Delicious Pork and Provolone Sliders
Savor the flavors of a crowd-pleasing classic with our Easy Pulled Pork Sliders recipe, perfect for both family dinners and entertaining guests. Packed with succulent pulled pork and melted provolone cheese nestled within the soft, sweet embrace of Hawaiian rolls, these sliders are quick to prepare and satisfying to enjoy. We've added an extra twist with a tantalizing topping of mayo, horseradish, and dried onions, baked to perfection to provide a golden crunch with each bite. Ideal for casual get-togethers, picnics, or a fun twist on dinner at home, our Pulled Pork Sliders are sure to become a go-to favorite in your meal rotation. Read on to discover the simple steps to slider heaven.
Preparing Your Sliders
The Necessary Equipment
To get started, gather your cooking tools. For this recipe, you will need a 9×9 pan, a bread knife, measuring spoons, a small mixing bowl, a spoon, and a pastry brush. Prepping your workspace beforehand will make your cooking experience much smoother.
- 6-pack of regular Hawaiian dinner rolls
- 1.5 cups of leftover pulled pork
- 3 slices of provolone cheese
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of prepared horseradish (if desired)
- 1 teaspoon of dried minced onion
Building Your Pulled Pork Sliders
Heat your oven to 350°F. Slice your Hawaiian rolls in half without separating them and set the top half aside. Spread the pulled pork evenly over the bottom half of the rolls, then layer your provolone cheese on top. Replace the top half of the rolls to finish building your sliders.
Crafting the Topping
In your small mixing bowl, combine the mayo, horseradish, and dried onion. Use your pastry brush to generously apply this mixture to the top of your rolls. This will create a deliciously seasoned crust as your sliders bake.
baking to Perfection
Place your sliders in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. You'll know they're done when the cheese has melted, and the topping has baked into the rolls. Serve hot for optimal taste and enjoyment.
Additional Serving Suggestions
While these sliders are perfect on their own, you might consider adding sides or extra toppings. Pair your sliders with a choice of salads, chips, or even a fruit tray. For added customization, offer a variety of toppings such as pineapple slices, coleslaw, avocado, jalapenos, pickled onions, or even bacon. The possibilities are endless, and it's always fun to allow guests to personalize their sliders.
- This dish pairs well with various sides, such as pasta salad, potato salad, broccoli salad, Velveeta cheese sauce, dairy-free chicken buffalo dip, sour cream and onion dip, and spinach dip with greek yogurt. You can also simply serve it with chips, a fruit tray, and a veggie platter.
- Feel free to customize your sliders with various toppings after baking. Some suggestions include fresh or canned pineapple slices, coleslaw, avocado slices, mac & cheese, jalapenos, pickled onions, or bacon.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Which roll is best for pulled pork? Any type of roll will work for sandwiches or sliders, but the flavor of Hawaiian rolls pairs extremely well with pork.
- How much pulled pork should be used per slider? Aim for around 2-3 ounces of pork for each slider.
- How many sliders should be served per person? When serving alongside other appetizers or side dishes, estimate around 2-3 sliders per person.
- How long does pulled pork last in the fridge? Pulled pork can be safely stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, consider freezing the pulled pork for up to 3 months, defrosting it before adding it to the sliders.