Busy weeknights tend to finish with boring pasta or leftovers, but you can easily make it pizza night and use up all the veggies in the fridge with these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders. Loaded up with toppings and put together with regular slider or hamburger buns, these will leave your tummy happy.
It's so easy to multiply the quantity on this recipe, so for dinner on the fly with company on their way, you can throw this together in a pinch. With a quick reheat, these make a great next-day lunch, too.
- Pizza or marinara sauce
- Pepperoni slices
- Grated, or sliced mozzarella cheese
- Olives, peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, etc. (optional toppings)
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoon 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, as well as any other optional toppings you like.
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, cover again with aluminum foil and bake a little longer.