I’m not a big fan of deli ham for the most part, but I will say I enjoy it on a hot sandwich. This is a great, easy recipe for entertaining a crowd. The sandwiches can be prepped ahead of time and then popped into the oven right before you are ready to serve, which also means they travel well if you are going to someone else’s house and can borrow their oven for 15 minutes. I am a big fan of dishes that can be prepped ahead of time, especially when I’m entertaining. The less you have to do the day of your party or right before your guests arrive, the better!
I’ve made these a few times now, and they’ve always been eaten up pretty quickly. The recipe can be easily cut down or increased, depending on your needs. I was a little hesitant about the amount of liquid you pour onto these before baking, but it gets all soaked up by the bread and forms a sort of buttery crust around the rolls. Not a low-fat sandwich, but great for a splurge! And who’s counting calories at a party anyway? 😉
Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, adapted from the Sunday Baker
- 1 package of King’s Hawaiian Rolls
- 1 lb black forest or other deli ham
- 12 slices Muenster cheese
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 3 T Worcestershire sauce
- 2 T Dijon mustard
- 2 T brown sugar
Cut the rolls in half and line the bottom of a baking pan with the bottoms of the rolls. Layer the ham slices, then cheese and place the top half back on.
Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar. Pour the whole works over the buns, drenching each one. Cover tightly and marinade anywhere from 4-24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes,uncovered,or until cheese is melted and bun tops are a bit golden. Makes 12 sandwiches.