A year ago, I shared my Pepperoni Pizza Sliders and they went crazy so I thought I’d give a fresh take on those delicious game day sandwiches with these Deluxe Pizza Sliders! This pizza sandwich casserole is perfect for parties, potlucks – or for enjoying while kicking back and watching the game!
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Deluxe Pizza Sliders Recipe
If you’ve been reading Sugar, Spice & Glitter for awhile you may remember that I’m a huge football fan.
My grandfather was a coach, my dad and brother-in-law both had the option to go pro (my dad chose the military instead) and I even played in high school… until the day that I couldn’t raise my arms above my head anymore because everyone else had kept growing after 5th grade and I hadn’t! I switched the girl’s flag football team after that, but those girls were just as tough!
Needless to say, the Superbowl (and any pivotal games leading up to it) is a big deal around here and I don’t want to miss any of the fun by being stuck in the kitchen – but I still want some scrumptious eats to serve and enjoy while we all hang out as a family and watch the game.
When entertaining for a low-key event like this, I like serving a variety of appetizers and easy-serve dishes like these Pizza Sliders and stocking the fridge with Coca-Cola and Coke Zero. Our family is avid Coca-Cola drinkers and whenever anyone even tries to serve something else, someone will inevitably go for a quick grocery store run and come back with a giant case of Coca-Cola for everyone to share. (Plus when it comes time to celebrate the final score, it’s easy to use the Coca-Cola as the basis for a delicious cocktail – like our Dirty Dr Pepper! Or just go for a classic rum and coke.)
These deluxe pizza sliders are (dare I say it?) better than pizza and way easier to whip up. It takes about 5 minutes to throw this together and you can make it the day before and stick it in the fridge until about 20 minutes before it’s time to serve.
I like adding a good hit of Italian seasoning to the buns and some hot sauce to the tomato sauce for a little bit of a flavor kick – but the best thing about these chessey, buttery pizza sliders is that you really get to make them your own! Swap out the toppings for your favorites or make a couple different batches to accommodate for different pizza preferences – whatever works for your crew!
(I think it would also be cool to set up a “pizza slider making station” and let people customize half sheets of the sandwich rolls – making 6 unique sliders with their choice of toppings. It would be a great commercial break activity and you could even do a little competition to see who could come up with the most creative sliders, best tasting sliders, cheesiest sliders, etc.)
These pizza sliders are now one of my favorite recipes to bring to serve at parties or bring to potlucks. They are the perfect snackable portion size – especially for an indulgent treat! My only complaint is that there are never any leftovers – I always come home with an empty casserole dish.
These pizza sliders can be prepared the night before and left in the fridge overnight to soak up all that glorious golden butter, but it’s really just as good thrown together half an hour before you dig in! (So do whatever works for you!) I wouldn’t prep more than 48 hours in advance, for best texture.
More Unique Pizza Recipes
- Pizza Pasta Salad
- Pizza Donuts
- Heart-shaped Naan Pizzas
- Pizza Pot Pies
- Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
- Hot Deluxe Pizza Dip
- Pull-apart Pizza Bread
- Pizza Dipping Sauces
- Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza Sliders
- Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
- New York Pizza Burger
- Pizza Egg Rolls
- Pizza Roses
To show you just how quick and easy these deluxe pizza sliders are to make, I whipped up this 1 minute video. Check it out and then scroll down to grab your free printable for our deluxe pizza sliders recipe!
Ingredients for Deluxe Pizza Sliders
- Dinner rolls (we used potato rolls but I also love using brioche or Hawaiian bread in this recipe)
- Butter, melted
- Homemade Italian Seasoning <– grab our recipe here
- Tomato sauce
- Hot sauce <– this is the brand I use
- Pepperoni slices
- Italian-blend shredded cheese
- Green peppers, chopped
- Black olives, sliced
- Cooked bacon, chopped
Tip: you can use any cheese or pizza toppings you like to make your deluxe pizza sliders.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- 13×9 baking dish
- Aluminum foil
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Pastry brush <– I like these because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
- Cheese grater
How to Make Easy Pizza Sliders
Preheat oven to 325F.
Slice the sheet of rolls across the middle, resulting in a top layer and bottom layer of 12 connected rolls.
Place the bottom half of the rolls in a casserole dish.
Mix the hot sauce and pizza sauce together in a bowl and then apply generously to the bottom half of the bread.
Top with a generous handful or two of cheese to keep the toppings in place.
Add all of your chosen toppings – you can top with more cheese if you want really cheesy sliders.
Melt the butter in the microwave, heating for 20 seconds and then stir in the Italian seasoning. Pour or brush it on the top of the bread.
Cover and 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.
Pin this deluxe pizza sandwich casserole recipe for your next potluck or party:
Grab your free printable for our easy deluxe pizza sliders recipe:
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2-3 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
- 1 sandwich roll sheet
- 1/2 cup pepperoni
- 1/4 cup chopped green peppers
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup chopped bacon
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Slice the sheet of rolls across the middle, resulting in a top layer and bottom layer of 12 connected rolls.
- Place the bottom half of the rolls in a casserole dish.
- Mix the hot sauce and pizza sauce together in a bowl and then apply generously to the bottom half of the bread.
- Top with a generous handful or two of cheese to keep the toppings in place.
- Add all of your chosen toppings - you can top with more cheese if you want really cheesy sliders.
- Melt the butter in the microwave, heating for 20 seconds and then stir in the Italian seasoning. Pour or brush it on the top of the bread.
- Cover and 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
These deluxe pizza sliders are a delicious sandwich casserole to serve at parties or bring along to a potluck! Cheesy, buttery and full of your favorite pizza toppings – the ultimate easy comfort food recipe!