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Toasted sliders filled with salami melted mozzarella and spinach leaves.

Pizza Sliders

Sliders are quick to make, fun to eat and a great way to expose kids to new tastes and textures in an approachable way.
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: kids sliders, sliders for kids, pizza sliders, pepperoni sliders
Servings: 8 sliders
Calories: 170kcal


  • 8 small bread rolls (sliders)
  • 4 tablespoon pizza sauce
  • 8 slices salami
  • 1 handful baby spinach leaves
  • 100 g mozzarella
  • 10 g butter
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celisus
  • Split the buns in half horrizontaly, keep the buns connected, so you end up with a slice bottoms and a slice of tops.
  • Spread the bottoms with pizza sauce, top with a slice of salami, spinach leaves and mozzarella.
  • Replace the top of the buns.
  • Melt the butter and brush the tops of the buns.
  • Sprinkle parmesan over the melted butter
  • Bake at 200 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve




  • If you don't want to use fresh mozzarella as I did, no problems at all, just be sure to pick a cheese that melts well. Colby, Havarti, Grated Cheddar, Gruyère, Swiss Cheese.
  • Brushing the sliders with melted butter before baking is not absolutely essential, but it gives them a lovely sheen and a little extra flavour.

Substitutions and Alternative Filling Ideas

To be absolutely honest you can substitute absolutely any filling you want in these sliders, use your favourite cheese, sprinkles the buns with seeds instead of parmesan, load the pizza sliders with other pizza fillings, sundried tomatoes, capsicum, olives, pepperoni are all yummy, or you can try some of my other slider options listed below.
  • Hawaiian sliders: Ham, cheese, and pineapple
  • Leftover sliders: Turkey/Chicken, cranberry or a slice of apple, cheese
  • Caprese sliders: Tomato, basil, mozzarella
  • Breakfast sliders: Scrambled eggs, cheese
  • Lasagne sliders: Left-over bolognese sauce, spinach and cheese.
  • Corn sliders: creamed corn, cheese


Serving: 1slider | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg
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