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Cranberry Ham Sliders

Looking for a great way to use up that leftover holiday ham? Try making these crowd pleasing Cranberry Ham Sliders! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and cheese sliders, recipe using thanksgiving leftovers, slider recipe
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

SLIDERS

TOPPING

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and get out a 9x13" baking pan.

PREPARE ROLLS

  • Add package of rolls to your cutting board and using a serrated knife (like a bread knife), carefully slice across the rolls, horizontally, keeping one hand on top of the rolls to steady them. 
  • Once sliced, keep the rolls connected to each other and lift the entire top section off of the bottom section. Add the bottom section of the rolls to the prepared baking pan.

MAKE CRANBERRY MUSTARD

  • In a small bowl, add cranberry sauce and mustard and whisk until combined.
  • Spread half the mixture on the bottom half of the rolls in the baking pan.

LAYER HAM AND CHEESE

  • Add 5 slices of cheese to the cranberry sauced rolls.
  • Top with sliced ham, then top with remaining 5 slices of cheese.

ADD MORE CRANBERRY MUSTARD

  • Spread remaining half of cranberry mustard mixture on top of the last cheese layer.

MAKE TOPPING

  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl (or use a small saucepan on the stovetop), then add in minced onion, poppy seeds and brown sugar and stir until well combined.

TOP AND BAKE

  • Add top sections of the rolls and brush or pour the butter mixture all over the top of the buns.
  • Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tops are golden brown.

SERVE

  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe makes 12 sliders, but can easily be doubled.
For doubling, use a rimmed baking sheet that's big enough to hold two 12 count packages of rolls.  Bake time would remain the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg