A new twist on pigs in a blanket

Aimee Fortney

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Sophisticated ham and cheese sandwiches, sweet rolls brushed with spices and then heated to perfection.

Ham Sandwich

You can turn pigs in a blanket into a grown up treat! Take Hawaiian sweet rolls, place slices of ham and Swiss cheese inside. Brush melted butter on top, and then sprinkle with a savory seasoning mixture, bake to heat and melt cheese and infuse the seasonings into the bread.

Ham sandwiches

Serves 6


  • 1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 pound of your favorite ham
  • 1 pound of your favorite cheese (e.g. Swiss, Provolone, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Open rolls, and then place ham and cheese inside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and Italian seasoning together. Brush on top of rolls.
  4. Place rolls in a small dish or on a cookie sheet, and cover with foil.
  5. Bake until the cheese has melted, about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

More ham sandwiches to try

Hot ham sandwiches
Smoked gouda ham and cheese
Gluten free ham sandwiches


Aimee Fortney
Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Aimee can be seen on Nashville’s WSMV and you can read her blogs, recipes and funny, “Not the Perfect Cook” adventures as she strives to keep families out of the drive thru, cooking at home (on a budget) on her website, wwww.aimeefortney.com and follow her on twitter, @aimeefortney.