These Raspberry Jalapeno Ham and Cheese sliders will have your tastebuds dancing as you enjoy the sweet heat these bring to your table.

You can use deli ham or it’s a great way to turn your boring leftover holiday ham into something incredibly tasty!  Smoky ham, melted cheese with raspberry and jalapeno jam on the inside bun. These are truly a unique flavor and will quickly become a new favorite!

Be sure to give this easy recipe a try for your game day party or the next time you have some leftover ham.

Ingredients you will need

Meat: Use the leftover ham from a recent get together or grab one from your local grocery store!  (1-2 pounds of ham is perfect)

Cheese: Swiss Cheese 

Buns: King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Jam: Raspberry Jam or raspberry preserves and Jalapeno Jam

Bun Glaze: Butter, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, brown sugar, minced onion or onion powder, garlic powder and worcestershire sauce.

Extras: Mayonnaise 

How to make Raspberry Jalapeno Ham and Cheese Sliders

Preparing the sliders

Preheat your oven or grill to 325° F. Using an oven is a lot easier since we are only reheating the sliders to melt the cheese.

Prepare your leftover ham or deli meat from the store by making sure you have nice thin slices. If you’re using leftover ham, be sure to trim any excess fat pieces for the best bite.

Photos from this recipe are from Brittany Scott (Instagram: @the_salted_bite)

If you’re looking for a smoked ham recipe, you need to check out my Smoked Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham.

Take out the sweet Hawaiian rolls then cut them in half with a serrated knife. Set the top bun aside then spread a layer of Mayo evenly across the bottom bun. 

mayo spread on a bun

Assemble the Raspberry Jalapeno Ham and Cheese Sliders

Spray some cooking spray in a disposable aluminum foil pan or baking dish then add the bottom buns. Next, add 4 slices of swiss cheese so they cover the entire bottoms of the slider buns with mayo.

swiss cheese on slider

Add some of the leftover ham or the thinly sliced deli meat on top of the layer of swiss cheese. You can add as much ham as you want, but I recommend 1-2 pounds of ham.

ham for the raspberry jalapeno ham and cheese sliders

Add another 4 slices of swiss cheese on top of the ham. You could also sub out this layer of cheese for any of your favorite slices of cheese. This will add more flavor to the sliders!

Combine ½ cup of of raspberry jam and ¼ cup of jalapeno jam in a small bowl then mix them thoroughly.

raspberry jalapeno jam

You can play around with this ratio – if you like a little more heat just add extra jalapeno jam to the mixture.

Spread the sweet heat jam mixture on the inside of the top buns then place the buns on top of the sliders. 

raspberry jalapeno jam on sliders

In a small bowl, combine then mix: 1/2 stick of butter, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of poppy seeds, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp of minced onion and 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce.

butter mixture

Brush all of the butter mixture on the tops of the rolls with a pastry brush. Make sure all sides are coated so that the seasoning adheres to the buns for the most flavor.

butter brushed on ham and cheese sliders

Cooking the sliders

Place the assembled ham sliders into the 325° F preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove them once the buns start to become golden brown and the cheese is nice and melty. 

Place the hot ham cheese sandwiches on a cutting board then slice them into individual sliders with a sharp knife. Serve them up warm and enjoy!

Raspberry Jalapeno Ham and cheese slider

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and enjoy them the next day!

Looking for other delicious sliders?

Be sure to check out some of my other favorite slider recipes below

Sausage Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sliders – change up that boring saturday morning breakfast routine from the same old dull cereal to these delicious breakfast sliders.  The combination of savory sausage and bacon is sure to make everyone excited. 

Smoked Beef and Cheese Sliders – These savory sliders are a family favorite to make! Smoky shredded beef topped with caramelized onions and sharp cheddar cheese for the perfect combo. 

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders – Bring these chicken bacon ranch sliders to any tailgate and watch how fast they disappear!  The combination of the juicy grilled chicken, savory bacon and tangy ranch are married together by soft Hawaiian rolls and are sure to be a crowd pleaser at the big game.

Hot Italian Sub Sliders – Tired of the same old boring sandwich?  Let’s switch things up and give these hot Italian sub sliders a go and give your tastebuds something to look forward to! 

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Raspberry Jalapeno Ham Sliders

Raspberry Jalapeno Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Raspberry Jalapeno Ham Sliders are the perfect use of leftover ham this holiday season. Smoky ham, swiss cheese and a sweet heat jam on top!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sliders 1x


  • 1 pack of King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls
  • 1 pound of thinly sliced ham
  • 8 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • ½ cup Raspberry Jam
  • ¼ cup Jalapeno Jam
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce


  1. Cut the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in half then spread Mayo on the bottom bun.
  2. Place the bottom buns in a disposable foil pan or ceramic dish. Add 4 slices of swiss cheese, then add the thinly sliced ham and another 4 slices of swiss cheese.
  3. Combine ½ cup of raspberry jam and ¼ cup of jalapeño jam in a small bowl then mix thoroughly. Spread the jam mixture on the inside of the top bun then place the top bun on top of the sliders.
  4. In a small bowl, combine and mix 1/2 stick of melted butter, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of poppy seeds, 1/2 tbsp of minced onion and 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Brush all of the butter on top of the buns.
  5. Place the sliders in the oven at 325° F for 15 minutes until the buns start to become crispy and the cheese is melted.
  6. Slice each individual slider and enjoy!
  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 Comment

  1. These were amazing!! We used deli ham and it was so good, definitely going to save some Easter ham and make these again. The raspberry and jalapeño jam together is such a great surprise, I want to just try them together over cream cheese as a dip too! My husband loved these they will were added to the have to make again list!

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