Kentucky Hot Brown Ham Slider

Kentucky Hot Brown Ham Sliders

These Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders with Ham are great for parties. No knife and fork required for eating these tasty little sandwiches!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Katie Moseman


For the Mornay sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

For the Sliders

  • 12 soft dinner rolls do not pull apart
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • Mornay sauce see above
  • 1 pound sliced ham
  • 4 slices of crisp cooked bacon
  • 4 Roma tomatoes


For the Mornay Sauce

  1. In a pot, heat the butter over medium heat until it melts. Add the flour and whisk to make a roux, or paste, and continue to cook for two minutes. Add the cream and whisk until smooth. Bring to a bubble and let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the Romano cheese. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.

For the Sliders

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Lay out two sheets of foil; each should be larger than one group of 6 rolls.
  2. Using a serrated knife, horizontally cut through each group of rolls, creating a top and a bottom.
  3. Carefully turn each group of buns so that the bottom is facing upwards. Gently rub the softened butter all over the bottom of the buns and down the sides. Once the bottom is buttered, flip each group of sliders directly onto its own piece of foil. Then rub the butter over the tops of the sliders and down the sides.
  4. Open up both groups of rolls and spread Mornay sauce generously all over the inside of the top and the inside of the bottom. On each bottom, layer half of the ham, half of the bacon, and half of the sliced Roma tomatoes. Replace the top halves of the rolls.
  5. Place another piece of foil over the top of each group, then pinch or roll the edges of the top and bottom foil to seal the sliders inside, making two packets of sliders.
  6. Place both foil packets on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, then flip both packets over and bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before using your serrated knife to slice into individual sliders.