Hawaiian roll sliders stuffed with brie, pesto, and sundried tomatoes. This is the perfect easy yet elegant appetizer recipe for holidays, game days, brunches, and more.
While these recipes are fun for game day, I wanted to create something extra fun for the holiday season; and when I think of brie, I definitely think of the holidays.
Whether you’re starting your celebrations in the fall or taking your entertaining all the way into the new year, this is an ideal holiday slider recipe you need to save and try.
It uses just a few key ingredients that carry a lot of bold flavors and can be made quickly and baked in 30 minutes or less.
When your guests dig into these and get a bite of that rich and creamy melted brie cheese they will definitely be going back for seconds. Grab all the in-depth recipe details below and let’s dive in!
Why This Recipe Works:
- Brie is a great cheese that pairs well with both sweet and savory flavors. The pesto and sundried tomato are balanced out by the melted slices of brie in this recipe.
- They are stuffed into the tops of the sliders, so the melted cheese stays inside the slider roll and doesn’t melt out the sides.
- This recipe is easy to make and easy to serve; everyone loves a mini sandwich to grab and go with!
- Pairing Knife
- Serrated Knife
- Aluminum Foil
- Pastry Brush
- Serving Platter
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- 12 Hawaiian Rolls (brioche or pretzel slider rolls work fine here too)
- Wheel of Brie (I use one large wheel but you can use the mini brie cheeses for this too)
- Pesto (already prepared saves so much time)
- Sundried Tomatoes
- Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Parsley (for garnish)
Preparation & Baking Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lay out a large piece of foil and lightly spray it with non-stick spray.
- Remove the Hawaiian rolls from the packaging. Use the pairing knife to carefully cut out a round hole from the inside and remove the center of the bread. You’re NOT making these into a traditional sandwich slider, but stuffing them instead from the top. Use the leftover bread to make croutons for soups and salads or also add to this brie fondue recipe for dipping.
- Using a spoon, add a heaping teaspoon of pesto to the base of each Hawaiian roll and coat the inside well.
- Next, slice the wheel of brie into 12 cubes. You can leave the rind on or carefully make thin slices and cut it off if preferred. Place one piece of brie cheese into the center of the slider roll.
- Top each slider with a few sundried tomatoes. It’s ok if some of the oil also is added here as well.
- Brush the top of the slider rolls with olive oil or melted butter. I also use a little extra pesto over the top to use up what was left in the jar.
- Place the brie sliders over the foil and wrap it tightly so it’s covered. This prevents the rolls from over-browning while baking.
- Bake right on the oven rack for 20-25 minutes or until the brie is fully melted and heated through.
- Remove the brie party sliders from the foil and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. Use a serrated knife to slice them apart easily and plate them on a platter.
- Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley for a pretty presentation. You can also serve it with extra sundried tomatoes and pesto too.
While I went a more savory route with this recipe, I feel like you could easily play around with other ingredients to stuff with the brie. Here are some suggestions:
- Cranberry sauce + Turkey sliders
- Spicy Pepper Jelly
- Fig Jam + Toasted Nuts
- Caramelized onions + Bacon
- Garlic Butter + Herbs
- Apples + Honey
If you love brie appetizers, check out my smoked brie with chorizo and honey recipe too!
Brie Sliders Recipe
- 1 pack Hawaiian Rolls 12 ct.
- 1 wheel Brie Cheese
- 1/2 cup Pesto
- 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes
- 2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese optional garnish
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley optional garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a large piece of aluminum foil with non-stick spray.
- Remove the Hawaiian rolls from the packaging and place it in the center of the foil. With a pairing knife, carefully cut a hole out of the top of each individual roll and remove the bread (like making a bread bowl). Do not slice these in half or pull them apart. Use the excess bread for croutons or to dip in brie fondue.
- Add 1 teaspoon to the center of each slider roll. You can also brush extra pesto over the tops of the roll as well.
- Next, dice the brie wheel into 12 pieces. The rind can stay on or be sliced of into thin pieces if you prefer it's removed. Place one piece of brie into the hole of each roll.
- Top with a few sundried tomatoes with a little oil.
- Tightly wrap the foil around the hawaiian roll brie sliders and place it into the oven directly on the oven rack. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the brie cheese is melted and heated through.
- Remove the brie sliders from the oven and let them rest 5-10 min. Use a serrated bread knife to easily slice and separate them.
- Place them onto a platter for serving. Garnish with parmesan and parsley if desired and extra pesto or tomatoes for dipping.