Ham Buns Recipe
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Ham Buns Recipe

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These tasty sandwiches are a great way to use leftover ham. Friends with whom I've shared the recipe tell me that ham buns disappear fast at potlucks or parties. Use mini-buns and make ahead for an easy meal or snack. —Esther Shank Harrisonburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 6 to 8 hamburger buns, split or 16 to 20 mini buns

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 300 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 722 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, onion, poppy seed, Worcestershire sauce and mustard until well blended. Add ham and cheese; mix well.
  2. Divide evenly among buns. Place in a shallow baking pan and cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 main dish <I>or</I> 16-20 appetizer servings.
Originally published as Ham Buns in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p31

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"So delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"I had prepared these ham buns when the recipe first was featured in my TOH recipe book and I had adjusted the recipe as follows: I chopped the onion I used, rather than grated it and I used 2 tsp. spicy brown mustard. Dijon mustard can be used instead! I used shredded

Cheddar cheese. I admit that when I made these ham buns, I LOVED them! I devoured them!
They were so tasty! This was a long time back when I'd made these ham buns, but at that time, I didn't have access to a computer to rate recipes! delowenstein"

Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"This is so easy. My kids love it. Great for leftover ham."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I thought these were good, unfortunately my kids didn't."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009 Edited Oct. 14, 2013

"I made these many years ago, and I could hardly fill the buns because I couldn't stop eating the filling! Insanely delicious. I used small hard rolls, and they turned out beautiful."

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