Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole {Using King’s Hawaiian Rolls}

It’s taken over five years for me to make a recipe that was first mentioned to me by a friend at work in 2005. This particular recipe was SO good, that not only have I heard about it from that friend, other coworkers have mention it as well.

“You’ve got to try this ham and cheese sandwich thing Missy makes”

“I don’t know what’s in it, but that baked ham sandwich recipe from Missy – it’s amazing!”

So, finally, for Jack’s birthday party (with 20 guests) I made it. Them, I made them. TWO delicious, gooey, warm baking dishes of Hot Ham and Cheese Casserole using using King’s Hawaiian Rolls. And ooohhhh….were they good.

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole using King's Hawaiian Rolls

Prep: 15 minutes | Rest: 3 hours | Bake: 25 minutes | Yield: 48 mini sandwiches

2 24-packs King’s Hawaiian Rolls (Party Potato Rolls are an okay substitute)
1 pound shaved Virginia ham
24 slices Swiss cheese
1-1/2 sticks butter
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried onions
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole using King's Hawaiian Rolls


Slice the King’s Hawaiian rolls in half. Line the bottom of two 9X11 baking pans with the bottom halves of the rolls, 24 in each pan (they should just fit). Spread the ham over the rolls, and then layer the Swiss cheese on top. Place the other halves of the rolls on top. Set aside.

In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dried onions. Over medium heat, stir until the butter has melted to create the sauce. Pour equal parts of the sauce over top of the rolls, and then sprinkle the tops with the poppy seeds. Cover the pans tightly with aluminum foil, and then refrigerate for at least three hours – or overnight (better).

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole with King's Hawaiian Rolls

When You’re Ready to Bake:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the covered baking dishes in the oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese has finished melting. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 48 mini sandwiches.
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