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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for other fall appetizer recipes? Here are a few ideas:
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Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Butter Pizza Dip Sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories Per Serving: 186 kcal
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- 1 head garlic
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 (12-count) package dinner rolls, halved lengthwise
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoni
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature or melted
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 pinch chili flakes
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- 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.