I first shared this cheesy, buttery pizza sandwich casserole on my friend Amanda’s site and have been itching to share it here with you! These pizza sliders are the perfect Friday night supper on a budget!
My daycare kids will probably eat just about anything that has pizza in the name, so I knew that pizza sliders would be the perfect lunch on a recent busy day.
Like our philly cheesesteak sandwich casserole, these pizza sliders can be prepared the night before and left in the fridge overnight to soak up all that glorious butter, but it’s really just as good thrown together half an hour before you dig in!
Sandwich casseroles are now my go-to contribution for any potluck event and I always go home with an empty casserole dish, and you can really customize this one however you’d like – with veggies, or different meats. Even dairy-free.
Ingredients to Make Pizza Sliders
First, assemble your ingredients:
- 1 package dinner rolls (we used potato rolls)
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Small package pepperoni slices
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons oregano
Equipment used to make this recipe:
How to Make Pizza Sliders
Preheat oven to 325F.
My kids loved helping with this recipe – I just cut the bread and let them help with layering on all of the pizza-style toppings!
Apply a generous spread of pizza sauce to the bottom half of the bread.
Top with a generous handful of cheese to encourage the pepperoni (or other toppings) to stay in place.
Cover with a layer of pepperoni – we used lots of pepperoni to ensure that every slice received some.
Place the remaining mozzarella cheese in an even layer over top of the pepperoni and top with the top of the sandwich rolls.
Melt the butter in the microwave, heating for 20 seconds and then stirring to dissolve any milk solids. Pour or brush it on the top of the bread. (Brushing allows you more control and will allow you to use less butter.)
Sprinkle the oregano overtop of the butter and then bake the pizza sliders for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and butter has been fully absorbed, leaving golden sandwich tops.
Cut and serve.
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