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Delicious Deli Sliders – 60 Minute Activities


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My family likes to make this delicious slider recipe for events where we all gather. It is super quick and completely low maintenance but most importantly, delicious. I have heard these referred to before as funeral sandwiches and there are many different variations for ingredients and toppings to the rolls, however this one is a family classic. They are great for potlucks, picnics, and bridal/baby showers. We also love to just keep these on hand for a quick lunch in a pinch.

What You Need

  • King’s Bread Hawaiian Rolls
  • Deli Thin Sliced Meat (we use Boar’s Head Turkey but many like this with Ham instead) 
  • Provolone Cheese 
  • One half packet of Italian seasoning (I like to use Good Seasons but any brand is fine)
  • One half stick of butter
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Basting brush 
  • Baking sheet

How to make

For these sandwiches I typically like to line a baking sheet with aluminum foil while the oven is preheating to 350.

Start by greasing your aluminum foil bottom lightly with cooking spray and then take the bread and cutting a line straight down the middle making a top and a bottom half. Put the top half to the side and place the bottom half on the sheet.


I like to shred my turkey slightly so it applies to all sandwiches evenly and more easily tears apart for the finished product but just laying thinly sliced from the deli is fine. Place turkey on bread followed by provolone cheese on the top. Lay the top half of the bread on top of the cheese. 

In a microwave safe bowl melt half a stick of butter. Take a basting brush and mix in half a packet of Italian seasoning. Brush this mixture on the tops of the Hawaiian rolls and on the sides, then fold the aluminum foil around the one giant sandwich making sure to cover the tops to keep them from burning while the rest is warming up. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I like to cook for 15 minutes and then remove the aluminum foil for the last five minutes to let the tops finishing cooking to a perfect golden brown. Once finished let cool for about five minutes and then pull apart to enjoy!



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