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Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders – Pinterest MUST

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Everybody likes little warm, gooey sandwiches, right?  Mmmmmm….thought so.  These little guys were definitely a hit with my crew this week!

Pros:  Do I even need to go through the list?  They’re warm and delicious.  They’re a little bit toasty and a little bit soft.  They’re sweet and savory all in the same bite.  You really can’t eat just one, nor should you have to!

Cons:  They’re a little bit too sticky for my taste.  The flavor is awesome, but the method of pouring the mustard-butter sauce all over the sandwiches means you basically have to eat them with a fork if you don’t want sticky fingers.  Next time I’m going to try to spread the sauce on the inside instead of smothering them and we’ll see how that goes.

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Notes:  In the original recipe on The Cozy Little Kitchen, Leslie suggests using hot & sweet mustard and I definitely agree.  She also says to use garlic powder OR onion powder.  I chose onion powder, which was a winner.  Lastly, I have a really big cake pan…I just measured and it’s 10×15″…anyway, it holds two batches of these little sliders just perfectly, which was great for taking them to a park party.  And by the way…don’t EVER skimp on the bread.  If you use anything other than Hawaiian Rolls, you will be so disappointed.

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THE RANKINGS (1 = TERRIBLE, 10 = OUTSTANDING)

  • Yum Factor – 10 – loved by kids and adults alike.
  • Time to Prep – 10 – I prepped the sauce a bit and sliced the bread during naptime, which helped me to quickly whip it together at the right time.
  • Simplicity of Ingredients – 10
  • Ease of assembly – 10 – really, it can’t be easier.
  • Bang for your buck – 10 – I fed eight adults and six kids for less than $20, and that’s buying fresh deli meat!
  • Overall practicality – 8 – and I’m only deducting points because these tasty sandwiches are on the messy side, and my kids are super messy with no help at all.

I have to leave you with one more note.  I know these things are typically seen as “party food,” perfect for game days, holidays, and the like (totally agree), but I would make these for any old weeknight.  My family LOVES them, and I think they’re the perfect start to my list of Pinterest Musts!