Hot Italian Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

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The best easy hot Italian sliders recipe on sweet Hawaiian rolls with salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. So easy and so good!

The mini sandwiches make a perfect appetizer for football Sunday or easy dinner idea any time of year.

For more Italian sub flavor serve these sliders up with this tasty Italian hoagie pasta salad.

Italian sub sliders on Hawaiian Rolls with Italian meats and cheese.

Who doesn’t love sliders?

While cheeseburger sliders are awesome, sometimes it is nice to change things up.

These baked Italian sandwich sliders are a great option, as are my Cuban sandwich sliders, easy Philly cheesesteak sliders, and chicken parm sliders with nuggets recipes.

Italian sliders on Hawaiian rolls packed with salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.

Not only are the hot Italian sub sliders packed with flavor on the inside, but the top of the buns are brushed with melted butter and Italian seasoning as well.

Pull apart Italian sub sliders make a great appetizer, party food, game day snack, or quick and easy meal.

Bring on the Sliders!

Pull-apart Italian roll sliders on Hawaiian rolls in glass casserole dish.

Let these hot Italian sliders inspire you to create other flavor sliders. You might try chicken parm sliders, Philly cheesesteak sliders, Reuben sliders, or even hot ham and cheese sliders. The sky’s the limit!

So grab some slider buns, sauce, and cold cuts and let’s get cookin’!


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls – perfect for making slider sandwiches.
  • Italian Deli Meats – Deli ham or prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni.
  • Cheese – We used mozzarella, but you could easily use provolone cheese instead. If you are a cheese-lover like me you could even double up on the cheese and have both provolone and mozzarella. After all, can you really have too much melty cheese?
  • Marinara sauce – coats the bottom of the buns before layering on the meat. Also great for dipping.
  • Melted butter and Italian seasoning – for brushing on top of the buns before baking.
  • Italian dressing – optional, but is delicious when combined with the butter and brushed on top of the buns. We also like to use zesty Italian dressing as a delicious dipping sauce for our sliders.

How to make Easy Italian Sliders

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Four image collage of Italian meats and cheese being layered on Hawaiian slider buns in baking dish.
  1. Use a serrated knife to slice the slider buns in half, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place bottom half in baking dish and spread on some marinara sauce. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  2. Layer on the Italian deli meats and cheese. Then, add the top hlaf of the slider buns.
  3. Melt butter then stir in the Italian seasoning, and (optional) Italian salad dressing. Brush the butter mixture on top of the buns.
  4. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt and the butter on top absorbs into rolls.

Serving Suggestions

I like to enjoy the baked Italian sandwiches with some marinara sauce or Italian dressing for dipping, but this is entirely optional. They are great on their own as well.

For an easy lunch or dinner serve with some potato chips and a side salad.

Close up image of pull-apart hot Italian sliders with ham, salami, pepperoni, and provolone cheese.

Storage & Reheating

While these are best enjoyed immediately, leftover sliders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Reheat sliders in the microwave for about 20 seconds or cover them with aluminum foil and bake until warmed through.

Additions and variations

Peppers – Mild banana peppers, pepperoncini, or red peppers are great additions to your Italian Hawaiian roll sliders.

Red Pepper Flakes – Add a little bit of red pepper flakes to the butter mixture to kick your hot Italian sub sliders up a notch.

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Hot Italian sliders on Hawaiian rolls with Italian meats. melty cheese, and marinara sauce.
4.89 from 17 votes

Hot Italian Sliders

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Packed with salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, mozzarella, marinara sauce, these tasty Italian sliders are an easy to make one-dish recipe.


  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning divided
  • 12 slices salami
  • 9 slices prosciutto or ham
  • 16 slices small pepperoni or 9 slices genoa pepperoni
  • 9 slices mozzarella cheese or provolone
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian dressing optional


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut slider buns in half crosswise through the middle to separate the tops from the bottoms. Place bottom halves in the baking dish.
  • Spread marinara sauce onto buns and sprinkle with 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Add layers of salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, and cheese. Then, add the top half of the slider buns.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a small bowl or in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining Italian seasoning and Italian salad dressing (if using). Use a basting brush to brush the butter mixture on top of buns.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake 20-30 minutes, until cheese begins to melt and the butter absorbs into rolls.
  • Slice into individual sandwiches and serve.


Serve with Italian dressing or marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.


Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Hot Italian sliders on Hawaiian rolls with Italian meats. melty cheese, and marinara sauce.

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