These sliders are delicious and so easy! Inspired by the Barnes and Nobel Café. This treat, you can normally only find at select Starbucks, can be easily made at home and makes a great appetizer! Spinach and feta cheese are stuffed into a pretzel slider buns, topped with seasoning and baked to perfection. Oven baked and read in 30 minutes!
Inspired by the Barnes and Noble Café, these spinach-feta pretzel sliders are a delicious appetizer that's easy to make.
These sliders and made using Hawaiian pretzel slider buns and are stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, cheesy flavors, ideal as an appetizer or a quick meal.
★ Why You'll Love this Recipe ★
This recipe makes 9 mini sandwiches so is a great dish to make for holiday gatherings, a football party or for feeding house guests.
You'll love how easy these spinach and feta cheese stuffed pretzel sliders are to prepare. Just heat, layer and bake.
The combination of cheeses along with Everything Bagel seasoning, give these amazing flavor without a ton of work.
If you love Hawaiian roll sliders, you'll love the pretzel buns! They are soft and have that classic chewy soft pretzel texture and taste.
This is great go-to fall recipe because it's perfect for football Sundays.
These sliders are also a hit at New Year Eve parties. These hold up when even when sitting out for a bit.
★ Ingredients You'll Need ★
These sliders are simple to make, using just 7 total ingredients!
Here's what you'll need to make these yummy stuffed pretzel rolls:
- Hawaiian Pretzel Slider Buns. These are a relatively new King's Hawaiian product. They are just like soft pretzels! You can usually find them at Target or Walmart.
- Frozen spinach. You want to use frozen chopped spinach, not fresh. Fresh spinach will be too watery and will lead to soggy sliders. Frozen spinach is able to be thawed and squeezed which makes for a perfect filling for these sliders.
- Cream cheese. Simple block cream cheese does the job! If you want to reduce fat, you can also use neufchatel cheese.
- Feta cheese. Crumbled feta is what you want. This will add richness and amazing flavor.
- Butter. You just need a small amount to add flavor, crisp and this also helps the seasoning stick.
- Everything Bagel seasoning. This is a nice little hack to add a bunch of flavors — garlic, onion, poppy seed and seasme seeds — in one pinch.
- Parmesan cheese. You can use grated or shredded Parmesan cheese. This goes on top so you can make your choice based on how you want these to look.
That's everything! This is such a simple recipe but packs some really great flavor.
★ How to Make these Sliders ★
These sliders come together quickly in just a few simple steps!
Here's a look at each step. (Scroll further down for the full recipe.)
- Thaw and squeeze spinach.
- Microwave spinach and feta cheese.
- Stir to combine
- Spread spinach-feta onto bottom half of pretzel sliders.
- Place top layer of slider buns.
- Spread butter onto tops of rolls.
- Sprinkle on Everything Bagel seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
- Serve warm!
It's that simple! Quick and easy. These are ready to enjoy in about 30 minutes.
★ Tips & FAQs ★
What size pan works best?
The pretzel sliders fit perfectly in an 8x8 baking pan.
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Can I use other types of cheese?
Yo can experiment with other types of cheese. A blend of Parmesan Asiago and Romano is a nice substitute for plain Parmesan cheese as the topping.
Can I make these sliders in advance?
Yes, you can prepare these sliders in advance. Assemble them as instructed, even including the buttery glaze, then cover and refrigerate until you're ready to bake.
When it's time to serve, just pop them in the oven to heat through. You may need to add a few extra minutes of bake time going from fridge to oven.
Can these be made ahead?
Yes. Assemble these sliders, then cover with foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking. An extra 2-3 minutes of covered bake time may be needed to thoroughly heat the inside if baking after refrigerating..
These can also be assembled then frozen before baking. Store them in an freezer-friendly baking pan (a foil pan works great), cover with foil, and then freeze up to 3 months. Thaw before baking or add a few extra minutes of covered bake time to help defrost sliders.
How do I prevent the sliders from getting soggy?
Make sure to use fresh rolls. The longer rolls sit in the package, the more moisture can accumulate inside the package. Check the date on the package when you buy and buy the rolls within a day of use.
Squeezing excess liquid from the spinach is key. Thaw it and then grab chunks of spinach and squeeze with clean hands.
When baking, the layer of butter will create a crisp outside coating so don't skip the butter!
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave for 15-30 second or just until desired temperature is reached.
You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Heat for 30 second to 1 full minute as needed to reheat.
How can I adjust the recipe for a larger crowd?
To make these sliders for a crowd, simply double or triple the ingredients and use a larger baking dish or sheet pan.
Use the sliding tool in the recipe card (below) or enter the number of servings you need and the ingredient quantities will automatically adjust! Keep in mind these come in blocks of 9 so it's ideal to choose a number divisible by 9.
If cooking more than 9 sliders in one, larger pan, adjust the bake time as needed. Keep an eye on the sliders to ensure they're heated through without over browning.
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Spinach Feta Pretzel Sliders
- 1 package Pretzel Hawaiian Rolls 9 count
- ⅓ cup chopped frozen spinach defrosted and pressed)
- ⅓ cup cream cheese
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel seasoning more or less to taste
- ¼ cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
- Defrost spinach by placing in a colander and running under warm water. Press spinach to completely remove excess liquid.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add spinach and cream cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds then add feta cheese. Stir to combine.
- Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of spinach feta mixture into each roll.
- Brush some of the salt off the tops of the rolls and discard. Using your finger, rub a small amount of softened butter on top of each roll (to help the seasoning stick).Add a dash of Everything Bagel seasoning then add a heavy sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top of each roll.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350˚ for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until tops are crispy and golden brown.