Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer? With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of prep work, you can create these Garlic Bread Italian Sliders! Perfect for any occasion!
UPGRADE YOUR SLIDER GAME
This simple recipe for Garlic Bread Italian Sliders is a must-try! They are incredibly savory, cheesy, and delicious, making them the perfect choice for an easy and tasty dinner, lunch, snack or whenever you please! I can guarantee you'll be returning to this recipe over and over!
FAQ'S ABOUT GARLIC BREAD ITALIAN SLIDERS:
WHAT KIND OF BREAD SHOULD I USE FOR SLIDERS?
I prefer the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls but you could use any of your favorite dinner rolls.
CAN I USE LESS MEAT?
Absolutely! Your kitchen, your rules! We like a lot of meat on our sliders but if this is too much for you, just use less. It's easy to adjust.
DO I HAVE TO USE FRESH GARLIC?
I highly recommend using fresh garlic. It really makes a huge difference in the flavor. We aren't using a ton of spices so fresh garlic is key. However, if you are in a pinch you can use garlic powder. Start with a little bit, taste it and add more if necessary.
WHAT IS GIARDINIERA?
Giardiniera is a type of Italian relish or condiment made from a mix of pickled vegetables, typically including cauliflower, carrots, celery, peppers, and olives, all of which are chopped or sliced and preserved in vinegar or oil. The vegetables in giardiniera are usually pickled with a blend of spices, such as garlic, oregano, and chili flakes, which give it a tangy, slightly spicy flavor. You typically see it as a topping on muffuletta sandwiches.
WHAT CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF GIARDINIERA?
If you don't like Giardiniera, you can substitute with sliced pickled banana peppers or peperoncini peppers.
CAN I MAKE THESE SLIDERS AHEAD OF TIME?
These sliders can be made ahead of time but they are best served warm. So you will want to reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven before serving.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHEESE DIDN'T MELT ENOUGH?
Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it back in the oven for several more minutes. The steam created will help the cheese melt faster.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Hawaiian sweet rolls
- deli sliced pepperoni
- sliced salami
- sliced provolone (or mozzarella) cheese
- salted butter
- fresh garlic
- oregano (or Italian seasoning)
- marinara sauce, for serving
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BREAD ITALIAN SLIDERS:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Leaving them attached, slice the Hawaiian sweet rolls in half and then set the top half aside.
Place the bottom half in a glass baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and minced garlic.
Using a spoon or basting brush, spread half of the butter mixture over the bottom half of the buns.
Layer the cheese over the bottom buns.
Followed by the salami, pepperoni. Note: you can use as little or as much meat as you enjoy.
Finally, top with the giardiniera.
Place the top buns back on top. Using a spoon or basthing brush, spread the remainder of the butter mixture over the top of the sliders and then sprinkle oregano over the top.
Bake uncovered for 7-8 minutes, or until the top of the buns turn a golden brown. If your cheese hasn't melted enough to your liking, cover the dish with aluminum foil and put it back in the oven for a few more minutes until cheese has melted.
Cut them apart and serve with marinara sauce.
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Originally published: July 2018
Updated and republished: February 2023
Garlic Bread Italian Sliders
- 12 Hawaiian rolls (1 pack)
- ½ pound deli sliced pepperoni
- ½ pound sliced salami
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- ¼ cup salted butter, melted
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano (or Italian seasoning)
- ½ cup giardiniera, diced (optional)
- marinara sauce, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Leaving them attached, slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and then set the top half aside. Place the bottom half in a glass baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix the butter and garlic together. Using a spoon or basting brush, spread half of the mixture over the bottom half of the buns.
- Layer the provolone cheese over the bottom rolls, followed by the salami, pepperoni, and giardiniera. Place the top half of the rolls back on top.
- Using a spoon or basting brush, spread the remainder of the butter mixture over the top of the sliders and then sprinkle oregano over the top.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the top of the buns turn a golden brown. Cut them apart and serve with marinara sauce. If your cheese hasn't melted enough to your liking, cover the dish with aluminum foil and put it back in the oven for a few more minutes until cheese has melted.
- Sliced banana peppers/peperoncini can also be used in place of giardiniera.
- Please use as much or as little meat as you like.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Thank you I can’t wait to try these for New Year 2019
Brandie @ The Country Cook, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.