Pulled Pork Sliders

These Pulled Pork Sliders are the star of every party! Tender, barbecue pulled pork piled onto slider buns with mozzarella cheese and baked until warm. Delicious game day food, perfect for holidays or just a fun, family get together.

pulled pork sliders stacked on a plate

Ingredients For Pulled Pork Sliders

Of course when we make our favorite Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe, we often use leftovers to make these Pulled Pork Sliders. Or we just make pulled pork TO make these sliders, because they are that good.

However, if you don’t have all day to slow cook a pork butt, you can use some help from the store and just grab some pre-made barbecue pulled pork. Homemade is going to be better, of course, but the sliders will still be party worthy.

  • Pulled Pork: Our pulled pork recipe is seasoned with a dry rub, but doesn’t finish with a barbecue sauce. Of course you can add your favorite bbq sauce, and we often do, but the seasoning is spot on so try it first before you add the sauce!
  • Mozzarella Cheese: We like sliced mozzarella so it stays in place, but shredded mozzarella works too. You can also swap out provolone.
  • Hawaiian Slider Buns: A classic slider bun option.
  • Butter: Melted butter for brushing onto the tops of the buns before baking.
  • Sesame Seeds: Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds to the top the buttered buns.

How To Make Pulled Pork Sliders

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice the slider rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottoms of the buns on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the pulled pork on the buns in a even layer.
  3. Top the pulled pork with the sliced or shredded mozzarella and then finish with the tops of the buns.
  4. Brush melted butter on the tops of the buns and then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, covered with foil for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake another 7-8 minutes until the tops of the buns are browned.

Can You Make These Sliders Ahead Of Time?

These sliders are best when made fresh. The buns will get soft as the sliders sit, and since this is such an easy recipe it’ll be a breeze to assemble and bake them in time for dinner.

But of course you can definitely make the pulled pork ahead of time. Shred the pulled pork, add sauce if you like and then keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready. You can make the pulled pork three days ahead of time if you need to.

pulled pork sliders with cheese stacked on a plate

What Sides Go Well With Sliders?

Now that we’ve got the main course covered, let’s move on to the sides!

sliders with bbq pork on a plate

Variations On Pulled Pork Sliders

We already touched on this above, but yes, you can use store bought pulled pork to make this slider recipe even easier. Of course, like most things, homemade is going to be better – way better. But in a pinch, grab what looks good at the market.

Other fillings that you could use for this slider recipe could be slow cooker chicken or Italian Beef. Same process, same cooking time, just different fillings.

close up of slider with bbq pork and cheese

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pulled pork sliders with cheese stacked on a plate

Pulled Pork Sliders

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Pulled Pork Sliders are always a hit! Tangy, tender pulled pork piled onto sweet Hawaiian slider buns with melted mozzarella. The perfect game day appetizer or dinner!

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Ingredients

  • 45 cups Pulled Pork (for a quick alternative, see note)
  • 1 package (24 rolls, or 2 12 roll packages) Hawaiian Slider Buns
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese or 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Slice the slider rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottoms of the buns on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Spread the pulled pork on the bottom buns in a even layer.

  4. Top the pulled pork with the sliced or shredded mozzarella and then add the tops of the slider buns.

  5. Brush the melted butter on the tops of the buns and then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, covered with foil for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake another 5-7 minutes until the tops of the buns are browned.

Recipe Notes

Our homemade pulled pork recipe is best! In a pinch, grab store bought pulled pork to make these sliders even easier.

Store: Store leftover sliders in a container or wrapped in foil for up to 2 days.

Reheat: Wrap the sliders loosely in foil, then reheat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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