Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mini Party Sandwiches!

So I love to cook. Right? You would think so based on my growing list of recipes on this here bloggy-blog. So why do holiday potlucks give me anxiety? I should be thrilled! A chance to show off my cooking prowess! A chance to create a dish entirely from scratch that I've never tried before and then test it on unsuspecting party goers! A chance to enlighten millions, or at least the guests of said party, with an amazing dish created by yours truly! A CHANCE TO RULE THE WORLD! 

chopped onions

Wait, what? Let me get back on topic.

king's hawaiian sweet rolls

Maybe I put too much pressure on myself, hence the anxiety. But I just can't help myself! I want to impress, I want to wow, I want to present something that is at the very least home cooked. 

OR at the very, very least home assembled.

 Ruling the world is a process, my dears, one step at a time.

So I present to you Mini Party Sandwiches!

baked ham and cheese poppyseed sliders

This recipe has been all over pinterest and they were quite a hit at the superbowl party I brought them to earlier in the year. One step towards world domination! (insert evil laugh) So I figured why not make them for a holiday get together as well. Who doesn't love hammy, cheesy, buttery, oniony, poppy seed goodness. REALLY, tell me who? They will not be invited to my I-finally-succeeded-in-ruling-the-world party.

Baked Ham and Cheese Poppy Seed Sliders
makes 24 sliders

2 packages of 12 mini King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
2 lbs honey ham sliced deli meat
1 pound sliced swiss cheese 
2 onions, sweet or brow, finely diced
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 tbs poppy seeds
a couple shots of hot sauce if you want a little kick (I like Tapitio)

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in a large skillet. 

Once butter is melted, add the finely diced onions. Cook until onions become translucent - 8 to 10 minutes. 

Add dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and hot sauce. Stir and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile, slice rolls in half without separating the individual rolls. Line a baking pan with foil and place bottom half of rolls in the pan.

Once onion mixture is done, spread 2/3 of onion mixture over the bottom half of the rolls. Maxing sure to get an even layer. Then layer ham over the onion mixture and finally cheese on top of the ham.

Top with the roll tops. Spread remaining onion mixture over top of rolls.

Cover with aluminum foil. You can make these ahead and and refrigerate until ready to bake. 

Bake covered at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil briefly at the end to get a nice golden color on the sandwiches.

baked ham and cheese poppyseed sliders

Love, Luck, and Happiness!


  1. Dang! I saw these at the Fig's party and I really wanted to try them! If I knew you had made them I definitely would have. Oh and don't worry about not planning anything food-wise yet, I'm still tinkering with my menu too :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  2. We didn't finalize our menu until a few weeks before the wedding, but honestly, don't worry about it. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to!


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