Chicago Style Pizza

Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders

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January 24, 2018 (Last Updated: April 4, 2018)
Quick and Easy Baked pizza sliders being pulled from the pan

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.

Just the Hawaiian sweet buns cut in half and laying in pan

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.

Hawaiian buns layed out in pan with mozzarella cheese being layered on top

putting sausage on sliders, but before it goes in the oven

Finished Baked Pizza Sliders just waiting the be eaten and sitting in a pan next to some forks.

Pizza Slider Recipe

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Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Sandwiches
  • Category: Sliders
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

These Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders are tasty and can feed your whole pack with not very much time. Such a tasty meal to be made any night of the week.


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Using bread knife, cut entire slab of buns in half
  3. Place bottom halves (still connected) in bottom of oven safe pan. I used a 9×11, but as long as it fits.
  4. Layer mozzarella to cover
  5. Spread Italian Sausage
  6. Spread Tomatoes
  7. Spread Butter mixture (see below for recipe) evenly over top
  8. Bake in oven for 20 minutes
  9. Cut and serve

To make Butter Mixture:

  1. Melt stick of butter in bowl
  2. Add rest of ingredients and stir

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    January 24, 2018 at 10:37 am

    These would be perfect to make for the superbowl!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    January 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Putting sliders on Hawaiian Buns is taking my name. I wouldn’t have thought to combine pizza flavors with the buns but they sound delicious!

  • Reply
    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    January 24, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Omg these look EPIC!!! Do I have to share these or can I have them all to myself?!

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    January 24, 2018 at 11:28 am

    My sister loves these buns and serves them all the time when I go over to her house. I can just imagine how incredibly delicious these sliders are!! Great recipe Ben! I can’t wait to make it!

  • Reply
    Emily
    January 24, 2018 at 11:38 am

    This recipe looks so delicious, can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    January 26, 2018 at 12:05 am

    I could imagine liking this just as much as I like pizza! Great adaptation!

  • Reply
    Ashley Myhre
    April 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    OH.MY.GOSH These are so good! Excellent! I want you to make these again soon!

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