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Lasagna Sliders

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These delicious, lasagna sliders are a wonderful addition to a game day spread, or for a casual, weeknight family dinner.

LASAGNA SLIDERS RECIPE

When I was working in the big bad corporate world, I attended my fair share of department potlucks. Hell, I even crashed a couple of potlucks that were meant for other departments. It’s kind of hard to ignore a long folding table with a bunch of slow cookers fighting for surge protector space. When it comes to bringing a dish, I tended to get “potluck block” and wind of defaulting to the same dish each time: homemade hummus. Sure, it’s good, but I bet those employees that were part of the company for as long as I was were starting to get tired of the chickpea blend.

Got a potluck coming up? A church picnic? A tailgate party? Needing a good lasagna appetizer idea? Having a few good slider recipes in your arsenal is not a bad idea. These Lasagna Sliders are a crowd pleaser and are very easy to make. Win-win!

A closeup shot of four of the best Lasagna Sliders on a white plate with an aluminum lasagna pan in the background.

WHAT ARE LASAGNA SLIDERS?

If you are anything like me, you have probably wondered how sliders got their name. And, if you are also anything like me, you probably have always forgotten to research the origin of their name because you are too busy eating these little Hawaiian roll sandwiches. Sliders originally were the name of mini hamburgers. Legend dates back to the 1940s and takes place at White Castle. The greasiness of these little gems is where the name comes from. These days, any little sandwich that resembles a much larger sandwich earns the name of “slider”. Lasagna Sliders have most of the yummy ingredients of a lasagna, however it is made portable by being enveloped in a miniature bun.

WHAT DO HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLL LASAGNA SLIDERS TASTE LIKE?

Lasagna Sliders taste pretty much like a lasagna, a lasagna sandwich to be specific. The chewiness of the noodles is replaced by the slider bun. They are savory and quite hardy for their size.

LASAGNA SLIDERS INGREDIENTS

  • Slider buns – can’t go wrong with King’s Hawaiian
  • Lean ground beef – 1 pound
  • Onion powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Marinara sauce – 1 cup
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese – 8 ounces
  • Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – 8 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (to add to the butter)
An overhead shot of a package of King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Laura Lynn whole milk ricotta cheese, a skillet of browned ground beef, and a tray of the best lasagna sliders.

HOW TO MAKE THIS LASAGNA SLIDER RECIPE

Making this tray of sliders is a fairly easy process and doesn’t take a lot of time. In almost no time you will be snacking on one of the best slider recipes in the world.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a heavy skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until fully browned.
  3. Drain grease from cooked meat, and return to pan.
  4. Continue cooking meat, add onion powder, garlic powder, and marinara sauce to the ground beef, and cook for five more minutes.
  5. Separate slider buns, and cut in half to create a top half and bottom half.
  6. Coat a 9 x 11 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray, and arrange the bottom halves of the buns in the casserole dish.
  7. Spread ricotta cheese over the bottom half of the bonds.
  8. Spread ground beef mixture over the ricotta cheese, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Placed the top of the slider buns and the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil, bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese is thoroughly melted.
  11. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave in 30-second intervals until thoroughly melted, mix in garlic powder until well combined.
  12. Remove aluminum foil from the casserole dish, brush the sliders with melted garlic butter, and bake for five more minutes uncovered.
  13. Serve hot and enjoy.
An overhead image of a tray of lasagna sliders being served out of an aluminum lasagna tray onto a white plate with a spatula.

ARE LASAGNA SLIDERS CONSIDERED HEALTHY?

As slider recipes go, these lasagna sliders are more hearty than healthy. They taste great, will earn you some style points at your next tailgate event…but you may not want to proudly enter the recipe in a diet app and expect good news.

A closeup image of a tray of the best lasagna sliders made with King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.

CAN YOU MAKE LASAGNA SLIDERS AHEAD OF TIME?

One of the best part about making sliders is unveiling your creation and being the envy of the party spread! Just make sure you cover them up if you are not serving them right away so that the slider buns remain soft and doughy.

Four of the best lasagna sliders on a white plate being served from an aluminum lasagna pan with a metal spatula.

CAN YOU FREEZE LASAGNA SLIDERS?

I would advise against it. Anytime you are reheating bread in a microwave, there is a tendency for the consistency to become more similar to a cracker than a bun.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH LASAGNA SLIDERS?

Lasagna Sliders are the main event. I would pair it with a small side salad for some added greenery. Check out these delicious slider recipes:

A closeup shot of four of the best Lasagna Sliders on a white plate with an aluminum lasagna pan in the background.

WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE LASAGNA SLIDERS?

An overhead image of a tray of lasagna sliders being served out of an aluminum lasagna tray onto a white plate with a spatula.

Lasagna Sliders

These delicious, savory little sandwiches are a wonderful addition to a game day spread, or for a casual, weeknight family dinner.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Lasagna, Sliders
Servings: 4 people
Author: House Hunk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a heavy skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until fully browned.
    An overhead shot of a package of King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Laura Lynn whole milk ricotta cheese, a skillet of browned ground beef, and a tray of the best lasagna sliders.
  • Drain grease from cooked meat, and return to pan.
  • Continue cooking meat, add onion powder, garlic powder, and marinara sauce to the ground beef, and cook for five more minutes.
  • Separate slider buns, and cut in half to create a top half and bottom half.
    An overhead image of a tray of lasagna sliders being served out of an aluminum lasagna tray onto a white plate with a spatula.
  • Coat a 9 x 11 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray, and arrange the bottom halves of the buns in the casserole dish.
    A closeup image of a tray of the best lasagna sliders made with King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
  • Spread ricotta cheese over the bottom half of the bonds.
  • Spread ground beef mixture over the ricotta cheese, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
    An overhead image of a tray of lasagna sliders being served out of an aluminum lasagna tray onto a white plate with a spatula.
  • Place the top of the slider buns and the mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil, bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese is thoroughly melted
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave in 30-second intervals until thoroughly melted, mix in garlic powder until well combined.
  • Remove aluminum foil from the casserole dish, brush the sliders with melted garlic butter, and bake for five more minutes uncovered.
    A closeup shot of four of the best Lasagna Sliders on a white plate with an aluminum lasagna pan in the background.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.
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