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This Hot Italian Sliders recipe aka salami sandwich sliders is easy to make, and packed with flavor, thanks to the salami, sauce, and melty cheese!

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Italian Sliders made with frozen dough, meats and cheese

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These Easy Italian Sliders are the perfect appetizer for game day, tailgating, BBQ, potluck, or any fun event.

They are simple to make and everyone will love them. Salami, pepperoni, and cheese on a slider bun. They would make a great dinner or lunch, too!

Perfect Gameday Appetizers

Who else loves game day? In our house, we care almost as much about the food as we do THE Big Game and commercials.

Don’t let this special snacking day go by without trying my favorite Italian Sliders recipe.

Cheesy, meaty sliders are easy to make using pre-made frozen dough. These savory little sandwiches are the perfect appetizer or potluck dish for any day!

You’re probably wondering what makes these Italian Sliders so good. Well, how about they have freshly baked rolls? Fresh rolls are irresistible. Am I right?

Then, inside the rolls are layers of pepperoni, salami, and melted provolone cheese. That makes a winning combination.

This Hot Italian Sliders recipe is the ultimate game day food. Try them at home for your family, or bring sliders to the next potluck to share with others. You are sure to score a touchdown with them!

Looking for more game day appetizers? Try our Loaded Tater Tot Appetizers, Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers, Taco Wonton Cups, and Cheese & Charcuterie Board.

Italian Slider Sandwiches Ingredients

  • Bridgford Food’s frozen Parkerhouse Rolls
  • Pizza sauce – can also use thick marinara sauce
  • Provolone cheese – thinly sliced
  • Bridgford Food’s Pepperoni – or any combination of meats
  • Bridgford Food’s Turkey Pepperoni – or any combination of meats
  • Bridgford Food’s Italian Salami – or any combination of meats
  • Egg, beaten
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Flake salt (optional)
Sheet of frozen dough for Italian Sliders recipe

Equipment Needed

How to Make Italian Sliders

Oil the baking dish. Generously spray a low-sided baking dish with cooking spray to avoid sticking.

Thaw frozen rolls. Put the frozen rolls in a single layer. Then, let them thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours.

Let the dough rise at room temperature until it has doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

frozen dough in a baking dish.

Bake the rolls. Bake the rolls for 12-14 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown color. Let them cool, then cut them in half lengthwise.

baked frozen dough in a baking dish.

Make the sliders. Place the bottom of the rolls back in the baking dish in a single layer.

Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on the bottom of the rolls. Then place a 3″ round slice of provolone cheese on top.

TFN Tip: Use a biscuit cutter to cut the Provolone cheese to 3″

spreading marinara sauce in baked rolls inside a baking dish.

For each roll, I used three slices of pepperoni, turkey pepperoni, and salami. This will give your sandwich a lot of good flavors.

provolone cheese on top of baked rolls inside a baking dish.

Add a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the top of the rolls, and place them on top of the prepared bottom rolls.

Italian meats on top of baked rolls inside the baking dish.

Brush egg wash on the top of the rolls. Then, sprinkle them with Italian seasoning and flake salt.

Bake the sliders. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove the foil then serve warm.

easy baked Italian sliders made with frozen dough.

Hot Italian Sliders Recipe Variations

  • Replace the Bridgford Pepperoni with any of your favorites.
  • Try a different cheese. Swiss or mozzarella would be delicious!
  • Use melted butter instead of egg wash.
  • Use a garlic spread or roasted red pepper spread in place of the pizza sauce for extra flavor.
  • Add sautéed onions, peppers, or mushrooms to the slider sandwiches.
  • Skip the flake salt and use garlic salt for a little twist.

What to Serve with Italian Sliders

These Italian slider sandwiches are perfect for feeding a crowd. They are easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or main dish.

Serve them with a green salad, french fries, and some garlic bread for a complete meal. For dessert, try my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Your family and friends will love these cheesy, meaty slider sandwiches. So, be sure to add them to your game day menu!

How to Store Leftover Salami Sliders

Leftover salami sliders can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat them in the microwave, wrap the slider in a damp napkin or paper towel.

This will keep the buns from getting hard. I would suggest 30-60 seconds depending on the power of your microwave.

If reheating in the oven, cover the sliders in aluminum foil and bake until heating through.

You can also freeze Italian slider sandwiches. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze them for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to eat them, thaw the sliders in the fridge overnight. Then, reheat them in the oven or microwave.

potluck Italian Sliders from frozen dough

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of food are sliders?

Sliders were originally small burgers, but now the term slider refers to any type of mini sandwich.

How do you keep sliders warm for a party?

Wrap each sandwich individually in a sheet of aluminum foil. Wrap loosely to avoid pressing down on the sandwich. Do not leave any gaps or holes, making sure the entire sandwich is covered in tin foil.

Can sliders be prepared the day before?

Yes, you can prepare the Italian sandwiches the day before. Follow all of the instructions up until you brush the egg wash on top of the rolls.

Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge overnight. Then, continue with the recipe the next day.

Get the Easy Italian Sliders with Frozen Dough Recipe Below

easy baked Italian sliders made with frozen dough.
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Easy to Make Italian Sliders

These Spicy Italian Sliders are the perfect appetizer for game day, tailgating, BBQ, potluck, or any fun event. Who needs an event? They would make a great dinner or lunch, too!
Course Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Italian, American
Keyword Italian sliders, potluck sliders, game day sliders, slider sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 ounce bag Bridgford Food's frozen Parkerhouse Rolls
  • 6 ounce jar pizza sauce (thick marinara sauce can be used)
  • 12 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Pepperoni (any combination of meats can be used)
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Turkey Pepperoni (any combination of meats can be used)
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Italian Salami (any combination of meats can be used)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • flake salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Generously spray a low-sided baking dish with cooking spray. Add frozen rolls in a single layer, and let thaw (covered) in the fridge overnight or on countertop for a few hours. Let rise at room temperature until they have doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375º.
  • Bake the rolls for 12-14 minutes, until lightly golden on top. Let cool, then cut rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottom of the rolls back in the baking dish in a single layer.
  • Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the bottom of the rolls. Then a 3″ round slice of provolone cheese (I use a biscuit cutter to cut the Provolone cheese to 3"). On top of the cheese, generously layer on Bridgford Food’s sliced meats. For each roll, I used three slices of pepperoni, turkey pepperoni, and salami.
  • Add a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the tops of the rolls, and place them on top of the prepared bottom rolls. Brush egg wash on the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and flake salt.
  • Cover dish with foil and bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Notes

To keep the sliders warm, place a rack in the bottom of a slow cooker or electric roaster. If you don’t have a rack then crumple foil in the bottom. Add 1/2″ inch of hot water in the bottom of the pan. The purpose is elevate the sliders above the water. The water keeps the sliders from drying out. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2mg
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