Tailgate Party Ham Sandwiches

Diana Hohman


I got this recipe when I lived in North Carolina. It was a staple whenever the Garden Club brought appetizers to the Christmas Party. It also works as a tailgate appetizer. You can make them ahead and freeze them or refrigerate them overnight.If you are in a hurry, you can make them and immediately put them in the oven. I prefer the King's Hawaiian brand but you can use your favorite party roll. I bake it in the cardboard holder but some rolls even come in an aluminum pan which is nice to help stabilize the rolls while handling . I like to slice them into individual rolls before baking.

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12 Appetizers
15 Min
15 Min


1 stick
butter or margarine,softened
1/2 small
onion, minced
2 tsp
poppy seeds
1 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
worchestershire sauce
1 pkg
hawaiian sweet rolls
1 pkg
7 oz ham, chopped
1 pkg
6 oz baby swiss sliced


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1Beat butter and next4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended

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2Split rolls horizontally without separating. Leave the bottom half in the cardboard container.

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3Spread butter mixture evenly over bottom half.

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4Top with ham ,cheese, and remaining half of rolls. Slice through to cut the individual roll for easier handling after baking. ( you may to cut slightly again after the cheese melts)

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5Wrap in heavy duty tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American