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These easy Homemade Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders are such a fun and easy appetizer for everything from game day to holiday parties. Soft dinner rolls stuffed with marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Each handheld pizza slider is cheesy on the inside, yet golden toasted outside, with a delicious roasted garlic butter topping. Serve these sliders warm for a truly simple appetizer that everyone will love. There never seems to be enough of these fun pizza rolls so be sure to make a double batch to enjoy with family and friends.

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And we have game day snacks!! I’ve been so focused on all the cozy fall foods, that I forget it’s prime time game day season. Some of you might be looking for some new appetizers to share with family and friends. Well, that’s what we’ve got here today.

I also just really want to make these little sliders because they’re fun, easy, and delicious. I just love the idea of making pizza more of an appetizer, so these are great!

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Let’s talk details, start with the roasted garlic

I wanted to come up with a way to make these really unique and special. I’ve been loving the addition of roasted garlic to recipes, so I thought a little roasted garlic butter would be perfect.

Roasting garlic is really easy. If you’ve never done it before it really adds a layer of deliciousness to your recipes.

Start with the garlic since it takes time to roast in the oven. Simply slice the top portion of the garlic head off to reveal the cloves. Then place the garlic on a small piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap the garlic up. Roast for about forty minutes, until the garlic is deeply golden and soft.

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While the garlic is roasting, make the rolls

The rolls are the simplest. You need a really soft loaf of pull part dinner rolls. I used the King’s Hawaiian Rolls, which I think are readily available for everyone!

Slice the rolls in half lengthwise, layer on your favorite marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and then provolone. Finish with freshly sliced pepperoni and a dusting of parmesan cheese.

Add the top half of the rolls and that’s it, done, see, so simple. But the roasted garlic butter makes everything special.

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Finish with garlic butter

When the garlic has finished roasting, you can make the garlic butter.

Squeeze out the roasted garlic cloves and add them to a small bowl with the butter, plenty of fresh sage, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and chili flakes. I go heavy on the chili flakes, but do what’s right for you! Then add a little parmesan cheese.

Spoon the butter over the top of the rolls, letting it seep into the nooks and crannies. Wrap the rolls in foil and throw them into the oven.

As the rolls bake, your kitchen slowly starts to smell like your favorite pizzeria, which is, of course, delicious.

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The garlic butter on top of the rolls melts over the rolls, really seeping down into the nooks and crannies. The sage in the butter gets crisp, and everything turns golden and perfect.

When you pull the rolls out of the oven the cheese will be bubbling away. The excitement to pull apart each roll and enjoy them is suddenly immediate.

And that’s exactly what you should do! Serve the rolls right away while the cheese is still warm and gooey.

These sliders are like pizza, but in a fun new form, and with delicious garlic butter in every bite. The garlic butter really does makes these rolls better than all the rest!

I’m excited to have these on hand for Sunday night games, but also for the upcoming holiday season! Great for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, and all the holiday parties to come in December! They’re even festive and pretty.

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Looking for other fall appetizer recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives

Soft Garlic Herb Cheddar Cheese Bread

Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts

Spicy Ranch Chex Mix

Lastly, if you make these Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Butter Pizza Dip Sliders

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories Per Serving: 186 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. Slice off the top portion of the garlic head to expose some of the cloves. Place the garlic on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap it up, and bake for 40-55 minutes, until deeply golden and very soft.
    3. Meanwhile, place the bottom half of the dinner rolls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella, provolone, and then pepperoni. Sprinkle with half the parmesan. Place the top half of the roll over the cheese. 
    4. Let the garlic cool, then squeeze the cloves out into a bowl. Add the butter, remaining parmesan, sage, basil, oregano, parsley, and chili flakes. Mash the cloves into the butter with a fork. Spread the butter over the top of the rolls. Cover the rolls and bake 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking another 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
    5. Brush with any remaining garlic butter, serve immediately.
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  1. I made these for our delayed family Christmas and they were the HIT of the party! I did add some salami but otherwise kept the recipe the same!

  2. This is truly an easier (but still incredible) HBH recipe! I made this as an appetizer for a small get together during the holidays and it was a hit. Everyone loved the melty cheese pull! I ended up using fresh minced garlic because the whole garlic head burned while roasting in the oven- I’d say if you’re short on time, using minced garlic instead of roasted garlic actually worked ok! I’d definitely make this again, major crowd pleaser and SO good.

    1. Hey Bridget,
      Happy New Year!🎆🎈 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed! xx

  3. The first attempt resulted in burnt tops (even with the foil) and lukewarm (store bought) sauce; the cheese had not melted fully, either. I modified the second attempt by heating the pizza sauce and lowering the oven temperature, and the result was spot on. 400F is too hot for Hawaiian rolls.

    1. Hi Victoria,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! So sorry to hear they burned on the top! Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xT

  4. 1 star
    This was perfect for Saturday afternoon football, but the bottoms burned. Followed directions but the oven temp was definitely far too high. I was disappointed because this was “so easy”. Oh well.

  5. 5 stars
    I loved cooking these sliders for my family and my family loved them! Their only complaint was that I didn’t make enough. Haha! The garlic herb butter offers a well balanced flavor to boost the already existing delicious taste of a pizza based dish. Definitely making these again!

    1. Hey Hannah,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review:) Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽

  6. 5 stars
    Made these last weekend for a friend that just had a baby (and of course made extra for myself). These were so simple and delicious and my friend loved them so much she asked me to share the recipe with her.

    1. Hey Carrie,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  7. These were very delicious, and fairly easy to make! They did burn slightly by cooking them 10 min. without the foil on but we don’t have the best oven. 🫤 I would definitely recommend! Great alternative to pizza and kid-friendly too.

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Happy Monday! 👻 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Sorry about the burning!! Happy Halloween! 🎃

  8. These look delicious! If I am bringing them to a gathering would I be able to assemble the sliders at home and then bake them when I get there?

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Totally, that will work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xT

  9. Just made these for the fam… my 4 year old and 5 year old helped me make them and it was a huge hit!!! The roasted garlic and the Hawaiian rolls make these so yummy!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xx

  10. Hi Tieghan, I can’t find Kings rolls. Do they have to be sweet rolls? Would regular work ok? Or if so, would brioche buns work?

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Brioche buns would work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you have any other questions!! xx

  11. 5 stars
    I just made these for dinner and they were fantastic! I didn’t have any pepperoni so my filling was a little lighter, but I tried to make up for that by adding a layer of pesto. It would have been even better with pepperoni, though they were delicious as is. The garlic herb butter brushed on top was the best part. I served with a side salad for dinner. So good!!

    1. Hey Mary,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! ?xx

    2. Thank you for answering! I bought 3 different kinds of buns just in case and got your message in perfect timing just when I went to make these!

    1. Hey Monique,
      So sorry, I have not tried this! Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx