Ham & Turkey Melt Sliders

Ham, turkey and Swiss cheese with ranch dressing and bacon bits make the best ham and turkey sliders!

Hawaiian rolls and a brown sugar and pineapple glaze add a sweetness to the savory meat sandwiches that are irresistible.  

Pineapple and brown sugar glaze on a ham and turkey slider

If you like this recipe you may also enjoy BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Roast Beef Sliders and Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Sliders.

Ham & Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Our slider obsession began with our Ham, Swiss and Ranch Party Sliders and grew to include  Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sliders.  Then we made a Hamloaf with this unbelievable glaze and combined all three recipes to make these Ham and Turkey Melt Sliders. 

Ranch lovers can double the ranch dressing on the bottom or add another layer of ranch to the top of the bun for even more flavor.  

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This slider recipe reminds me of my favorite subway sub – the Subway melt.  Serve with a salad and chips and this is a fast make at home meal.   Another go-to side dish for this meal is our Air Fryer Broccoli or Instant Pot Broccoli.  

We typically make baked sliders in the oven, but they can easily be made in our Cuisinart Air Fryer & Toaster Oven.  Having a larger toaster oven gives us the option to use the convection bake setting and make a quick and easy warm meal for the family.  

Melted cheese, lunchmeat and bacon on Hawaiian roll sliders with a brown sugar glaze

When we have leftovers from a party where a meat and cheese tray is served they go great on these sliders!

How to Make Turkey & Ham Melt Sliders

Use a large bread knife to slice the Hawaiian rolls in half.  I enjoy roasting the inside of the rolls in the oven to help prevent the buns from getting soggy with ranch.   

This may be inappropriate to admit, but I would rather butter the inside of the toasted buns than use ranch, but there are others in our house who say more ranch makes better sandwiches- this may be the portion of our family that inspired our chicken, bacon ranch subs. It’s been suggested that horseradish sauce may be a good replacement for ranch.

So you make the decision, a little ranch on the bottom, a lot of ranch on both halves or replace the ranch with butter or maybe a little barbecue sauce.   Spread it out across the lightly toasted rolls.   

Add a layer of ham or turkey.  Fold small round pieces of lunch meat in half.  For less meat don’t overlap your pieces, for a heartier sandwich overlap the meat and add a few more slices of lunch meat.  

Add a layer of thinly sliced Swiss cheese.  Then add a layer of ham or turkey and another layer of Swiss cheese.   

Sometimes I like to pop the tray of open-faced sliders in the oven to help warm a couple of layers at a time, but this isn’t required.  

Place glaze ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir often and boil for one minute.  Pour evenly over top of rolls and bake until the meat and cheese are warm and the top of the rolls starts to crisp up a bit.  

12 Hawaiian roll sliders with sweet pineapple glaze on baking sheet

Tips for Making Hawaiin Rolls Sliders

  • Toasting rolls is a great added touch, but not required if you’re in a hurry
  • Use a little ranch or a lot of ranch based on your preference
  • Ranch can be substituted for horseradish or barbecue sauce
  • Swiss can be substituted for white or yellow cheddar or Colby jack cheese
  • I prefer using thinly sliced lunchmeat and swiss cheese
  • Bacon bits are optional but do add a lot of flavor
  • Warming each layer of meat and cheese for a minute or two in the warm oven before adding the top of the sandwich helps speed up the baking time
  • Sliders are best served immediately after baking, but we often have a few extras that are easy to reheat within a day or two.
  • Sliders do not freeze well – I would freeze the rolls, meat and cheese separately if you have extra ingredients. Defrost, assemble and bake when ready to eat.
Stack of lunchmeat ham and turkey melt sliders

A fun appetizer to serve with these sliders is our Salami Roll-Ups!

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Printable Ham & Turkey Slider Recipe

ham and turkey melt slider with swiss cheese and bacon bits

Ham & Turkey Melt Sliders

Servings 12 sliders
Author: Jennifer
Ham, turkey and Swiss cheese with ranch dressing and bacon bits make the best ham and turkey sliders!
Hawaiian rolls and a brown sugar and pineapple glaze add a sweetness to the savory meat sandwiches that are irresistible.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

Sliders

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 4 ounces ham I prefer thinly sliced lunchmeat
  • 4 ounces turkey I prefer thinly sliced lunchmeat
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing

Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple with juice

Instructions
 

Sliders

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a non-stick liner on a baking sheet or line a 9×13 with aluminum foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and toast if desired. Spread ranch evenly over the bottom rolls.
  • Layer with half of sliced ham, folding pieces of lunchmeat in half. Add a layer of Swiss cheese.
  • Repeat with a layer of turkey and Swiss cheese. Put top back on rolls.

Glaze

  • Mix glaze ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Stir often until mixture boils for 1 minute. Pour over the top of the sliders and bake for 10 minutes until meat is warm and cheese melts.

Notes

  • Toasting rolls is a great added touch, but not required if you’re in a hurry
  • Use a little ranch or a lot of ranch based on your preference
  • Ranch can be substituted for horseradish or barbecue sauce
  • Swiss can be substituted for white or yellow cheddar or Colby jack cheese
  • I prefer using thinly sliced lunchmeat and swiss cheese
  • Bacon bits are optional but do add a lot of flavor
  • Warming each layer of meat and cheese for a minute or two in the warm oven before adding the top of the sandwich helps speed up the baking time
  • Sliders are best served immediately after baking, but we often have a few extras that are easy to reheat within a day or two.
  • Sliders do not freeze well – I would freeze the rolls, meat and cheese separately if you have extra ingredients. Defrost, assemble and bake when ready to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 16gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 417mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 291IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 1mg

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One Comment

  1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

    5 stars
    Our family loves these!

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