YUMMY ham and cheese rolls

This  “fancy” ham and cheese rolls recipe is one you’ll want to use the day after Christmas. I know you’re probably thinking… ham and cheese rolls? Really? I promise this fun twist makes them absolutely delicious! Today I’m going to share the yummy recipe with you. I know most people cook a baked ham for Christmas dinner… and if you’re like me you’ll have TONS left over. Have I mentioned I love baked ham? Especially with the honey glaze… mmm…

These ham and cheese rolls are a great way to use up the leftover ham and rolls (here’s another great recipe: potato and ham soup). They are definitely a crowd pleaser. ;) My mom made them for us last Christmas and everyone devoured them in a matter of minutes. They are best fresh out of the oven. MMM…. Can’t wait to make these again next week. ;)

ham and cheese rolls 

YUMMY ham and cheese rolls


  • 24 dinner rolls
  • 24 pieces honey ham (leftover is great!)
  • 24 small slices Swiss cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Poppy seed sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread mayo onto both sides of your rolls. Then place a slice of ham and cheese inside of each roll. Next place your rolls into a 9x13 baking dish close together.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the rolls (I only used about 1/2 the sauce). Let sit about 5-10 minutes or until the butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake for 12-15 minutes. Uncover and cook for 2-3 additional minutes to brown the top of the buns. Serve warm. ENJOY!!

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Also, don’t miss these yummy recipes:

Potato and ham soup

Recipe for cheesy potatoes 

Lion House rolls

Thanks for reading. Come back soon! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.