Cuban Hawaiian Roll Sliders

We have had some amazing sunsets lately! The waves have been wrecking the shores but the lake is almost 13 inches higher than the last few years so it is expected. Not wanted, but expected. The beach along this shore is gone and the metal wall can be seen all along the shore trying to keep some of the shore line intact.

I was looking around for a recipe for Cuban sliders because I had leftover pork loin from dinner the other night but every slider recipe I read had no pork in it. How can you make a Cuban sandwich with no pork? So, I made my own by taking a hugely popular recipe and adding the pork and extra pickles.

These would make a hearty football party snack, a teen party bite, or for us an appetizer meal!


The entire family loved this! I made one section of the rolls without the dehydrated onions on them but if you have them and like onions definitely add them. They get crisped up in the last few minutes of cooking and almost taste like the fried onions you add to the top of green bean casserole.

I served this with a green side salad to complete the meal.

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 12 pack of Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 1 pound of thinly sliced ham lunch meat
  • 1 (8 oz) package of Swiss cheese slices
  • 1 -2 cups leftover pork loin, chopped or sliced into small pieces
  • 1 jar of Clausen dill pickle sandwich thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 9×13 casserole pan with butter.
  3. Without separating the rolls, slice the entire package of Hawaiian rolls horizontally in half.
  4. Place the bottom half in buttered pan, cut side up.
  5. Layer ham slices on top of the cut rolls.
  6. Place Swiss cheese slices on top of the ham.
  7. Layer the pickles over the cheese with at least one pickle per roll.
  8. Spread the pork over the pickles.
  9. Place tops of rolls on top of rolls.
  10. Make sauce by whisking together melted butter and Dijon mustard.  Add in the minced onion and stir.
  11. Spoon the sauce over the roll tops of the rolls. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
  12.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the rolls are just beginning to get a little brown on top.
  13. Remove pan from oven. Cut and serve rolls while warm.


8 Comments Add yours

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You are so incredibly sweet and kind!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Actually, I was speechless. lol 😍

        Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:



    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!


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