Grinder Sliders

If you’re looking for a quick and tasty snack, mini grinder sliders are a great option. Grinder sliders are perfect for a party, a picnic, or just a quick bite on the go.

This recipe is a versatile and easy-to-make option for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a quick and delicious lunch, this recipe has got you covered. Firstly, the recipe allows you to use different types of bread, such as mini rolls, ciabatta or baguette, to suit your preference. Secondly, you can customize the sliders by choosing your favorite deli meats and cheese, such as roast beef and provolone or ham and Swiss. Additionally, you can make the recipe ahead of time and store the sliders in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. Lastly, while baking the sliders isn’t necessary, it adds an extra layer of flavor and texture that is hard to resist. Overall, this recipe is a great option for anyone looking for a delicious and customizable sliders option.

What is a Grinder Sliders?

Grinder sliders, also known as submarine sandwiches or simply “subs,” are a type of sandwich that is typically made with a long roll filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and a tasty mayo-based slaw. These sandwiches went viral on TikTok for their combination of layered meats and delicious creamy lettuce slaw! Grinder sliders can be compared to a Blimpie Sandwich.

Ingredients You’ll Need (See Full Recipe Below)

  • Deli Meat
  • Rolls- I used mini brioche buns, but you can also use Hawaiian rolls for the recipe
  • Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Iceburg Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Mayo
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Parmesan
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Banana Peppers
  • Spices

How to Make this recipe (See Recipe Below)

To make these mini grinder sliders, preheat your oven to 350°F. Next, slice the mini rolls in half lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet. Then, layer the deli meats and cheese on the bottom half of the roll. After that, make the grinder slaw. Then, make the honey-butter dill mixture, brush it on the top of the buns and bake. Add your grinder mixture to the middle.

Why everyone loves this recipe

  1. It is affordable – Now, affordable is subjective, especially with groceries being sky-high, but this recipe is budget-friendly! You can use whichever meats or cheeses you have on hand! In comparison to the price of chicken wings, this recipe will have you saving coins!
  2. It’s perfect for crowds. Are you looking for a family-friendly meal? This dish is a total crowd-pleaser! Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy these sliders! When you serve this dish you’ll be crowned the hostess with the mostess!
  3. It’s packed with flavor –  After eating one bite of these sliders, you won’t be paying attention to the game!

FAQ for Mini Grinder Sandwiches 

“When should I add the grinder slaw to the sliders?”

The grinder salad slaw gets added to the sandwiches at the very end once the top and bottom part of the buns are baked!

What kind of buns can I use?

I prefer using mini brioche buns as they are slightly larger than Hawaiian rolls. You can find these at the bakery section of your local supermarket. If you can’t find them, Hawaiian rolls can also be used as an alternative. As a last resort, you can use hamburger buns.

Mini Grinder Sliders

Sweet, Buttery, Mini Grinder Sliders
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course American
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 24 mini brioche buns You can also use Hawaiian Rolls.
  • ½ lb turkey meat
  • ½ lb ham
  • ½ lb pepperoni
  • ½ lb salami
  • ½ lb provolone cheese

For the Grinder Salad

  • cup mayo
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • cup honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp submarine dressing
  • ¼ cup parmesean
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup banana peppers chopped
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • 1 small iceberg lettuce head shredded

Dill Butter Sauce

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dill chopped fine


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Cut the mini rolls or dinner rolls in half horizontally.
  • Place the bottom halves of the rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Add the cheese and deli meats to the bottom halves of the roll ensuring the cheese is the bottom layer.
  • Bake the rolls in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are warmed through.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the grinder salad by combining mayo, red wine vinegar, honey, spices, banana peppers, dijon mustard, and submarine dressing.
  • Once the rolls are finished baking, remove them from the oven and spread the honey butter dill sauce on the top halves of the rolls.
  • Return the rolls to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 or until the top halves of the rolls are golden brown and crispy.
  • Assemble the mini grinder sliders by placing a spoonful of the grinder salad on top of the deli meats.
  • Serve the mini grinder sliders!
Keyword Grinder, Sandwiches, Mini, Superbowl, Appetizer, Minigrindersandwiches

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  1. Aimee February 10, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    Where do I find submarine dressing? And, what is it?

    1. Toni Chapman February 11, 2024 at 8:37 am

      Hi, you can google where to find it near you. It is a sandwich dressing.

  2. Angela March 4, 2024 at 2:49 am

    5 stars
    This was definitely delicious. Turned out almost perfectly for my first grinder try. I substituted the Hawaiian rolls, and added some fresh sliced tomatoes at the end. My only issue was my slaw seemed a bit more runny/messy. What can I try next time different to avoid that?

  3. Leeann Johnson March 5, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    5 stars
    These Mini Grinder Sandwiches are a game-changer! Perfect for a quick snack or a party, they’re easy to customize with your favorite meats and cheeses. I loved using mini brioche buns for a touch of sweetness, and the honey-butter dill sauce added a burst of flavor. The grinder salad slaw gave it a nice crunch and tangy kick. Plus, they’re budget-friendly and great for feeding a crowd. Whether I’m hosting a party or simply looking for a tasty snack, these mini grinder sandwiches never disappoint!

  4. Michelle March 6, 2024 at 12:23 am

    5 stars
    These are phenomenal and so easy to make. My family loved them! They definitely go quick. All of the flavors combined are superb. 12/10

  5. CMD March 6, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    Ahh! So good! I got the sub dressing on Amazon and made two batches – one with salami/pepperoni, and one with peppered tofurky for a vegetarian. They both came out great and were requested again quickly.