Make Ahead Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Make Ahead Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are a super easy and fun way to serve pizza. I’m not sure which I fell in love with first, the extra cheesy fillings, or the crispy Italian topping on the bread! Either way these are a winner with kids and adults!
Course Appetizer, Pizza, sandwiches
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Amy


  • Rolls I actually use bake frozen rolls and use those most of the time.
  • Pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Grated or sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Olives peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, etc. (optional toppings)
  • ¼ c. butter
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut rolls in half. Set bottom halves in a greased baking pan.
  • Spread pizza, or marinara sauce on the rolls in the pan.
  • Sprinkle a layer of grated cheese or a slice of cheese over marinara.
  • Layer pepperoni slices over cheese.
  • Add another layer of cheese.
  • Add the top parts of the rolls.
  • Melt butter. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and a little salt. Stir to combine.
  • Brush over the tops of the sliders.
  • You can either refrigerate at this point or bake.
  • If you are baking immediately, bake for about 10 minutes. You want the insides to be nice and gooey and the tops to be golden brown. If the rolls get too brown before the insides are baked, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until insides are melted.
  • If you are baking later, cover sliders with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for about 10 more minutes. If cheese still isn’t melted and the tops are golden brown, recover with aluminum foil and bake a little longer.