Italian Sub Sliders

Looking for a tantalizing appetizer that will steal the spotlight at your next gathering? Look no further than these mouthwatering Italian Sub Sliders. Packed with layers of savory meats, zesty toppings, and gooey cheese, these sliders are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a party, cheering on your favorite team, or simply craving a quick and delicious meal, these sliders are sure to satisfy.


  • 12 slider buns
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced salami
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana peppers
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Slice the slider buns in half and place the bottom halves in a baking dish.
  3. Layer the deli ham, pepperoni, salami, and provolone cheese on top of the slider buns.
  4. Add the shredded lettuce, black olives, and banana peppers on top of the cheese layer.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Italian dressing, dried oregano, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  6. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top halves of the slider buns.
  7. Place the top halves of the slider buns over the filling to form sandwiches.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sliders are heated through.
  9. Serve the Italian sub sliders warm and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Calories: 300 per serving
  • Servings: 12 sliders

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve with Style: Present your Italian Sub Sliders on a platter garnished with fresh herbs or sliced vegetables for an enticing display that will tempt your guests.
  2. Keep Warm: To keep your sliders warm during a party or gathering, transfer them to a slow cooker set on the “warm” setting. This will ensure they stay deliciously hot and ready to enjoy throughout the event.
  3. Make Ahead: Prepare the sliders up to the point of baking, then cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, simply bake as directed, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time if needed.
  4. Freeze for Later: If you have leftovers or want to prepare sliders in advance, you can freeze them for future enjoyment. Wrap each slider individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake in a preheated oven until heated through.
  5. Refresh Leftovers: If you have leftover sliders that have been refrigerated, you can revive their flavors by reheating them in a toaster oven or conventional oven until warmed through. This will help to maintain their delicious taste and texture.
  6. Serve with Sides: Accompany your Italian Sub Sliders with a variety of sides such as chips, coleslaw, or a crisp green salad for a well-rounded meal that will satisfy everyone’s cravings.


  1. Vegetarian Twist: For a meat-free option, skip the deli meats and load your sliders with grilled vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. Top with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and pesto for a flavorful vegetarian alternative.
  2. Spicy Kick: If you love heat, add a kick to your sliders by layering on slices of spicy capicola or jalapeños. You can also mix some sriracha into the mayonnaise mixture for an extra fiery flavor.
  3. Cheese Lover’s Delight: Experiment with different types of cheese to elevate the flavor of your sliders. Try substituting the provolone cheese with gooey melted cheddar, tangy Swiss, or creamy brie for a cheesy sensation.
  4. Meat Medley: Mix and match your favorite deli meats to create a customized slider experience. Add slices of turkey, roast beef, or pastrami along with the classic ham, pepperoni, and salami for a diverse selection of flavors.
  5. Mediterranean Inspired: Give your sliders a Mediterranean twist by replacing the Italian dressing with tzatziki sauce and the black olives with kalamata olives. Add a sprinkle of feta cheese and fresh cucumber slices for a refreshing burst of flavor.
  6. BBQ Bliss: Transform your sliders into BBQ masterpieces by substituting the Italian dressing with barbecue sauce. Layer on pulled pork or shredded chicken along with coleslaw and pickles for a tangy and satisfying meal.
  7. Seafood Sensation: For a unique twist, swap out the deli meats for seafood options like smoked salmon or crab meat. Top with avocado slices, cucumber, and a drizzle of creamy aioli for a refreshing and indulgent slider experience.
  8. Breakfast Sliders: Who says sliders are just for lunch or dinner? Turn them into a breakfast delight by filling them with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and melted cheese. Add some sliced tomatoes and avocado for a nutritious and delicious start to your day.


  1. Can I make these Italian Sub Sliders ahead of time? Absolutely! You can assemble the sliders up to the point of baking, then cover and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake. This makes them perfect for parties or meal prep.
  2. Are there any alternatives for the mayonnaise in the recipe? Yes, if you prefer, you can use Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of mayonnaise for a lighter option with a tangy flavor.
  3. Can I use different types of cheese for the sliders? Of course! Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses such as mozzarella, cheddar, or even gouda to customize the flavor to your liking.
  4. What if I can’t find all the deli meats listed in the recipe? No worries! You can mix and match deli meats based on availability or personal preference. Turkey, roast beef, or even mortadella can work well in these sliders.
  5. Can I make these sliders gluten-free? Absolutely! Just use gluten-free slider buns or your favorite gluten-free bread alternative to make these sliders suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  6. Do I have to bake the sliders, or can I grill them instead? While baking is the traditional method for making sliders, you can definitely grill them if you prefer. Just place them on a preheated grill over medium heat and cook until the cheese is melted and the sliders are heated through.
  7. Can I make these sliders spicy? Yes, you can add some heat to your sliders by using spicy deli meats like spicy salami or adding sliced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes to the filling.
  8. How do I store leftovers? If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave or oven for a quick and tasty meal.

With their irresistible combination of flavors and easy preparation, these Italian Sub Sliders are sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire. Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer or a main course, they’re guaranteed to impress. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in a delicious culinary experience that will leave everyone craving more.