Baked Ham & Swiss Sandwiches: A Freezer Cooking Recipe

ham and cheese sliders
As you may know, I love freezer cooking!  I love saving time, money and being able to pull out a meal from the freezer for dinner on a busy day.  (If you missed the post on why I didn’t cook dinner for two weeks, go here. . . And it ended up being more like three and a half weeks!)In that post, I mentioned that I made 52 Ham & Swiss Sandwiches.  This is my favorite of the recipes from my mother-in-law.  The sandwiches freeze beautifully and allow you to pull out just enough to feed your family or a big crowd.

Baked Ham & Swiss Sandwiches


The Spread:
1 lb butter
Medium-Large Onion grated
2 tsp of Worchestshire
1 tsp Poppy Seeds
6 Tbs Yellow Mustard

Melt ingredients together and bring to a light boil.  Then refrigerate for one hour (or more), stirring often.  The consistency should be thick and spreadable.  Makes enough for 25 small sandwiches.

Other ingredients:  Rolls or Hoagie Buns, Ham and Swiss Cheese

freezer ham and swiss sandwiches

Cut the buns in half if needed (see picture) and spread the poppy seed mixture on both sides of the bun.  Assemble sandwiches with ham and swiss and wrap tightly in tin foil.  If baking immediately, bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes.

If freezing, place sandwiches in a freezer bag.  Thaw sandwiches completely and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is hot throughout.  (I have had to bake longer if sandwiches were still cold.)

As I mentioned in the freezer cooking post, I bought a ham for $1.17/lb and Dan sliced it up for me to use for the sandwiches.  I doubled the spread recipe and made 52 sandwiches, using 2 lbs of Swiss Cheese.  You may substitute deli ham if you’d like.

Enjoy!

Related Posts:
Freezer Cooking (part one)
Co-Op Freezer Cooking (cooking with your friends)

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