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Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches Recipe
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Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches
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Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches

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"From Real Women of Philadelphia 2010 Host Caryn Ross: Hawaiian bread rolls provide a subtly sweet contrast to the savory flavors of ham and PHILADELPHIA Chive and Onion Cream Cheese. The sandwiches are melt-in-your-mouth good after they come out of the oven."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Cut all rolls in half. Place roll bottoms in 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Place equal amounts of ham on each roll bottom. Top with Gruyere.
  3. On each of the roll tops, spread a generous amount of the cream cheese spread. Return the tops to the bottoms making sandwiches.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion and Parmesan cheese. Pour over your sandwiches and let sit for at least 20 minutes. (You can make these ahead of time and allow to sit in fridge overnight.)
  5. Place sandwiches, covered in foil, in a preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until warmed through. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2011

Great recipe and super easy to make. My only suggestion is that if you made them beforehand and cover them overnight or a few hours, to use foil or plastic wrap sprayed with Pam. I covered my Pyrex baking dishes with the plastic pyrex covers and the tops stuck to the cover ... so they didn't look super pretty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 27, 2012

I was on my own the night I made this recipe, so I made a single sandwich using a hamburger bun. I scaled the other ingredients down to two servings, but didn’t use nearly the amount of cream cheese spread. I wrapped my sandwich in non-stick foil and baked for 20 minutes. When I opened the foil the top was a little soggy, so I popped it under the broiler to crisp it up. I really wanted to like this, but the warm, runny cream cheese just didn’t do it for me. It was edible, but I won’t be making it again. Sorry.

Nov 06, 2014

These are amazing! We love them with a fried egg for breakfast or brunch too. I have been making them on the hawaiian bread hamburger buns, which makes 6 sandwiches. I only use a half pound of shaved ham and have only used swiss and it's worked great. They also reheat well in the microwave in a few seconds.

Jul 30, 2011

These were delicious! But I used 2 packages of rolls, 1 1/2 pounds of ham and I doubled the butter sauce- this way I used up all of the cream cheese. I'm glad I did, because just 12 wouldn't have been enough.

Jul 29, 2011

The recipe only calls for one stick of butter, not two, rosethecook. 1/2 cup butter is 1 stick.

Jul 05, 2011

It's delicious. However, I would caution anyone for using 2 sticks butter for this recipe. Either cut the entire sauce (4 ingredients) to 1/2, or double the amount of buns. Same for the cheese spread. It's way too much for 12 buns. Truthfully, you need 2 packages of buns to follow the recipe.

Apr 22, 2011

These were very good. I used a regular swiss cheese that I already had. I also used a popular brand of hawaiian roll, and they were fairly small, so I didn't use all of the cream cheese or ham (and halved each slice of cheese), but there was still plenty on each. I recommend that you keep an eye on these, as mine were well-done at about 15 minutes. They probably would have burned had I left them in the entire 20. Husband thought they were delicious and I will make them again.

Aug 03, 2011

MOUTHWATERING! I used thinly sliced boiled ham from the deli. I also used the individually wrapped swiss cheese slices (similar to the American cheese slices) because they really melt easily and smoothly. Each sandwich only requires 1/2 slice of cheese. If you leave the sandwiches covered a little after removing from the oven, the rolls are nicely steamed and soft. These are a tasty and inexpensive way to feed a crowd--a definite crowd pleaser. Thank you.


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  • Calories
  • 585 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 994 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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