Tap here to get 5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

Italian Pesto Sliders

5 from 12 votes

posted: 08/08/16

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy

 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

did you make this

Italian Pesto Sliders

I'd love to see what you made! Tag me @lisasimplejoy and hashtag it #simplejoyrecipes!

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.

Reader Interactions


    Have a question? Use the form below to submit your question or comment. I love hearing from you & seeing what you made!

    Rate This Recipe:

  1. Jenn says

    Would this still turn out ok if I used deli style turkey lunch meat?

    • Lisa Longley says


  2. MistyMfn says

    So Easy And So Tasty ~ Thank You For Sharing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad you liked it!

  3. Tiffany | Graceandthane.com says

    This was so yummy! Any chance to put pesto on anything im all for, thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you liked them Tiffany!

  4. Lyn says

    I made these and the bottom was all soggy. I made them the day before without butter.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hey Lyn, the pesto is made of so much oil that I’m guessing that is the soggy culprit. Sorry this didn’t work for you!

  5. JeniB says

    Made this for my neighborhood block party last night, they were delicious and a big hit! Great recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear that Jeni!

  6. Tara Williams @ KitchenSanity says

    Those sliders were an absolute hit with my kids! The pesto I used was a little wet and was concerned about the bottom buns. What I did was squeeze the pestro gently using cheesecloth. I’m sure some flavor was lost, but this was still fantastic. Thanks so much Lisa!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Tara, I’m glad you liked it it! Next time just go for it with the pesto and make sure to just bake right away. I’m sure they will turn out great :)

  7. Sasa says

    What type of Pesto do you use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I typically buy Progresso

  8. Julie says

    I want to make these for our holiday work party but I’m wondering how long they hold up? If I have to make it in the morning before work, will they last a few hours for the party to start? Or do you think they will get soggy after awhile?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Gah, I don’t know if these would be good for a holiday work party. They are best just fresh out of the oven.

  9. Dawn says

    Do you think these could be made ahead and served cold ?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I personally wouldn’t. I don’t think they would be as good. If you wanted something somewhat similar that can be made ahead and served cold, try my Italian Pesto Chicken Salad!

  10. Stephanie says

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

Broccoli Pasta"Omg! I didn’t think anything so simple could be so good!"
overhead of skillet of Cajun Shrimp Pasta ingredients on a cooling rack with toasted bread sitting beside
Cajun Shrimp Pasta"My family absolutely loved this recipe. Even my finicky eaters."
overhead photo of a gray skillet filled with beef and broccoli recipe, garnished with sliced green onions
Beef and Broccoli Recipe"I have made this a couple or more times. It’s easy & quick to prepare. I like this for a quick meal. It will be my go to recipe."


5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners