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HAWAIIAN PIZZA SLIDERS {Cheesy Hawaiian Roll Pizza Sandwiches}

All the yummy ham, pineapple, and pizza spices on a Hawaiian pizza are found on Hawaiian Pizza Sliders. Don’t forget all that stretchy cheese!

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WHY DO THEY CALL IT HAWAIIAN PIZZA

Hawaiian Pizza is one of the best, unconventional pizza combination around. Right up there with Margherita and Buffalo Chicken, Hawaiian Pizza takes all the great aspects of pizza, the crust and cheese, and ups the flavor level with pineapple and ham!

The sweet pineapple contrasts so well with the salty ham and the melty cheese that you can’t simply resist it!  Turns out that the inventor of the Hawaiian Pizza wanted to use pineapple together with ham and named it after the brand of canned pineapple he used on the pizza.

Sounds perfect for sliders doesn’t it?

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INGREDIENTS FOR HAWAIIAN PIZZA SLIDERS

  • Hawaiian rolls or slider buns
  • ham
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • crushed pineapple
  • sour cream
  • butter
  • pineapple juice
  • oregano
  • onion powder
  • poppy seeds

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HOW TO MAKE HAWAIIAN PIZZA SLIDERS

FIRST: Combine the butter, pineapple juice, onion powder, oregano, and poppy seeds. Stir to mix completely. Set aside.

SECOND: Slice you slider rolls and place the bottoms in a 9×13 pan. Slather the slider bottoms with sour cream. Layer the ham on the sour cream. Add the pineapple. Add the cheese.

THIRD: Place the tops on the sliders. Pour the marinade evenly over the sliders. Cover and let sit at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

FOURTH: When getting ready to prepare, set out the sliders so they can come to room temperature for at least 10 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F. This helps the cheese melt evenly.

FIFTH: Cook uncovered for 30 minutes or until cheese is melty and the bun tops are crispy. Remove and serve warm!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

A Hawaiian pizza slider on a red plate

Leave them in the dish and take to the party.You can serve room temperature or heat them there and the cheese will be all melty again and help you to get that pizza flavor in a sandwich!

If there are any leftovers, they are great in the lunch box!

Grab your ham and pineapple and whip up a batch of these. Hawaiian Pizza Sliders are perfect for any occasion!

These Hawaiian Pizza Sliders are perfect for any party! Easy to put together, you can make them the night before and let them sit in the fridge, and then bake!

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Hawaiian Pizza Sliders

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

All the salty ham, sweet pineapple, and pizza spices on a Hawaiian pizza are found in these Hawaiian Pizza Sliders. Don't forget all that stretchy cheese!

Ingredients

I used King's Hawaiian because it just seemed natural

  • 9 ounces or 15 slices ham (sliced thin)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese (sliced or shredded)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple in juice (juice reserved)

For the marinade

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the can above)
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

Prepare the marinade

  1. Combine the butter, pineapple juice, onion powder, oregano, and poppy seeds.
  2. Stir to mix completely.
  3. Set aside.

Assemble the Hawaiian Pizza Sliders

  1. Slice you slider rolls and place the bottoms in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Slather the slider bottoms with sour cream.
  3. Layer the ham on the sliders.
  4. Add the pineapple.
  5. Add the cheese.
  6. Place the tops on the sliders.
  7. Pour the marinade evenly over the sliders.
  8. Cover and let sit at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Cook the sliders

  1. When getting ready to prepare, set out the sliders so they can come to room temperature for at least 10 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F. This helps the cheese melt evenly.
  2. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes or until cheese is melty and the bun tops are crispy.
  3. Remove and serve warm!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 1629mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 37g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Andrea

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These look Amazing! I love all that cheesy goodness with the ham and especially the Hawaiian roll. Yum!

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