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Caprese Sliders (Mini Caprese Sandwiches)

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The Caprese Sandwich (often called Caprese Sliders) is a delicious way to get your tomato, mozzarella, and basil right into a personal-sized appetizer.

Easy to whip up and dripping in melty cheese, talk about a party favorite!!

Hawaiian Kings roll with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese.

Why you will love these Mini Cheese Sandwiches 

1. They’re easy as 1 2 3 – they take less than 10 minutes to put together.

2. You don’t need any special equipment. Just grab an oven-safe pan, assemble and heat!

3. The ingredients are simple and you probably have at least half of them in your house right now.

4. These mini Caprese sandwiches taste amazing because they use King’s Hawaiian Rolls.

5. Everyone loves them.

Ingredients

I think when it comes down to lunch I often get super bored- and so do the kids. These mini Caprese finger sandwiches are a burst of flavor to take you out of the mundane and help you enjoy lunch again! Plus this recipe is so easy to expand and make for parties. No one turns down melty mozzarella, thin slices of tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves smothered in garlic butter.

Additionally, this appetizer can be fully robust into a dinner recipe by adding some cooked chicken or deli meat on top. These are perfect for parties, game-day snacks, tailgating, potlucks, picnics, barbeques, and so much more! 

  • King’s Hawaiian rolls, cut in half
  • basil pesto
  • mozzarella cheese
  • slices of tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • melted butter
  • minced garlic 
caprese sliders ingredients labeled.

How to Make Mini Caprese Sandwiches

Make sure to check out the printable recipe card for full step-by-step instructions and ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small baking dish or baking sheet. Set aside.

  1. Spread basil pesto on the bottom (and top if you like more) of each sweet Hawaiian roll.
  2. Top the sliders with thickly sliced Mozzarella cheese,
  3. Add thin tomato slices.
  4. Now add large basil leave and top of the bun to sliders and place into the prepared dish.
caprese sliders step by step.
  1. Mix together melted butter and minced garlic and spread on the tops of the buns. Be careful not to let butter fall in between buns or it may make the bottom of the sliders softer. 
  2. Bake sliders for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve your Caprese sandwich with a balsamic reduction (you can find our recipe here) or balsamic glaze alongside your mini sandwiches to dip in if you like. 
mini caprese sliders duo image.

This recipe makes 6, but you can easily add a larger dish and more sandwiches for a large crowd. 

CHEFS NOTE: Make up some pre-cooked, pre-sliced chicken to add to your sliders for a more filling option and to create Caprese Chicken Sliders. Nom, nom! No matter how you do it, you will LOVE them.

Expert Tips

  • Make up some pre-cooked, pre-sliced chicken to add to your sliders for a more filling option and to create Caprese Chicken Sliders. Nom, nom! No matter how you do it, you will LOVE them. You can find all sorts of different toppings that would work well with this recipe including pepperoni, ham, bacon, salami, prosciutto, etc. Feel free to experiment.
  • You can substitute any type of mini sandwich roll for this recipe.
  • Serve with balsamic glaze, Honey Mustard Sauce, or Honey BBQ Sauce.

Can you substitute Mozzarella for other Cheese?

Fresh mozzarella is totally my favorite, but I would be lying to you if I didn’t say that Burrata takes the cake on the Caprese for me. The thing is that it’s a specialty cheese with cream inside so could make a serious mess of heating up lunch.

You can also try other white cheeses (thickly sliced) like Provolone or Monterrey Jack, which will work in a pinch if you can’t run to the store.

Have a party and need other delicious food items to serve?

A party IS a good reason to break the diet and make some old family favorites as well as some new amazing dishes.

RELATED CAPRESE RECIPES: Orecchiette Caprese Pasta, Caprese Everything Bagel Salad, Caprese Stuffed Chicken, Caprese Ladybug Appetizer, Homemade Caprese Pizza (YUM!), Strawberry Caprese Salad

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4.89 from 67 votes

Caprese Sliders


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
The Caprese Sandwich (often called Caprese Slider are a delicious way to get your tomato, mozzarella and basil right into a personal sized appetizers. Easy to whip up and dripping in melty cheese, talk about a party favorite.

Ingredients
 

  • 6 sweet Hawaiian rolls cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices tomatoes
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a small baking dish or baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Spread basil pesto on the bottom of each roll. Can also be added to the top if you want extra.
  • Top with thickly sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese, tomato slices and fresh basil leaf.
  • Add top of bun to sliders and place into prepared dish.
  • Mix together butter and garlic and spread on the tops of the buns. Be careful not to over saturate the buns with melted butter or the bottoms may get soggy.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately while hot.

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Notes

Expert Tips

Make up some pre-cooked, pre-sliced chicken to add to your sliders for a more filling option and to create Caprese Chicken Sliders. Nom, nom! No matter how you do it, you will LOVE them. You can also find all sorts of different toppings that would work well with this recipe including pepperoni, ham, bacon, salami, prosciutto, etc. Feel free to experiment.
Substitute any type of mini sandwich roll for this recipe, suggestions in the post.
As a great dipping sauce, serve with balsamic glaze or honey mustard. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

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  1. Lily Ashley militaryfamof8 says:

    HAving a Daughter who is a vegetarian has been so difficult for me because I don’t know how to cook very well, I am happy that I found your site because there are so many dishes I can make her now!

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