Pizza burger sliders have big pizza flavor, gooey cheese and a slightly crisp garlic bread style exterior. They are a fun dinner or game day appetizer.
Get that pizza flavor you love in a cute little slider package. These fun sandwiches are easy to make and taste amazing.
Whether you are looking for a fun hearty appetizer, game day snack or fun dinner entree, you are in the right place. These sliders are super simple but oh so good.
They are a fun miniature version of the pizza burgers we all love so much. The resulting little sandwiches are perfect for so many occasions.
Making the sliders
Start by browning a pound of ground meat. I used ground venison this time, but ground beef, ground turkey or even some bulk sausage would work wonderfully.
Add a can of pizza sauce and you are well on your way to tasty sliders. Pile the meat on top of halved dinner rolls.
Most sliders are made on Hawaiian rolls. That would be absolutely delicious here too, some of our favorite Italian subs are made on a sweeter bread.
However, my husband isn’t a huge fan. So I used butter rolls instead.
Potato rolls or your favorite dinner rolls would also work. Layer slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the meat then add to top of the rolls.
Brush the tops with garlic butter and cover your fan with foil. Bake until the sandwiches are melty and then take the foil off to toast the tops a bit.
The resulting sandwiches are soft and cheesy on the inside with a bit of a buttery crunch on the outside. They are lick your fingers delicious.
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Pizza Burger Sliders
- 12 dinner rolls
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 14 oz. pizza sauce
- 4 oz. sliced mozzarella
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch pan.
- Season ground beef with salt and pepper and brown until cooked through. Add pizza sauce and cook for a minute or two to thicken.
- Cut dinner rolls in half across the equator. Set the top of the rolls aside, place the bottoms in the greased pan.
- Spread meat and sauce mixture over the bottom half of the rolls. Top with slices of cheese, then the top halves of the rolls.
- Melt butter and stir in garlic powder. Brush over rolls.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for 5 more minutes.