Ham and Swiss Sliders (Freezer-Friendly)

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Come home to an easy supper: hot Ham and Swiss Sliders! Not only do they taste fabulous, but they’re also freezer-friendly.

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Sandwich Night need never be boring, particularly when you’ve got a stash of these spicy Ham and Swiss Sliders on hand. These small but mighty sandwiches, packed with ham, swiss cheese, and spicy horseradish mustard are freezer-friendly delicious!

I’ve always been a big sandwich lover. I’ve had many deep sandwich loves in my life: the Picnic Sandwich, the Spring Street Club Sandwich, and the Brie and Bacon Samwich, to name a few. Sandwiches are quick, easy to make, highly portable, and amazingly delicious.

A few years ago I started playing with freezer-friendly sandwiches that would later be served hot. You may have met some of them already: Cheesy Italian Sausage and Pepper SandwichesPizzawiches, and the Chicken Bacon Sub. Today’s Ham and Swiss Sliders are the new kids in the club.

Here are some of the things that I love about these Ham and Swiss Sliders:

  • They are make-ahead and freezer-friendly.
  • You can cook them in the oven, on the grill, by the campfire, in the toaster oven, or even the crockpot.
  • You can make them jumbo or small, depending on the size of roll you use.
  • They taste great!

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How I make this good:

Whenever possible I like to cook with plain old ingredients. While the convenience of mixes and canned sauces is nice, I feel better about feeding my family just real food whenever possible. (Go here for some of my reasons on all that.)

Now, there are only five ingredients in this recipe: bread, ham, cheese, mustard, and green onions. How uber-healthy you want to get will depend on the bread, ham, cheese, and mustard you buy since those can be minimally processed by some manufacturers or extremely processed by others. Read ingredients labels until you find the products that fit your criteria the best.

Whenever possible, I chose uncured ham, natural mustard, and cheese made without RBST. I can go either way on bread — sometimes I bake it myself with whole grain flours, sometimes I buy whatever the store has on markdown.

What you see in the pictures and what I used for testing were labeled as dinner rolls, but they were as large as small hamburger buns. Use whatever roll you prefer.

How to make this cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. For instance, when I see a great price on ham and cheese, I stock up. Both can be frozen for longer shelf life, though if I were going to make these sandwiches to freeze, I’d assemble the sandwiches prior to freezing. It helps preserve the texture.
  • Buy bread on clearance. The day-old bread rack is a regular stop of mine at the grocery store. I regularly buy what’s been marked down from the bakery department.

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Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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Ham & Swiss Sliders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Come home to an easy supper: hot Ham and Swiss Sliders! Not only do they taste fabulous, but they're also freezer-friendly.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham cheese sliders, ham sliders
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 dozen rolls such as dinner rolls or slider buns
  • 12 ounces sliced ham
  • 6 ounces sliced swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish mustard or other favorite mustard
  • 2 green onions chopped
  1. On a large work surface, slice the rolls in half through the middle. If they are attached as dinner rolls often are, you can leave them together in groups of six, and slice horizontally through each large mass of rolls.
  2. On the bottom half of the rolls, layer on the ham. Add the cheese in another layer. On the top half of bread, spread the mustard and sprinkle the onions. Place the two halves together and wrap tightly with aluminum foil. At this point the rolls can be frozen, for up to 1 month. Alternatively, you can refrigerate the sandwiches up to a day in advance.
  3. Thaw the rolls completely in the fridge prior to baking, if frozen. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the wrapped foil package in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. At this point, slice through the rolls and separate. If not heated completely through, bake for another 10 minutes or until ham is hot, cheese is melted, and bread is crisp. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Unbaked sliders can be assembled a day in advance or frozen for up to 1 month 

Nutrition Facts
Ham & Swiss Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 138IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jessie says

    These sound good and I would probably make them fresh, but I’m not sure about frozen 🙂 I have a thing with soggy bread… I will pack tomatoes and pickles separate from my sandwich when taking my lunch and my mother-in-law’s overnight french bread bake is pretty much soaked bread. I have to know, do the buns stay dry?

  2. Barbara says

    My question is: How well do the sandwiches do in the microwave? I’m looking for quick, hearty snacks for teen athletes. They can’t wait 30 minutes for a sandwich to bake! Does anyone know how these do? I know the bread would be soft…

    • I don’t particularly like microwaving bread. I find that it makes it mushy/overly chewy. That said, it could be done, but I don’t have a recommendation for the timing. Sorry I can’t be more help.

  3. Kellie says

    Can these be frozen after they have been made. I’m serving them, & I will probably have leftovers.

    • I wouldn’t recommend it. They’ll be “fine” but the texture of the bread may change when refrozen.

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