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

How to Make Tailgate Party Ham Sandwiches


  1. Beat butter and next4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended
  2. Split rolls horizontally without separating. Leave the bottom half in the cardboard container.
  3. Spread butter mixture evenly over bottom half.
  4. Top 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)
  5. Wrap in heavy duty tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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About Tailgate Party Ham Sandwiches

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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