Take-out Tuesday, Mama Mia Sliders

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Mama Mia, it’s election day!  Let’s pray the madness will be finally over one way or another!


Ok, this recipe can be complicated or simple it’s up to you!


The complicated part would be if you want to use homemade Bolognese Sauce…

Bolognese sauce is a wonderful sauce, thickened with several kinds of meat, traditionally sausage, ground pork, and sometimes bacon, carrots, tomatoes…

Make up a batch and freeze it in portions and you will be happy for a long time…

But if you don’t have a stash on hand you can add browned meat to a jarred marinara, the key is to add enough so your sauce will be thick


Hawaiian Rolls, Bolognese Sauce, Pepperoni, Parmesan and garlic parsley butter

I cut the rolls in 2 sections, making 6 at a time


Spread bottoms with a thick layer of sauce


Sprinkle sauce with Parmesan

Microwave pepperoni slices in between paper towels for 20 seconds to render fat and lay on top of sauce and cheese


Another sprinkle of cheese


Place the tops on each section


Carefully cut bread into the individual roles and place on foil


Brush roll tops liberally with garlic butter and sprinkle with parsley


This recipe was adapted from Pepperoni Pizza Sliders from Damn Delicious

Mama Mia Sliders

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 sliders


  • 1 dozen Hawaiian Rolls or slider buns {I used Kingโ€™s Savory Hawaiian Rolls}
  • 36-48 pepperoni slices
  • 1 1/2 cups Bolognese sauce or very thick meat sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 T chopped parsley


  • Divide rolls into 2 sections of 6 each. Half sections horizontally. Spread bottom halves with a thick layer of Bolognese sauce or thick marinara. Sprinkle with half of cheese.
  • Place pepperoni between paper towels and microwave for 20 seconds to render fat.
  • Divide slices between the 2 roll bottom sections, placing 3-4 slices of pepperoni on each individual roll bottom. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and replace top sections. Carefully cut out individual rolls along bakery lines. Place rolls close together in a foil lined baking pan.
  • Melt butter and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Brush roll tops with butter and sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate until baking if desired.
  • Bake covered for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake another 15-20 minutes until heated through and golden.
  • Serve warm. Reheat leftover rolls for 20 seconds each in microwave
Keyword Bolognese sauce, Italian sandwiches, Mama Mia Sliders, party sliders, Pepperoni Pizza sliders

You can see my recipe for Bolognese Sauce here

HHjr made a batch of Pastor Ryan’s Bolognese here, but he used a mixture of ground beef, ground pork, and Italian sausage, instead of just ground beef as stated in the original recipe

Both recipes are delicious and freeze beautifully so stash some away for the hectic holidays!


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16 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Mama Mia Sliders”
  1. Jodi says:

    Yum. Love those Hawaiian rolls. So many wonderful possibilities!

  2. Jenna, these slider look delicious and would be great for our Saturday Game! Roll Tide!

  3. Yum, these would be a crowd pleaser here, and perfect for game day too! Love the election day table setting and (swooning) the background. I know it has been beautiful beachside these past few weeks…………

  4. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh my, these look delicious! You are making me hungry this morning! My family would love these! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  5. Helen Adams says:

    Good Morning Jenna,
    Your Mama Mia Sliders will be perfect for Election Day. Thank God this election will soon be over.
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe!
    Miz Helen

  6. Summer Daisy says:

    Enticing sliders โ™ฅ

  7. Oh yes, Mama Mia!…those looks amazing!….thanks for the recipe and I know my family will love these!

  8. Ellen says:

    I know at least two males who would really love to see these on the table next week! Making my grocery list now.

  9. Mary says:

    Your sliders sound delicious and hearty Jenna! We need to celebrate with a pan of these now that the election is over ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I might make these for the Iron Bowl….we’ll be sick of turkey by then. Thanks, Jenna!

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