Colorful Hawaiian vegetable rolls platter for social events.

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Mireya Stracke, Vegetable Food Senior Writer


Hawaiian rolls have taken the world by storm with their sweet, fluffy texture that pairs perfectly with a variety of fillings. They are an excellent choice for potlucks, parties, or just a delightful family meal. Their versatility makes them ideal for creating mouth-watering recipes that can cater to everyone’s palate, especially when it involves fresh and vibrant vegetables.

Vegetable-focused Hawaiian roll recipes are not just healthy—they’re incredibly tasty and can be a big hit at your next gathering. From savory sliders to delightful roll-ups, there’s no limit to what you can create. If you’re looking to impress with creative dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’re going to explore 10 irresistible Hawaiian roll recipes that will make your next potluck a guaranteed success. Each recipe is packed with fresh ingredients, bursting with flavor, and simple to make, ensuring that no matter your cooking level, you’ll be able to create something extraordinary!

1. Pineapple and Bell Pepper Hawaiian Sliders

The Sweet and Savory Delight

Hawaiian rolls are famous for their inherent sweetness, which pairs splendidly with the tangy profile of pineapple and the crispness of bell peppers. Here’s how to make sliders that will disappear from your potluck table in the blink of an eye.


  • 12-pack of Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half without separating them, creating a top and bottom layer.
  3. Saute the bell pepper in olive oil until slightly soft.
  4. Layer the bell pepper and pineapple chunks on the bottom half of the rolls.
  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the vegetables.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the top half of the rolls on the assembled sliders.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Slice into individual sliders and serve warm.

2. Veggie-Stuffed Hawaiian Roll Party Poppers

The Crowd-Pleaser

With their delectable filling and bite-sized form, these veggie-stuffed Hawaiian roll party poppers will be the talk of your potluck. Easy to grab and even easier to enjoy, these little bites of heaven are not to be missed.


  • 1 dozen Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • Garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste


  1. Slice the tops off the Hawaiian rolls to create a small cavity.
  2. Mix the spinach, carrots, and cream cheese in a bowl.
  3. Add garlic powder and Italian seasoning for flavor.
  4. Stuff the rolls with the veggie mixture.
  5. Replace the tops and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Bake in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10 minutes.

3. Mediterranean Veggie Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches

A Luscious Mediterranean Adventure

Transform your standard Hawaiian rolls into a taste of the Mediterranean. These sandwiches are not only a breeze to assemble but are bursting with the flavors of sundried tomatoes, olives, and feta that will transport your taste buds to sunny coasts.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar for drizzling


  1. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and layer with sundried tomatoes, olives, and red onion.
  2. Top with feta cheese and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Serve as open-faced sandwiches or topped with the other half of the roll.

4. Garden Veggie Ranch Hawaiian Roll-ups

The No-Bake Wonder

Skip the oven with these no-fuss Hawaiian roll-ups, perfect for a last-minute potluck contribution. They’re a cool, creamy, and crunchy alternative that will keep your guests coming back for more.


  • Hawaiian rolls sliced into thin discs
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, cut into julienne strips
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, cut into julienne strips
  • Ranch dressing spread
  • Sprouts or microgreens for crunch and nutrition


  1. Spread ranch dressing on each Hawaiian roll disc.
  2. Layer with strips of cucumber and bell peppers.
  3. Top with sprouts or microgreens.
  4. Roll up the discs and secure with a toothpick.

5. Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Hawaiian Melt

The Veggie Melt Phenomenon

When the savory umami of mushrooms meets the nutritional punch of spinach, all wrapped up in melty cheese and Hawaiian roll goodness, you have a recipe everyone will want the secret to.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup provolone cheese, sliced
  • Butter for sautéing
  • Garlic and herbs for seasoning


  1. Saute mushrooms and spinach in butter with garlic and herbs.
  2. Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half and assemble layers of sauteed veggies and provolone cheese on the bottom halves.
  3. Replace the tops and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  4. Serve warm with a side of marinara dip.

6. Hawaiian Roll Veggie Pizza Bites

The Finger-Food Favorite

Who knew Hawaiian rolls could make such a delicious base for pizza bites? Customize these with your favorite veggies for a personalized touch that will win over any potluck crowd.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Bell peppers, onions, and olives, diced
  • Italian seasoning


  1. Flatten Hawaiian rolls into miniature pizza crusts.
  2. Spread pizza sauce over the surface.
  3. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and arrange diced veggies on top.
  4. Season with Italian seasoning.
  5. Bake at 375°F (190°C) until cheese is bubbly and crust is slightly crispy around the edges.

7. Sweet and Spicy Veggie Barbecue Sliders

The Sweet Heat Explosion

These Hawaiian roll sliders come with a twist—sweet, spicy, and smothered in barbecue sauce. The combination of the sweet rolls with spicy barbecue vegetables creates an unforgettable taste sensation.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 cup each of sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans, cooked
  • Barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Coleslaw for topping


  1. Mash sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans together.
  2. Season with barbecue sauce to taste.
  3. Slice Hawaiian rolls and fill with the vegetable mixture.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese and bake at 375°F (190°C) until the cheese melts.
  5. Serve with a scoop of coleslaw on top for added crunch.

8. Avocado and Tomato Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast with a Tropical Twist

Start your day—or your potluck brunch—off right with these Hawaiian roll breakfast sandwiches that pack in the nutrients and flavors perfect for a morning feast.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Arugula or spinach for a green boost
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and spread a generous amount of mashed avocado on each bottom half.
  2. Place sliced tomatoes and greens on top.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cap with the top halves of the rolls.

9. Caprese Salad Hawaiian Roll Sliders

The Classic with a Twist

Combining the classic flavors of a Caprese salad with the sweetness of Hawaiian rolls creates a slider that is both fresh and decadent.


  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Slices of ripe tomato
  • Fresh mozzarella slices
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling
  • Olive oil and black pepper for seasoning


  1. Slice Hawaiian rolls in half and layer tomato, mozzarella, and basil on the bottom halves.
  2. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, olive oil, and a sprinkling of black pepper.
  3. Replace the tops of the rolls and serve these delightful sliders.

10. Roasted Veggie and Hummus Hawaiian Roll Tartines

The Open-Faced Flavor-Loaded Masterpiece

For those looking for a unique way to utilize Hawaiian rolls, these tartines offer a flavorful base for the roasted veggies and creamy hummus.


  • Hawaiian rolls, halved
  • A variety of colorful bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant, thinly sliced
  • Hummus
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper for roasting


  1. Arrange sliced vegetables on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Roast in the oven at 400°F (205°C) until tender.
  3. Spread hummus on the halved Hawaiian rolls.
  4. Top with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with feta cheese.
  5. Serve as an elegant and tasty open-faced sandwich.

Incorporating Hawaiian rolls into your potluck menu is a surefire way to impress your guests with dishes that are creative, delicious, and simple to make. These vegetable Hawaiian roll recipes provide a fresh take on traditional potluck fare, making the most of the rolls’ sweet flavor and soft texture to showcase the best of what vegetables have to offer. Whether you decide to bake, stuff, or stack, one thing is for sure—your potluck contribution will be the highlight of the table. Enjoy creating and sharing these delightful recipes, and watch as they become a new favorite among friends and family alike!

Mireya Stracke, Vegetable Food Senior Writer
Mireya Stracke

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