It doesn’t get much easier than these BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders. Perfect for tailgating and game day or for a super easy dinner, these are easy to make and 100% delicious!
Who doesn’t love a slider recipe?
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Why I love these Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls
Low Maintenance – Yes, easy recipes are key some – ok, most – days! It doesn’t get much easier than the ingredients list here.
Perfect for a crowd – you can make this pulled pork sliders recipe for 4 people, or double and triple it to serve a crowd. Hello, tailgate!
Time Saving – while I love to make pulled pork in the crockpot, some times we just need to hit the easy button, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here.
Oh, and you get to eat three sliders instead of one sandwich…that’s a win right there!
- Hawaiian rolls – you can also use slider rolls from the bread aisle or deli section. Mini brioche buns are good too; when they’re for sale at Aldi I scoop them up!
- Cooked pulled pork – you can use a recipe using pork shoulder like this Instant Pot pulled pork or slow cooker pulled pork. Or, do what I did and pick up your favorite packaged variety in the meat section at your grocery store. Grocery shortcuts are in the store for a reason! We can doctor up a few items and make them perfect!
- Barbeque sauce – I use whatever we have in the fridge. We are really loving this sugar free barbeque sauce from Ray’s. You can also get fancy and doctor up your bbq sauce with brown sugar, apple cider vinegar or molasses but I’m taking the path of least resistance here.
- Provolone cheese – a super melty, mild cheese. I’d call it a cousin to mozzarella cheese
- Butter and Garlic powder – for topping
Easy Pulled Pork Sliders Toppings
- You could change up your cheese to cheddar, pepper jack or even mozzarella cheese
- Add pickled jalapenos
- Add coleslaw to the top (see my notes below about when to add that)
- Pickles – sweet pickles or dill slices are awesome with these!
What to serve with pulled pork sliders
I love topping my pulled pork sliders with coleslaw. It’s the perfect creamy, crunchy partner for the warm, tangy pulled pork.
If you’re planning to serve on the go, or if the sandwiches will be sitting for a while, I recommend serving coleslaw on the side.
No one wants a soggy sandwich!
How many pulled pork sliders per person
This recipe serves 3 generous pulled pork sliders per person.
Can pulled pork sliders be made ahead of time?
Ahhhh, this one is tricky. You could give this a try, but I would recommend a few changes.
For one, I would put the cheese under the pulled pork to keep it from getting soggy. I’d also refrain from adding the BBQ sauce before freezing.
Long story short, this are probably best served fresh!
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- 12 ounce package of Hawaiian rolls
- 16 ounces cooked pulled pork
- ¾ cup of your favorite barbeque sauce
- 4 ounces sliced provolone cheese (6 slices)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Start broiler on high. Cut the rolls in half horizontally, keeping the rolls intact on both the top and bottom. Place on a sheet pan or in a casserole dish. Broil until lightly toasted. Be sure to stand by as the rolls toast, they’ll brown quickly! Remove and set aside
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium bowl, combine pulled pork and barbeque sauce. Stir together. Spread the pulled pork mixture on the bottom half of the Hawaiian rolls, spreading all the way to the edges.
- Top with sliced provolone and replace roll top half.
- In a small bowl, melt butter and garlic powder. I microwave mine for about 30 seconds or so. Brush the top of the buns with the melted butter mixture.
- Cover loosely with foil. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove foil and bake for 5 more minutes until cheese is melted and tops are light golden brown
Use Hawaiian rolls, sliders or mini brioche bus - whatever you like!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 711Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 1967mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 5gSugar: 54gProtein: 31g