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Pizza Sliders

close up shot of Pizza Sliders on a spatula
Gooey cheese and your favorite pizza toppings all between fresh slider buns make these pizza sliders a delicious option to whip up in a flash.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 count Hawaiian rolls
  • cups shredded mozzarella, divided 1 cup and 1½ cup
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • 20 slices deli-style dry-cured pepperoni,
  • cup salted sweet cream butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set it aside.
  • Keeping the rolls connected, carefully slice the rolls in half horizontally.
  • Remove the top row of the connected buns and carefully set it aside.
  • Place the bottom row of connected buns in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella on top of the bottom buns.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over the mozzarella.
  • Layer 5 rows of 4 slices of pepperoni on top of the pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella over the top of the pepperoni.
  • Lay the top row of connected buns on top of the shredded mozzarella.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter on top of the buns.
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan on top of the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning on top of the grated parmesan.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and carefully slice the rows to release the individual slider sandwiches. Serve while hot.

Notes

  • It is best to shred the mozzarella cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese often comes with a coating that prevents it from melting properly.
  • Don’t skimp on the butter. It soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to both the top and the bottom half of the slider buns.
  • The tops of the rolls will toast on top quickly, so it is important to cover the full pan with a sheet of aluminum foil for the full 30 minutes to allow the cheese to melt all the way in the center of the dish. Once the rolls are hot and melty all the way through, remove the foil and continue cooking for just a few moments to toast the tops of the buns.

Nutrition

Sodium: 346mgCalcium: 134mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 392IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 82mgCholesterol: 37mgCalories: 143kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 12gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 2gIron: 1mg