Pizza Sliders are quick and easy-to-make at home and perfectly portioned for small-sized snacking. Soft bread is stuffed with cheese, sauce, and pepperoni, brushed with butter, and baked into delicious game day or anytime appetizers.
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Keyword: Game Day Food, pizza, pizza sliders, tailgate
2½cupshredded mozzarella divided 1 cup and 1 ¼ cup
20slicesdeli style dry cured pepperoni
⅓cupsalted sweet cream buttermelted
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 375*. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set it aside.
Keeping the rolls connected, carefully slice the rolls in ½, 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.
To Store: Wrap your pizza sliders tightly or store them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To Reheat: You can cook your sliders in the microwave for 10-15 second intervals until warmed through for a quick, delicious snack! To keep your bread from becoming soggy, my favorite way to reheat pizza sliders is by popping them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. This keeps the bread slightly crispy.
This recipe is for 12 sliders, but you can easily make a double batch for a large crowd or if you know your guests will eat more than two each.
These sliders are done when the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted through.