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Italian Pesto Sliders

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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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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. Lynn says

    How many servings for this recipe? It looks delish!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Well it makes 24. I think it depends on what else you are serving. If you have a bunch of sides, then 24, not many sides, then I would say 12.

  2. David Brown says

    These were easy and amazing!!! I made them for a tennis match and they were a huge hit. Luckily my pan wouldn’t hold all 24 so I had enough stuff to make more when I got home. Yay me!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ha! I’m so glad you liked them David! I ate entirely too many of these after photographing them.

  3. Lisa Hull says

    They look awesome! Can’t wait to try these! I have a question about the slider rolls you use. I typically use Hawaiian Rolls for sliders, but I’m wondering if they would be too sweet for this Italian Pesto Slider. What do you think? Also, what rolls do you use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      That’s what I used here Lisa! They were perfect!

  4. Mia says

    I don’t know how, but I mixed up this recipe with another on Pinterest. I had no turkey! I did however, have salami and pepperoni. I followed the recipe but added an extra layer of mozzarella along with roasted red peppers and pepperoncinis(banana peppers). I also added grated parmesan to the butter and Italian season mixture. It was amazing!!!

  5. Jayne McGrath says

    A glass lasagna pan or 13 X 9 doesn’t seem to fit 24
    Is the pan size correct. And these look like party rolls dinner rolls or Hawaiian rolls, slider rolls are larger? Please specify brand and most come in 12 count that I found, so you would need two packages and not use them all from second package. I used the Hawaiian dinner rolls but the were not split, so I had to slice them open.

    • Lisa Longley says

      They are the smaller size rolls Jayne. You can get the Hawaiian rolls in a one pack of 24, though you certainly could make this with bigger rolls and then just make 12.

  6. Darcie says

    Would these be good if assembled the night before and then baked them right before serving.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think they would be fine, but given how little work they require, I probably wouldn’t. I probably would just throw them together right before baking.

  7. Michele says

    Can these sandwiches be made the night before?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think you could try putting them together and just not baking them. That said, I don’t know if it’s worth it. They really take so little time to throw together.

      • Michele says

        That is true!! Thank you!

  8. Kristine says

    I cannot find the jenni-o turkey. What would you recommend using?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would just get another kind of sliced Jennie-O turkey, maybe like a honey roast?

  9. Kristine says

    I cannot not find the Jenni-o sun dried tomato turkey. What would you recommend using? I want to make these next weekend.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would grab one of their other deli meats that your grocery store has. Just a plain roasted would be great!

  10. doris says

    Just made these they are easy and good

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear that Doris!

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



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