Sheet Pan Italian Sliders

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Whether you’re planning game day snacks, or craving mini sandwiches for lunch, Sheet Pan Italian Sliders won’t disappoint. They’re packed with amazing Italian flavor, and made on a sheet pan so prep and clean up is a breeze!!

stacked sliders on a white plate with banana peppers and italian meats
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The Perfect Game Day Recipe!

At our house, Game Day is a major event. Whenever football games show up on the television, we plan a new slider recipe to enjoy at home. It’s a family tradition!

Italian sandwich sliders are an easy way to turn a regular sandwich into a celebration. You can choose whatever toppings you like, but for this slider, Italian cold cuts rule the day.

This hot Italian sliders recipe is the perfect appetizer or easy meal when you need something on the table in a jiffy.

variety of Italian meats on a white plate


Switch it up if you wish, but this combination of ingredients make the perfect slider sandwiches. They taste like mini muffulettas! See recipe card for quantities.

  • brioche slider rolls – thick rolls that hold up to heavy toppings
  • sliced ham – any type will do but I use black forest ham
  • variety pack of Italian deli meats – includes pepperoni and salami
  • provolone cheese or mozzarella – sliced works best
  • mayonnaise – Dukes is a favorite down south
  • Italian dressing – the bottled type
  • banana peppers – pickled and sliced
  • olive tapenade – from the jar or make your own
  • melted butter – creates a butter sauce for the tops of the rolls
  • Italian seasoning – dried herbs

How to Make Easy Italian Sliders

  1. Slice rolls lengthwise with a serrated knife, then place tops and bottoms on sheet pan.
  2. Spread a mixture of mayo and Italian dressing on both sides of rolls.
  3. Layer meats on the bottom side of rolls.
  4. Add cheese on the top side of rolls.
  5. Spread olive tapenade and mild banana peppers on top of meats.
  6. Put top side of buns on bottom half of the buns.
  7. Brush rolls with a butter mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Slider Variations

There are hundreds of variations for sliders, but here are a few of my favorites.

  • ROAST BEEF: roast beef, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, horseradish, mild banana peppers
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN: buffalo chicken, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles
  • CHEESEBURGER: cheeseburger sliders with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, thousand island dressing
  • BBQ: barbecue pork, creamy slaw, bbq sauce
  • SOUTHERN: fried chicken, pimento cheese, pickles, mayo, red peppers
  • MARINARA: marinara sauce, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes

Recipe Tips

  • Use hearty dinner rolls, such as brioche, that will hold up to all the fillings.
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls can be used as long as you keep the dressing on the light side.
  • Shredded cheese works, but sliced cheese is easier to manage.
  • Purchase an Italian deli package with a variety of Italian meats. It will save a ton of money.
  • Brush the top of the slider buns with butter, but don’t drench them. Brioche rolls already have a high butter content.
close up of an Italian sheet pan slider

Recipe FAQS

What goes with sliders?

Other snack foods like dips, salsa and potato chips and are great to serve with sliders. But, if you're planning a meal, these mini subs go well with a mixed green salad or potato wedges.

How long do sliders last in the fridge?

If you wrap the sliders tightly in aluminum foil, they will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. But, these Italian sliders do not freeze well.

Can you omit the mayonnaise?

Yes, you can leave off the mayonnaise and just use Italian dressing if desired. It won't be as creamy, but the flavor will still be terrific.

More Game Day Recipes

Game Day is all about cheering on your favorite team and eating food with melty cheese and sauces. Hot Italian sliders are the perfect party food and go great with these other recipes to make an easy appetizer buffet.

Recipe Card

italian sliders on a sheet pan.

Sheet Pan Italian Sliders

Sheet Pan Italian Sliders are an easy way to turn a regular sandwich into a celebration! Italian meats and cheeses make this slider a favorite on game day.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Sandwiches, sheet pan
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 421kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.


  • 12 brioche slider rolls
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 pound sliced ham
  • 8 oz. Italian salami variety pack
  • 12 slices provolone cheese can use shredded mozzarella if desired
  • 1 cup pickled banana peppers
  • ½ cup olive tapenade
  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice brioche rolls lengthwise, then place rolls on a sheet pan with the bread side exposed.
  • Mix mayonnaise and Italian dressing together. Spread on all sides of rolls.
  • Layer ham on the bottom side of rolls, followed by Italian salami.
  • Spread olive tapenade and banana peppers on top of salami.
  • Add cheese to the top side of rolls on top of mayo mixture.
  • Put top side of rolls on bottom side of rolls and close them up.
  • Mix melted butter and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Brush butter over the tops of rolls.
  • Cover rolls with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


  • Use a hearty mini roll, such as brioche, that will hold up to all the fillings.
  • Shredded cheese works, but sliced cheese is easier to manage.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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  1. 5 stars
    I brought them to an appetizer party. They were a big hit. Everyone commented how good they were and they were so easy to make which made it even better

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