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Italian Pesto Sliders

5 from 12 votes

posted: 08/08/16

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 These Italian Pesto Sliders are an easy recipe to throw together and so tasty! Pull apart and perfect for a party, tailgating, or an easy weeknight meal! If you need another great sliders recipe, make these Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe!

On a white plate, the Italian Pesto Slides are in a straight line speckled with the pesto and tomatoes are spewing out.


These Italian Pesto Sliders have gotten rave reviews, and with just a few ingredients and that delicious pesto flavor, how can you go wrong? I’m thrilled to be partnering with Jennie-O to bring you this amazing and delicious easy recipe!

You guys the start of school is just around the corner! I can’t even believe it! I’m kind of freaking out about the need to have quick and easy dinners for the family. And you’d think that since I’m a food blogger, that I would have TONS of ideas at my finger tips. But I’m always on the hunt for good and easy dinner ideas (like this slow cooker spaghetti and meatball soup or this turkey dumpling soup or this jambalaya foil packet dinner recipe).

A spatula is lifting a an Italian Pesto Slider causing the melted cheese to stretch out.

Guys. Italian Pesto Sliders. They are the answer to everything.

A picture of Jennie-O's Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast.

They start with this amazing Jennie-O Roasted Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast. It’s easy to find at your grocery store’s deli counter, and it is so good on everything. Sandwiches, wraps, salads . . . and especially these sliders! AH-mazing on these sliders!

A collage on how to create the Italian Pesto Sliders. First, half of the buns are in the casserole dish and then in this order, the pest, tomatoes, turkey, cheese, and the top buns are put on.

With just a few other ingredients, it morphs these into the best and easiest sliders around. They would be great as a game day appetizer or as a simple and easy weeknight dinner! They are jam packed and full of awesome flavor!

If you need more great slider recipes make sure you check out skillet sliders, this Hawaiian burger recipe, and for dessert these s’more sliders.

A closeup photo of the Italian Peso Sliders in the casserole dish and one is taken out showing the distinct layers of pesto, tomatoes, turkey, and cheese.

For more delicious dinner recipes that will taste like dinner out at home click here, and be sure to follow Jennie-O on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest!


5 from 12 votes

Italian Pesto Sliders

Serves: 24 sandwiches
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 24 slider rolls cut in half, but not pulled apart
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 2 vine ripened tomatoes sliced thin
  • 3/4 pound Sun Dried Tomato Jennie-O Turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz butter melted (see note)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray and add the bottom half of the slider rolls as one grouping.
  • Spread the pesto over the bottom layer. Add a layer of sliced tomatoes. Then add the turkey and cheese and top with the top half of the slider rolls.
  • Combine the melted butter and the Italian seasoning. Spread over the top of the slider rolls.
  • Bake covered with aluminum foil for 15 to 20 minutes and then uncovered for five minutes or until the sliders are golden brown.


This is a lot of butter to put on top of the sliders, but it makes them so delicious. Feel free to cut back to 4 ounces.
Serving: 1g Calories: 244kcal (12%)
Author: Lisa Longley

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There great ways to feed a crowd:

Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders

Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Buffalo Baked Tacos

Taco Pasta Salad

On a white plate, the Italian Pesto Slides are in a straight line speckled with the pesto and tomatoes are spewing out.






Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Stephanie says

    I’d like to make these this weekend, but I’m having trouble thinking of sides to pair with it. Any suggestions?

  2. Guest says

    This recipe is amazing, literally every time I make it people die for them!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy to hear that!

  3. Karen Mcmorrow says

    Hey what is pesto? Do you buy it or do you make it??? These sliders look awesome!!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Pesto is a sauce that has a base of fresh basil leaves. There are great recipes for it out there otherwise you can buy it premade near the pasta sauce.

  4. P Kosa says

    Going to make these tomorrow. Can u use the Hawaiian rolls in place of slider buns. I didn’t look at recipe when i got stuff to make them

    • Lisa Longley says


  5. Abbie N. says

    These are delicious! I made half the recipe using small-size Hawaiian Rolls (Butter Flavor). I think the Jennie-O Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast has been discontinued. I bought smoked turkey breast and a jar of sun dried tomatoes. I blotted as much oil as possible and finely diced the sun dried tomatoes. Then sprinkled them over the turkey before adding the shredded mozzarella. I only used half the butter- about 2 oz or 4 TBSP. That was plenty. The ‘game night gals’ loved them! Thanks for the recipe. I will make make again…

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m glad you liked it!

  6. Jon says

    Can these be made ahead of time? I’m trying to bring them in for a work pot luck and don’t have access to an oven at work during lunch

    • Lisa Longley says

      Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend bringing sliders somewhere if you can’t serve them warm. You might consider bringing this Pesto Chicken Salad instead. Similar tastes but delicious cold.

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners