These Italian Sliders are deliciously flavorful, easy and the perfect grab and go lunch or dinner. They’re easy to assemble, ready in under 30 minutes and great for game day snacks, after soccer practice dinner or on the go.
Why you'll love this recipe
- This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, start to finish.
- Both kids and adults love them! I am convinced my husband would have put a ring on it if he hadn’t already after trying these.
- Easily assembled with minimal ingredients and quick clean up.
- These Italian Sliders are great for game day or a easy weeknight dinner.
Can you make this ahead of time?
I definitely suggest you make these Italian Sliders at the time you’re ready to eat them. They’re delicious straight out of the oven. If you do make them ahead they will be great as leftovers whether reheated briefly or eaten cold. If you plan to make ahead leave the lettuce and onions off until you’re ready to eat them.
Can you make this recipe gluten and dairy free?
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Italian Sliders.
Deli Meat: for this recipe I am using deli chicken, deli ham, capicola and genoa salami. Below is a list of exact brands I used with links. You can swap with your favorite.
Provolone Cheese: to reduce the fat you can use reduced fat cheese but I personally do not think it melts well. Swap with other cheeses like mozzarella or swiss.
Red Wine Vinegar: I would not skip this part, this is the secret ingredient. You can add more if you’d like for a extra juicy bun.
Italian Seasoning: use pre made seasoning or make your own.
Pepperoncini Juice: another one I would not skip. This does not add a lot of spice to the Italian sliders so if you’re worried about that I would not recommend omitting. If you’re feeling up for hot add 1Tbsp, Jalapeno juice too.
How to make these Italian sliders:
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 inch (or dish large enough to fit all rolls) baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
Slices Hawaiian Rolls through the center so you have a top and bottom leaving all 12 connected.
Top the bottom rolls evenly with sliced chicken, ham, capicola, salami and cheese. Using 5 slices of cheese cut the 5th in half to go along the center of the rolls evenly so that everything is covered with cheese.
Sprinkle 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning over the cheese.
Evenly drizzle 2 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar on the underside of the top half of the buns. This cut side, not the top. Drizzle with pepperoncini juice and place on top of the cheese covered bottom buns. Option: add pepperoncini’s on top of the cheese before baking. This is a delicious addition, not including in the nutrition facts.
Place the rolls in the baking dish and CUT all 12 into individual rolls. Do this so that it’s easy to pull apart since the meat overlaps and will need to be cut. Spray the top of the rolls with butter or cooking spray and sprinkle with additional Italian Seasoning.
Loosely cover the rolls with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and let bake for an additional 5 minutes to crisp the top of the Italian Sliders up some.
Remove from the oven when the cheese has fully melted and serve. Top with shredded lettuce, thinly sliced red onion and pepperoncini’s.
What to serve with these sliders
Serve with toppings like pepperoncini’s, jalapenos, shredded iceberg lettuce and thinly sliced red onion. These Italian Sliders are the perfect appetizer for game day that your guests will devour.
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“ohsnapmacros Italian Sliders”
|12 pack Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (King's Hawaiian)|
|2 slices Deli Chicken(Dietz & Watson Southern Fried)|
|4 slices Deli Ham (Dietz & Watson)|
|6 slices Hot Capicola (Primo Taglio)|
|6 slices genoa salami (Primo Tagilo)|
|5 slices Provolone Cheese|
|2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar|
|1-2 Tbsp. Pepperoncini juice|
|1 tsp. Italian Seasoning + more for topping|