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Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

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Welcome to your go-to guide for making the most delicious Pepperoni Pizza Sliders!

Whether you’re catering to picky eaters, planning a party, or just looking for a quick and scrumptious dinner, these sliders are your answer. They pack all the flavors of a classic pizza into a bite-sized treat that’s sure to be a hit.
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How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

We love these easy sliders for serving during tailgating or other parties and gatherings. They’re quick and easy to make, and travel well.

Ingredients:

  • Hawaiian Rolls: 12 count, the sweet and soft texture contrasts perfectly with the savory toppings.
  • Pizza Sauce: ½ cup, choose your favorite brand or homemade sauce for that authentic pizza flavor.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 1 ½ cups shredded, for that irresistible melty cheese pull.
  • Pepperoni: 25-30 small slices, because what’s a pizza slider without pepperoni?
  • Butter: 2 tbsp, melted, to blend with the seasonings for the topping.
  • Garlic: 1 tbsp, minced, adding a punch of flavor to the butter topping.
  • Italian Seasoning: 1 tsp, to sprinkle in that herbaceous aroma.
  • Parmesan Cheese: ¼ cup, grated, for an extra cheesy and flavorful topping.

Kitchen Tools:

  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Small bowl for mixing
  • Brush for applying the butter mixture
  • Oven preheated to 350°F (175°C)

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Preparation: Start by preheating your oven. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally and set the bottom half in your baking dish.
  2. step 2 add sauce to pepperoni pizza sliders

  3. Layering: Spread the pizza sauce over the bottom layer of rolls. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly, then arrange the pepperoni slices.
  4. step 3 add cheese to pepperoni pizza sliders

  5. Topping: Combine melted butter, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Brush this mixture generously over the top half of the rolls.
  6. add butter to top of sliders

  7. Baking: Place the sliders in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. You’re looking for melted cheese and a golden top.
  8. step 6 bakeed sliders pepperoni pizza sliders

  9. Serving: Let the sliders cool slightly, then serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Sliders

  • Pepperoni: Feel free to use deli-sliced pepperoni for a meatier bite.
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  • Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven at 325°F for the best results.
  • Roll Varieties: Experiment with different Hawaiian roll varieties to find your favorite.
  • Garlic Alternative: No fresh garlic? Substitute with 1 ½ tsp of garlic powder.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use different types of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to mix in some cheddar, provolone, or any cheese that melts well for a different twist.

Can I add other toppings?

Of course! Much like our pizza dip recipe, you can consider mushrooms, bell peppers, or onions for extra flavor. Just be mindful of adding too much moisture to the sliders.

How do I keep the sliders from getting soggy?

The key is not to overdo the sauce and to ensure your oven is properly preheated before baking. This helps the sliders cook evenly and prevents sogginess.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the sliders ahead of time and refrigerate them. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time if you’re cooking them straight from the fridge.

Are these sliders suitable for large gatherings?

Definitely! Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are perfect for parties, game days, and family gatherings. They’re easy to make in large quantities and are always a crowd-pleaser.

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Pepperoni Pizza Sliders 🍕

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Dive into these irresistible Pepperoni Pizza Sliders, oozing with melty cheese 🧀 and topped with a savory garlic butter mix. Perfect for everyone, from picky eaters to party-goers. Serve them as a tasty appetizer or a fun, quick dinner.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Potluck, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian-American
Servings 12
Calories 181 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 25-30 pepperoni slices
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cut Hawaiian rolls in half, place bottoms in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    12 Hawaiian rolls
  • Spread pizza sauce, then layer with mozzarella and pepperoni. Cap with roll tops.
    ½ cup pizza sauce
    1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    25-30 pepperoni slices
  • Mix butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan. Brush over sliders.
    2 tbsp melted butter
    1 tbsp minced garlic
    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bake 20-25 mins until cheese melts and tops are golden.
  • Enjoy with extra pizza sauce for dipping! 🍅

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Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 243IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 0.3mgNet Carbs: 16g
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Conclusion

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that combines the classic flavors of pizza with the convenience of a slider. They’re perfect for any occasion and sure to satisfy both kids and adults alike.

With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these tasty sliders in no time. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

We hope this guide helps you create the perfect Pepperoni Pizza Sliders. If you have any more questions or need further tips, feel free to reach out. Happy cooking!

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