Yep! This is an easy Italian slider recipe. What more can I say? It’s simple, super easy to make and incredibly delicious. Oh.. and pretty darn cheesy too… and who doesn’t like cheesy in any slider recipe? If you don’t like cheesy slider recipes – we can’ be friends. Just kidding… kinda. 🙂
There’s not much to say about these cute little sammiches except they’re super easy, super tasty and can easily feed a crowd! Wanna know how to make these easy italian sliders?
How do I make these super easy Italian sliders?.. (you might ask)…
You want to start off with a dozen tray buns. Or rolls, Or whatever you might want to call them. They should be connected though so that it makes making the sliders so much easier. Yes.. waaay easier. That’s why I called these easy italian sliders. LOL
So you’ll want to preheat the oven to 350. Taking a long knife, cut the whole tray of buns HORIZONTALLY. Take your time with this, you’ll want to do it as evenly as possible. If you dip here or there, or get it a bit crooked, big deal. It all tastes amazing in the end anyway!
Spread the buns with the grainy mustard. No grainy mustard? No problem, use:
- yellow mustard
- Dijon mustard
- honey mustard (it won’t make it so much Italian after that, but it WILL make it tasty, and that’s all that matters here!)
The meats I used for these sliders are ham, salami, and mortadella deli meats. You can use whatever you’d like, but if you want an Italian flair, stick to the salami’s, capricola’s and such. Ham isn’t that Italian really, but I love ham, so I included that.
For the tray of buns, I used about 6 – 8 slices EACH of all three meats.
What about the cheeeeeese????
Now for the cheeses. Again, go for what you prefer, but to keep these in the Italian realm and for just an easy slider recipe, go for things like Provolone, or even Mozzarella. If you wanted to be extra, you could even grate some parmesan over the tops of the meat before putting on the top of the bread, and really, who can be mad at extra yummy cheese on their easy slider sandwiches? Not me.
Heck, even using a cheese snuggled up with some peppers in it could be used, and then you’d have a hot Italian slider recipe!! I’m drooling as I write this. Seriously.
Ok, so just basically layer your meat and cheese on the buns, and then replace the top. Melt the butter/garlic/parsley mixture, brush it on, and voila!! Throw that pretty deliciousness into the oven.
After the sliders have warmed through, the cheese has melted and the tops of the buns are golden, take them out and let them sit just a few minutes. You want a yummy slider recipe, not a hot as blazes lava slider recipe right?? lol. Let them cool slightly so you don’t burn your taste buds to shreds.
How do I feed more than 6 – 12 people with these cute easy Italian sliders??
Simply double the recipe. I probably wouldn’t bake more than two sets of sliders in the oven at one time, unless you have a gigantic oven, .. which hey, you might… in such case, go to town with the buns in the oven! (That’s not what I meant… lol) But yes, doubling or even tripling this recipe is easy as pie and so you can feed as many people as you want – that’s what’s so awesome about this recipe. It’s super easy to feed a crowd!
If you’re looking for a few other sandwich-y type recipes, click to check out this Instant Pot Mississippi Pork Dips here, or these buffalo chicken boats here. All those recipes are designed for super easy party food! So do you believe me now when I said these were super easy italian sliders?? 😉
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- 12 buns, a tray of buns
- 6 - 8 ham slices
- 6 - 8 salami slices
- 6 - 8 mortadella slices
- 12 - 18 provolone slices
- 2-3 tbsp grainy mustard
- 1/4 c butter
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- as desired, parsley
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cut the tray of buns horizontally
- Fit the bottom buns (still attached to eachother) onto, or into a baking sheet or pan
- Spread with the mustard
- Begin layering the pieces of mortadella, then slices of cheese, then the salami, then the cheese, etc.
- When all layers are done, replace the top layer of the buns.
- Melt the butter and add the garlic and parsley. Brush onto the top of the buns
- Bake in the oven for approximately 12 - 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tops of the buns are browned.
- Remove and let rest for 10 minutes, then cut and serve!