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! They are perfect for parties too!
Servings 12 Sliders
FOR THE SLIDERS
- 12 Dinner Rolls I actually bake Rhodes frozen rolls and use those most of the time.
- 8 ounces Pizza Sauce more or less to taste
- 6 ounce Pepperoni
- 24 slices mozzarella cheese can use grated too
FOR THE TOPPING
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 dash sea salt
TO MAKE SLIDERS
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 slices of cheese over marinara.
Layer pepperoni slices over cheese.
Add another layer of cheese.
Set the top parts of the rolls back on sliders.
TO MAKE TOPPING
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 10-15 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.
Sliders can be baked, cooled and frozen. We like to freeze them individually. My kids pack them in their lunches.
Add your favorite pizza toppings to make your own combination pizza.
You may use grated mozzarella cheese if you'd like.
Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 2mg