Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

These slow cooker ham and cheese sandwiches are an absolute delight. They’re full of gooey cheese, delicious smoked ham and a rich mustard sauce that will make you go back for seconds.

Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

The rich sauce is made of a delicious combination of ingredients such as Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, and a generous amount of melted butter.

There are many tweaks that you can do to this recipe such as changing the ham for some chicken loaf. You can also try using a different type of cheese such as provolone, cheddar or even mozzarella. By the way, if you love cheese try the cheesy bacon potatoes.

You can even try using some brioche rolls instead of regular bread rolls. A brioche roll will give you a sweeter and tastier sandwich. There are just so many different combinations to try.

Ham and Cheese Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker

This recipe is yet another great easy slow cooker dish that you can do with minimal effort. It’s the perfect party dish where people can grab themselves a warm cheesy sandwich right out of the slow cooker.

You can keep any leftover sandwiches in the fridge for later. I recommend heating the slow cooker ham and cheese sandwiches under a broiler or in a sandwich press. Microwaving the sandwiches will make them quite soggy, so I don’t recommend it.

If you’re interested, you can check out the video for these sandwiches right below. Alternatively, you will be able to find the full recipe right underneath the video.

Slow Cooker Ham & Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

5/5 (100%) 1 vote
Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 10 Minutes


  • 6 bread rolls
  • 250g (8.8 oz) ham, sliced
  • 250g (8.8 oz) cheese slices
  • 115g (4 oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. onion powder


  1. Cut the bread rolls in half and place the bottom halves in the slow cooker.
  2. Add a layer of cheese slices on top of the bread rolls. Next layer the ham across the cheese then finish off with another layer of cheese.
  3. Place the top halves of the bread rolls on top of each of the bottom halves.
  4. In a bowl, mix the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and the onion powder together.
  5. Evenly pour the liquid over the top of the sandwiches.
  6. Cook on high for 1 to 2 hours or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • If you want the sandwiches a little crispier, then you can place them in a broiler for a couple of minutes. This method will get the top nice and crisp.
  • You can keep these sandwiches warm by setting the slow cooker to the warm setting. Perfect if you don’t think all the sandwiches will get eaten straight away.
  • The cheese that you use is entirely up to you. I prefer a cheddar cheese, but other types such as Swiss or provolone will work just as well.
  • If you have some leftover sloppy joes, you can use this instead of the ham. It will make quite a delicious sandwich.

Nutritional Information

All the nutritional information for these tasty slow cooker ham and cheese sandwiches can be found right below.

It’s important to remember that these values are only an estimate as I made use of an online tool to calculate them.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 165g (5.82 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 292.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.5g 50%
Saturated Fat 18.9g 95%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 46%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are tons of other meals that you can do in the slow cooker such as sausage and peppers. These sausages go great in a bread roll on their own or with a bit of cheese. Certainly, worth a try if you love slow cooked food.

For something a little less savory you can always try making a french toast casserole or some bread pudding in the slow cooker. There are plenty of options when it comes to bread dishes in the slow cooker.

I hope that this slow cooker ham and cheese sandwiches work out for you as well as they did for me. If you have any thoughts, tips or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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