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Cheeseburger Sliders

If you’ve got a hungry crowd to feed at your next party or are trying to find an easy dinner that you can make on busy school nights, these Cheeseburger Sliders are it. Each burger patty is topped with melty cheese and salty dill pickles, making it the perfect party food to add to your recipe card box.

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Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

Mini burgers are a fun way to spice up a big game day, and these Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders taste exactly like the ones from a White Castle.

The flavor of cheese sliders is something that everyone will love, and even the pickiest of eaters will be asking you to make them again the next day.

Not only are they perfect for tailgating special occasion, they make for easy dinners on busy weeknights. It’s top on the list of my favorite burger recipes.

Check out my Cheeseburger Egg Rolls or my Cheeseburger Dip.

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Ingredients Needed

King’s Hawaiian Slider Buns – If you can’t find sweet Hawaiian rolls, any dinner roll can work. 

Cheese – I use American cheese slices and shredded cheddar cheese. Sub with cheddar or Monterey jack cheese depending on your preference.  

Steak seasoning – If you can’t find steak seasoning, you can make your own using some common household spices like chili powder, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. 

Ground beef – Use lean ground beef, or swap with ground turkey or ground meat of your choice. 

Sweet onion – Replace diced onions with white or Vidalia onions. 

Mayo – Replace mayo with Miracle whip or sour cream. 

Pickles – I like dill pickles, but you can also use sweet pickles if you prefer. 

Yellow mustard – Swap for Dijon mustard for a spicier flavor. 

Cheddar cheese – Replace with a mixed blend of cheeses. 

Sesame seeds – Replace with poppy seeds as necessary. 

Pantry staples – Mayo, melted butter (unsalted), olive oil.

How To Make Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

FIRST: Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a large baking sheet or baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  

SECOND: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook over medium-high heat until the start to soften.

THIRD: Add ground beef and spices. Cook until there’s no pink left, and drain. Remove skillet from heat. Add the mayo and mustard to the meat mixture and stir to combine.

FOURTH: Place the bottom half of buns onto the prepared sheet pan. Cover bottom buns with American cheese slices generously.

FIFTH: Top with ground beef and onion mix. Add small pieces of pickle or pickle slices to each of the individual patties. Top mixture with shredded cheese. 

SIXTH: Add the top of the rolls over the meat mixture. Press down on top buns. Melt butter in a small bowl and brush the top of the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bun tops begin browning. Remove from oven and enjoy.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

close up of sliders with sesame seeds on top

What goes good with cheeseburger sliders?

These mini cheeseburger sliders are a fun take on an American staple – the classic burger. That means that this main dish pairs well with sides like french fries, potato chips, pasta salad, or corn on the cob.

For condiments on the side, serve with the classic ketchup and mustard, or something more unique like Worcestershire sauce or barbecue sauce. 

What makes a burger a slider?

When most people think of hamburger sliders, they assume they’re just mini burgers (the perfect size for those little hands of your kids).

Another common assumption is that sliders are just cooked differently than burgers, but these aren’t the only things that are different.

Most cheeseburger slider recipes also include onions (and sometimes pickles) mixed in with the ground beef. I personally choose to top the individual sliders with pickle instead because this is how I’ve found it to be the most flavorful. 

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hand pulling a cheeseburger slider off a pan

How many sliders are needed per person?

If you’re trying to plan for those busy weeknight dinners or want to make sure you have enough food to go around on game day, I recommend planning on 3 mini cheeseburgers per person for the perfect recipe ratio.

For a large crowd, always make more than you think you need – leftovers from this recipe can be stored for up to 4 days in an airtight container or casserole dish sealed tightly with plastic wrap for the next time you want something to grab and heat up in the air fryer or oven.

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Prep the meat and onions ahead of time and store until ready to use. Place in a large bowl and combine with remaining ingredients.
  • To serve these sloppy joes style, keep your layer of ground beef loose when placing it on the bottom rolls and mix with the shredded cheese. 
  • If you’re a big bacon fan, you can add a slice of crispy bacon right below the tops of the rolls, for bacon cheeseburger sliders.
  • To stop the tops of your buns from burning, cover with aluminum foil for the first 15 minutes, and bake uncovered for the remaining 5. 
  • A great way to save time on cleaning when making this easy sliders recipe is by lining your baking dish with parchment paper, rather than using cooking spray. 

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This easy cheeseburger sliders recipe is the best thing that I’ve made in the past few months, thanks to its simple ingredients that most people already have at home. These little cheeseburgers topped with pickles and slices of cheese melted to perfection on King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls live up to the hype and are an easy way to feed your family something unique and delicious. 

slider in a hand with a pickle

Cheeseburger Sliders

Yield: 24 sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy cheeseburger sliders recipe is the best thing that I’ve made in the past few months, thanks to its simple ingredients that most people already have at home.

Ingredients

  • 24 slider rolls (Hawaiian Rolls or something similar)
  • 8 slices kraft cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion (diced)
  • ⅓ cup mayo
  • 24 dill pickle slices
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar (or mixed cheeses)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray (2) 9x13 pans or a large baking sheet (rimmed)
    2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it’s starting to soften.
    3. Add the ground beef and spices. Cook until no longer pink. Drain if desired. Remove skillet from heat.
    4. If the skillet is large enough, add the meat and onions back into it. (If not use a large bowl)
    5. Add in the mayo and mustard. Stir to combine.
    6. In the prepared pans, add the bottoms of the slider buns. Layer on the Kraft slices being sure to cover as much of the buns as possible.
    7. Top with the ground beef and onion mixture. Add a pickle slice to each slider.
    8. Top with the shredded cheese. Add the tops of the slider buns and press to get them situated.
    9. Melt the butter in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the buns with melted butter.
    10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    11. Place in the preheated oven and bake15-20 minutes or until the tops start to brown.
    12. Remove and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 489mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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