Hot Italian Sliders

Italian Sliders are fun, pull apart mini sandwiches for your next game-day or party. Layer Italian meats, cheeses, and peppers on bakery rolls, add a savory buttery topping, and bake for an easy crowd favorite.

For more baked slider recipes, try my Cheeseburger Sliders, Italian Meatball Sliders, and Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sliders.

two italian sliders stacked
Table of Contents
  1. Why We Love Italian Sliders
  2. How To Make Italian Sliders
  3. FAQs
  4. Serving Suggestions
  5. Variations
  6. Storing and Reheating Leftovers
  7. Expert Tips
  8. More Hot Appetizers to Try
  9. Italian Sliders Recipe

Why We Love 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 – The sandwiches have a great tang to them thanks to the banana peppers.

Ingredients for Italian Sliders

You can find the ingredients to make these sandwiches at any typical grocery store. Here’s what you need:

  • 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.
  • Spices – Everything Bagel Seasoning and dried parsley.
  • Italian Dressing – for serving.
ingredients for italian baked sliders

How To Make Italian Sliders

Be sure to check the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions.

It takes only minutes to prep these sliders before a 15 minute bake in the oven. Super simple and fast!

  1. Prep – Start by preheating the oven and lining a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil. Spritz the foil with cooking spray so nothing sticks. You can also use a foil lined baking sheet.
  2. Slice Rolls – Slice the bakery rolls across so you have one solid top and one solid bottom. Slice slowly with a serrated knife so that you don’t accidentally cut the rolls apart.
  3. Assemble Sliders – Place the bottom piece of the rolls in the prepared pan and layer the cheeses, meats, and banana peppers, then add the top slab of the rolls.
  4. Brush with Butter Topping – In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and juice from the banana pepper jar. Brush the mixture over the top of the rolls before sprinkling with the seasonings.
  5. Bake – Bake the sliders in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until beginning to brown on top. Serve the sliders with Italian dressing for dipping.
collage of images showing how to assemble Italian Sliders
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.

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 – 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 (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.

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

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 Hot Appetizers to Try

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Italian Sliders

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 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sandwiches
Calories 523kcal


  • 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 recipe developer, writer, CEO and all around badass who created Yellow Bliss Road, Inc. and A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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