Our love for Italian food and pizza gave me the idea for pizza sliders. These would be delicious as a lunch, light dinner or party appetizer. Who could turn down pizza in a slider? —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon canola oil
1-1/2 cups pizza or marinara sauce
1 package (12 ounces) Hawaiian sweet rolls
1 cup sliced pepperoni
2/3 cup chopped ripe olives
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
Preheat oven to 375º. In a large skillet, cook green pepper and mushrooms in oil over medium-high heat until tender, 6-8 minutes. Pour in pizza sauce and stir to combine. Set aside.
Without separating rolls, cut package in half horizontally; arrange bottom halves on a greased baking sheet. Spread with pizza sauce mixture and layer with pepperoni, olives and mozzarella; replace top halves of rolls. Brush dressing over rolls and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, until rolls are heated through and mozzarella is melted, 12-15 minutes. Cover with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Pizza Sliders Tips
What are some variations of this pizza slider recipe?
Try adding other pizza toppings like sausage, banana peppers and additional veggies. You could also swap the cheese for your favorite cheese blend. Look to these pizza recipes for inspiration.
How do you reheat pizza sliders?
You can reheat pizza sliders in either the microwave or oven—the oven being your best option to avoid soggy sliders! If you're looking to make these sliders ahead of time, prep the onion mixture and cut the rolls before making this recipe. Cutting the rolls is a way that you can prep other slider recipes ahead of time, too.
How long do pizza sliders last?
These pizza sliders last about two to three days in an airtight container in the fridge.