Not too long ago I made these Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders which my family loved. It went over so well the first time that I made them again at least 3 times since! So playing off of that recipe, I gave it a pizza twist and came up with these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders. Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and a tangy pizza sauce are tucked into savory rolls and drizzled with an Italian herb and butter before baking until warm and melty…
I firmly believe that you can transform any dish into a sandwich. To exemplify that, just check out fellow Chicagoland native and Food Network Star, Jeff Mauro – The Sandwich King! Inspired by his creativity and how much we enjoyed the hot ham and cheese sliders, why not turn a pizza into a slider sandwich? I basically made pizza ingredient substitutions to make this and you can adapt this however you’d like. Do you like peppers and mushrooms on your pizza? If so, saute them and add it in the slider! Do you prefer a white alfredo sauce over the traditional red sauce? If so, use that instead! In the end, it’ll be delicious and easy… and if you’re looking to get your kids in the kitchen, this recipe is great. Joel really enjoyed making this with me!
recipe adapted from various sources online
3/4 cup pizza sauce
12 Hawaiian rolls (I used the Savory Butter variety & Udi’s GF Dinner Rolls)
24 slices large deli pepperoni (or 1/2 lb pepperoni slices)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
Spread pizza sauce onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a large slice (or a few small slices) of pepperoni and a some shredded cheese inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them close together into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm.