Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

Looks good, doesn’t it? I came across this recipe while surfing my newest obsession…Pinterest. I absolutely LOVE King’s Hawaiian bread. My parents used to buy it every now and again when I was younger. It was really hard to find for a while, but now it seems to be pretty much everywhere. Publix carries all their King’s bread in the bakery section, not with the regular bread (I love their Hamburger rolls as well…SO good with a big juicy burger!).

I’m not a huge Swiss fan, but when I saw the photo for these, I couldn’t pass them up. I made them this past Saturday for lunch. It was perfect for the three of us. Out of the 12 little sandwiches that were made, only 3 were left…I’m telling you, they’re tasty. Of course, if you’re dead-set against Swiss you could always put together a different combo. The main thing is the use of the Hawaiian bread and the Dijon onion sauce.

Ok, guys…just thought I’d share this yummy little snack/lunch/lazy dinner idea. I’m sure I’ll be back with more yummy recipes I found on Pinterest…I have a whole Board dedicated to good-looking food!

Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches


  • 1 12 pack of King’s Hawaiian Original Rolls
  • 1 lb. deli ham, shaved
  • 1 lb. Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons of poppy seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped


1. Heat oven to 350. Melt butter and mix in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and poppy seed. Simmer for several minutes.

2. Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves intact).

3. In a greased 9×13 pan, place the bottom half of the rolls and spread 1/3 of the onion mixture over the bottom of the rolls followed by the ham and cheese.

4. Replace the tops of the rolls and spread the remaining onion mixture over top.

5. Cover and bake for 15-20 minutes and, once finished, separate for serving.

Ricarda Rutter

*Ricarda Rutter is a Ten News reporter. She’s an award-winning and Walkley nominated journalist. She has worked at the SBS, ABC, and Triple R.Rutter is a mother and a wife.