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Have you had it up-to-here with Thanksgiving leftovers? It’s been less than a week and I’m already over it. I’ve cooked turkey soup and turkey quesadillas and turkey pot pie and I AM OVER IT. This is so completely different and yet it’s still super easy – because Thanksgiving may be over but Christmas looms and I’m still swamped. I hope y’all like this as much as we did!

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Pizza Sliders

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 6-8

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Ingredients

  • 1 package of 12 Dinner Rolls (We love the Hawaiian Brand)
  • 1 c Pizza Sauce
  • 12 slices of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 package of Pepperoni
  • ½ c cooked and crumbled sausage (Italian sausage is best but if you’ve got breakfast sausage, by all means – use that) 
  • ½ onion, cooked

Herbed Butter Topping

  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 T Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 t Onion powder
  • 1 T Oregano
  • 1  Garlic Salt
  • ¼ t Red pepper flakes

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Slice the rolls horizontally (while still attached) to make a top and bottom bun.
  2. Place bottom bun into prepared baking dish. Spread pizza sauce onto rolls.
  3. Next, add 6 slices of cheese (covering all of the pizza sauce.)
  4. On top of the cheese layer, add all the slices of pepperoni.
  5. Sprinkle the top of the pepperoni with crumbled sausage and onions
  6. Add the remaining 6 slices of cheese on top.
  7. Then cover all of it with the top bun.
  8. Now, make the seasoned buttery topping. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
  9. Then, using a brush (or a spoon) spread topping all over the sliders. Be sure to get the sides too!
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Chef Jocelyn Tip: These are pretty customizable – you can add whatever pizza toppings you like! Make these vegetarian or add jalapenos or pineapple and ham – go crazy! But don’t skip the buttery topping – that’s what really makes this dish!