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Italian Sliders are fun mini sandwiches that are perfect for easy weeknight dinners or game-day parties.

Bakery rolls are layered with Italian meats, cheeses, and peppers, then drizzled with a savory buttery topping and baked for an easy, crowd-pleasing favorite.

Italian Sliders are one of many simple sandwich recipes that can easily transition from dinnertime to party food. For more ideas, try my Reuben Sandwich Sliders, Hot Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders, and Easy Roast Beef Sliders.

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Why You’ll Love These Italian Sliders

  • Pull-Aparts – Pull-apart sandwiches are extra fun, mini sandwiches that are loved by adults and kids alike!
  • Customizable – You can easily switch up the deli meats and cheeses used.
  • Perfectly Tangy and Flavorful – Between the savory meats, spices, and banana peppers, these sandwiches have a great flavor and tang.


  • Bakery Rolls – Buy the kind that are sold in an attached sheet. Hawaiian Rolls or dinner rolls. I prefer regular dinner rolls for a more savory flavor.
  • Cheese – Both sliced provolone and shredded mozzarella.
  • Deli Meat – Thinly sliced deli ham, sliced deli pepperoni, and sliced salami.
  • Mild Banana Peppers – You can find these sliced in a jar, where condiments are sold.
  • Salted Butter – melted for brushing on top.
  • Spices – Everything Bagel Seasoning and dried parsley.
  • Italian Dressing – for serving.

How To Make Italian Sliders

See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  1. Prep – Preheat the oven and line a baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Slice Rolls – Use a serrated knife and slice through the middle of the rolls so you have a slab of tops and a slab of bottoms. Leave the rolls connected.
  3. Assembly – Layer the bottom slab with cheeses, meats, banana peppers, then top with the slab of rolls.
  4. Brush with Butter – Mix melted butter with seasonings and brush over the tops of the sliders.
  5. Bake – in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Slice and serve warm. With Italian dressing for dipping.
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baked hot italian sliders

Can you use Hawaiian rolls to make this recipe?

You can use Hawaiian rolls instead of bakery rolls to make these. Hawaiian rolls are sweeter so they will taste a little different, but still delicious!

Can these be cooked on the grill instead of in the oven?

Yes, they can! Instead of baking them in the oven, you can also cook them on the grill. Place the assembled sandwiches on a baking sheet and place the sheet on a grill and cook for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted.

Why Are My Sliders Soggy?

Too much butter will make the bread soggy. Use only the amount listed in the recipe. As they bake, the tops will turn golden brown, soaking up some of that butter while also creating a light crust on top.

Serving Suggestions

They can be served warm right out of the oven or even at room temperature, making them a perfect party or game day option! Serve alongside other favorite snacks and sides like potato salad, chips, or a side garden salad. I also love to pair them with Italian dressing for dipping.

baked italian slider on a wooden spatula


  • Different Meats or Cheeses – It’s easy to swap in different meats for this recipe to suit your preferences.
  • More Peppers – In addition to banana peppers, chopped roasted red peppers or even sundried tomatoes (drained from the jar) are also a great addition.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Storage – Store the leftover sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make sure they are fully cooled as they can get a little soggy the next day.

Reheating – Wrap them in foil and reheat in the oven until warm.

Expert Tips

  • Use a serrated bread knife to slice – When cutting the bakery rolls into two slabs, I find it easiest to use a serrated bread knife and slice through them slowly.
  • Cover with foil if browning too quickly – If the tops of the rolls are getting too brown before the cheese is melted, you can loosely tent them with foil.
platter of baked sliders with italian meat and cheese

More Sliders To Try


Hot Italian Sliders

5 from 6 votes
Baked Italian Sliders are pull apart mini sandwiches made with dinner rolls layered with Italian meat, cheese, peppers and a buttery topping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 sandwiches


  • 12 bakery rolls attached
  • 8 ounce provolone cheese sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 8 ounce deli ham thinly sliced
  • 8 ounce deli pepperoni sliced
  • 8 ounce salami sliced
  • 1/2 cup mild banana peppers sliced and drained, reserve juice
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted 1 stick
  • 1 teaspoon juice from jarred banana peppers
  • 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Serve with ½ -1 cup Italian dressing optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish or pan with foil and cooking spray.
  • Slice bakery rolls across making a one solid top and bottom. Set the top aside and place the bottom in the prepared pan.
  • Place slices of provolone on bottom layer of buns, then top with mozzarella cheese evenly.
  • Top cheese evenly with ham slices, then pepperoni, then salami, then banana peppers. Add roll top on top.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter and juice from jarred banana peppers. Brush top of rolls with butter mixture, then evenly sprinkle seasonings on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until beginning to brown on top.
  • Serve with Italian dressing for dipping.


Storage – Store the leftover sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Reheating – Wrap them in foil and reheat in the oven until warmed.


Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 23gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1596mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 487IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 277mgIron: 2mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I made these for my friends who had just had their first baby and they said it was the best meal they were brought. Super simple to make and easy to eat!! These instantly became a favorite in my house, so yummy!

  2. These sliders were excellent, so easy to make,Kristen keep them coming,right in time for football will try them all.