DINNER FOR 2ISH: Ham and cheese sliders


Editor's Note: Emma Rogers and Tyson Bird are senior journalism majors who write "Dinner for 2ish" for the Daily News. Their views do not necessarily agree with those of the paper.

We started cooking together in the summer of 2015 and have planned and cooked a dinner every week since. Our recipes are often inspired by the New York Times’ cooking website but are adapted to fit Muncie availability and a college budget.

If you have leftover ham from Easter weekend, this is the perfect way to get rid of it. If you don't, you might want to go buy some ham.

Ham and cheese sliders


  • Hawaiian sweet rolls (entire package)
  • Several pieces of ham
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Slice the rolls in half so you end up with a kind of giant top and bottom of bread.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Use a basting brush to pour half the mixture on the bottom bread (pouring will work, too).
  3. Layer ham, then cheese on the bread.
  4. Butter the top half of the bread and place on top. Wrap the entire works in aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. We used a grill, which was fine, but be sure to use the lowest possible heat setting and move the sliders around to prevent burning. 
  5. Remove the foil wrapped slider package from the heat and unwrap. Cut into roll-size bites and serve.


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