These easy, cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are perfect for a quick and easy dinner, an after school snack or a tasty game day appetizer.
A few weeks ago, I shared some Hawaiian BBQ Ham and Cheese sliders here on the blog. They're easy to make, super delicious, and my family loves them!. Actually, they enjoy them so much that I make them pretty often. I don't know about you, but if I have the same thing too frequently, I get bored with it. The Hubs, on the other hand, could eat his favorites every single day.
So, I decided to try something a little bit different, and I made a tray of these easy pepperoni pizza sliders. These little sandwiches taste almost exactly like a cheesy pepperoni pizza, but they're so much easier to make. These are a lot like Hawaiian BBQ sliders except that the meat and sauce are different.
You can use your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce here. And since you don't need that much of it, you can even use leftover spaghetti sauce if you have any.
I used Hawaiian rolls for this recipe, but any small roll is fine. And, all you do is brush a thin layer of sauce on the bottoms of the rolls. Then, you top that with provolone cheese and several thin slices of pepperoni.
I wanted to mimic the taste of pizza crust, so I mixed some Italian seasoning with some melted butter. Then, I brushed the mixture on the tops of the rolls.
The seasoning kind of bakes into the rolls, and it's almost like eating a pizza crust sandwich. When the sliders are done, the cheese bubbles up and runs onto the tray. It's a little bit messy, but oh, so good and cheesy!
You gotta love all of that ooey, gooey, stretchy cheese! I used provolone cheese, but mozzarella would definitely work too.
How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
- 12 Hawaiian rolls or mini hamburger buns
- 36 slices thin pepperoni
- ½ cup marinara sauce
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Open buns and place on baking sheet
- Brush some sauce on the bottom of each roll
- Add 1 folded slice of cheese and 3 slices of pepperoni on each roll
- Replace top bun
- Cover with foil and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese starts to melt
- Mix melted butter and Italian seasoning, and lightly brush mixture on top of each roll
- Bake for additional 3 to 5 minutes, uncovered, or until cheese is melted and buns are slightly brown
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
The good news is that my family absolutely inhaled these pepperoni pizza sliders, and since these were such a big hit, I started making them along with the Hawaiian BBQ sliders. I just make a big tray of sandwiches, and people choose what they want.
These are perfect when you need to get dinner on the table fast. And since it's almost football season, I'm thinking that these would make awesome game day appetizers.
If you decide to make them, let me know what you think.
Have a wonderful day, friends!