Pizza Sliders: Copycat Pizza Hut Recipe

Like most families, we love going out for Pizza. And while it’s not always a lot of money to grab a Pizza from our local store, it obviously much cheaper, and healthier to fix it at home. And really, it’s pretty fun too!

We like to set up a pizza station and let the boys add their own toppings, pop them in the oven and enjoy a fun family night together. Recently Pizza Hut released Pizza Sliders, so we indulged and gave them a try. The verdict…most of us liked them. So Doug set out to master a recipe that we could fix at home.

Starting with the same pizza dough recipe that we use for Pizza Pockets and Pizza Rolls, it’s a copycat Pizza Hut recipe with the right blend of spices, flour and yeast.

Let me show you how to put these Pizza Sliders together…

After the dough is made {we make ours in the bread machine}, roll it out and cut it with a round 4 inch cookie cutter. You can certainly use a different size, we found this one to be a great size though.

Place the dough on a cookie sheet or pizza stone, and form the ridge with your fingers. The middle should be pushed down a bit and there should  be a ridge around about 1/4 inch high.

Then brush each of the pizzas with an egg wash mixture.

Now it’s time to add your toppings, we added a couple teaspoons of Homemade Pizza Sauce, then freshly grated mozzarella cheese, sausage or pepperoni and another layer of the cheese.

Then into the oven they go for about 9 – 11 minutes at 400 degrees.

Pizza Sliders

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Pizza Sliders

Just like your favorite Pizza Restaurant, these Sliders are easy and fun to make! Original recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

    Dough
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 3 1/4 cups flour {we used all-purpose}
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon yeast {about 1 package}
  • Egg Mixture for brushing
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Pizza Sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ - 1 cup of water
  • Toppings
  • Sausage and Pepperoni, or your favorites
  • Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

    Pizza Dough for Bread Machine
  1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturers instructions. We add the dry then the wet in ours.
  2. After the bread machine is done, roll dough onto floured surface.
  3. Pizza Dough by Hand
  4. Mix dry ingredients together
  5. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined
  6. Pizza Sauce
  7. Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan.
  8. Mince garlic and add to pan and saute for 2 minutes.
  9. Add tomato paste and dried herbs and combine.
  10. Stir in water to achieve desired consistency, usually takes at least ½ cup.
  11. Simmer for 5 minutes to join flavors.
  12. Pizza Sliders
  13. Roll out dough and cut with 4 inch cookie cutter
  14. Form the dough making a ridge around about 1/4 inch
  15. Brush with egg mixture
  16. Add 1-2 teaspoons Pizza Sauce
  17. Top with your favorite toppings
  18. Bake at 400 degrees for about 9 - 11 minutes
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Comments

  1. These look amazing!

  2. Those look delicious! I pinned this recipe for later…my kids would love this!

  3. ANOTHER winner recipe!!! Family LOVED these!!! Can’t begin to tell you how much easier you have made my life with these meal plans!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  4. Can these crusts be premade and frozen??? And if so, are the final cooking instructions the same?

    Thanks :)

    • Hi Marie, we have not tried them that way, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. And yes, I would add some time to the cooking time if the crust are straight from the freezer.

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