Hot and tasty Italian sliders are always the hit of the party!

Sweet Hawaiian rolls are filled with provolone cheese, ham, pepperoni, and salami then brushed with a savory buttery glaze, and baked until warm.

Perfect for movie night, game day, or any day!

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Hot Slider Sandwich!

  • These tasty hand-helds are kid-sized for grab-and-go snacks, sleepovers, and after-school sports!
  • Make in advance and wrap in plastic wrap and serve cold at picnics or parties.
  • Just assemble and bake! Hot Italian sliders are a great last-minute recipe with minimal cleanup! Add a quick tomato salad and a side of fries and dinner is served!
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Ingredients and Variations

Rolls – King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls are the perfect size for sliders and have a fluffy texture and a touch of sweetness to offset the salty meats. Biscuits or leftover dinner rolls can also be used.

Meat – Choose good quality black forest ham, pepperoni, and salami. Other Italian deli meats to use are capicola, prosciutto, mortadella, or roast beef. Use spicy ground Italian sausage for a budget-friendly Italian slider.

Cheese – Provolone is the classic choice, but you can use any cheese you like. White cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack are all delicious!

Butter Topping – This savory topping keeps the rolls soft and pulls all the flavors together! Switch up the seasonings instead of poppy seeds, try some everything bagel seasoning, some Italian seasoning, or a few shakes of parmesan cheese. Switch out the Dijon for horseradish, if desired.

Variations – Feel free to add some sliced pepperoncini peppers, sliced red onions, or Italian relish AKA Giardiniera.

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How to Make Italian Sliders

  1. Slice the rolls in half and arrange them in a prepared pan.
  2. Top the rolls with half the cheese, all of the ham, half the pepperoni, and half the salami. Repeat the layer starting with the cheese.
  3. Place the top of the rolls onto the cheese. Cut the sliders individually.
  4. Prepare butter topping (per recipe below).
  5. Liberally brush butter topping over sliders and bake until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

What to Serve with Italian Sliders?

Enjoy sliders fresh from the oven or dip them into marinara, honey mustard sauce, or chip dip. Add a side of tangy pickled beets or coleslaw.

For larger parties, offer a variety of sliders like BBQ bacon chicken, meatball, or pulled pork sliders.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Prep sliders as directed without baking. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.
  • Leftover sliders can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or wrap in foil and heat in the air fryer.

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Easy Italian Sliders

A simple and delicious 30 minutes meal, these Italian Sliders are bursting with flavor and a real crowd pleaser, even the picky eaters love them.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24


  • 16 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices black forest ham
  • 12 slices deli pepperoni
  • 12 slices deli salami
  • 24 rolls Kings Hawaiian Rolls

Butter Topping

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • Preheat over to 350˚F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking oil.
  • Slice rolls in half and lay the bottom part of the rolls in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Top the rolls with 8 slices of provolone cheese, 8 slices of the deli sliced black forest ham, 6 slices of the deli sliced pepperoni, 6 slices of the deli sliced salami and then top again with 8 slices of provolone cheese. 
  • Place the top of the rolls on the cheese. Slice in between each individual roll.

Butter Topping

  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Add Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard and poppy seeds. Mix together well.
  • Brush the butter mixture over each roll.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and tops are a nice golden brown. Serve immediately with a side of marinara sauce if desired.


  • Cut in between each roll before baking to make these sliders easy to serve!
  • Use balsamic vinegar as a substitute for Worcestershire sauce if needed.
  • You can also use Italian seasoning in place of poppy seeds if you find the Italian seasonings too overpowering.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 111kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 55mg | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner
Cuisine Italian

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! Needed a way to use leftover holiday ham and rolls and this was wonderful. I used Dijon mustard and Italian seasoning in the butter and it was perfect.