Delicious Baked Sandwiches

posted by Andrea | 09/22/2011

What do you get when you mix delicious deli meats, gooey cheese, fresh rolls, and a healthy amount of butter?

The most delicious baked sandwiches ever!

And just wait until I show you how easy these are to make… perfect for a quick weeknight meal and delicious school lunches the next day.

For starters — just make up a dozen {or more!} of your favorite meat/cheese sandwiches on Brown ‘n Serve rolls. I know I always preach how almost all my recipes are easily customizable for the ingredients you have in the house, but I must admit that the Brown ‘n Serve rolls {or store brand equivalent} are what make these sandwiches. Other rolls don’t get crispy enough on top!

 

Then mix up the delicious, buttery sauce {recipe below}.

 

Pour the sauce over the buns…

 

Then bake them for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are nice and crispy.

 

Besides that fact that this is one of the easiest recipes in my recipe box — you can make it even easier by preparing these sandwiches in the morning {or the night before} and then simply baking them when it’s time to eat.

I’ve tried them both ways — baking right away and letting them sit for several hours — and you can’t taste any difference, so just do whatever works best for you.

Also, these are delicious the next day for school lunches… so you might want to make an extra dozen or so!

 

Recipe for 1 Dozen Sandwiches:

{print this recipe}

Sandwiches:

  • 1 dozen Brown n’ Serve rolls
  • 1/2 to 3/4 lb. sliced deli meat
  • sliced cheese — enough to fit on each bun

Sauce: 

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. Poppy seeds

Directions:>

  • Put sandwiches together and place in a 9×13” pan
  • Boil sauce until bubbly and pour over sandwhiches.
  • You can either bake immediately or let sit for several hours or even over night.
  • Bake in a 350*F preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and crispy.

Leftover sandwiches are perfect for lunch the next day and taste great cold or warmed up again.

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43 comments

  1. Toni

    09/22/2011

    I can vouch that these are truly delicious. I remember 20+ years ago they were popular to make as finger foods for parties. The tiny little rectangular rolls were used and you just sliced through the entire tray of rolls and cooked them in the pan they came in, wrapping it in foil. Yummy!!

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  2. Jenni

    09/22/2011

    these are also so yummy made on the Hawaiian sweet rolls……I actually spread the butter sauce on the inside of the sandwiches instead – makes them a little bit less messy, but still quite delicious

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    Dana Reply:

    I did the same thing for my daughters birthday party. They were the most talked about and enjoyed thing I made. They were even more popular than the home made strawberry dream cake!

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  3. Stacey

    09/22/2011

    Funny! I have these pinned on my pinterest board and was getting ready to buy ingredients to make these for next week! they look soooo yummy!

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    Andrea Reply:

    They are delicious — definitely get the ingredients!!

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  4. Sarah

    09/22/2011

    AWESOME! Going thru my freezer I noticed we had leftover hamburger buns no idea how it happended, must have been a buy one get on free deal or two I took advantage of. By this time of year we are sick of hamburgers so I needed an idea of what I could do with them. YUM can’t wait to see what my family thinks. I’m all out of poppy seeds but have sesame seeds they will have to do for first time round… thanks

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  5. Katie

    09/22/2011

    I have made a very similar recipe with King’s Hawaiian rolls. You can slice them without breaking them apart and 2 packages fit perfectly in a 13×9 pan; very easy and good!

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  6. Cristy

    09/22/2011

    Any chance these can be frozen and re-heated??

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    Diana from SC Reply:

    Yes these can be frozen and reheated in the microware.

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  7. Elena

    09/22/2011

    These look DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely have to try them. Thanks:)

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  8. Johane Levesque

    09/23/2011

    I don’t have these little rolls at my local grocery store. What should I look for that would be similar? Thanks!

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  9. Tonya

    09/24/2011

    Just made these for lunch. My husband said they were really good and looks forward to having them again. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks for posting it. Yummmmm

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    Andrea Reply:

    thanks for letting me know Tonya!! Glad your family liked them too :)

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  10. Melissa

    01/02/2012

    Made these last night. Used ham on half and turkey on the other. Thought 24 would fit in a pan. Had to do one 9×13 and one 8×8. YUM! Everyone loved them. Keeper recipe…thanks for sharing!

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  11. Christina

    01/16/2012

    Do the rolls get soggy on the bottom from the sauce pooling at bottom of pan? They look delicious

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    Andrea Reply:

    Christina, the rolls DO get “soggy” — but that’s what makes them so delicious.
    It’s not a bad soggy, it’s more like “gooey” and “sticky”with delicious sauce…but crispy on top. they are very good and we are actually having them for dinner tomorrow night [by popular demand!]

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    Christina Reply:

    Ok I’m definitely going to give thm a try!! Thanks

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  12. Nina

    01/29/2012

    I’m excited to make these! Do they freeze ok?

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  13. Ramona

    01/29/2012

    ok, so I left the picture of this recipe on the computer when I went to answer the phone, my husband saw it and instantly starting asking me questions about it. I was told that I needed to make them. I made them yesterday for lunch and they smelled wonderful. They tasted amazing and looked just as good. I will definately have this on my weekly menu list, change it up a bit with the lunchmeat and cheese. I think I might also make these for my church potluck dinners as well. They are just so easy and so good. Thanks again!

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  14. jerilyn

    02/03/2012

    These were fabulous! Thanks for the new family favorite!

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  15. Amy

    02/11/2012

    Andrea, my family and I LOVED these sandwiches!!!!!! Even my super picky 9 year old! We have a dinner “go to ” list that we are building on and my daughter said “PUT THESE ON THE LIST!!!!!!!!”

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  16. Cynthia

    03/01/2012

    Loved them. We made them with the 2 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (24 count each, so a total of 48) and just made the amount of sauce for 1, 12 count and it was plenty. Everyone in the house except for my grandson who’s not feeling well loved them and I have plenty for my husband’s lunch. I know this was asked but do they freeze well? If you could reply I would so appreciate it.
    Thanks again…:)

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  17. Kathleen

    04/06/2012

    Delicious!!! Thank you so much!!

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  18. Tami

    04/29/2012

    Andrea, My family loved these sandwiches tonight! The sauce had the perfect blend of flavorings. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will be making it again.

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  19. kristen

    04/29/2012

    I was just wondering if anyone has froze these, and if so, do you bake first or bake once they come out of the freezer? And, freeze with or without sauce? I have 12 rolls and only 2 of us so I’d like to use all the ingredients but maybe end up with a couple batches. I’d love a tip on this…thanks!

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  20. Lindsey

    05/22/2012

    Hi I really want to make this and I went to the store last night but I could not find those rolls.

    Could you please tell me a good alternative?

    Also would you freeze them after baking or before?

    Thanks
    Lindsey

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  21. Jen

    05/30/2012

    We made these a few weeks ago and they are good. I tried them again last week with Italian dressing in place of the buttery sauce and that was really good, too.

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  22. Lisa Collin

    11/26/2012

    Having these tonight for supper. I didn’t have poppy seeds, so I sprinkled oregano on top. We’re big sandwich fans over here so I’m doubling the recipe for my family of five. The kids and DH will love the leftovers in their lunch!

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  23. Alicia Sperry

    02/16/2013

    Great recipe for my family of 10! I took it up a notch by making my own rolls using this recipe: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/big-batch-quick-dinner-rolls-recipe. Baked them for 15 minutes, then cooled them a bit before slicing and making the sandwiches. My husband dipped his in rasperry jelly and loved them! Thanks for sharing!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yum… homemade rolls! That sounds delicious!

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  24. Renee

    04/09/2013

    I made a different version of these tonight with what I had on hand. I used hamburger buns and leftover brisket for the adults and turkey lunchmeat and cheese for the kids. I did a lazy version of the sauce. I didn’t have any poppy seeds. I spread mustard over each bun, sprinkled brown sugar and put a pat of butter on each roll, then baked. Turned out great!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yum!! Sounds delicious and I love it that you used what you had on hand and improvised. All the recipes on my blog are so simple, it’s almost impossible to totally mess them up :)

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  25. Monica

    04/17/2013

    Could you use already baked rolls from the bakery? I just bought a huge bag of rolls at Sam’s Club last night because I was going to take some with dinner to a sick friend. I got to thinking I have a ton of leftover ham in my fridge so I could make these sandwiches instead if I can use the already cooked rolls. What do you think?

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes Monica, I’m sure that would be fine. The results might taste a little different, but not necessarily worse — just different!

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  26. MomofTwoPreciousGirls

    05/29/2013

    ANY ideas for alternatives to the mustard? Both hubby and I DESPISE mustard (really strongly!).

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    Andrea Reply:

    I actually hate mustard too, but I use brown mustard for these sandwiches and don’t mind it at all. If you really dislike mustard that much, just do without it.

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  27. Fiona

    09/14/2013

    Hi Andrea, have you tried freezing these after they’ve been baked? If so, how did they turn out? I was thinking about making them ahead for lunch at work.
    Thanks!

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  28. Amanda Melichar

    10/21/2013

    Oh my Gosh! These look amazing! I also dislike mustard on it’s own but don’t mind it hidden in recipes :)

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  29. Colleen Dekker

    12/08/2013

    Hi Andrea, I was wondering if you have ever frozen these sandwiches after they have been baked? The recipe is really too much for the two of us and although I could make just half I would prefer to make the whole one and freeze the leftovers.
    If you have frozen them, how do you then thaw and reheat them and how do they turn out?

    Thanks!
    Colleen

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’ve frozen the sandwiches BEFORE adding the sauce and baking, but never after. We just eat them for lunch leftovers throughout the week — they stay good in the fridge for several days and re-heat well in the microwave.

    However, if you’re not a big fan of leftovers, I’d probably just make a half batch at a time :)

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  31. Sara

    10/15/2014

    Hi Andrea,
    I would like to know what kind of cheese you use for these sandwiches?
    Thanks,
    Sara

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hey Sara. You can honestly use any type of “yellow cheese”. sometimes I use cheddar, sometimes colby jack, sometimes even Kraft singles for super gooey cheese.

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