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Grinder Sandwich Sliders

These crowd-pleasing grinder sandwich sliders feature all the tasty ingredients & flavors of the famous Italian Grinder, in mini form!

  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 24 sliders 1x




  • 1 24-pack Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1214 slices pepperonis
  • 1214 sliced tomatoes
  • 1214 slices salami
  • 1214 slices of ham
  • 1214 slices of provolone


  • 1 14 oz bag shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup pepperoncinis
  • 1 tablespoon pepperoncini juice
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Garlic Butter

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl add the mayo, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lettuce, pepperoncini’s and juice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and onion slices. Mix together until combined.
  3. Cut the rolls in half and lay down the provolone cheese slices, ham slices followed by salami slices, and then pepperoni slices. Add the bread on top.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Brush the top of the bread rolls with the butter mixture
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 12 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-12 minutes or until the top is brown.
  6. Remove the top layer of bread and add the salad mixture after the sandwiches have cooked.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


How to Serve: Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy! If you’re planning to bring these as an appetizer, or have a larger crowd, double the recipe to make enough for everyone!

Storage: These are a bit tricky to store because half of the ingredients are cold and half is hot. If you do want to save them, I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eating the leftovers cold.

Sides: The options are endless! Some of my favorite sides: No Egg Potato Salad, Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, or your favorite bag of potato chips! You really can’t go wrong.

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish/Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: grinder sandwich, sliders