Marinated, grilled pineapple adds amazing flavor to these Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders. This is the perfect mix of sweet and savory.
Sliders are so easy to make and so delicious. They are great for appetizers, game day platters, and after school snacks. You can even make holiday variations, like these Corned Beef Sliders.
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Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders Ingredients
To make these ham and swiss sliders, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):
- Hawaiian rolls: or any roll you like to use for sliders. For Kings Hawaiian sliders, I like to use the King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
- Ham: I used to Black Forest ham but any ham is fine
- Swiss cheese: or any cheese you prefer
- Pineapple slices: fresh pineapple or canned slices
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Fresh ginger: you can also use ginger paste
- Butter: unsalted or salted
- Parsley: I like to use dried but you can use fresh
How to Make Hawaiian Sliders
- Prep the oven and baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Grill the pineapple. Heat a grill pan or cast iron pan over medium high heat. In a small bowl, combine the pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Brush over the pineapple slices and place in the hot pan. Keep the remaining sauce for brushing over the top buns. Grill each side for 1 minute or until it has grill marks.
- Layer the ingredients. Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottom half in the pan. Lay the ham over the bottom of the rolls. Cut the pineapple rings in half and lay over the ham. Layer the cheese over the pineapple. Place the top buns over the pineapple.
- Brush marinade on top. Add the melted butter and parsley to the remaining marinade. Brush over the tops of the buns.
- Bake the sliders. Tent a piece of tinfoil over the rolls and place in the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove the tinfoil and bake an additional 5 minutes until lightly browned.
Do I have to grill the pineapple?
I like to grill the pineapple after I marinate it to give it some extra candied grilled flavor but this is optional. You can just marinate it and put the pineapple rings on the bread.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.