Italian Keto Sliders

by KetoFocus.com
5 Stars (1 Reviews)

Italian keto slider sandwiches, brimming with Asiago cheese, ham, salami, melted provolone, and muffuletta mix, offers a customizable, savory option for appetizers, lunch or dinner.

Whether you are feeding a crowd and need a filling, bite-sized app that everyone will love or you need a quick family favorite meal idea, these Italian slider sandwiches are the perfect savory solution.

A stack of mini sub sandwiches filled with italian meats and cheese and muffuletta olive spread.

These mini sub sandwiches are built from keto rolls and loaded with a rich blend of Asiago cheese, ham, salami, melted provolone, and complemented by a briny muffuletta olive spread. Before baking, the bite-sized low carb sandwiches are topped with a buttery, tangy mixture of Dijon mustard, minced onion, Worcestershire and poppy seeds. This forms a crunchy, toasted top with a juicy butter soaked bottom. Better get a few napkins!

If you are starting to think that these slider sandwiches sound just like the popular ham & cheese sliders made from Hawaiian rolls, you are right! These keto sandwiches have an Italian twist.

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Italian Keto Sliders Ingredients

  • 12 low carb rolls or hotdog buns
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese, divided
  • 8 oz thinly sliced ham
  • 4 oz thinly sliced salami
  • 1 cup muffuletta spread
  • 6 slices provolone
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds or black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Italian Keto Sliders Directions

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Keto slider suggestions

Typically these mini sandwiches use slider rolls – usually Hawaiian rolls. There are some low carb roll options that you can find at most grocery stores if you store doesn’t carry keto dinner rolls.

Other options for low carb sliders include:

These options use wheat protein so they are not gluten free. 

Gluten free keto rolls

Other substitutions

Just like making any sandwich, you can tweak the fillings of this Italian sandwich to your liking.

Cheese swaps

  • Asiago cheese can be replaced with Parmesan, Pecorino, or any hard, salty cheese.
  • Provolone cheese can be replaced with mozzarella, Havarti, Monterey jack  or gouda cheese.

Cold cut swaps

  • Sliced ham can be replaced with smoked turkey or prosciutto.
  • Sliced salami can be replace with pepperoni.

Olive spread

  • Muffuletta olive spread can be replaced with giardiniera mix or capers. 
Ingredients for Italian sandwiches on keto hot dog buns including provolone, ham and salami.

Storage instructions & make ahead tips

Make ahead tips

If you are making these keto slider sandwiches ahead of time, you can assemble sandwiches right up until baking. The buttery mixture can even be poured on top as it will give the bread time to soak up all the bold flavors.

Store instructions

These mini sandwiches are best served hot and right away. Any leftovers can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Italian Keto Sliders: FAQS

What is muffuletta?

Muffuletta spread is a chunky, flavorful mixture made primarily from olives, both green and black, combined with other ingredients like pickled vegetables (such as carrots, cauliflower, and celery), capers, garlic, various herbs, and spices. It's often marinated in olive oil, which helps blend the flavors together.The olive salad spread is known for its bold, tangy, and slightly briny flavor profile.

Can these sliders be served cold?

If you want to serve your Italian sliders cold, don't add the melted butter mixture to the tops. Simply make mini subway sandwiches using the keto rolls, ham, salami cheese and muffuletta. You may need to spread mayonnaise and mustard on the inside of the rolls to provide moisture.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Italian Keto Sliders

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 181
Fat 12.9g
Protein 14.5g
Total Carbs 9.1g
Net Carbs 1.1g

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1 Comment

  1. Oh Annie,
    I am eating a portion or 2 right now and it is fabulous darling.
    4 months ago, I was told by my service provider my cholesterol was way high and needed to omit fat. I did omit all keto bread and tortillas… I went to the doc last week and came back with a perfect fat score. Even the A1c is down considerably. I have to admit, peanuts are my kryptonite… So, I went from Amazon bulk roasted/salted peanuts to ‘in the shell’.
    I love this meal and is worth the extra fat as long as I use sparingly… So, today, (and still 3 more meals), in order to not waste the enormous amount of money Bidenomics is charging for Keto supplies.
    Thanx Annie… As usual, you do not disappoint,
    Dan n Mac (service dog)

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