Gooey, tasty and portable, these Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sliders are fun for tailgates, family brunches, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more!

Layers of baked scrambled eggs, salty deli ham, and Provolone cheese are baked in soft Hawaiian buns for a yummy twist on a fast-food breakfast sandwich! These Ham and Egg Sliders were the bomb!

Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders on a small white plate with a sprig of parsley.

Why You Must Make

  • They’re perfect for a family brunch, a weekend breakfast, an early tailgate, and more!
  • You can tweak this sliders recipe with your favorites, using cooked bacon or sausage instead ham, another favorite variety of cheese, and I’ve even seen some drizzled with maple syrup!
  • They can be made ahead and frozen. 

When chatting with a girlfriend who has sons who played football through college, she raved about some breakfast sliders she ate at a tailgate. Ham, eggs, cheese, and spinach were all in that version, and I immediately knew my family would also be fast fans of this Better-Than-McMuffin breakfast. If you’re looking for more ideas for tailgating, check out all these awesome Game Day Snacks, too.

Ingredient Notes

  • Kitchen Staples – Eggs, Milk, Salt, Black Pepper, Melted Butter, Brown Sugar
  • Hawaiian Bread Rolls – One Package, 12 count. Find these with the bakery breads in your supermarket. Kings Hawaiian is a popular brand.
  • Provolone Cheese – 6-12 slices or enough to add to 12 sliders. Substitute any melty cheese of your choice.
  • Deli Ham – Enough for the 12 sliders, 6 -12 slices depending on their size and thickness.
  • Dijon Mustard – I used Grey Poupon
  • Poppy Seeds – For garnish. May use sesame seeds, dried onion, or omit if desired.
Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders in a casserole dish.

How to Make

Of course, these sliders are very adaptable. I’ve seen them made with pan scrambled eggs instead of baked scrambled eggs, all sorts of meats and cheeses, plus bonus layers like the spinach I forgot to include! Here are a few tips:

  • Bake or scramble your eggs. Feel free to use a dozen eggs instead of 9 if you’d like, but you will need to up the oven time a bit if you bake them in a sheet pan.
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon or sausage are also great alternatives to ham.
  • Any good melty cheese will work like Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monterey jack, or Cojack.
  • If you don’t want to drizzle with the butter mixture in the recipe, making garlic butter instead would be delicious! Many recipes add some maple syrup to the melted butter instead of brown sugar.
  • PRO-Tip: Did you know you can make these breakfast sliders ahead and freeze for later? Just pop them into a freezer Ziploc bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To serve, just bake frozen sliders for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • You can assemble your sliders the night before, just refrigerate them until you’re ready to cook them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Sliders?

Sliders is a term coined by White Castle, a fast food chain that invented this type of sandwich in the 1920s. They served mini hamburgers.

When Should You Serve Sliders?

They’re frequently served on game day, especially when tailgating before the event. But they’re also delicious as appetizers, snacks, or as the main dish for breakfast or brunch.

Can You Freeze Sliders?

Yes, if wrapped airtight you can freeze your sliders. Just defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat if they’re best served warm.

A Ham and Cheese Breakfast Slider on a square white plate.

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Yield 12 sliders

A breakfast slider that is perfect for weekend company, tailgating or a fun brunch!


  • 9 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 count) package Hawaiian bread rolls
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, or as needed
  • 6 slices deli ham, or as needed
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds


  1. Grease a quarter sheet pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour into the sheet pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until set.
  3. Remove eggs from oven and let cool. Layer in this order:
  4. Cut rolls in half horizontally. Place the bottom half of the rolls, cut side up, in a rimmed baking dish. Feel free to line the dish with parchment for easy cleanup.
  5. Layer half the provolone over the bottom half of the rolls.
  6. Cut the sheet pan eggs in half and place both over the provolone, trimming as needed.
  7. Layer on the ham, and the rest of the Provolone cheese, then add the top half of the rolls.
  8. Melt the butter, then mix in the sugar, mustard, and poppy seeds. Brush over the top of the rolls.
  9. Decrease oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  10. Cover the sliders with foil and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  11. Slice apart individual sliders to serve.


May use any other favorite sliced cheese that melts well.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 sliders

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 345mgSodium: 993mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g


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