Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches

It is not a secret. I have a butter problem. And don’t let that be confused with margarine. Or oleo. Or butter-flavored tub of spread. I love butter.

buttering cast iron skillet
Let me be honest, once you have made homemade butter you never go back. Having grown up with full access to Jersey milk from our cows, cream was always readily available. Abundant supply. Because butter is simply the result of whipping cream past the stage of whipped cream. Period. You need one ingredient to get butter. I add a little salt to butter whenever I have made it, even if just by accident.It takes the cream from about two gallons of milk to get one pound of butter.

I tend to stock up on salted butter. I have sweet butter in my fridge too. Confused? Sweet butter. Salted butter. Clarified butter. Whipped Butter. Garlic and Herb Butter. Well, that last one is a special one.

Garlic and Parsley Butter

The folks who are in the butter promotion business have a little information to help you know what kind of butter you want for your go-to sticks of choice in the kitchen.

Know Your Butter

And one of my most popular recipes exemplifies why butter is one of the most addicting things for any food lover. And then I raised the stakes by two cheeses. If one cheese was good, three cheeses on the ham sandwiches make it better.

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches

Start with the buttery sauce. Simple ingredients go into this addicting sauce.

Buttery Three Cheese Sauce ingredients
Start by melting a stick of butter, mincing onion and garlic and stirring in Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Then it occurred to me as I stirred these ingredients together…add Parmesan.

Buttery Parmesan Cheese Sauce
Kill the heat and add the poppy seeds. And then it is time to create the most amazing ham sliders on a package of Hawaiian Rolls. Cut the whole package in half making tops and bottoms. Place the bottoms in a foil lined 13 x 9 pan. And then begin building your sandwiches.

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches
Cover the sandwiches with foil and bake for 20 minutes on 350 or till sandwiches are heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches
Now, run out and go buy a few pounds of butter and make some ham sandwiches. Grilled Cheese. Cookies. Mac and Cheese or just a top of some of your favorite sweet bread. Enjoy your butter and remember, dairy #FarmsMatter!

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches

A cheesy, buttery sandwich that is a perfect match to soup on a chilly night.
  • 1 package of 12 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 onion minced or grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
  • 3 teaspoons of poppy seeds
  • ½ pound shaved ham
  • 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 large slices of Swiss cheese
  1. Melt butter in saute pan and add onion, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce. mix together till onions begin to soften. Add the Parmesan cheese. Stir. Remove from heat and add poppy seeds
  2. Slice rolls as a group length wise and place the roll bottoms atop of foil lining a 13 X 9.
  3. Spread a third of the butter sauce on the roll bottoms. Then lay ham out on the top of the rolls followed by the shredded cheese and then the sliced cheese.
  4. Spread half of the remaining sauce on the inside of the roll tops and place on top of the cheese. Spread remaining sauce on top of the rolls. Cover and bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.

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This post is part of the 30 days series over on Prairie Farmer. Be sure to check out the five things Holly will be talking about all month long while you are there! Be sure to see all my 30 Days of #FarmsMatter posts.

This post was sponsored by the fine folks at Indiana Dairy. Opinions on butter are all mine.

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