Palak Paneer (Spinach Cheese) Party Sliders

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Crusty golden top with creamy paneer, goodness of baby spinach, the sharpness from marinara sauce and those crunchy red onions! With cheese loaded in the center, these palak paneer (spinach cheese) party sliders are a hit. The left over sliders stays good in an airtight container, and after a quick warming in the microwave it gets cheesy and saucy once again.

Palak Paneer Party Slider | Playful Cooking

When it comes to planning a menu for parties, I always look for recipes that can be prepared in advance, that is stress free and that can be arranged in bulk. I also try to think of dishes that can be baked and that can stay warm in the oven until it’s ready to serve. So when your guest arrives, you are ready to party without worrying about the food to serve.

It was back in March, when I first prepared party sliders. It was for Avyan’s third birthday. He is growing so fast! As part of the main course, we had planned grilled chicken, paneer and some veggies, but I wanted to make some sliders too. Then Pinterest gave me this idea. Make slides in big batch and let people pull it apart. How convenient is that? So, I gave it a go. Prepared a version with meatballs and marinara sauce and the other one with fresh mozzarella and pesto sauce. Everybody loved it. After that day, I made it a couple other times with different fillings. It’s like one of those full proof recipe where you cannot go wrong. Just pick your choice of flavor combination for the filling.

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One key point would be to pick veggies that cook faster and to not use cooked meat and the baking time is very less. I used eggless butter rolls but you can use any kind of soft buns you like.

Palak Paneer Party Slider | Playful Cooking

Palak Paneer Party Slider

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • ½ lb 200 g paneer block
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 9 slider buns
  • 1 ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Slice the paneer blocks into ½ inch thick slices
  2. Take an ovenproof pan that can fit the slider buns comfortably. Pre heat the oven to 350F.
  3. Without separating the buns apart, slice the entire block into half.
  4. Place the lower half of the bun in the pan. Spread half of the marinara sauce, then layer the paneer slices, followed by thinly sliced red onion. Spread rest of the marinara sauce, layer the baby spinach leaves and then top it with grated cheese.
  5. Place the top half of the slider buns. Brush the melted butter on top of the bun.
  6. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes, in the middle rack of the pan. Then remove the pan, uncover it and bake at the same temperature for 10 more minutes.
  7. Allow it to cool down for a minute and then serve while warm.
  8. Notes: Although these buns tastes best when made fresh, you could still store left overs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds or put it in preheated 350F oven for about 5 minutes and it gets saucy once again.
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  • Aparna somani
    Aparna somani
    October 10, 2017 at 12:41 AM

    What a lovely idea and what a colourful dish 😍 Def going to try this one

  • kk
    October 10, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    I just pinned this! These look delicious!

  • Roy
    October 11, 2017 at 3:47 AM

    Oh, such a shame I have never made sliders for my party. I think i will try this for Halloween party and pass the marinara sauce as blood, Dont know how to put which is better food or photography as always 🙂

  • Meg | Meg is Well
    Meg | Meg is Well
    October 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    I’ve seen those posts on how to make a huge batch of sliders at once, it’s such a useful party planning trick. I’m loving the paneer and marinara sauce mix!

  • heather (dng)
    heather (dng)
    October 12, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    love this idea!! i would have never thought to see palak paneer in a form not requiring utensils, but love it (:

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    October 16, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Such delicious sliders, these are perfect for a party!

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