Italian Sloppy Joe Sliders

I needed a quick dinner.  I needed to use ingredients I already had at my fingertips.  Sometimes these dinners get a little wonky, but this time it totally worked! Check out this simple sloppy joe creation!

Italian Sloppy Joes

I had made roast beef n cheese sliders a week earlier and had some slider buns left I couldn’t bear to let go to waste.  I’m not a fan of freezing bread, unless it’s a bread I’ll be using for a casserole (breakfast casserole) or french toast, so I had to figure something out for these little yeasty pieces of goodness.  The rest of these items are 90% certain to always be in my freezer, pantry or refrigerator.  

I paired this with a simple salad kit and some green beans.

This is a very versatile dish in regards to how much of each items to prepare.  It’s best to fix more than enough meat. That way once you’ve made all the sliders you want to feed your family you can freeze the remainder of the meat and have it ready to go for spaghetti night or another Italian sloppy joe slider dinner.

Italian Sloppy Joe Meat
Italian Sloppy Joes

Italian Sloppy Joe Sliders

Need a quick dinner with ingredients you already have at home? This Italian Sloppy Joe Slider recipe is perfect to fit your needs for a quick and tasty dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 2 lbs Ground Meat beef / chicken / turkey / deer
  • 32 oz Pasta Sauce
  • 2 cups Mozzarella or Italian Blend Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 12 Slider Buns


  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F
  • Cook and strain meat. Place it back in the pan and mix in pasta sauce until heated through. I like adding an additional tablespoon of italian seasoning here. Feel free to omit if you walk on the plainer side of the food palate.
  • Line the bottoms of your slider buns in a casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle a small layer of cheese on the bread. Place a good amount of meat on top of these. Remember, they’re Sloppy Joe’s cousin, so feel free to really pile it on there. Sprinkle another layer of cheese on top.
  • Melt butter and stir in garlic powder.
  • Place the tops of the slider buns on and use a sauce spreader device (Pictured below recipe) to spread the garlic butter mixture on the tops.
  • Place in the preheated oven just until the tops of the bread start getting firm to the touch. About 5-10 minutes.
Keyword beef, italian, Sloppy Joe

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