Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 17, 2014

Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper | Webicurean

It’s hard to believe summer is nearly a fait accompli, and soon we’ll be counting the days until winter break. Getting meals on the table in short order can be a challenge, so this week #SundaySupper has culled an assortment of quick and easy meals to get you off on the right foot. Tammi over at Momma’s Meals and Gwen from Simply Healthy Family are hosting this week’s event, and my contribution to the table is a platter of these super tasty hot pastrami sliders.


Rah rah ree, kick ’em in the knee! Rah rah rass, kick ’em in the other knee! On a cold summer’s day in SF, after a long practice, we must look like the sorriest bunch of cheerleaders anyone has ever seen!

Now that we’re in the spirit … Did you know pastrami found its way to us via Romania, where it was a popular wind-dried meat? (Oxford Companion to Food 1999.)  The process has evolved over the years, and now it’s typically brined in a spiced mixture, then smoked or steamed. Thanks to the modern deli, though, all that hard work is already done for us!

The idea for these hot pastrami sliders started when my buddy Nicole over at Daily Dish Recipes whipped up some Saucy Roast Beef and Swiss Sliders.  After I made these, the wheels began to turn… the possibilities seemed endless! I then noticed a ham and cheese version all over the place. Soon I could think of nothing but these hot pastrami sliders.

Note, I used King’s Hawaiian Savory Butter rolls; however, feel free to experiment with other rolls–I picked these because they’re just the right size, and conveniently, one package makes one recipe. Prepare the sandwiches right in your baking pan, slather the buttery sauce on top, sprinkle with a generous amount of caraway seeds, and your hot pastrami sliders will be ready in a New York minute. Just serve them with some Russian dressing for dipping and a heaping pile of these refrigerator pickles.

Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper | Webicurean

There’s not much too this. Assemble the sandwiches on a baking pan, slather the buttery sauce on top, then sprinkle with caraway seeds.

Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper | Webicurean

About 20 minutes later, you’ll have cheesy, pastrami perfection.

Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Figure two per person, or more. 🙂

Here’s the printer-friendly version:

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Hot Pastrami Sliders
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Soft buttery rolls are filled with pastrami and cheese, sauced up, then baked until golden and bubbly, making an irresistible hot pastrami slider.
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 pkg (12 count) King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
  • 12 slices pastrami
  • 6 slices smoked provolone or baby Swiss cheese, cut in half
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp caraway seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut rolls in half, and arrange the bottoms on a baking dish. Fold the pastrami slices to fit the roll, and place on the bottom of each roll. Top that with a half slice of cheese, folded over, then replace the top to each roll.
  3. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, then brush over each slider until all the sauce is gone. Generously sprinkle the tops with the caraway seeds.
  4. Cover tightly with foil, and bake for about 15 minutes (or until the cheese is melted). Remove foil, then return to the oven for another 5 minutes or until the rolls start to crisp.


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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz August 17, 2014 at 4:30 am

Oh, that gooey cheese is SO enticing! LOVE the old photo, too! Such fun memories 🙂


Marion@Life Tastes Good August 17, 2014 at 5:30 am

Ahhhhh great memories! What is about sliders that make them so much better?! We just love ’em and these sound like a must try! Your photos are making me drool 🙂


Betsy Cohen August 17, 2014 at 5:32 am

I will, definitely, have to figure ‘or more’ per person!!


Nichole August 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

Ummm, I’ll take two, please? These look awesome!


Marlene @Nosh My Way August 17, 2014 at 7:19 am

Dang girl! Now this is how you do it. I wish there was food bloggers when my kids were little. So many great recipes to try and this one is on top of my list.


Tara August 17, 2014 at 8:31 am

I am drooling looking at these, I have to make them this week!!!


Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva August 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

What a fun back to school meal! I definitely feel in the school spirit – by the way, my school colors were red and gold too 🙂


Simply Gourmet August 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

If I could lick the screen and taste this, I would. I am not ashamed. LOL I love pastrami and your sliders are perfect. I found that Schar has a great gluten free bread that allows me to once again enjoy a sandwich of this caliber. YUM


Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily August 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I love it! This will be a great spin on boring sandwiches. thanks so much for sharing! OXOX


Katie August 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Now that is some serious sandwich goodness!!!!


Amee August 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

You’re making me crave a late night snack! These sandwiches look heavenly!


Soni August 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

Ooh love the warm melted cheese and your sandwich looks very tempting indeed 🙂 I’ll be happy to see them on my plate anytime!


Shaina August 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

Those rolls look so crispy and delicious after coming out of the oven!


Sarah August 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

My stepfamily eats these all the time! Love the mini size


Claudia August 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

So delectable! That appears to be irresistible.


Cindys Recipes and Writings August 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

You are taking me back to my deli days! Yum!


Tanya September 18, 2014 at 7:49 am

I haven’t had pastrami in forever! These look great. I love the buns you chose to put it on too, soo good.


Liz @ Books n' Cooks September 20, 2015 at 4:43 am

One of my favorite childhood memories was having hot pastrami sandwiches with my grandparents. Love the idea of turning that into a slider for a party!


Jen @ Keto Recipes January 28, 2018 at 11:57 pm

This looks amazing. Good idea for informal parties. Thank you for sharing.


Anne Papina January 29, 2018 at 7:18 am

Thanks! You can really customize these with whatever meat & cheese combination you like!


Joe July 30, 2018 at 8:56 am

Will have to try this at the weekend, pastrami is one of my all time favorites!


Anne Papina July 30, 2018 at 9:22 am

These are so fun and easy! You can really do this with any meat/cheese combo that you like, but pastrami is SO good!


Joe July 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Pastrami is great! Will have to experiment a bit with other combinations though


Nathan November 15, 2018 at 3:36 am

Now that is some serious sandwich goodness!!!!


Anne Papina November 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm



Nancy Spancer January 31, 2019 at 6:33 am

The Pastrami looks so delicious and cheesy! Will definitely try the recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing.


Anne Papina February 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Thanks! Hope you enjoyed it!


Susan August 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

Wow these look seriously delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


Varun Sharma May 14, 2020 at 3:26 am

The Pastrami looks so delicious and cheesy!!! Perfect for our Sunday BBQ party!


Nikki August 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

OMG!!!! This was sooooo good and Easy!!! Thank You!!! Do yourself a favor and make this immediately!!


Anne Papina November 26, 2020 at 8:51 am

Glad you enjoyed it!


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