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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: 125 kcal

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Ingredients

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. Hi Dani,
      Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a go:) xTieghan

    1. Hi Jane,
      Yes, totally fine to do that! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  1. Hi Tieghan, this recipe sounds great but I am a vegetarian, can I substitute something else for pepperoni or just skip it.

    Thank you!

    1. Hey there,
      Yes, you can totally skip the pepperoni, adding some sautéed veggies would be a great idea too. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  2. This was amazing! My family loved it. After reading reviews I made the following changes. Pizza sauce instead of marinara sauce, shredded Italian cheese blend. I put the cheese down first then the sauce and pepperoni, no soggy bottoms.

    1. Hey Christine,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy New Year!🎆 xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Brought these to a neighbors potluck last night. To say they were a hit would be an understatement!!! To prevent what I’ve seen in the comments (soggy bottoms), I brushed a little of the garlic butter on the bottom layer, then the cheese, etc. I used the savory rolls, Raos pizza sauce and followed the recipe exactly. DELISH!!!!

    1. Hey Pilar,
      Happy Friday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for making it and happy holidays!❄️ xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Another winner!! These were so yummy!! I have a question! I have Made many different variations of sliders in the oven (always use the Hawaiian rolls) and the bottoms ALWAYS get scorched. ALWAYS, lol. I search through the reviews to see if anyone ever has the same issues and I never see anything. Any ideas? Rack is in the middle and I use a cookie sheet. Maybe the metal sheet gets too hot and scorches them? I know it’s user error (me), haha!

      1. Hey Lauren,
        Awesome! I love to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Maybe the metal, try a baking dish next time! Happy New Year!🎆 xTieghan

  4. Made these tonight and the whole family enjoyed them. After reading a couple “soggy bottom” reviews, I put on a layer of cheese first and used Rao’s pizza sauce instead of marinara. (Less liquid.) Turned out great. My nine-year-old asked if we could have them again tomorrow. Thanks for another great recipe!

  5. 3 stars
    This is my first ever HBH recipe I’ve ever made and I’m a little disappointed and underwhelmed 😭 It’s not bad, but it’s not great, and we will probably never make it again. Kind of lacked flavor and was just strange. All of HBHs recipes LOOK amazing, and this one definitely looked good when I made it, but just didn’t do it taste wise. Taste > look 100%! I’m hopeful her other recipes will be better and this is just a fluke.

    1. Hey Margo,
      So sorry this recipe was not enjoyed, was there anything you may have adjusted? Let me know how I can help for next time! xTieghan

      1. I’m not sure- I made it as the recipe called for. My husband said the inside needed more seasoning. Maybe it was the pizza sauce brand? We used Raos.. The sweet bread with the pizza was not our fav combo even though we love both things separately. I’m making your vodka sauce with pesto this weekend and I’m sure it will be fantastic! Thank you for pouring your heart into your recipes and website.

  6. 5 stars
    Tieghan,
    I cannot begin to explain how happy your Instagram and blog have made me. I have so much fun making your recipes. This one was so delish! I plan on using all of your recipes for Xmas Eve dinner and am so excited! Thank you for inspiring us all every single day <3

    1. Hey Jen,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe out, I am thrilled to hear that it was enjoyed. Thanks for your kind message. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  7. Oh my gosh!! The best ever… so easy and so good… now I’ve gotten my daughter in law following you so between the two of us your recipes are all we cook 😂😂😂. I’m in CO to and today was the best day for these!!

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Awesome!! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Have the best weekend! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for football Sunday and it was a huge hit!! So yummy and easy to make. Your recipes have become a go to every weekend. I can’t thank you enough. You’re a true genius in the kitchen! And have helped me improve my skills and instincts so much. Happy holidays! Cheers❤

    1. Hey Felicia,
      Wonderful! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it! Have the best week:) xTieghan

      1. I made this recipe two times in 3 days! First was for girls night, then for my family. A huge hit both times! Delicious and it is impressive to serve, covered in herbs and butter! You are right, the roasted garlic with the melted butter is a game-changer. I love watcing you on Instagram, I have learned so much. Thank you for all the beautiful recipes.

        1. Hey Gail,
          Happy Friday! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious! First time making this appetizer and the crowd loved it. I doubled the recipe and followed it exactly and it was perfect. Thank you!

  10. 3 stars
    Flavor was delicious, but I agree with others stating it was soggy. Next time, I would either put the marinara completely on the side, or change the layering. The garlic butter on top is what made these stand out.

    1. Hey Megan,
      I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I tripled the recipe and they turned out perfect. I didn’t need as much of the mozzarella and provolone. I spread a thin layer of sauce on the top and bottom of the rolls. I didn’t have a problem with a soggy bottom. I also would recommend cooking them only about 6 minutes uncovered. Mine got a little too brown. I will definitely make these again, and they are great as leftovers!

    1. Hey Katie,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed. Have a great Saturday! xTieghan