King's Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches (2024)

Hawaiian Roll ham sandwiches are the perfect recipe for quick meals, appetizers, and tailgates.

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King's Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches are always a hit all year long. If you are looking for a make-ahead dish to take to a potluck, these sandwiches also freeze well. Regardless, King's Hawaiian Roll ham sandwiches are the perfect recipe made with a buttery poppy seed mustard sauce, ham, and swiss cheese on King's rolls.

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Don't have access to an oven where you want to have these? No fear, check out the crock pot Hawaiian roll ham sandwich version too. Now, many of you have seen my freezer ham sammies, and I have the slider version for you this week at Hunk of Meat Monday.

What’s in Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches

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The ingredients for the baked ham sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls are so simple. You can easily get the ingredients at Aldi's even now that they have their own brand of Hawaiian Rolls. Here are the things you need to make these sandwiches:

  • Hawaiian sweet rolls - these are more than just dinner rolls. You can also make these sandwiches on slider buns.
  • onion - Sweet or white onions diced are what you need for this recipe.
  • butter - the real stuff here. No margarine!
  • Dijon Mustard - While I prefer Dijon mustard, standard yellow mustard can work too.
  • Worcestershire sauce - there is no substitute for this in the mustard onion sauce. It just makes the sauce richer.
  • poppy seeds -The poppy seeds are small black bead-like seeds. They are almost a dark purple or blue color.
  • deli ham - shaved or thinly sliced ham is perfect for this recipe. A thick slice of ham can work too.
  • Swiss cheese - White American Cheese will work fine too.

How to Make Ham Sandwiches with Onion Mustard Butter

Start by chopping or grating an onion. I use a food chopper. I get a pretty fine mince.

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Melt a stick of butter and then add the onions.

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Add three tablespoons of Dijon mustard to the onions and butter, stir together.

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Then pour in two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.

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Finally, add three teaspoons of poppy seeds and simmer until onions are soft.

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Grab a package of Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls and cut the entire package in half length wise as one large piece.

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Place the roll bottoms on an aluminum foil-lined 13 by 9 pan. Spread the onion mixture on the entire bottom. You will want to save about ¼ of the mixture back.

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Grab some shaved hams, about a half a pound, and seven to eight slices of swiss cheese. Put the ham on top of the onions and then add the slices of cheese.

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Add the roll tops after the cheese.

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If you have any onion mixture left, spread it over top of the rolls.

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Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to use. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, covered with foil.

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When you remove from the oven, slice down the roll lines. Hawaiian Roll ham and cheese sandwiches will bring the family out in a hurry when they smell them come out of the oven.

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The mustard butter keeps the bread moist while adding savory flavor. The poppy seeds provide little bursts of nutty crunch in each bite. While ham and Swiss are classic, you could also substitute other cheeses like cheddar or provolone. Leftover mustard butter is great for spreading on breads and rolls for any type of sandwich.

Variations of Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches

Switch up the flavors with the ham sandwiches. Here are some variations of ham sandwiches you can make on these perfectly sized Hawaiian rolls.

  • BBQ Ham - Top ham with cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and crispy fried onions.
  • Ham and Apple - Use sliced green apples, havarti cheese, and honey mustard.
  • Italian Ham - Make it Italian-style with ham, provolone, tomato, basil leaves, and balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Hawaiian Ham - Go tropical with ham, pineapple slices, pepper jack cheese, and teriyaki sauce.
  • Cuban Ham - Layer ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, and yellow mustard.
  • Ham Caprese - Use mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic drizzle for a caprese vibe.

If you are looking for other meat options besides ham, we have ideas for you there too.

  • Reuben - Make a lighter version with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.
  • Roast Beef - Top slices of tender roast beef with havarti cheese and onions with a Worcestershire sauce. Checkout the roast beef sandwich recipe.
  • Tuna Melt - Mix tuna salad with melted cheddar or Swiss cheese for comfort food.
  • Veggie - Load up grilled veggies like zucchini, eggplant, peppers, spinach and feta or goat cheese.
  • Chicken Parmesan - Breaded chicken cutlet, tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.
  • Cheesesteak - Use leftover Italian beef, grilled onions & peppers, provolone or a white cheese sauce. This is a popular recipe on Beyer Eats and Drinks.
  • French Dip - Crock Pot roast beef with lots of onions and French Onion soup is perfect on Hawaiian Rolls and topped with melty Swiss with au jus dipping sauce.

Top Tips

When making these ham sandwiches, here are some of the top tips I have for sandwich success.

  • Use quality deli ham for maximum flavor
  • Get creative with cheese choices like Havarti, Gruyere, smoked gouda, etc.
  • Add a slice of fresh pineapple for a tropical twist
  • Drizzle sandwich with honey mustard or cranberry sauce for extra sweetness

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Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches

Melt in your mouth buttery, cheesy King's Hawaiian Roll ham sandwiches are the perfect recipe for any party or weeknight meal.

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Course: Main

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Ham Sandwiches, Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes minutes

Servings: 12 sandwiches

Calories: 284kcal

Author: Leah Beyer

Ingredients

  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 onion minced or grated with food chopper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • ½ pound deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a small skillet. Once melted add onions.

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  • When onions begin to soften add mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds into onions and butter. Simmer for two to three minutes.

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  • Remove rolls from package, keeping them all connected and cut the rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottoms in a 13 x 9 pan lined with aluminum foil.

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  • Spread ½ of the butter and onion mixture across rolls bottoms follow by the ham and then the cheese.

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  • Top with the rolls tops and spread the remaining butter and onion mixture over the top of the rolls. Cover with aluminum.

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  • Bake covered with foil for 20 minutes on 350 or till all the cheese is melted.

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  • *You can freeze and refrigerate these sandwiches. If frozen cook in a 50 degree cooler over for 15-20 minutes longer. Recommended to thaw in fridge before baking though. Sandwiches that come out of the fridge to oven may take 30 minutes on 350.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg

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