Funeral Sandwiches!

These yummy little bundles of goodness got their unusual name, because in the South, when someone dies you can guarantee that some sweet person will show up either at the funeral home or at the families house with  a warm pan of these little sandwiches.  Actually, the first time I had them, years ago was at the funeral home.   Of course, these are also great to serve for parties and other events.  They disappear fast! 

 Here is what you will need:

12 Kings Hawaiian Dinner rolls (could substitute another good dinner roll)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
12 slices thinly sliced deli ham (Black Forest or Honey Ham is best)
12 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. poppy seeds

Cut the rolls in half with a serrated knife.  Spread each half with mayonnaise.  Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on each roll and cover with the other half.  Place in a 9"x13" baking dish. 

In a bowl, combine the butter, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and poppy seeds.  Pour over the tops of the sandwiches.  Cover the dish with foil.  Allow to sit and soak up the sauce on the counter for about 15 minutes. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Place the baking dish on the center rack and bake for 15 minutes.

Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes or until lightly browned.  The cheese will be melted and ooey gooey and they are yummy!  Double the recipe if you are making for a larger party or crowd!


  1. I've made a simpler version of these for our church youth group. As a short cut, I take a long serrated knife and cut the entire package of Hawaiian rolls all at once without separating them. Then spread the mayo, layer ham/turkey/chicken and cheese. Put the top of the rolls back on, still keeping the rolls together, then heat them. BUT... I never though of brushing them with the awesomeness of butter, garlic, Worcestershire, mustard and poppy seed mixture. This is genius! I'll be doing it this way from now on. Thank you for sharing. :-)

    1. Just like the recipe. "Cut the rolls in half with a serrated knife. Spread each half with mayonnaise."

  2. can you leave out the poppy seeds? I don't use them!

  3. Of course, as you like it.



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