Ritz Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Ritz Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are the perfect appetizers for any occasion. Ham and Swiss cheese are sandwiched between buttery, seasoned Ritz crackers, featuring a zesty kick of Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

three ritz ham and cheese sandwiches stacked in a pyramid.

We love having family and friends over. It can be a big bash or an impromptu visit, but no matter how big or small the gathering, we love serving up tasty appetizers for everyone to enjoy. One of our favorites is these Ritz ham and cheese sandwiches. They’re easy to make and have a zesty kick of flavor, along with smoky ham and melty Swiss cheese.

ritz ham and cheese sandwiches stacked in a basket lined with a red and white kitchen towel.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You’ll only need a few easy ingredients to make these sandwiches.
  • They’re full of smoky, buttery, seasoned flavor.
  • Ham and cheese is a classic combination that everyone loves.
  • These sandwiches are perfect for parties or even a fun twist on dinner!


sliced ham, sliced cheese, dijon mustard, onion powder, butter, worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and Ritz crackers.

You can find everything you need for this recipe in one quick trip to the grocery store. It’s just crackers, ham, and cheese with some butter and seasonings. There’s nothing to it!

All the ingredients you need to make these sandwiches are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Ritz crackers
  • Thinly sliced deli ham
  • Thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • Butter – melted
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Poppy seeds
  • Onion powder

🔪 How to Make Ritz Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

This delicious recipe starts with buttery Ritz crackers. We top them with ham and Swiss cheese, then season the top cracker with a buttery, zesty mix of Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, top with sesame seeds, and bake until melty. That’s it! It’s so easy, and anyone can do it!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

pieces of ham and sliced cheese being placed on top of crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 2: Top the Crackers

Arrange Ritz crackers on the baking sheet and top them with ham and cheese that you’ve torn to fit the crackers. Top the ham and chees with another cracker.

small bowl of melted butter and seasonings being mixed together.

Step 3: Make the Seasoned Butter

Combine the melted butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and poppy seeds in a small bowl.

seasoning butter being brushed on top of crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 4: Top and Bake

Spoon the butter mixture evenly over each cracker. Then bake the crackers for 8 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crackers are golden. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add a bit of cayenne or red pepper flakes to the butter mixture.
  • Lunchmeat – Use your favorite lunchmeat for this recipe.
  • Cheese – Your favorite cheese will work for these crackers.
  • Ritz – Use any brand of butter cracker for this recipe. They all work.
  • Mustard – Any mustard you have on hand will work.

You’ve seen this savory Ritz cracker recipe. Now check out a sweet version with these Ritz Cracker Treats.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Small bowl

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these Ritz ham and cheese sandwiches in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. You can freeze them for up to 3 months, wrapped tightly in cling wrap and stored in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Ritz Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Serve these sandwiches alongside your other favorite savory appetizers. You can even make them a fun meal by pairing them with fries, tots, or chips.

💭 Tips

  • Tear your ham and cheese to fit the crackers’ size and shape as closely as possible.
  • Be sure you have your ham and cheese sliced thinly so the sandwiches aren’t too stuffed.
  • Parchment paper makes cleanup super easy.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are Ritz ham and cheese sandwiches?

Ritz ham and cheese sandwiches are seasoned Ritz sandwich crackers stuffed with ham and cheese.

What are Ritz crackers?

Ritz is a butter cracker made with seasonings, oil, and salt.

Why were my Ritz sandwiches so messy?

It’s important to tear your ham and cheese to fit as closely as possible to the size of the crackers. If your ingredients extend outside of the cracker’s edge, you’ll end up with a gooey mess.

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🧾Recipe Card

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three ritz ham and cheese sandwiches stacked in a pyramid.

Ritz Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

These Ritz ham and cheese sandwiches feature ham and cheese sandwiched between buttery, seasoned Ritz crackers, then baked to perfection.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Sandwiches
Calories: 77kcal


  • large baking sheet
  • small bowl
  • spoon or pastry brush


  • 48 Ritz Crackers
  • 8 thin slices deli ham
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Arrange half the crackers on a large baking sheet.
  • Tear your swiss cheese into cracker size pieces and place on top of each cracker.
  • Repeat with the ham.
  • Top each one with another cracker.
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, onion powder and poppy seeds.
  • Spoon the butter mixture over each cracker evenly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crackers are golden.
  • Serve immediately.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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