Easy, cheesy pepperoni pizza sliders are party-ready in minutes.

Layers of pepperoni, pizza sauce, and cheese are layered in Hawaiian rolls and baked under a sprinkle of crispy parmesan cheese.

pull apart Pizza Sliders

You’ll Love These Easy Pizza Sliders Because…

  • They’re an easy pull-apart style pizza great for snacks or meals.
  • This recipe is so versatile. Add your favorite pizza toppings.
  • No rolling dough, no yeast – assemble, bake, and serve.
  • Tuck one into the kids’ lunch boxes frozen, they will thaw by lunch.
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Ingredients for Pizza Sliders

Rolls: I use Hawaiian sweet rolls for these (and other slider recipes too), but any slider buns or dinner rolls will work.

Pepperoni: For bite-size pieces, use mini pepperoni or cut larger slices into halves or quarters.

Cheese: Mozzarella gives a perfect cheese pull and has a mild creamy flavor but feel free to use your favorites.

Pizza Sauce: Use your favorite variety of pizza sauce or make homemade pizza sauce using canned crushed tomatoes (it’s easy, I promise!). Marinara sauce can be used in place.

Topping: Melted garlic butter and a little bit of parmesan keep the sliders soft and adds flavor. Stir in a little Italian seasoning if you’d like.

Filling Variations

  • Add your favorite pizza toppings. Some of my favorites include chopped black olives, onions, green chiles, jalapenos, or sliced mushrooms.
  • Swap out the pepperoni for ham, crumbled bacon, Italian sausage, leftover ground beef, or pulled pork.
  • Mix in some red pepper flakes into the melted butter for a pop of color and heat.

How to Make Pizza Sliders

  1. Cut rolls horizontally and spread pizza sauce over the bottom halves of each roll (recipe below).
  2. Top with your fave toppings and cheese.
  3. Top with the rolls and brush with the garlic butter parm topping. Bake until golden.

Make Ahead

Save time and pre-make these pizza sliders. Once prepped, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.

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Storing Leftovers

Keep leftover pizza sliders in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Eat them cold or reheat them by covering them in foil in the air fryer or oven, or try putting them in the microwave.

Freeze cooled sliders by wrapping them in plastic wrap and storing them in a zippered freezer bag.

If freezing before cooking, prep up to step 6 and freeze on a baking sheet. Once frozen, wrap in plastic wrap and transfer to a zippered bag to store. To bake, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator, brush with melted butter topping and bake following the recipe.

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Pizza Sliders

Pizza sliders are made with a tomatoey sauce, cheese, and pepperoni wrapped in a soft Hawaiian bun.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
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Ingredients  

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls or dinner rolls or slider buns
  • 1 cup pizza sauce divided
  • 4 ounces mini pepperoni slices or regular pepperoni slices, quartered
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese divided
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

For the Topping

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking dish or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, dried parsley, onion powder, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Cut the rolls in half, separating the top and bottom. Spread ½ cup pizza sauce over the bottom half of the rolls.
  • Top with pepperoni slices, mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and oregano.
  • Place the top half of the rolls on the cheese and gently brush the butter mixture overtop. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 18-22 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tops are lightly browned.
  • Serve with the remaining pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

Store leftover sandwiches in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 230 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine American
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  1. I am SOOOO taking this on the road with me for a weeklong work trip!!! I hate eating out and with this….I can sit in my hotel room in my jammies and pig out! Perfect Holly…Thanks again for another PERFECT idea.5 stars