Spicy Italian Sliders – Perfect for Game Day!

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The biggest football game day is almost here. In our house, we care almost as much about the food as we do the game and commercials. So, I couldn’t let this special food day go by without sharing these Spicy Italian Sliders with you. They are oh – so – good!

You’re probably wondering what makes these sliders so good? Well, how about they are made on freshly baked rolls. And, fresh baked rolls are irresistible. Am I right?

Then, inside the rolls are layers of pepperoni, salami, and melted provolone cheese. That makes a winning combination.

These Spicy Italian Sliders are the ultimate in game day food. And, you are sure to score a touchdown with them.

Spicy Italian Sliders

Easy Prep Means Less Work

Thanks to Bridgford Food’s frozen rolls and sliced meats, making these Spicy Italian Sliders is a breeze. And, easier prep means less work and more time with your guests.

Spicy Italian Sliders
  • First, place Bridgford’s Parkerhouse style frozen rolls in a low-sided baking dish and let thaw in the fridge overnight. Or, leave them on the countertop for a few hours to thaw. Let rise at room temperature. Once they have doubled in size, you are ready to bake.
  • Next, bake the rolls for 12-14 minutes. They should be lightly golden on top. Let cool, then slice in half lengthwise.
  • Then, add a tablespoon of marinara sauce and a 3″ round slice of provolone cheese. On top of the cheese, layer on Bridgford Food’s sliced meat. Don’t skimp on the meat! For the best Spicy Italian Sliders, use all three of Bridgford’s sliced meats: pepperoni, turkey pepperoni, and salami. How’s that for spicy Italian?
  • The last step is to add the top part of the roll. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle on Italian seasoning. Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake at 375º for 15- 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.

To keep these Spicy Italian Sliders warm for Super Bowl, use a rack or crumpled foil on the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour in a 1/2 inch of hot water (below the rack or foil). Layer the sliders on the rack or foil, and set the temperature on warm.

Savings Tip: get your discount coupon for Bridgford’s frozen dough, It’s linked here. And, you can find Bridgford Frozen Bread & Rolls at a retailer near you here.

Spicy Italian Sliders Recipe

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Spicy Italian Sliders

These Spicy Italian Sliders are the perfect appetizer for game day, tailgating, BBQ, potluck, or any fun event. Who needs an event? They would make a great dinner or lunch, too!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, Easy Dinner, Lunch, One Pot Meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 ounce bag Bridgford Food's frozen Parkerhouse Rolls
  • 6 ounce jar pizza sauce (thick marinara sauce can be used)
  • 12 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Pepperoni (any combinaton of meats can be used)
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Turkey Pepperoni (any combinaton of meats can be used)
  • 1 package Bridgford Food's Italian Salami (any combinaton of meats can be used)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • flake salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Generously spray a low-sided baking dish with cooking spray. Add frozen rolls in a single layer, and let thaw (covered) in the fridge overnight or on countertop for a few hours. Let rise at room temperature until they have doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375º.

  2. Bake the rolls for 12-14 minutes, until lightly golden on top. Let cool, then cut rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottom of the rolls back in the baking dish in a single layer.

  3. Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the bottom of the rolls. Then a 3″ round slice of provolone cheese (I use a biscuit cutter to cut the Provolone cheese to 3"). On top of the cheese, generously layer on Bridgford Food’s sliced meats. For each roll, I used three slices of pepperoni, turkey pepperoni, and salami.

  4. Add a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the tops of the rolls, and place them on top of the prepared bottom rolls. Brush egg wash on the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and flake salt.

  5. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

To keep the sliders warm, place a rack in the bottom of a slow cooker or electric roaster. If you don’t have a rack then crumple foil in the bottom. Add 1/2″ inch of hot water in the bottom of the pan. The purpose is elevate the sliders above the water. The water keeps the sliders from drying out. 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Italian Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 slider)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 1189mg52%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 527IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Spicy Italian Sliders

Get ahead of the game with this tip:

Keep Bridgford’s frozen dough in your freezer, like I do. Since it’s frozen, you can use as much or as little as you need. I often pull out 3-4 rolls at a time and bake them. Just thaw, bake, and serve. It’s that effortless.

Bridgford Parkerhouse Style rolls

Their Ready-Dough and Parkerhouse Style Rolls are easy and so versatile! I’ve made pizza crust, mini-buns, donuts, bread wreaths, twists, garlic knots, pizza rolls, and more with them. Bridgford’s does the prep, with their quality non-GMO ingredients and cane sugar, so you don’t have to.

This post is sponsored by Bridgford Foods. All views are my own and based on my own personal experience using Bridgford Food’s products. 

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