Ham and Pineapple Hawaiian Sliders

These sliders are simple to make and have all the great flavour of a Hawaiian pizza. Perfect for after school treat, game day snack and so much more!

Three sliders stacked on a plate.

Over the past few months I have been regularly making oven baked sliders. Ever since the first time I made them and the kids flipped out, I have been making them ever since. These sliders are a great after school snack, especially if the kids have friends over.

I like to make these sliders with all sorts of different fillings. This time I decided to go Hawaiian cause that is one of our favourite kinds of pizza. We love the combination of ham, pineapple and mozzarella cheese. It is so great on pizza that I knew it would be excellent in a slider.

Ham with pineapple sandwiches in small buns.

Ingredient Notes

  • 12 sliders or dinner rolls – They are so many brands and varieties of these with the King Hawaiian brand being very popular. Most of the time I purchase the pack of rolls sold at Walmart.  
  • Sliced ham lunchmeat – there are many types of sliced ham. Most would work great.
  • Pineapple – I use can pineapple tidbits. Make sure to drain them well
  • Mozzarella cheese – grated mozzarella or a blend of Italian cheeses.
  • Butter – for the glaze on top
  • Mustard – goes so well with the ham and cheese.
  • Brown sugar – this provides a bit of sweetness for the glaze on the tops of the sliders.
  • Garlic powder – gives the glaze a slight garlic butter flavour. So good.
Bottom of slider buns in a baking dish.

Keep the dinner rolls together and slice them all in half lengthwise. Place the bottom half in a greased baking pan.

Ham lunchmeat in a baking dish.

Lay the ham slices on top of the dinner roll bottoms.

Pineapple pieces piled on sliced ham.

Evenly spread the pineapple tidbits on top of the ham. Make sure that you thoroughly drain the can of pineapple. I even gently press the tidbits in a strainer to get rid of any excess juice.

Grated mozzarella cheese spread all over ingredients in a baking dish.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the pineapple.

Sliders in a baking dish and ready to go in the oven.

Lay the top of the dinner rolls on top.

A pastry brush spreading melted butter on slider buns.

Brush With Butter Mustard Glaze

The glaze I use for the top of these dinner rolls is made with melted butter, brown sugar and mustard. Whisk the glaze together in a bowl. Then, brush the rolls with the melted butter mixture. This buttery glaze gives the buns a golden brown look and the sweet mustard flavour goes very well with the ham and pineapple.

Sliders ready to be baked in the oven.

Now these sliders are ready to go in the oven. I start baking them with foil on. The foil keeps the top of the buns from getting too browned and crisp.

A stack of sliders on a plate.

How Long To Bake Sliders

Preheat the oven to 325F and then add the baking dish of sliders to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes. Take out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting into sliders.

A baking dish with sliders.

Best Served Warm!

These sliders are addictive and best served warm. They are buttery and sweet but still have a savoury flavour with the ham.

I made these one day and they were warm when the kids walked in the house after school. They sure did not last long cause they got gobbled up so fast.

If you are a fan of hawaiian pizza, you could serve these alongside some pizza sauce for dipping!

Sliders with ham, pineapple and cheese.

More Slider Recipes!

I also have a some other recipes using these dinner rolls. Check out these links!

A slider being held in a hand over a plate.

Ham and Pineapple Hawaiian Sliders

Sliders on a plate.
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Hawaiian ham, pineapple and mozzarella cheese sliders recipe that is easy to make with King’s Hawaiian rolls brushed with a melted butter and mustard glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders


  • 1 package 12 pack dinner rolls , ex. Kings Hawaiian
  • 14-18 slices black forest ham lunchmeat , about 200 grams (1/2 pound)
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits , drained
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1 tbsp mustard , or dijon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Keeping the 12 dinner rolls together, cut them lengthwise. Place bottom half in a greased 13×9 inch baking pan.
  • Lay summer ham slices evenly across the bottom half of the dinner rolls. Continue evenly spread the pineapple tidbits and grated cheese on top of the ham. Place the top half of the dinner rolls on top.
  • Whisk together the melted butter, mustard, brown sugar and garlic powder. Brush this butter mixture on the top of the dinner rolls.
  • Cover the baking pan with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake of another 10-15 minutes. The buns should be starting to brown and the cheese melted and bubbling on the sides.
  • Cut into sliders and serve warm.


Per serving:

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 362mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Three sliders stacked on a plate.

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  • 5 stars
    These have become a staple at football viewings and around Easter.

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    • Perfect while watching some football.

  • 5 stars
    My whole family loves this recipe! Thank you for sharing, may Jesus bless you and your family in a special way!

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