Buttery Baked Club Sliders are the perfect bite-sized snack for any occasion. Game day celebrations and family lunches never tasted so good!
My family loves to get together. Not only do we enjoy each other’s company, but we also enjoy eating good food. Usually, our get-togethers involve potlucks. Everyone can bring something to share and no one gets stuck in the kitchen all day.
My contribution usually consists of crowd-pleasing finger food, like these Baked Club Sliders. I usually bring all the fixings for long island iced tea too. They’re a classic cocktail everyone loves!
BAKED CLUB SLIDERS
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Sliders are always a good idea if you need finger food for a potluck. They are hearty enough to satisfy any snacker’s cravings, but not so heavy that they will have to worry about filling up on them too quickly.
Bacon club baked sliders are especially popular in my house. I do not think there is a single person in my family who does not love bacon. The saltiness of the three types of meat together with the sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls is always a winning combination for us.
INGREDIENTS FOR BAKED CLUB SLIDERS
There are of course a hundred different ingredient combinations you could put together and still end up with perfect sliders. The best thing about these ham and turkey club sliders is the way the flavors bake together to deliver the perfect salty, yet sweet, bites. The added crunch of the bacon is my favorite part!
King’s Hawaiian Rolls: I cannot even pretend that there is another option here. These sliders on these Hawaiian rolls are so amazing that I refuse to endorse any other rolls.
Theoretically, of course, any slider rolls would suffice, but not only are the King’s rolls the perfect flavor addition, but they are also so easy to work with. All you have to do is slice the entire tray of rolls right down the middle creating a set of roll tops and bottoms and voila! No need to separate these rolls at all. Just build your sliders on the slab of rolls so that you can pull them apart later!
Bacon: Did you know, you can avoid the mess (and time commitment) of frying bacon? If you want crispy, perfect bacon you can simply cook your bacon in the oven. I have been using this method for years and I love sharing it.
HOW TO MAKE THESE BAKED CLUB SLIDERS
This club slider recipe is a great one to have on hand, especially if time is an issue. These sandwiches can be assembled in the morning, covered with foil, and stored in the fridge in advance. These pre-baked sliders can stay in the fridge all day, or even be assembled the day before a party, and are ready to go in the oven as soon as you are ready to serve them.
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. (If you’re baking the bacon, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then reduce the heat to 350 once the bacon is done.)
- 24 King’s Hawaiian Rolls. They typically come in packages of 12, which happen to break up perfectly to fit into two pans. (15 rolls in a 9×13 pan and the remaining 9 rolls in one 8×8 pan). Or you can place a 24-pack of rolls on a large baking sheet.
- First, you’ll need to cook the bacon. You can have the bacon cooking in the oven while you start prepping the rest of the slider ingredients for maximum efficiency!
- Slice your rolls straight down the middle, creating a set of tops and a set of bottoms. No need to separate them into individual rolls! It is easiest to work with them in slabs. Of course, if they break apart on their own it is no big deal.
- Next, spread the mayo on the bottom halves of your rolls and place the bottoms into the baking pans.
- Assemble your sliders by layering the turkey on the bottom buns. Then top that with the ham, break up the bacon to fit the pan, and layer all of that with half slices of cheese.
Tip: I make these sliders SUPER meaty, you could easily cut the meat amounts in half if you prefer.
- After you have built your sliders, place your Hawaiian roll tops back over your slider filling.
- In a separate bowl, melt the butter and mix in the mustard, onion powder, Worcestershire, sugar, and poppy seeds. Stir until combined and then brush or pour this mixture over your sandwiches.
- At this point, you can cover them with plastic wrap and pop them into the fridge for later, or bake them up right away.
- When you are ready to eat, bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. The sliders will be melty, delicious, and golden brown.
- Remove the pan(s) from the oven and let them cool down for at least 5 minutes prior to serving. Then cut the sliders apart with a sharp knife and serve warm.
WHAT MAKES A SANDWICH A CLUB?
I have always considered the classic club sandwich to be the fancier cousin of the beloved BLT. The “club” in club sandwich is actually an acronym that stands for “chicken and lettuce under bacon.”
So if we are being totally honest here, this club sliders recipe is a slightly loose interpretation since there is neither chicken (though you totally could use it!) nor lettuce (no one wants hot baked lettuce) on our ingredients list.
Despite some differing ingredients, the essence of the club sandwich is totally at the heart of this baked masterpiece. I think you will love this recipe, even if it is more of a THUB slider!
TRY THESE OTHER SLIDER RECIPES
- Crack Chicken Sliders
- Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Baked Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sliders
- Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
- BBQ Pork Loin Sliders
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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS BAKED CLUB SLIDERS RECIPE
Pastry Brush: It is super important to make sure the buttery sauce on top covers every inch of these sliders because it is just so yummy!
*This post originally posted on 09/24/2016.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grab a 9-inch x 13-inch pan and an 8-inch x 8-inch pan, large baking sheet, OR an oversized baking dish for these sliders.
- Cook bacon on the stovetop or in the oven. (If using the oven to cook bacon, preheat to 400 degrees F instead and then reduce heat to 350 when bacon is done.) Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Slice rolls in half to create a set of tops and bottoms. Place bottom halves into pans and spread with mayo.
- Layer bottom buns with turkey, ham, bacon (breaking it into pieces to fit as needed), and then half slices of cheese. Each layer should cover the previous layer edge to edge. Place top buns over the filling.
- In a medium bowl, melt butter. Mix in mustard, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and poppy seeds. Brush butter mixture over the rolls or pour it evenly all over the top.
- At this point, you can get baking OR cover sandwiches with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Bake sliders for 15-18 minutes until cheese is melted and rolls are golden on top.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into individual sliders. Serve warm.