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Italian Pesto Sliders

5 from 7 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 7 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. Andrea W says

    It looks like there are cheese on these, but they are not in the ingredients or the recipe.

    • Margie says

      Recipes does call for mozzarella cheese.

      • Lisa Longley says

        Thanks Margie! Andrea was right, I left it out the first go around, oops!

  2. TidyMom says

    I’m all over this!! my family thanks you in advance!!! pinning!!

  3. Holly N. @ Spend With Pennies says

    These look delicious! I’ve made a similar sandwich before but never thought of doing this as sliders, can’t wait to try it!

  4. Megan {Country Cleaver} says

    How could I say no to these?!? Awesome!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    These literally look like heaven to me!!

  6. Casey says

    She’s right; looks like cheese in picture 4. Let us know, please.

  7. tanya says

    Now that school is starting I’ll be searching for easy, family-friendly meals too! These look and so good! I think my kids could even assemble them!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny says

    These sandwiches are so delicious! You packed a lot of flavor into these bad boys!

  9. Rachel @ Rachel Cooks says

    Oh my gosh these look absolutely divine and that turkey is perfect for these sliders! Can’t wait to try them.

    • Lisa Longley says

      This is my new favorite deli turkey! So good!

  10. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says

    We love Jennie-O in our house!! What a fun and unique idea!

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners