IMG_3387Football season is my favorite season! (Yes, I am claiming it as season… at least a cooking season.)  Tailgating, football, friends, and food, pretty much makes for both a perfect Saturday AND Sunday.   My favorite dishes to make are something easy that you can grab and go to the tailgate with, with little clean up or fancy dishes.IMG_3385

Between my friend Malisa and me, we have now made this dish a handful of times! It’s easy enough to prep and throw into the oven to warm through as you’re getting ready to head out and cheer on your favorite team.  The salty pickle slices really contrast well with the sweet Hawaiian rolls, making it perfect combination.

(Bonus tip: They travel really well by putting them back into that Hawaiian bread bag/container for transporting.)

Go make sandwiches, and Go cheer on your team!


  • 24 count pkg Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1/2 lb sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • Dill pickle slices
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard


Lightly spray a 9×13″ baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

Using a serrated knife, cut the rolls in half, parallel to the cutting surface. Remove the top, set aside, and place the bottom of the rolls in the dish. Layer the meat, cheese, and pickles evenly out over top. Place the top of the rolls back on. IMG_3381

To Make The Dijon Butter Spread: (note: many recipes call for onion, but it’s not my favorite.)  In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mustard and melted butter. (optional: Stir in the onion until evenly combined.)

Pour the Dijon butter mixture evenly out over the top of the sliders. Use the back of a spoon to spread it out slightly, if needed.IMG_3380



Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until the buns are toasted and golden brown.



Let the sliders rest for 2-3 minutes. Cut them (carefully, they will be hot), serve, and enjoy! IMG_3388

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