We are deep into our Chicago deep dish series and wanted to take a break from the traditional recipe and try something a little bit different. One thing about different styles of pizza is that they tend to be defined by their crust. While I could change up the sauce a bit or I could make a recipe for a different pizza style, I really want to take the essence of this dish and try to bring it to a different sort of recipe. I thought a fun way to change up a traditional Chicago deep dish is to make some pizza sliders! This is a recipe that does not require as much time or effort as our traditional pizza but is loaded with the ingredients and the BIG flavors of the Chicago deep dish. Go Straight to recipe.
Bread in our Baked Pizza Sliders
We are going to be making our crust with King’s Hawaiian buns. King’s Hawaiian all the way. This recipe is a comfort food and I am not going to skimp on the buns. King’s Hawaiian is sort of like brioche buns in that they are made with butter and eggs. Additionally, there is a sweetness to them. If I were to focus on this meal a bit more, I might try to make our own brioche or challah buns. We are not that ambitious today. Besides, I already really love the King’s Hawaiian sweet buns. Whenever I go to a potluck, I always keep an eye for any sandwiches that might be made with these awesome little guys.
The Ingredients in our Pizza Sliders
Well, we are going to try and keep in the tradition of Chicago deep dish and the construction is pretty straightforward. There will be some mozzarella, crushed and drained tomatoes, sausage, and topped with our special sauce. The special sauce is a butter, parmesan, garlic and an Italian herb mixture. This will be poured over the top of this dinner bomb to finish it off with some big flavor.
Pizza Slider Recipe
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- 12 King’s Hawaiian Buns
- 8 Ounces Mozzarella, sliced
- 8 Ounces Ounces Italian sausage, crumbled and cooked
- 14.5 Ounces Canned tomatoes, petite diced and drained
- For Sauce
- 1 stick butter
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ¼ cup grated parmesan mixed
Preheat oven to 350
Using bread knife, cut entire slab of buns in half
Place bottom halves (still connected) in bottom of oven safe pan. I used a 9x11, but as long as it fits.
Layer mozzarella to cover
Spread Italian Sausage
Spread Butter mixture (see below for recipe) evenly over top
Bake in oven for 20 minutes
Cut and serve
To make Butter Mixture:
Melt stick of butter in bowl
Add rest of ingredients and stir