My gal pal Jenny Mac posted about these little cuties on Facebook. I have been looking for new dinner recipes so I thought I'd give these a try (plus I hear they're great for potlucks, so I wanted to try them). I used King's Hawaiian sweet rolls (lucky me, they were marking them down that day at the store, so I froze them until ready to use). I also had a heck of a time finding a honey mustard! I did find some though, and the poppy seeds...I was glad to have found a bottle for $3.79 on sale (gosh those are expensive!), which I'll also use for some lemon poppy seed muffins sometime.
Anyways...these are easy to do, assemble the sandwiches and pour the marinade/sauce over it and let sit over night in the fridge. I wasn't able to get all 24 in my 9x13, so some were just plain little sandwiches. I baked them the next night for dinner. They hold up well, because well all that butter hardens. They are not soggy, once baked they form this nice crusty shell all over the little rolls. Everyone (kids and Mr.) loved them! Yay! My little girl even asked if she could take one for school snack! haha! I served these with a veggie and potato salad for a nice little dinner. It was a nice change.
Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
1 c (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp grated dried onions
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp honey mustard (not dressing, could mix honey & mustard?)
2 (12 ounce) packages white party or Hawaiian dinner rolls
1 pound cooked ham slices (I used deli sliced ham)
12 ounces sliced swiss cheese
In saucepan, mix butter, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce & mustard, stir until blended and melted. Pour 1/2 of mixture into bottom of baking dish.
Assemble sandwiches with ham and cheese slices (I cut each to fit the rolls). Arrange rolls in single layer in baking dish, spreading them around to soak up sauce in pan. Pour rest of sauce over tops of sandwiches, cover dish and refrigerate up to 24 hours for sauce to soak in.
Preheat oven in 350 degrees, bake rolls for 10-12 minutes until rolls are lightly browned and cheese is melted.