Funeral Sandwiches

Pam Davis


Recipe and Photo are from Sweet Tea and Cornbread (

Explanation for the name is from Huffington Post (
Funeral sandwiches get their name because, very simply, they are a type of sandwich often served at funerals. Showering the family of the recently deceased with food gifts is a Southern tradition that dates back to as early as 1779.


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30 Min
20 Min


  • 12
    kings hawaiian dinner rolls (could substitute another good dinner roll)
  • 1/3 c
  • 12 slice
    thinly sliced deli ham (black forest or honey ham is best)
  • 12 slice
    swiss cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    poppy seeds (depending on your taste or your teeth)

How to Make Funeral Sandwiches


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the rolls in half with a serrated knife. Spread each half with mayonnaise. Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each roll and cover with the other half. Place in a 9"x13" baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine the butter, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and poppy seeds. Pour over the tops of the sandwiches. Cover the dish with foil. Allow to sit and soak up the sauce on the counter for about 15 minutes.
  4. Place the baking dish on the center rack of your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes or until lightly browned. The cheese will be melted and ooey gooey and they are yummy! Double the recipe if you are making for a larger party or crowd!

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About Funeral Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Other Snacks, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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