Whether you're planning a get together for Game Day, or craving a tasty sandwich for lunch, Sheet Pan 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!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
At our house, Game Day is a major event. In fact, every day there's a game on television highlighting our favorite college team, we plan a tailgate meal to enjoy at home. It's part of the tradition!
Sheet Pan Sliders are an easy way to turn a regular sandwich into a celebration! You can choose whatever toppings you like, but for this sandwich, Italian meats and cheeses rule the day.
Switch it up if you wish, but this combination of ingredients makes the perfect Italian Slider. It's like a sassy muffuletta!
- brioche slider rolls - thick rolls that hold up to heavy toppings
- sliced ham - any type will do
- variety pack of Italian deli meats - saves time and money
- provolone 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
- butter - melted
- Italian seasoning - dried
- Slice rolls lengthwise, then place tops and bottoms on sheet pan.
- Spread a mixture of mayo and Italian dressing on both sides of rolls.
- Layer meats on the bottom side of rolls.
- Add cheese on the top side of rolls.
- Spread olive tapenade and banana peppers on top of meats.
- Put top side of rolls on bottom side of rolls.
- Brush rolls with a mixture of butter and seasoning. Cover with foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Are There Slider Variations?
There are hundreds of variations for sliders, but here are a few of my favorites.
- roast beef, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, horseradish
- buffalo chicken, blue cheese dressing
- cheeseburger, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, thousand island dressing
- barbecue pork, creamy slaw, bbq sauce
- fried chicken, pimento cheese, pickles, mayo
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- 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.
- Purchase an Italian deli package with a variety of meats. It will save a ton of money.
- Brush the rolls with butter, but don't drench them. These rolls already have a high butter content.
More Game Day Recipes
Game Day is all about cheering on your favorite team and eating food that might not be on the healthy list, but it's oh, so yummy! Here are more ideas for recipes on Game Day.
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Tailgate Meatballs
- Easy Chicken Taco Bake
- Spinach Alfredo Pizza
- Best Sausage Ball Recipe
- Easy Chili Dogs