Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches (Ham Babies)

I first tried these delicious little sandwiches at my friend Ashley's house. She is the biggest foodie I know and a great cook. I was surprised how addictive they were. If you are looking for an different appetizer that will impress your friends and be a huge crowd pleaser, give this one a try. What makes it so good are sweetness of the Hawiian rolls, the saltiness of the ham and the creaminess of the butter and cheese. I bet that they will quickly become one of your "go to" recipes. There are many different recipes out there for these sandwiches. I have tried a couple but this recipe is the best by far. 


12 King's Hawaiian rolls
12 thin slices of ham (I like to get it fresh from the deli, I recommend Black Forest)
12 thin slices of cheddar cheese (sharp Cheddar is really yummy)

For poppy seed sauce:

3/4 stick of unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard 
1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds

Yields 12 sandwiches

Time: 15 minutes prep and 25 minutes cook time.


Melt butter in small saucepan (or microwave in small bowl, about 45 seconds), mix in all other ingredients.

 Brush the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with some of the butter mixture.

Cut the entire package of rolls horizontally and lightly brush the bottom of each roll with some of the butter mixture. 

Place thin layer of ham...

and cheese on the bottom half of each roll. 

(These slices are a little thick)
Top with the top half of roll. Brush tops of sandwiches with the remaining butter mixture. Let some of the mixture drip over the sides.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 25 minutes. 

1 comment:

  1. These are too cute! And look soooo good. I hope you don't mind, but I added them to my Friday Round-Up. Come check it out!
    Great recipe!