for pot lucks and game nights!

175g butter, melted (3/4 cup)
1 TBS creamy Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp soft light brown sugar, packed
1 TBS poppy seeds
1 tsp onion powder
12 soft dinner rolls, unseparated
110g mayonnaise
110g ranch dressing
1/2 pound thinly sliced baked ham
1/2 pound thinly sliced emmenthaler cheese (swiss) 

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. 

Whisk together the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, poppy seeds and onion powder. Set aside.  Whisk together the mayonnaise and ranch dressing. Set aside. 

Keeping the rolls as much in one large piece as possible, cut the in half through the middles.  Place the bottom half (halves) into the prepared baking dish.  Spread with the mayonnaise mixture.  Lay the ham slices evenly over top.  Place the cheese slices over top of the ham and place the tops of the rolls on top of the cheese.  Brush the butter mixture all over top, pouring some down the sides of the dish, etc.  Use it all up. Cover lightly with foil. 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, uncover and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, until golden brown and the cheese has melted.  Cut into individual sandwiches to serve.  Serve hot!

These actually work very well for any type of get-together.  Game nights.  Bon-fire night.  Halloween.  They are so tasty, you might be tempted to have a get-together just so you can make them!  Bon appetit! 


  1. A brunch too! I've never bought buns like this..a good reason to try:) Never bought Ranch either..another thing..I can see the boys loving these!

    1. I think they would be perfect for a brunch! I am sure the boys would definitely enjoy! Xo

  2. We had these for lunch today and they were really, really good. I'd never thought to do this with dinner rolls, but what a brilliant idea! The ranch dressing gave such a nice flavour and you can't go wrong with ham, cheese and mustard and if the cheese is beautifully melted emmenthaler with that rich, nutty flavour, then it's a real treat. We thought they were great - and they'd be terrific for a pot luck or a crowd,


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