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Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Peppers

Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Peppers

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These Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Pepper Sliders are a simple, versatile and crowd pleasing dish that are perfect for parties, potlucks and tailgates.

sausage and pepper sliders

Hawaiian roll sausage and peppers are perfect for any occasion and easy to make. Start by layering cooked Italian sausage meat over a sheet of slider rolls, cut in half horizontally, and lined with cheese, such as Hawaiian sweet rolls. Add a layer of sautéed red and green peppers, onions, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Then, brush the sliders with a garlic butter, Parmesan, and chopped parsley mixture and bake until the cheese melts and the slider tops are golden brown.

You can customize sausage and pepper sliders to your liking by using different types of sausage, peppers, and cheese. You can also add a spicy marinara sauce for a little extra kick. No matter how you make them, sausage and pepper sliders are a surefire hit with family and friends alike.

sausage and pepper sliders

Ingredients Needed from the Grocery Store or Your Pantry

  • Sweet Italian Sausage or Hot Italian Sausage, bulk meat
  • Large red onions or white onions
  • Large Sweet Red Peppers and Green Peppers
  • Tomato Sauce (Jersey Italian Gravy Arabiata Sauce)
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Provolone Cheese, Sliced
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley
  • Olive oil

Step by step instructions on how to prepare and assemble the sliders

Prep and Cook Ingredients

To make these little sandwiches, start by cooking your sausage meat in a large skillet, on medium heat until golden brown. When the sausage reaches that golden color, drain any excess fat from the pan and then add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 15-20 mins. Once the sauce and sausage meat have cooked down, carefully transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

While the sausage cooks, chop up your onion, red and green bell peppers. I like to use my vegetable food chopper for this, but a knife works just as well.  Now using the same skillet, add a few tablespoons of olive oil and turn the flame up to medium-high heat. Add the onion and pepper mixture and saute on medium-high heat, for about 5 minutes, then turn it back down to medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper. You can also add garlic powder, onion powder and other Italian Seasoning if you like. Once the peppers are cooked you can set them aside while you begin to prepare the slider rolls.

Garlic Butter Parmesan Topping

In a small bowl, melt a 1/2 stick of unsalted butter in the microwave (or in a small pot on the stove top). Oce butter is melted, add 2-3 cloves of minced garlic, parmesan cheese and fresh italian parsley, chopped. Mix all together and set aside until you’ve finished assembling the sausage sliders.

Assemble Sliders

Now that the sausage and peppers are cooked it’s time to assemble the sliders.  Remove the Hawaiian rolls from the packaging but do not separate each bun into individual rolls. Place the sheet rolls on to a cutting board and with a serrated knife, slice through middle of the sheet of rolls horizontally. The idea is to separate the top from the bottom buns. Now you should have a complete top half and a bottom half of rolls.

Next transfer the rolls to a greased baking sheet. Set the top half aside and layer sliced cheese on the slider roll bottoms. Then carefully spoon the cooked sausage over the top of the cheese slices and spread out evenly with a spoon or spatula. Once the meat has been spread out, layer the peppers evenly over top of the meat. Now top with shredded mozzarella cheese and place bun tops over the last layer.

Bake the Sausage and Peppers Sliders

Before baking the sliders in a preheated 375 f. oven, brush melted garlic butter with fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese mixture over top of the rolls. Bake until cheese melts before removing from the oven.

sausage and pepper sliders

Suggested Kitchen Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Medium Skillet or Large Skillet
  • Disposable Baking Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Aluminum Foil

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These Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Pepper Sliders are a simple, versatile, and crowd-pleasing dish that everyone will enjoy. They’re perfect as an appetizer, a game day snack, or a quick and easy weeknight meal. Not only are they effortless to make, but the combination of sweet Hawaiian rolls, savory sausage, and melty cheese makes them irresistible.

The best part about these sliders is that you can customize them with your favorite toppings. So, the next time you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe, give these Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Pepper Sliders a try!


NOTE: If you love easy, finger food recipes like these Sausage and Pepper sliders you might also like to try some of these blog favorites Hawaiian Roll Cheeseburger Sliders, Chicken Sausage Meatball Parm Sliders, Pizza Tortilla Roll Ups, or Eggplant Parmesan Balls . Perfect for appetizers or Game Day Snacks. 


Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Pepper Sliders FAQ’s

What are the best type of rolls to use for this recipe?

I prefer to use small dinner rolls that come in a sheet like, potato rolls, King’s Hawaiian rolls, or any type of  slider style dinner roll.

What type of tomato sauce is good for sausage and peppers?

You can use whatever your favorite marinara sauce is. If you want to turn up the heat a bit on the sausage, use a spicy tomato sauce.

I tested this recipe out with Jersey Italian Gravy Arrabiata Sauce and was very pleased with the results. It added just the right amount of kick to this dish.

Can these sliders be made in advance?

Yes these sliders can be made 24 hrs ahead of time. Just assemble the sliders as stated in the instructions but  don’t bake them. Then refrigerate them in an airtight container until you are ready to bake them. Adjust the temperature slightly lower since you’ll have to bake them a little longer.

What is the best way to transport sausage and pepper sliders?

If you’re making these sliders for a game day event, I suggest placing the sliders into a disposable baking pan, then baking in the oven and then wrapping tightly with aluminum foil to transport them.

sausage and pepper sliders

Hawaiian Roll Sausage and Pepper Sliders

Sweet Hawaiian rolls layered with crumbled Italian sausage, melted cheese, and peppers brushed with a garlic-butter spread on top.


  • 2 lb Sweet Italian Sausage Meat out of the casing
  • 1-2 Red Bell Peppers chopped
  • 1-2 Green Bell Peppers chopped
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce Arabiata Style
  • 1 Pack Hawaiian Rolls 12 pack
  • 8 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese low moisture

Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter melted
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Italian Parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Cook the Sausage: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until golden brown, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.

    Simmer with Sauce: Add the marinara sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly. Transfer the sausage mixture to a bowl and set aside.

      Sauté the Peppers: While the sausage cooks, chop the onion and bell peppers. In the same skillet, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and sauté for 5 minutes, until softened. Season with salt and pepper (and optional garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning). Set aside.

      • Prepare the Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Set aside.
      • Assemble the Sliders: Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally so you have a top and bottom roll for each slider in a sheet.
      • Layer a few slices of provolone cheese on the bottom layer of the slider rolls.
      • Add Fillings: Top the cheese (or bottom roll if not using cheese) with some of the cooked sausage mixture, then some of the sautéed peppers.
      • Top with Cheese: Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Then place the top layer of the buns onto the sausage and pepper mixture.
      • Brush with Butter: Brush the tops of the buns with the garlic butter mixture.
      • Bake and Serve: Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.


      *Cover the sliders in foil to prevent the butter from burning on the tops of the slider rolls.* 
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      Tammie McIntire

      Wednesday 14th of February 2024

      Wow these look so good! I can't make these tonight because I'm getting new granite countertops in Hopewell Junction, NY but I'm saving for later! Thanks for sharing!

      Tina DiLeo

      Wednesday 21st of February 2024

      Hi Tammie! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how you like them if you give them a try. My fam loves them!

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