Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

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Pulled pork sliders are a favorite dinner that comes together quickly using leftover pulled pork. Shredded pork is piled onto Hawaiian rolls and then topped with cheese. The buns are brushed with a mixture of mayo and spices and then baked to a golden brown. 

These pork sandwhiches are incredibly easy and perfect for family dinners. You can also serve them as appetizers for your next gathering or game day. If you’re feeding a larger crowd on special occasions, we’ve got you covered with serving-size suggestions.

side view of pulled pork sliders with melted cheese oozing out on a wooding tray

You can’t go wrong when serving this bbq pork slider recipe, it’s such an easy meal. Kids and adults alike love these little sandwiches. The addition of the mayonnaise mixture to the top of the rolls prior to baking is the secret sauce that completes our easy recipe.

ingredients for pulled pork sliders


  • 6 Hawaiian sweet rolls or your favorite slider buns
  • 1.5 cups leftover pulled pork 
  • 3 slices provolone cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 

How To Make Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders

To make the best pulled pork sliders, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating up, prepare the rolls by slicing them in half on a cutting board without completely separating them, and set the top half aside. We used a 6-pack of gluten-free Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian rolls but you can use regular Hawaiian Rolls or any dinner roll you prefer.

Next, it’s time to build the sliders. Take the bottom half of the rolls and lay them as the bottom layer in a baking pan. Place a generous amount of leftover pulled pork on top of the slider rolls. Then, add three slices of cheese on top of the pork. Finally, carefully place the top half of the rolls back on the top of the pulled pork, completing the sliders.

Now, let’s prepare the tasty topping. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of mayo, 2 teaspoons of prepared horseradish, and 1 teaspoon of dried minced onion. Mix everything together until well blended.

Using a pastry brush, spread the mayo mixture on top of the dinner rolls, ensuring they are evenly coated. This will add a delicious flavor to the sliders.

Place the assembled sliders in the preheated oven and bake them for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the topping has baked into the rolls. Once they’re hot and perfectly golden, it’s time to serve and enjoy!

These pulled pork sliders are best served fresh and hot. They make a fantastic meal or appetizer for any occasion.

close up of baked pulled pork slider

Favorite Toppings

These sliders can be served as is or any of these toppings can be added after baking! 

  • Fresh or canned pineapple slices 
  • creamy coleslaw 
  • Avocado slides 
  • Gluten-free mac & cheese
  • Jalapenos
  • Pickled onions 
  • Bacon
  • favorite bbq sauce or homemade bbq sauce
  • dill pickles
  • swiss cheese or cheddar cheese

If serving as an appetizer, it can be fun to offer a variety of toppings for guests to customize their sandwiches. Perfect for football season and a tailgate party!

pulled pork sliders with melted cheese oozing out on a wooding tray

Tips and Tricks

  • Choose the right rolls: Opt for soft and slightly sweet rolls that will complement the savory pulled pork. Hawaiian rolls or other dinner rolls are a great choice. Ensure they are sturdy enough to hold the fillings without becoming soggy.
  • Proper assembly: When building the sliders, evenly distribute the pulled pork across the bottom halves of the rolls. This helps ensure every bite is packed with delicious flavor. Similarly, place the cheese slices evenly over the pork, so each slider gets its fair share.
  • Blend the topping well: Make sure to thoroughly combine the mayo, horseradish, and dried minced onion for the topping. This ensures the flavors are evenly distributed and enhances the overall taste of the sliders.
  • Brush the topping generously: Use a pastry brush to generously spread the mayo mixture on top of the dinner rolls. The topping adds a tangy and aromatic element to the sliders, so make sure each roll is coated for maximum flavor.
  • Monitor baking time: Keep an eye on the sliders while they bake to avoid overcooking. The goal is to melt the cheese and allow the topping to bake into the rolls while keeping them moist and flavorful. Adjust the baking time if needed.
  • Serve hot: Pulled pork sliders are best enjoyed when served hot. The melted cheese, warm pulled pork, and freshly baked rolls make for a mouthwatering combination. Serve them immediately after baking for the best taste and texture.
  • Customize with toppings: Feel free to get creative with additional toppings and condiments. Some popular options include pickles, sliced onions, barbecue sauce, coleslaw, or even a drizzle of hot sauce. Personalize the sliders to suit your taste preferences.
  • Pair with sides: Pulled pork sliders can be a complete meal or a delightful appetizer. Serve them with your favorite sides like fries, sweet potato chips, a side salad, or even coleslaw for a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much pulled pork per slider?

Aim to pack 2-3 ounces of pork per slider. 

How many sliders per person?

Estimate 2-3 sliders per person when serving alongside other appetizers or side dishes.

Can I make the sliders ahead of time and reheat them later?

While these sliders are best enjoyed fresh and hot, you can assemble them ahead of time and refrigerate them. When ready to serve, reheat them in the oven until the cheese melts and the rolls are warm. However, note that the texture and freshness may not be exactly the same as freshly baked sliders

Can I adjust the mayo mixture for a milder or spicier flavor?

Absolutely! The mayo mixture can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of horseradish or omit it altogether. For a spicier kick, add more horseradish or incorporate other hot sauces or spices to the mixture.

Can I serve these sliders as a party appetizer?

Absolutely! These pulled pork sliders make fantastic party appetizers. Simply adjust the size of the rolls and the amount of pulled pork and cheese to create bite-sized sliders. They will be a crowd-pleasing option for any gathering or event.

pulled pork sliders with melted cheese oozing out on a wooding tray

Storage And Reheating Instructions

If you have any leftover pork sandwiches, you can store them in the refrigerator to enjoy later. Here’s how:

  • Allow the sliders to cool completely before storing them. This helps prevent condensation and maintains their texture.
  • Place the sliders in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Ensure they are well-sealed to prevent air exposure.
  • Label the container with the date to keep track of freshness.
  • Store the sliders in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Here are a couple of options for reheating:


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Place the sliders on a baking sheet.
  • Cover the sliders loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the sliders are heated through and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes to crisp up the rolls if desired.
  • Once heated, serve the sliders hot.


  • Place a single slider or a few at a time on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cover the sliders with a damp paper towel to help retain moisture.
  • Microwave on medium heat in short increments, checking and flipping the sliders occasionally.
  • Heat until the cheese is melted and the sliders are heated through.
  • Be careful not to overheat, as this can make the rolls soggy.
  • Once heated, serve the sliders immediately.

Remember, reheating times may vary depending on your microwave or oven, as well as the number of sliders being reheated. It’s always a good idea to check the internal temperature to ensure they are properly heated to your liking.

More Easy Pork Recipes

side view of pulled pork sliders with melted cheese oozing out on a wooding tray

Pulled Pork Sliders Recipe

4.25 from 4 votes
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Pulled pork sliders are a favorite dinner that comes together quickly using leftover pulled pork. Shredded pork is piled onto Hawaiian rolls and then topped with cheese. The buns are brushed with a mixture of mayo and spices and then baked to a golden brown. 


  • 6 Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover pulled pork
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion


  • Preheat oven and prep the rolls. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the rolls in half without cutting them apart setting the top half aside.
  • Build the sliders. Add the pulled pork to the bottom of the rolls. Top with cheese then place the top of the rolls on top.
  • Blend the topping. In a small mixing bowl combine the mayo, horseradish, and dried onion. Using a pastry brush spread on top of the dinner rolls.
  • Bake. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the topping is baked into the rolls. Serve hot.


Topping Suggestions

  • Fresh or canned pineapple slices
  • Coleslaw
  • Avocado slides
  • mac & cheese
  • Jalapenos
  • Pickled onions
  • Bacon



Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg
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