Pizza Sliders Recipe (Pepperoni Pizza)
Pepperoni, sauce, and cheese sandwiched between soft rolls and baked — these pepperoni pizza sliders will be the hit of your party!
I interrupt my regularly scheduled programming (healthy! skinny! kale!) for GAME DAY FOOD. Okay, I know game day food can totally be healthy (should we talk about putting butternut squash in queso?) but sometimes it isn’t, and that’s okay too. Everything in moderation, and these are made for sharing. And they contain protein and calcium — score!
That was a completely unintentional game day pun but I’m rolling with it.
You guys already know I’m obsessed with all things pizza. We’ve got pepperoni pizza homemade hot pockets, pepperoni pizza dip (SO GOOD), Parmesan crusted pepperoni pizza grilled cheese, and pizza mac and cheese muffins.
More about these Pizza Sliders:
If you’re looking for something on the healthier end of the spectrum, you could whip up some pepperoni pizza zucchini noodles or even easier, bite sized zucchini pepperoni pizzas. Or one of my personal favorites, pepperoni pizza quinoa stuffed peppers. If that’s still not enough, you can try pepperoni pizza 6 layer hummus dip. Enough to satisfy your pizza cravings?
To make things even better, these pizza sliders could not possibly be easier to make and you can easily double the recipe if you’re serving a crowd. They’re absolutely perfect for any football watching party. If pepperoni isn’t your thing, you could fill these with any of your favorite pizza toppings: mushrooms, peppers, onions, sausage, ham, spinach….the possibilities are limitless.
PS: This is the baking dish I used.
Additional Baked Slider recipes:
I love that you can easily prepare these Pizza Sliders ahead of time and pop the pan into the oven when your company arrives. They’ll love the smell of these hot sandwiches baking in the oven. You’ll love that you can effortlessly serve a delicious hot sandwich. Here’s more great ideas that I’m sure you’ll like:
- Classic ham and cheese sliders
- Turkey sliders (aka Rachel sandwich), similar to a Reuben but with turkey instead of corned beef
- Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls (these aren’t sliders, but they are oven baked sandwiches)
- Baked Cheeseburger Sliders by The Cookie Rookie
- Baked Italian Beef Sliders by The Chunky Chef
- 1 package (12 oz or 12 count) King’s Hawaiian Honey Wheat Rolls
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (low moisture, part-skim)
- 1/2 cup pepperoni (I use mini)
- 1/4 cup butter (4 tablespoons), melted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray baking dish (11 x 8 inch) lightly with cooking spray. Cut entire sheet of rolls in half (separating tops from bottoms), being careful to try to keep rolls connected. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish.
- Spread pizza sauce evenly over the rolls and sprinkle pepperoni on top of sauce (see notes). Sprinkle mozzarella on top of pepperoni and then place the top half of the rolls on top.
- Mix melted butter with garlic powder, parsley flakes, dried oregano and shredded Parmesan cheese. Pour evenly over sliders.
- Spray a piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray to prevent cheese from sticking and cover baking dish with this foil.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes or until parmesan is melted and golden brown.
- Cut into sliders and serve immediately.
You may use other rolls that are all connected in a sheet – King’s Hawaiian is typically the most readily available.
If you don’t use mini pepperoni, I’d use one pepperoni per roll, so 12 pepperoni slices. If you want to use more, just make sure you have a sharp knife to slice these apart into individual sliders before serving.
Be creative with pizza toppings. In addition to pepperoni (or instead of) you could add mushrooms, peppers, onions, cooked sausage, ham, spinach, olives, etc.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slider
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
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Husband’s take: He loves these, the kids love these, everyone loves these.
Changes I would make: None are necessary at all but I would possibly play with different fun pizza “toppings” next time I make these.
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