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!!


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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  1. Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on December 19, 2012 at 8:40 am (#

    I was actually planning on making this for a Christmas luncheon at work on Friday. I’m glad you’re giving the recipe your stamp of approval!


  2. Monina Clingaman posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:23 am (#

    You could also make ham and cheese ( I use muenster ) eggrolls and fry them! It is so good!:)


  3. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline posted on December 20, 2012 at 9:14 am (#

    Jamielyn, I am doing a post/linky party on the 6th about leftover recipes as part of the ‘Tis The Season Link Party Series. Would you mind if I included a link and picture of your recipe along with three of my own recipes I will be sharing?I


    • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline replied on December 20th, 2012 at 9:18 am

      *26th….sorry my 2/@ button hasn’t been working well! argh. time for a new laptop.


  4. Amy @ The Happy Tulip posted on December 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm (#

    My husband would love this! A ham and cheese sandwich is like a love letter to him. I’m curious what he would think of the poppyseed sauce. I’ll definitely have to try it out and see. Thanks!


  5. Nicole posted on December 31, 2012 at 9:11 am (#

    We make something very similar. We use Miracle Whip instead because you then freeze them. Mayo is not good when frozen. Since there are only 3 of use, when I make these I wrap 2/3 of them in plastic wrap and place them a freezer bag. When you want one you can pull one out, remove the plastic wrap, and heat it in the microwave. You don’t get the same yummy crunch as in the oven, but it makes an fast and yummy lunch.


  6. bonnie flora posted on October 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm (#

    was curious if you could make ahead and freeze, then bake .


    • Jamielyn replied on October 16th, 2014 at 12:52 am

      I’ve never tried since they are so quick to throw together, but I assume they would freeze well! Just freeze them individually and allow time to thaw before cooking them! :)