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Baked Cracker Sandwiches

A few years ago, I went to a coworker’s house party and brought little baked sandwiches made out of Hawaiian rolls.

Everyone was amazed. People were begging me for the recipe. The simple little ham and cheese sliders were a massive hit.

I couldn’t believe it. The recipe was one of the most simple I had ever tried. People were in awe of these sandwiches?? Out of all the things I have made in my life, THIS is what they loved?

Using the same recipe, I went to work on a new type of party sandwich for Christmas Eve. Instead of Hawaiian rolls, I used Ritz crackers. Everything else was the same: sweet dijon sauce, ham and swiss interior, crispy poppy seed topping…

Again, these were a huge hit. I found myself sneaking cracker bites from the fridge whenever the night was over. Even soft and soggy after refrigeration, I loved them.

If you really want to impress people at your next party—maybe New Year’s Eve?–you should try out these crackers.


Baked Cracker Sandwiches

  • Servings: 12-24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A tasty bite of turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese baked on crackers with a sweet and savory sauce.


  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers (regular sized sleeves, no the minis)
  • 1/2 lb. deli turkey
  • 1/2 lb. deli honey ham
  • 1/4 lb. Swiss cheese slices
  • 6 TBS. butter, melted
  • 2 TBS. brown sugar
  • 1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 TBS. poppy seeds
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Place one sleeve of crackers on baking sheet, flat side up. It’s okay if the crackers touch, but don’t let them overlap each other.
    3. Place a slice of turkey or ham on each cracker, folding up so it barely hangs over cracker.
    4. Cut cheese into 1″ squares (I could make 9 squares out of each slice of cheese, cutting 3×3). Place one square of cheese on top of deli meat.
    5. Add a cracker on top of each piece of cheese, flat side down.
    6. In a bowl, stir together melted butter with Worcestershire, onion powder, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar. Brush on top of each cracker. Add a sprinle of poppy seeds to each cracker too.
    7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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