A ham and pineapple sliders recipe for family dinner
Easy-peasy recipes are my favorite and this ham and pineapple sliders recipe is definitely one of them. These work well for family dinner or a carry-in. You can easily double (or triple) the recipe to feed a crowd. And it’s a great way to put leftover ham to use after holidays. Basically, it’s super versatile!
Another great thing about these ham and pineapple sliders is that because of the way they’re made, you can also easily make a second type of slider if you have family members who don’t eat ham. Stay tuned to next week’s blog post for the pizza sliders I make for my guys whenever I make this recipe.
Putting together the sliders
Get started by preheating your oven to 350-degrees and spraying a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Next up, you need to prepare your slider buns. You can totally buy slider buns, but I prefer Hawaiian dinner rolls since they are a bit sweeter. I just slice them in half to make them into buns. Place the bottom half of the buns into the baking pan. I used one package of 12 rolls and divided them into two sides when I was making this recipe this time because I was using half of the rolls for the pizza sliders that will be up next week.
Once your bun bottoms are in the pan, dollop mayonnaise onto the buns and then a bit of honey mustard as well. Technically use about 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of honey mustard per slider square. I really just plop it on without measuring! (If you love honey mustard and ham like I do, don’t miss these hot ham and cheese subs with honey mustard.)
Smear the mayo and honey mustard into the buns. Top the buns with slices of mild cheddar cheese. You can use shredded cheese or another flavor if you prefer. Swiss cheese would also be pretty good with this recipe, but I like the stronger flavor of the cheddar most.
Top the cheese with slices of ham. I bought pre-sliced packaged ham. You could totally use deli ham or leftover ham for this recipe.
Now it’s time for the pineapple. I have used pineapple slices for this recipe, but I actually like pineapple tidbits for these ham and pineapple sliders more because it is easier to eat and spread the pineapple out more over the sliders. For 6 sliders, I used one 4-ounce snack cup of pineapple tidbits, drained.
Add the top bun and then melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Mix in 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/2 tablespoon of onion salt. Stir until combined. (Mine usually ends up kind of like wet sand.)
Brush the garlic butter over the top of the buns.
Bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Cut them apart and serve warm. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Ham and pineapple sliders
- 1 pound ham
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- 1 8.25 oz. canned pineapple drained
- 8 oz. mild cheddar cheese slices
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
- 6 teaspoons honey mustard
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon onion salt (dried minced onion also works)
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half through the middle to turn them into slider buns. Put the bottom half of the rolls into the baking dish; set aside the tops for now.
- Dollop the mayonnaise and honey mustard onto the buns in the baking dish. Smear the mayo and honey mustard evenly over the buns.
- Layer the cheese, ham and pineapple on top of the prepared bottoms.
- Put the top of the rolls on.
- Melt the butter and then add in the garlic powder and onion salt. Mix it well and then brush the butter mixture over the top of the sliders.
- Bake the sliders for 20 minutes until the tops are browned and the cheese is melted.