Italian Sub Sliders


Author: Rachel

Published Date: February 2, 2024

I can’t wait to share with you a fantastic recipe for Italian Sub Sliders. Imagine the flavors of a classic Italian sub packed into delightful, easy-to-handle sliders. Perfect for parties, family gatherings, or just a fun twist on your weeknight dinners. With a total time of just an hour, these sliders are not only delicious but also super quick to whip up.

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Italian Sub Sliders Ingredients

  • Hawaiian Rolls
  • Deli Ham
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Butter
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Italian seasoning
  • Tomato
  • Pepperoncini Peppers
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How to Make Italian Sub Sliders

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Serving Size: 4
  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9X13” baking dish (or one large enough to fit the 12 Hawaiian rolls) with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Rolls: Without separating the rolls, slice the entire block of Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally. Place the bottom half in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Layer the Meats and Cheese: Start layering your meats on the bottom half of the rolls. Begin with a layer of thinly sliced deli ham, followed by a layer of provolone cheese, pepperoni, and finally, salami. Once all the meat and cheese are layered, place the top half of the rolls on top.
  4. Make the Glaze: In a small microwave safe dish, melt the butter. Once melted, stir in the grated Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley until combined. Brush this glaze evenly over the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  5. Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  6. Prepare the Italian Sub Dressing: While the sliders are baking, in a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning to make a smooth dressing. Add the shredded lettuce to the bowl and toss together until evenly coated.
  7. Final Assembly: Once the sliders are baked, take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly. Carefully open the sliders by taking off the top layer of rolls and evenly add a layer of dressed shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and sliced pepperoncini peppers. Place the top of the rolls back on.
  8. Serve: Carefully cut between the rolls to separate the sliders. Serve immediately while they are still warm.
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Italian Sub Sliders:

Leftovers? No problem! Store your sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Italian Sub Sliders:

To reheat, simply pop them in the microwave or warm them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. They taste just as great the next day!

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

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Can this be Made Ahead of Time?

Of course! Assemble the sliders (minus the glaze and fresh toppings) and store them covered in the fridge. When you’re ready, add the glaze and bake as directed. Fresh and ready with minimal effort!

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Swap out meats and cheeses as you like.
  • Vegetarian? Use grilled veggies and mozzarella.
  • Gluten-free? There are great gluten-free rolls out there.
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Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Rolls: Hawaiian rolls are sweet and soft, perfect for this recipe. But feel free to experiment with different types of rolls.
  • Cheese: Provolone is classic, but other cheeses like mozzarella or Swiss work great too.
  • Slicing the Rolls: A serrated knife is your best friend here. A gentle sawing motion keeps everything neat.
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Italian Sub Sliders


4.05 from 22 votes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 876 kcal
Discover the ultimate Italian Sub Sliders – delicious, cheesy sliders with a mouth-watering glaze. Perfect for any occasion.

INGREDIENTS
  

Sliders:

  • 12 Hawaiian Rolls
  • 8 ounces Deli Ham, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces Pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces Salami, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces Provolone Cheese, sliced

Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped

Sliders:

  • 8 ounces Lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Pepperoncini Peppers, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9X13” baking dish (or one large enough to fit the 12 Hawaiian rolls) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Rolls: Without separating the rolls, slice the entire block of Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally. Place the bottom half in the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the Meats and Cheese: Start layering your meats on the bottom half of the rolls. Begin with a layer of thinly sliced deli ham, followed by a layer of provolone cheese, pepperoni, and finally, salami. Once all the meat and cheese are layered, place the top half of the rolls on top.
  • Make the Glaze: In a small microwave safe dish, melt the butter. Once melted, stir in the grated Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley until combined. Brush this glaze evenly over the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  • Prepare the Italian Sub Dressing: While the sliders are baking, in a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning to make a smooth dressing. Add the shredded lettuce to the bowl and toss together until evenly coated.
  • Final Assembly: Once the sliders are baked, take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly. Carefully open the sliders by taking off the top layer of rolls and evenly add a layer of dressed shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and sliced pepperoncini peppers. Place the top of the rolls back on.
  • Serve: Carefully cut between the rolls to separate the sliders. Serve immediately while they are still warm.

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Italian Sub Sliders:

Leftovers? No problem! Store your sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

How to Reheat Italian Sub Sliders:

To reheat, simply pop them in the microwave or warm them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. They taste just as great the next day!

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can this be Frozen?

I prefer to make these fresh but if you’d like to freeze them, here’s how. Freeze the sliders before adding the lettuce and other fresh toppings. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and foil, and they’ll be good in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven.

Can this be Made Ahead of Time?

Of course! Assemble the sliders (minus the glaze and fresh toppings) and store them covered in the fridge. When you’re ready, add the glaze and bake as directed. Fresh and ready with minimal effort!

Substitutions & Variations

  • Swap out meats and cheeses as you like.
  • Vegetarian? Use grilled veggies and mozzarella.
  • Gluten-free? There are great gluten-free rolls out there.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Rolls: Hawaiian rolls are sweet and soft, perfect for this recipe. But feel free to experiment with different types of rolls.
  • Cheese: Provolone is classic, but other cheeses like mozzarella or Swiss work great too.
  • Slicing the Rolls: A serrated knife is your best friend here. A gentle sawing motion keeps everything neat.
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NUTRITION

Serving: 4gCalories: 876kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 40gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 2569mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1272IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 288mgIron: 2mg
Course Appetizer, Dinner
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