Italian Sandwich Sliders

Hawaiian roll sliders are great for game-day or parties because they’re so easy to make and the sweet soft rolls are hard to resist. These Italian sandwich sliders have three kinds of salami with melted provolone and a tangy kick from banana peppers. They’re easy to assemble and bake in the oven until they’re toasty-hot!

close-up photo of a stack of two italian sliders

A while back I fell into a black hole otherwise known as and their slider recipes. The concept is simple: buy some rolls, slice the whole thing in half, load up your favorite sandwich fillings, bake them, and serve them as the perfect game-day or party snack.

They have every flavor combination you can imagine and I was inspired by the Hawaiian roll sliders in particular. I imagined the sweet and soft rolls would pair perfectly with salty salami and melt-y provolone cheese and once I had the idea I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

I’m no stranger to sliders and sandwiches (I’ve linked to some more of my favorites at the end of this post), but I’d yet to use Hawaiian rolls to make a batch. Plus, with game-days in full-swing and the holiday party season just around the corner, I’ve been all about the easy snacks and appetizers. So, here we have some Italian sandwich sliders on soft rolls that take all of 20 minutes to make start to finish.

Italian Sandwich Ingredients

  • These mini sandwiches start with a package of 12 Hawaiian rolls. They are sold as one piece (not presliced) which is what we want. I know it’s not what a traditional Italian sandwich might be served on, but the sweet rolls are just so delicious with all of the fillings.
  • These sandwich sliders are all about the salami – three kinds, in fact. Genoa salami, pepperoni and cotta salami which is a softer type of salami which you can find at most grocery stores.
  • Some sliced banana peppers add a tangy vinegary bite that complements the rich salami. I use mild banana peppers, but if you like some heat, by all means, use the hot ones.
  • For the cheese, we’re using sliced provolone.
  • I like to brush the tops of the rolls with a mixture of olive oil, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder before popping the slider sandwiches in the oven.

How to Make Hawaiian Roll Sliders

These Italian sandwich sliders are just an assembly operation without a lot of prep. Just gather all of your ingredients and a baking dish and you’re ready to go

photo collage of sliced hawaiian rolls

Start by slicing your Hawaiian rolls in half crosswise so you have two parts. Place the bottom piece in a baking dish.

photo collage showing how to assemble the sandwiches

Layer the three kinds of salami on the bottom bread piece. I like to fold the pieces of salami in half and layer them so you get each in each sandwich.

Top the salami with the sliced banana peppers followed by the sliced provolone cheese.

photo collage of the bun tops plain and brushed with oil

Place the top bread piece on top of the cheese. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil with the seasonings and brush it on the top of the bowls.

Bake the rolls for 10 minutes or so at 350°F or until the cheese is melted and the sliders are warmed through. Use a serrated knife to slice them into individual sandwiches.

I love the flavor combo – if you love salty with a little sweet and a kick of tang then these Italian sandwiches need to be on your list for game-day snacks or a fun Friday night dinner. Add some potato chips on the side! Classic Lays are my fave and I had zero regrets.

Want more easy recipes? Be sure to check out my Quick Dinner Recipes Ready in 20 Minutes or Less!

Happy slider-making!

close-up photo of a stack of sandwiches

More Sandwiches & Sliders

Looking for more fun sandwiches and sliders? Here are a few more of my favorites ❤

  • Loaded Pizza Sandwiches | All it takes is a big loaf of bread, some classic pizza toppings, sauce, and plenty of cheese to serve up your favorite pizza in sandwich form.
  • Crispy Baked Chicken Sliders | Inspired by a fast-food chicken sandwich you can’t get on a Sunday, these mini crispy chicken sandwiches are great for parties or game days.
  • Bacon & Goat Cheese Sliders | Tender beef patties topped with creamy goat cheese, crispy bacon, and fresh arugula. A little fancy but easy to make!
  • Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches | Another fast-food inspiration! These hot sandwiches have a super easy (microwave!) cheese sauce.
  • Chicken Parmesan Sliders | These are quick and easy and taste like chicken parm but served up as hot sandwich sliders!
  • Pulled Beef Sandwiches | This is an easy slow cooker recipe! The tender pulled beef is perfect for sandwiches.

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Italian Sandwich Sliders

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These Italian slider sandwiches are a great combination of salty/sweet with a tangy kick from banana peppers. They’re easy to prep and great as a game-day snack or party appetizer.

  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian-American


  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 2 ounces sliced genoa salami
  • 1 ounce sliced pepperoni
  • 8 ounces cotta salami
  • 1/3 cup sliced banana peppers (mild or hot)
  • 4 ounces sliced provolone
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch each of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Instead of cutting the rolls into individual ones, slice the bread crosswise through the middle so you have big two pieces. Place the bottom part of the rolls in a baking dish.
  3. Layer the genoa salami, pepperoni and cotta salami on the bread. Place the banana peppers in an even layer on the meat followed by the sliced cheese. Top with the other bread piece.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the oil and seasoning. Brush the top of the bread rolls with the seasoned oil. Bake the sandwiches for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted, the bread rolls are toasty on top, and the sandwiches are heated through. 
  5. To serve, slice into 12 individual sandwiches with a serrated knife.


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  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Sodium: 811.5mg
  • Fat: 13.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 11.1g
  • Cholesterol: 44.4mg

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  1. Made these Italian Sliders for NYE with a Caesar Salad. Super easy and fast prep ahead of time in the baking dish, then covered for baking later in the evening. We used mild Banana Peppers, but some with a little more ‘heat’ would also be great. We also warmed some spicy Marinara for dipping…pretty tasty! Perfect slider for football games, or other gatherings when pre-prep makes baking easy!

    1. I love that you had a dipping sauce – that’s a great idea! So glad you enjoyed them – thank you for letting me know (and the rating!).

  2. We love this recipe! We did tweak it a bit😊. We added thinly sliced red roasted peppers on top of the banana peppers and instead of brushing the top with olive oil and Italian seasoning, we brushed the tops with Kraft Tuscan Italian Dressing (this dressing is somewhat thicker and has small bits of seasoning compared to other Italian dressings). We then sprinkled black poppy seeds over the tops to give it a more “fancy” look. We did find we needed to bake them a bit longer than 10 min to get them completely heated through and the cheese to melt (assuming this is due to the thickness of our deli meats and cheese). Perfect for quick dinner served with tater tots!

  3. Making these for an easy Christmas Eve snack! My husband isn’t huge on salami so I’m doing pepperoni & turkey! Serving with seasoned French fries 🙂

    1. Oscar Meyer makes Cotta Salami so you may find it near those brand products. It’s a soft salami, but you can sub any kind of salami if you can’t find it.

    2. Jordyn, Cotta Salami is a cooked salami unlike hard/Genoa salami which is cured/aged. Oscar Mayer is one brand that I’ve found (look at your grocery store with their packaged bologna). Neither of my grocery store deli’s carried it and I wasn’t about to go to the high priced stores to find it. Good luck.

  4. Just made a batch of these for Football Sunday. Ive made them before for a totally different crowd in the past, so it was nice to once again, hear from everyone about how great the Italian Sliders were! Some asked if they were hard to make (not!)… some asked about time commitment (about 20min as advertised!)….and everyone enjoyed them. Once again I added a marinara/pasta sauce dip for the sandwiches. The Banana Peppers really are a key ingredient. They just ‘punch’ up the overall flavor!

  5. my extremely sensitive to everything child (it has to look and smell good and THEN he’ll try something new, and only stick with it if it tastes good, too) has a new favorite dish with these sliders! Home Run!

  6. Made these for a family gathering to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Used half a package of three kinds of salami all sliced and arranged in three rows. You see these everywhere. Placed one of each of the three varieties of salami on each roll, topped with smoked provolone and then chopped the banana peppers for better distribution. Brushed the tops with seasoned EVOO. They did take fifteen minutes to get heated all the way through. Took them out of the baking dish with a large spatula – they didn’t stick. Cut them into individual sliders and served. Everyone loved them!

  7. A huge hit in my household of unadventurous eaters! I did end up using hot capicola in place of the cotta salami but followed the rest of the recipe pretty similarly. The olive oil/seasoning blend on top was a great touch. I have a feeling these will be made again soon.

  8. Made these for a Super Bowl party and they were a fan-favorite! I’m not going to wait until next year’s Super Bowl to make them again. Thank you!

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