Italian BMT Sliders

Two layers of smoked meats and cheese pack these Italian BMT Sliders with flavor and make this easy sandwich a meat lovers dream come true!

Inspired by the Subway Italian BMT sub this slider recipe has layers of hard salami, pepperoni, ham and provolone cheese with Italian dressing on Hawaiian rolls.

Italian BMT sliders on a baking sheet

Italian Sliders

Toasted sliders can be made special with just a little extra effort. This recipe uses soft Hawaiian rolls with a melted butter and parmesan cheese topping for extra layers of flavor.

Smoked meats are a favorite in our house because the smoke and salt add so much flavor! I like to take smoked pepperoni and hard salami and sandwich on each side of thinly sliced deli ham. A layer of cheese separate another layer of meats and more cheese. My first slider with two layers of meat and cheese is our Ham & Swiss Sliders.

Our refrigerator is always stocked with deli meats for quick spring and summer lunches. I got the urge to put a little more effort into lunch one day and these copycat Subway Italian BMT sliders were born!

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Oven baked Italian sliders with ham, salami, pepperoni, cheese and sliced red onions

Sliders are popular in our house because so much flavor is packed in every bite and small sandwiches are easier to eat! Our family loves using lunch meat or deli meat on Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sliders, Pizza Sliders, and Roast Beef Sliders. These Italian Sliders are the recipe with the most meat and cheese!

Keeping with an Italian theme, serve a romaine salad with tomatoes on the side, but lettuce and tomatoes can easily be added to the sub if you prefer. Potato chips round out an easy lunch.

If we have extra hard salami leftover from making these sliders we love to make Low-Carb Salami Roll-Ups for an easy snack!

Italian Cold Cut Sliders

Our family enjoys a warm slider, but the cold cuts of pepperoni, salami and ham are all pre-cooked so they can be served cold.

To adjust this recipe to serve as a cold meat slider I would still assemble all 12 sliders at once. Add a thin layer of Italian dressing to the inside of the top and bottom layer of sliders. Italian seasoning can be sprinkled on top of the meat before closing the sandwich if desired.

When serving this sandwich cold do NOT spoon the butter and parmesan mixture on top of the rolls.

Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the sandwiches into individual sliders or leave two or three hooked together to feel more like a deli shop Italian sub.

Easy Italian BMT sliders on a baking sheet with parmesan cheese on top

Tips for Making Italian BMT Sliders

  • Sandwich sized pepperoni is quicker and easier to use than smaller pepperoni that is typically used on pizza, but if you don’t have sandwich pepperoni any shape will do
  • Additional peppers and other veggies can be added to fit your taste preferences
  • Can easily switch out butter and parmesan topping for Italian dressing, or just put two layers of Italian dressing on the top and bottom of the buns
  • Toasting Hawaiian slider rolls isn’t required, but helps prevent the rolls from getting soggy
  • Provolone cheese can be substituted for mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese can be omitted from the topping if desired
  • Use a long serrated bread knife to slice the rolls in half
  • A silicone brush or tablespoon can be used to spread the topping over the sliders
  • Toast sliders open-faced with half of the meat and cheese on top to ensure the cheese melts
  • Half a batch or a few can easily be toasted and warmed in an air fryer
  • Taste great served warm or at room temperature
  • We’ve grabbed these out of the refrigerator and enjoyed them as cold meat sandwiches in a packed lunch on the far
  • Extras can be refrigerated for 1 – 2 days and reheated. Sliders do not freeze well.

The pieces of salami are typically too big to fit on each slider roll, so I like to make pairs of sliders that can be cut and served together. Fold the salami like I did in the picture to cover two sliders. Then on the second layer of salami try to offset a piece of two from the bottom layer so that there’s plenty of meat in every bite.

How to fold salami to fit well on Italian sliders on a sheet pan

How to Make Italian Sliders

  1. Slice Hawaiian rolls in half and lay open-faced on a baking sheet with a non-stick liner. Toast lightly in a 350°F oven.
  2. Spread Italian dressing in a thin layer on the top and/or bottom of the sliders.
  3. Fold salami to fit on two rolls, making sandwiches in pairs makes slicing and serving easier.
  4. Add half of ham, half of pepperoni and top with half of ham.
  5. Pop in the oven until cheese is melted.
  6. Add second layer of folded salami, folded ham, pepperoni and cheese. Add thinly sliced red onions if desired.
  7. Place top half of rolls on sliders.
  8. Melt butter and stir in grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano. Spoon or brush onto the top of the sliders.
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350°F until rolls are lightly browned on top and both layers of cheese are melted.
Stack of easy baked Italian sliders

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Italian slider on a Hawaiian roll

Italian BMT Sliders

Servings 12 sliders
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Two layers of smoked meats and cheese pack this slider with flavor and make this easy sandwich a meat lovers dream come true!
Inspired by the Subway Italian BMT sub this slider has layers of hard salami, pepperoni, ham and provolone cheese with Italian dressing on Hawaiian rolls.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Hawaiian slider rolls
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 8 ounces deli ham thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces hard salami
  • 6 ounces pepperoni sandwich pepperoni is easiest to use
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions
 

  • Slice slider rolls in half and toast in a 350°F oven if desired.
  • Apply thin layer of Italian dressing evenly to inside of top and/or bottom of sliders.
  • Layer half of salami, ham, pepperoni and cheese on rolls. Place in oven until cheese is melted.
  • Layer remaining meat and cheese. Add onions and place top half of sliders on the sandwiches.
  • Melt butter and stir in spices. Spoon over the top of the sliders.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes in a 350°F oven until cheese is melted and tops of the rolls are slightly browned.

Notes

  • Sandwich sized pepperoni is quicker and easier to use than smaller pepperoni that is typically used on pizza, but if you don’t have sandwich pepperoni any shape will do.
  • Additional peppers and other veggies can be added to fit your taste preferences
  • Can easily switch out butter and parmesan topping for Italian dressing, or just put two layers of Italian dressing on the top and bottom of the buns
  • Toasting Hawaiian slider rolls isn’t required, but helps prevent the rolls from getting soggy
  • Provolone cheese can be substituted for mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese can be omitted from the topping if desired
  • Use a long serrated bread knife to slice the rolls in half
  • A silicone brush or tablespoon can be used to spread the topping over the sliders
  • Toast sliders open-faced with half of the meat and cheese on top to ensure the cheese melts
  • Taste great served warm or at room temperature
  • Extras can be refrigerated for 1 – 2 days and reheated. Sliders do not freeze well.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 19gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1124mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 254IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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One Comment

  1. I am a sucker for sliders. This version looks extra delicious!

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