Funeral Sandwiches are delicious ham and cheese sliders you can make as an easy appetizer recipe or as a family friendly meal. Full of warm salty ham, nutty Swiss cheese and topped with a tangy Dijon butter sauce, these mini slider sandwiches are nothing to be sad about!
In fact, they’re one of my go-fo meals during harvest and planting seasons.
Why are they called funeral sandwiches?
These delicious ham and cheese sliders can be made as an easy appetizer recipe or as a family friendly meal.
So why does something so delicious have a name like funeral sandwiches? Good question, but if you’ve ever made funeral potatoes, you’re already nodding your head along with me.
Funeral sandwiches with Dijon mustard are notorious for being served at church gatherings.
Why? Because they’re such a crowd pleasing recipe and are easy to make. It goes without saying that in addition to all celebrations, they’ve made their way into the funeral luncheon circuit too.
It doesn’t seem to happen as much these days, but “back in the day” my Grandma and Mom would prepare potluck dishes for our church funerals. After the church ceremony, everyone would head over to the church basement for a luncheon.
More often than not, funeral sandwiches would be at such luncheons at churches, particularly in the south.
Funeral Sandwich Ingredients
Funeral Sandwiches take standard Hawaiian rolls. Rolls are toped with nutty swiss cheese, salty ham and a tangy dijon butter sauce is poured over the top.
Then, they bake into mini-sandwiches of deliciousness.
The bottom soaks up some of the butter sauce. The middle is warm and melty, and the top is seasoned just right. Delicious!
This recipe (and pretty much every slider recipe EVER!) is one of my top recommendations for field meals or for ideas for families on the go.
What to serve with Funeral Sandwiches
Other mini slider sandwiches:
- 1 lb deli ham (sliced)
- 6 slices of Swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 package sweet dinner rolls (Hawaiian rolls)
- Cut entire package of rolls in half horizontally. Place bottom half in a 9x9 ovenproof glass dish. Layer ham and Swiss cheese over bottom half.
Replace the top of the rolls.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.
Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 40mgSodium 583mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 11g