super bowl sandwiches

NOTE: Check out the UPDATED version of this recipe here (new photos and slight modifications to the original recipe, after making these several times!)

I do love the Super Bowl, not because I’m all that hard core about football, but I like any excuse for a get-together. 🙂 We are headed to the neighbors’ today, so I’m making a favorite that’s easy to transport…a dish we lovingly call “Crack Sandwiches”. 🙂

There are several variations of these on Pinterest – I see them listed as “hot hammies” to “pull apart ham and swiss sandwiches”. They are very easy to prep — I’ve noticed other recipes call for simmering real onion and the butter mixture over the stovetop — I think it’s much easier to just use the microwave and some onion powder (plus neither of us particularly likes chunks of onion in our food).

sandwich ingredients

You will need:

1 package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
1 package thin sliced deli ham
1 package sliced swiss cheese
1 stick of butter
2 tsp onion powder
3 Tbsp dijon or spicy brown mustard
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
3 tsp poppy seeds



Without pulling the rolls apart, cut the whole sheet of them down the middle (so you have a sheet of “tops” and a sheet of “bottoms”). Line a 9×13 pyrex dish with foil and place the bottoms in the pan.

sandwiches sliced

Melt the butter in the microwave and whisk in all other ingredients (minus the ham/cheese). Pour HALF of the mixture over the bottoms of the rolls in the pan.

poppyseed butter

Layer the ham across the rolls, then the cheese slices. Put the tops on the sandwiches and drizzle the other half of the butter mixture on top.

sandwiches drizzled

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20 mins. (You can make these a few hours ahead, drizzled and all, and refridgerate until time to bake…then I just add a couple minutes’ bake time to compensate for how cold they are). Cut apart after uncovering from foil and serve HOT!

Makes 12 mini sandwiches.


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