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These Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are an easy appetizer! Filled with lots of cheese, sauce, and pepperoni.

A large pan of pepperoni pizza sliders topped with cheese and herbs.

*Originally published January 2017. Text updated.*

Easy Appetizer for the WIN!

If you’re on the hunt for an amazing appetizer that is super easy to make these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are for you.

They make great game day appetizers. They are also great for bbq’s and backyard parties.

Some other great game day options I have in mind would be these Reuben Sliders, Homemade Chili Cheese Dip or Toasted Ravioli.

Close up of pepperoni pizza sliders in a pan.

Ingredients needed:

  • Hawaiian rolls– You can also use any bun that is small they don’t have to be Hawaiian rolls. Just keep them small so they are appetizer sized.
  • Pasta sauce– Use any brand and flavor you like.
  • Pepperoni
  • Fresh mozzarella– I like the fresh because it’s easy to slice and place on the bun. Plus, it melts so nice! It makes the best cheese pull. However, regular mozzarella works just fine as well.
  • Parmesan, butter, garlic powder, basil, and oregano– These are combined and used to brush over the tops of the sliders. Don’t skip this step! It really adds a lot to the sandwich.
Plate of 3 pepperoni pizza sliders ready to eat.

What to serve with Pepperoni Pizza Sliders:

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Overhead view of sliders in a pan. Can see the melty cheese and yummy topping.

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer, sliders
These Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are an easy appetizer! Filled with lots of cheese, sauce, and pepperoni.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 12 slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • ¾-1 cup (175-235ml) pasta or pizza sauce
  • 1 (6 oz)(170g) package pepperoni slices
  • 1 (8 oz) (226g) package fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup (60g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup (28g) butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
  • Cut buns or sliders in half and set the tops aside. Place bottom half of buns in prepared pan and spread with pasta sauce. Top each bun with pepperoni slices using as many as desired (I used the whole package). Slice the fresh mozzarella into 12 slices and place a slice on each bun. Place the top half of the rolls back on top.
  • In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, melted butter, garlic powder, dried basil and oregano. Spread over the top of the buns. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


  1. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.


Serving: 1slider | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg

4 thoughts on “Pepperoni Pizza Sliders”

  1. You made the RIGHT CHOICE with that fresh mozzarella. Dang. I’ve been wanting to make sliders forever. nothing could be better than a pepperoni version!!

  2. These sound soooo good! Must get some pepperoni next time I go to store

    These sound soooo good. I must get some pepperoni next time I go to store.


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