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Easy Funeral Sandwiches

Funeral sandwiches are some of the best sandwiches ever! With tasty turkey, savory ham, favorite swiss cheese, and a tangy dijon butter glaze that is baked in fluffy sandwich rolls. These turkey, ham, and cheese sliders are caramelized with a dijon poppyseed crust and they’re the first to disappear quickly at any event! 

Funeral Sandwiches

This easy recipe for Funeral Sandwiches is a classic appetizer that everyone loves. Layers of turkey, ham, and swiss cheese are sandwiched between soft, slightly sweet slider buns, and topped with a sauce made with butter, mustard, and poppy seeds. Everything is baked together until the cheese is perfectly melted, and the buns are nicely toasted. They even make a great light dinner addition, add a bowl of soup and dinner is complete. 

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What Is a Funeral Sandwich?

Funeral sandwiches get their name because they are a type of sandwich often served at funerals. This is a Southern tradition that dates back to as early as 1779 where families and friends bring food and drinks to funerals like these sandwiches.

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Make Funeral Sandwiches Ahead of Time

The night before the event, assemble the Funeral Sandwiches right up to where you pour the melted butter on. Instead, cover the sandwiches and place them in the refrigerator. On the day of the event make the butter mixture, melt it, and pour it over the sandwiches, then bake them and pull them out of the oven right before guests arrive.

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What are the ingredients for a Funeral Sandwich?

  • sandwich rolls
  • sliced turkey
  • sliced ham
  • Swiss cheese
  • sliced pickles, optional
  • dijon mustard
  • butter
  • poppy seeds

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish.

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Cut the sandwich roll sheet in half through the middle and lay the bottom half of the sandwiches in the casserole dish.

Layer on the turkey, ham, and swiss cheese. Add the pickles, if using.

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Cover the sandwich fillings with the top of the sandwich sheet.

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In a small saucepan, melt together the butter and dijon mustard and stir until completely smooth.

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Pour the mustard-butter sauce over the sandwiches, using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.

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Sprinkle on the poppyseed, if using.

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Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until sauce is fully absorbed and sandwich tops are lightly browned.

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Slice and serve.

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Serve the sandwiches hot, so that the cheese is gooey and melty.

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Makes a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

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These sandwiches would be perfect for Christmas or for a game night as well!

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Funeral Sandwiches
Yield: 12 sandwiches

Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Funeral Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Funeral sandwiches are some of the best sandwiches ever! With tasty turkey, savory ham, favorite swiss cheese, and a tangy dijon butter glaze that is baked in fluffy sandwich rolls. These turkey, ham, and cheese sliders are caramelized with a dijon poppyseed crust and they’re the first to disappear quickly at any event! 

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet sandwich rolls
  • 1/2 lb sliced turkey
  • 1/2 lb sliced ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced pickles, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup butter, or more as desired
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish.
  3. Cut the sandwich roll sheet in half through the middle and lay the bottom half of the sandwiches in the casserole dish.
  4. Layer on the turkey, ham, and swiss cheese. Add the pickles, if using.
  5. Cover the sandwich fillings with the top of the sandwich sheet.
  6. In a small saucepan, melt together the butter and dijon mustard and stir until completely smooth.
  7. Pour the mustard-butter sauce over the sandwiches, using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.
  8. Sprinkle on the poppyseed, if using.
  9. Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until sauce is fully absorbed and sandwich tops are lightly browned.
  10. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 49mgSodium 570mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 11g

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Funeral sandwiches are some of the best sandwiches ever! With tasty turkey, savory ham, favorite swiss cheese, and a tangy dijon butter glaze that is baked in fluffy sandwich rolls. These turkey, ham, and cheese sliders are caramelized with a dijon poppyseed crust and they’re the first to disappear quickly at any event! via @Mooreorlesscook

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