12slider buns/dinner rolls/pull-apart rolls (see note)
½ to 1cupmarinara sauce (see note)
1 ½cups(171g)mozzarella cheese, shredded, (preshredded won't melt quite as well as cheese you grate yourself)
Preheat oven broiler to high and make sure an oven rack is in upper third of the oven. Line a 9X13-inch pan with parchment or foil (or you can lightly grease with cooking spray, but I like to line the pan to make cleanup easier).
Stir together the butter, garlic powder, oregano and basil.
Slice the slab of rolls in half (like a hamburger bun). Place each half cut side up on a large baking sheet pan, and use 1/2 of the butter mixture to brush on the cut halves.
Broil until golden and toasty, 1-3 minutes (watch closely!). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Change the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Place the bottom half of the rolls cut side up in the prepared 9X13-inch pan. Sprinkle the pepperoni evenly on top, followed by the cooked and crumbled sausage.
Drizzle or spoon the pizza sauce across the top, and then sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.
Top with the other half of rolls. Brush the top of the rolls with the remaining butter mixture.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the rolls are hot and cheese is melted.
Rolls: ok, let's talk rolls for a second. If you know me, you know I have to try the homemade way. When I use homemade rolls for these pull-apart type recipes, I use these most excellent French Bread rolls. The only difference is that I press them a little bit flat before they rise so they don't bake up quite as tall as they usually do. I also bake them in a parchment-lined 9X13-inch pan, and then I use the same pan (don't even clean it, keep the parchment in there) to assemble the pull-apart rolls. Storebought: however, you do NOT have to go the homemade route. Any storebought slab of rolls (that are baked together so they pull-apart) will work. The Hawaiian sweet rolls are super popular for these types of recipes. Skip the Broiling: if you don't mind a little sog-factor, you can skip the broiling step (and up the pizza sauce). I can't emotionally handle soggy bread, plus I LOVE the toasty garlic bread flavor in these rolls. Sauce: I use this easy, no cook homemade pizza sauce.