Sweet Island Ham & Pineapple Snackers

Disclosure: I am participating in a marketing campaign as a Buddig Deli Mom, and Buddig has supplied me with Buddig lunch meat coupons as part of this campaign. This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Buddig. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. I have received information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway.  This post contains affiliate links. Read full Disclosure Policy.

Sweet Island Ham & Pineapple Snackers

Earlier this summer, Carl Buddig and Company asked me to partner with them as a Buddig Deli Mom and create some meals and snacks with deli meats that aren’t sandwiches! In June, I shared our Ham and Cheese Quesadillas, and in July, we made Ham, Apple, and Cheese Roll-Ups! This time, I took a reader’s suggestion to incorporate the sweet flavor of Hawaiian rolls with another Buddig treat…


Sweet Island Ham & Pineapple Snackers


  • Buddig Premium Black Forest Ham
  • Grated/shredded cheese of your choice
    (I used Dubliner, as its crisp taste with a hint of sweetness works really well here! Swiss or Mozzarella are great choices too.)
  • Package of Hawaiian rolls
  • Can of pineapple chunks or tidbits
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Cooking oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Heat the skillet with a splash of cooking oil over medium heat.



Chop the onion. If using pineapple chunks, chop them into tidbits.  Dice the Buddig Premium Black Forest Ham as well.




Scrape all ingredients into the skillet and and sautee in the pan until the onion caramelizes and the ham lightly browns.




Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half. Place rolls cut side up on a cookie sheet and butter the cut sides.  



Top buttered roles with about a tablespoon of the ham, pineapple, and caramelized onion mixture. Then, top with the grated cheese of your choice. 



Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for five minutes. Let them cool (just a little – they’re delicious when hot!) and serve.



These are so good. Seriously good. They’re the kind of thing you might think of making for a party, but then after trying them, you think, “Maybe we’ll just eat them all right now.” I had to shoo my boys out of the kitchen until I had enough time to take “after” photos for my blog! 

“Are you done with photos now?”





It only takes a little creativity to make more than a sandwich.  Carl Buddig & Company is family-owned, and their mission is to make meals and snacks more delicious for families around the country, offering premium deli meats without a premium price.

Buddig Premium Deli Meats are offered in 8-ounce and 1-pound packages in the following varieties:

  • Honey Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Black Forest Ham
  • Smoked Ham
  • Smoked Honey Ham
  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Rotisserie-Flavored Chicken Breast

Buddig Premium Deli Meats are lean, high-quality deli meats that are gluten free, good sources of protein, with no MSGs and lower sodium than competitor brands. Learn more about Buddig at their website, on Facebook or on Twitter.



This summer, Buddig is celebrating a Summer Of Smiles with weekly giveaways! And, I’ve got one more Buddig giveaway for my readers too…



I’ve got a Buddig Deli Meats giveaway this week for my readers too!

One of my lucky readers will win:

  • Buddig Tote Bag
  • Buddig Pencil Case
  • Buddig Lunch Bag
  • FREE Premium Deli Coupon
  • FREE Buddig 2oz Coupon

Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win: This Buddig giveaway begins today, August 25, 2016, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on August 31, 2016 at 11:59pm CST, and on September 1st, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is Kimberly M.


Save 50¢ on any ONE (1) Buddig 8oz or larger   Save $1.00 on any FIVE (5) packages of Buddig 2 oz Original

Disclosure: Legal: This giveaway is sponsored by Buddig. Responding to this post with a comment qualifies readers to enter. Duplicate posts do not increase chances of winning. The contest began at midnight CST on August 25, 2016 and will end at 11:59pm CST on August 31, 2016. One winner will be chosen via random-number generator on September 1, 2016 and announced the same day. Winner will receive a Buddig gift pack as shown above. Prize, information, and giveaway have been provided by Buddig. I have received information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway. I have been compensated for this giveaway. Winner will be contacted via the Private Messaging feature of JillCataldo.com and via email. If a winner does not reply to the message within 48 hours of notification, that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Fulfillment will be handled by Buddig. Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received. Read full Disclosure Policy. Good luck to everyone!
I am participating in a marketing campaign as a Buddig Deli Mom, and Buddig has supplied me with Buddig lunch meat coupons as part of this campaign. This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Buddig. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.  This post contains affiliate links. Read full Disclosure Policy.


  1. MamaHan says

    Ooh, the coupons would be great to have on hand for the days I don’t feel like waiting in line at the deli counter. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway, Jill!

  2. David says

    One of my favorite ways to use Buddig is by putting ham on a grilled cheese sandwich or by putting ham in scrambled eggs for an egg sandwich.

  3. Laurajj says

    Oh those look so good and easy to make! What a great idea for an after school snack! I have to try these! Our little one is always hungry afterschool and would love them!

  4. Terra Heck says

    We like Buddig meat for sandwiches. That recipe you made looks really good. Thanks.

  5. Wendy J. cordts says

    Love to try this one on my son! It is a lot healthier than the fast food he often picks up.

  6. wen budro says

    I’m going to have to make that yummy sandwich recipe. I’m always on the lookout for new taste combinations.

  7. Pamela says

    What a nice twist on a traditional sandwich – would love to win, and will definitely try the recipe!

  8. Kimberly Matlack says

    These would be so nice and easy to make for snacks while having movie night with my grandsons, picnics, cook outs, family or friend gatherings, etc. Thank you for sharing. Always looking for new ideas for all these get togethers.

  9. Dana Marie Germain says

    What a delicious and easy looking recipe thanks for the tip and the fab giveaway!

  10. carrie m says

    These little snackers would be great for our Sunday football parties. Thank you for the great idea!

  11. Liz OB says

    Wow those look perfect for my kids’ birthday party next month! Will definitely be doing this! Thanks for the opportunity to win some cool stuff!

  12. Terry Stevens says

    I would love to try your recipe as it looks delicious. Thank you for the opportunity.

  13. Casey says

    My fiance and I love ham and pineapple! Can’t wait to try your recipe. Looks like a great football app.

  14. susan smoaks says

    I would love to try the Hawaiian ham pineapple snackers. they really do look delicious.

  15. Mary Beth Elderton says

    These little sandwiches look delicious…and super easy for after school snack.

  16. Jo Ricker says

    Your recipe looks so yummy. I think I am going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe and this giveaway.

  17. Chrissy says

    I love Hawaiian sweet rolls and ham and pineapple so basically this recipe is a combo of things I love! I seriously can’t wait to try this!! Thanks!

  18. charlene canfield says

    I love this product. I like that they are in packages of 2 ounces. I can throw one in my bag and eat it for breakfast, snack or lunch.

  19. Lissa Crane says

    We are huge fans of Buddig in my home! They are the only name I trust to feed my kiddo’s for their school lunches & when I use something else, they always make a comment and notice it doesn’t taste as good as it usually does!

  20. Pam C. says

    I love ham and pineapple together. My mouth is already watering. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  21. Sharon Rooney says

    The Sweet Island Ham & Pineapple Snackers sound so good and super easy to make. This will be a great recipe for footballs season (or anytime) while the guys are watching the game.

  22. Barbara says

    I always buy Buddig lunch meat and now that some of the sizes come in those plastic reusable containers, I’m even happier. They taste great and at the big supermarket I go to, are never priced as high as other brands.

    I’m sorry, it looks like your recipe is being enjoyed! I hate pineapple though so I’m having a difficult time imagining it. ;)

  23. elizabeth miller says

    My daughter loves Buddig meats. She really loves the ham. I actually have to hide it in my fridge on weekends or she will snack on the whole pack.

  24. shelly peterson says

    We love Buddig lunch meat. Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com .

  25. says

    We are having family over tomorrow night to celebrate my 50th birthday! I am making some appetizers and these will work perfectly! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Shakeia Rieux says

    Those snackers look so good, i have to give the recipe a try. I have a picky eater in my family, but I know he would love this.

  27. Carol w says

    Your recipe is great for one of the up coming Sunday football games. Thanks for the chance to win

  28. Fiona N says

    Your Sweet Island Ham & Pineapple Snackers recipe looks super good! I would love to try it soon!
    Thank You for the chance

  29. Billie R says

    I think your sandwich sounds delicious. All those toppings would be great on a pizza too! Light on the onion for me though.

  30. Katie Bellamy says

    We love this lunch meat! My husband makes creamed chipped beef with it and its really good!