Pizza Sliders

Pizza Sliders
From, by Dionne Baldwin

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Pizza anything is always a good idea, don’t you think? Anything from wood-fired pizzas to those cute little English muffin pizzas we used to eat as kids. These Hawaiian roll pizza sliders are just as easy as those English muffin pizzas, and you can even get the kids involved if you’re making this for a family get-together!

I like using the store-bought rolls when we need these to come together quickly and don’t have time to make the rolls from scratch. This can really be made in about 10 minutes, and it’s such a stress free way to get an appetizer on the table.

These pizza sliders are a favorite at my house and we make these when friends unexpectedly stop by. When people visit, I must feed them! Fortunately, my daughter is old enough to make these herself if I’m busy chatting away, catching up on the latest news with one of our friends.

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Nearly everyone we know loves pizza, so keeping a pack or two of these rolls around is a good idea. I catch the kids, when they make these, putting all the pepperoni on one dozen, and the other dozen just cheese.

If you have some time to spare and love making rolls from scratch, you can make this recipe for homemade rolls before making these sliders. No, this recipe isn’t for Hawaiian rolls, but the rolls are delicious and buttery, still awesome for sliders, especially pizza ones.

They’re ready to bake in just about an hour and give recipes like this one a homemade touch – especially if baking with yeast is your thing.

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Now, assuming you’re considering the homemade route, check out this recipe for quick marinara sauce here on Food Fanatic. This can easily be made while the dough rises, or as the rolls bake, so it’s ready when you want to assemble the pizza sliders.

Whether you like the super quick recipe or the adapted made-from-scratch version of this snack, you’re going to love these! 


Pizza Sliders Recipe



  • 1 12-count package hawaiian rolls, or regular rolls
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 12 slices pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Carefully tear open the corners of the cardboard tray holding the rolls so the tray lays flat.
  3. Cut the rolls in half, carefully removing the tops and setting aside.
  4. Spread marinara sauce on the bottom half of the rolls.
  5. Top with cheese and pepperoni.
  6. Replace the top half of the rolls.
  7. Transfer the rolls, along with the cardboard tray, onto a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes or until rolls are warm and cheese is melted.
  9. Cut rolls to separate.
  10. Enjoy!


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