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Chopped Italian Sliders

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The Chopped Italian Sliders recipe has taken the internet by storm, becoming a viral sensation on TikTok.

chopped italian slider ingredients on a cutting board in tiny pieces.

Each slider is a miniature chopped masterpiece, brimming with all those savory meats and rich mixed-in cheeses, convincing even the most devoted sub-sandwich fast-food fan to skip catering and make it yourself.

Italian Sliders Recipe

Get ready to make some mouth-watering Italian Deli Sliders! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be chowing down on these viral sliders in no time.

As someone who makes a lot, getting all the ingredients together before you start keeps it stress-free and foolproof.

grinder ingredients chopped and served on a kings hawaiian roll being held in a hand.

Italian Deli Slider Recipe Ingredients

  • Meats: Pepperoni slices, salami slices, deli ham slices 
  • Vegetables & More: Chopped romaine lettuce, fresh tomato slices, banana pepper rings, thinly sliced red onions 
  • Cheese: Provolone cheese slices 
  • Dressing and Seasoning: Mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried Italian seasoning, salt, pepper 
  • Bread: Slider rolls, buns, or hoagies (we like King’s Hawaiian rolls, but those have a sweet flavor, so up to you)
italian deli ingredients stacked onto each other.
Hawaiian rolls in a bag.

How to Make Chopped Italian Sliders

Prepare the filling.

  • Start by laying out one small head of chopped romaine lettuce on a large cutting board. Add 12 slices of pepperoni, six slices of salami, six slices of deli ham, six slices of fresh tomato, and six slices of provolone cheese, along with a handful of banana pepper rings and thinly sliced red onions.
  • With a large, sharp knife, carefully chop the layered ingredients into small pieces, about 1/2 inch in size. This ensures each slider is packed with lots of Italian deli flavors.
all ingredients stacked and laid out on top of each other and then chopped up.

Dress It Up:

  • Generously drizzle the chopped mix with 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, three tablespoons of olive oil, and three tablespoons of red wine vinegar to add moisture and tang.
  • Liberally sprinkle one tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning over the mix and season with salt and pepper to your liking. This step infuses the sliders with classic Italian herbs and spices.
  • Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together, making sure each piece is well-coated with the dressing and seasoning, allowing the flavors to beautifully come together.
adding seasonings, vinegar and mayo to chopped italian meats and cheeses.

Assemble the sliders:

  • (As a note, if you intend to toast these, do that before you assemble.) Take 12 slider rolls and open them up. Heap a generous portion of the flavorful filling onto each bun, ensuring a good balance of meats, vegetables, and dressing.
  • Gently press the sliders together to compact the filling slightly, making them easier and less messy to eat.
open faced slider buns with chopped italian meats and cheeses being added on top.

Serve those sandwiches!

This recipe yields 12 mouth-watering sliders, perfect for a gathering with friends or family. Serve them immediately to enjoy the fresh burst of Italian deli flavors in every bite.

Use High-Quality Deli Meats

Crafted with a selection of straightforward and widely available ingredients right from the deli, chopped Italian sliders stand out for their irresistible taste and simplicity, offering the ultimate sandwich experience right in your own kitchen.

We suggest you use high-quality deli meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh. A family favorite is Boar’s Head brand, which you get at Publix.

Crazy Good Variation Ideas

To add variety to Chopped Italian Sliders, you can experiment with different types of meats, such as spicy Italian sausage or prosciutto. Incorporating a variety of cheeses, like mozzarella or gorgonzola (note that not everyone enjoys this specialty cheese), can also add additional flavor to the sliders.

For a vegetarian option, grilled vegetables or a marinated portobello mushroom can substitute for the meat. Adding a spread of pesto or sun-dried tomato mayonnaise gives it a fresh, tangy kick.

Italian sliders sitting on a cutting board.

Suggested Side Dishes for Sliders

BONUS! Perfectly suited for parties, mini Italian grinders offer the convenience of being bite-sized, allowing for plenty of room on the plate for all your favorite side dishes.

Suggested side dishes for Chopped Italian Sliders include a crisp Caesar salad, garlic parmesan fries, or a flavorful pesto pasta salad.

How to store leftover Italian Sliders

Avoiding Sogginess: Ideally, to prevent the bread from becoming soggy, a good tip is to store the filling and the bread separately, if possible. Keep the filling in one container and the bread in another, and assemble the cold sliders when you are ready to eat them.

Wrap & Store: For best results, wrap each slider individually in aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This helps to maintain their freshness and flavor. They will keep for up to 3 days.

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Chopped Italian Sliders (Viral Recipe)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Make your own Chopped Italian Sliders, mixing small bites of tasty Italian meats, crisp veggies, cheeses, and seasoned mayo, all stacked on King's Hawaiian buns or sliders. This is a simple recipe that's great for parties or quick dinners, giving you a mini taste of Italy's best flavors in every bite. Perfect for anyone who loves a good grinder at home, needs a quick but hearty appetizer, or needs a lunch at home that isn't boring.

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients
 

Fresh Produce:

  • 1 small head of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 6 slices fresh tomato
  • Banana pepper rings to taste
  • Thinly sliced red onions to taste

Deli Meats and Cheese:

  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 6 slices salami
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices provolone cheese

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Other:

  • 12 slider rolls/buns

Instructions

Prepare the Salad Base:

  • On a large cutting board, starting with the chopped romaine lettuce, chop down to bite sized pieces.
  • Add 12 slices of pepperoni, 6 slices of salami, and 6 slices of deli ham on top of the lettuce.
  • Continue layering with 6 slices of fresh tomato and 6 slices of provolone cheese.
  • Garnish with banana pepper rings and thinly sliced red onions.

Chop and Mix:

  • Using a large, sharp knife, carefully chop all the ingredients into small pieces, aiming for about 1/2″ size or smaller.
  • Drizzle 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar over the chopped salad.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning evenly across the top. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well incorporated and coated with the dressing.

Serving:

  • Spoon chopped Italian salad mixture onto 12 slider rolls/buns.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the burst of Italian deli flavors in each bite!

Notes

This can be served on toasted bread as well. Just cut in half and toast both tops and bottoms in the oven before assembling. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3sliders | Calories: 677kcal

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