Funeral Rolls

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Funeral Rolls are simply the best sandwich and so easy to make.  My husband loves this appetizer!

Funeral Rolls taste AMAZING! They are an easy appetizer recipe to make and let me tell you they are nothing to mourn about. I was introduced to these delicious Funeral Sandwiches years ago when I taught at North Laurel High in London, KY. My co-worker made these for a teachers meeting and everyone gobbled them up!  She told me they are called Funeral Rolls because they were prepared for funeral “layouts” traditionally in the South.

They are so easy to make and what I love is that can prepare them in advance and then bake them when you are ready. I made these for my family this year at Christmas and they loved them! They would make a fabulous appetizer for game day too!

Funeral Rolls are simply the best sandwich and so easy to make.  My husband loves this appetizer!

We prefer our Funeral Rolls to be made with Kings Hawaiian Rolls.  Simply Cut each roll in half, lengthwise and place bottom halves on the bottom of a baking pan.  Then Layer bottom half with ham slices and cheese and place the top half back on.

In a bowl, Mix together the butter, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder. Pour sauce over sandwiches, drenching each one. Cover tightly and marinade anywhere from 4-24 hours. Overnight works best!  This is why I love this recipe because you make them in advance and pull them out to bake later!

Funeral Rolls are simply the best sandwich and so easy to make.  My husband loves this appetizer!

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Funeral Rolls
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package (12 ct) of King’s Hawaiian Rolls (or other brand of choice)
  • 1 lb. Ham (sliced thin)
  • Swiss or Provolone Cheese, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TBSP mustard
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • optional, poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Cut each roll in half, lengthwise and place bottom halves on the bottom of a baking pan.
  2. Layer bottom half with ham slices and cheese and place the top half back on.
  3. In a bowl, Mix together the butter, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder. Pour sauce over sandwiches, drenching each one. Cover tightly and marinade anywhere from 4-24 hours. Overnight works best!
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Optional - sprinkle poppy seeds over the top
  6. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered,or until cheese is melted and bun tops are a bit golden.

 

Funeral Rolls are simply the best sandwich and so easy to make.  My husband loves this appetizer!

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Comments

  1. These are good. At our mom’s group one of the ladies made these…yummy

  2. These look great. Why do they call them funeral rolls? thx

  3. Donna M Gain says:

    Why are these rolls called
    “Funeral Rolls”?

  4. Tried this half Kaiser rolls other half Hawaiian rolls, half turkey/cheddar and other half ham/provolone, and no marinade and they came out great, I also have some in fridge to marinate to see which way is best.. yum yum thanks

  5. I’ve been looking for this recipe. I remembered that they were called Funeral Rolls, but not what goes in them! When I got to the recipe and saw North Laurel High School, I decided I had better save it and show it to my husband…he was in the first graduating class at North!

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