Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ham and Cheese Sticky Bun Sandwiches

Here is the promised recipe for the sticky bun ham sandwiches!  I found this to be the perfect make-ahead food to feed a large amount of people.  I assembled the sandwiches (omitting the sauce and baking) and froze the pans until I needed them. 

These sandwiches are so low-maintenance.  Once baked, they can be served hot, warm, or room temperature.  They're even great the next day straight out of the refrigerator. 

The original recipe was given to me by a friend.  It called for an obscene amount of butter.  I more than halved that amount, and the result was spectacular.  The combination of salty and sweet combined with sticky and gooey - satisfies every craving you've ever had. 

You could make these sandwiches for a bridal shower, picnic, cocktail party, or even for a light dinner. 

Whatever you make them for, I promise you that you'll love them!

Ham and Cheese Sticky Bun Sandwiches

1/4 cup butter
2 T poppy seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T worcestershire sauce
2 T mustard
2 packages Martins potato rolls (dinner roll sized, 12 in each package)
3/4 lb sliced deli ham
3/4 sliced swiss cheese

After assembling ham and cheese sandwiches (rolls, ham, cheese), combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring mixture to a boil for 2 minutes.  Pour mixture over assembled sandwiches.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 


  1. Arghhh, too cruel. We can't get Martins potato rolls here, or for that matter, any type of potato rolls. Madly thinking of what I could use as a replacement. It doesn't help that I have no idea of the texture of potato rolls or what they taste like.

  2. Those look yummy! I might have to try them out on Saturday for my son's graduation party. (We'll test them out tomorrow night though.)

  3. You could use white dinner rolls that come in a tear apart pack.

  4. King's Hawaiian dinner rolls are fantastic in this recipe!