These sliders are a perfect lunch to make for at home, or are a simple and delicious party appetizer when feeding a crowd. With flavors reminiscent of a classic cheeseburger, these will disappear out of the pan as soon as everyone smells the aroma coming from the oven!
Why You Should Make These Sliders
There's a recipe for party sliders in every flavor you can think of, so... here's another one! Make these cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian rolls for the taste of a classic cheeseburger paired with pillowy and slightly sweet King's Hawaiian Rolls.
These sliders are filled with cooked ground beef, onion, seasonings, plenty of cheese, and your favorite cheeseburger condiments like mayo and ketchup. The rolls are brushed with melted butter and topped with Everything bagel seasoning before being baked just long enough to brown the rolls and melt the cheese.
You can smell these puppies from a mile away. They will fill your whole house with a delicious aroma, so good luck keeping hands out of the pan until it's time to eat... they are just that good!
What Kind Of Slider Buns Should I Use?
I've already mentioned that the King's Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are my absolute favorite to make ANY kind of party sliders, though you can also use the Savory Butter flavor. If you love making your own slider buns, go ahead and use them or any other store bought brand. You can't go wrong - it'll still be delicious!
What Kind of Meat To Use For Cheeseburger Sliders?
I used 93/7 lean ground beef when testing this recipe, and it worked out really well. Feel free to use ground beef that is either more fatty or lean, or you could even use ground turkey instead if you're trying to shave off some fat and calories.
The meat in the sliders will be fully cooked before baking. I like to cook the beef first, drain out all but just a couple of teaspoons of the grease, and then add the onions to cook for a few minutes before removing from the heat.
Make sure to season the meat to your liking. I keep it simple with a few shakes each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use what you like!
What Side Dishes To Serve
Party sliders are often seen alongside a spread of other finger foods and appetizers as part of a social gathering or holiday party. You can also serve cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian rolls as a main dish alongside a couple of sides to make a complete meal. Here are some ideas:
- French fries, potato wedges, or any version of your favorite spud.
- A green vegetable such as steamed broccoli, peas, green beans, or asparagus
- A fresh salad with lots of fun veggies and toppings
- Fresh sliced fruit
How Many Will This Recipe Feed?
Making the recipe as written will yield 12 cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian buns. I started with this amount so that you can easily double, triple, quadruple, etc the recipe to feed as many people as you need. You can bake multiple pans at once, bake smaller pans 12 sliders at a time, or use one huge pan.
As an appetizer among a spread of other goodies, you can plan on 1-2 sliders per person. As a main dish with some fries and other side dishes, plan on 2-3 sliders per person.
- If you can't find, don't have, or don't like Everything bagel seasoning, go ahead and use plain sesame seeds. You can also sprinkle on a few poppyseeds for extra flavor.
- Make it lean. You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef if you'd like to lean out this recipe.
- Change the Cheese. You can use your favorite cheese slices or a combination of 2 different kinds to create your perfect cheeseburger flavor. I do not recommend using pre-shredded cheese as it doesn't melt as nicely in the oven.
- Slider buns. Kings Hawaiian is the gold standard for any kind of baked slider like this, they're just sooo good (not sponsored or affiliated). But if you can't find them or just don't like them, you can use any kind of slider bun you prefer.
How to Store Party Sliders
Store leftover sliders in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator. Give them a zap in the microwave to reheat and enjoy.
I do not recommend freezing sliders to preserve flavor and texture quality, though you can choose to wrap and freeze prepared sliders if you want - use them within 3 months for best quality.
How Far Can I Make These In Advance?
You can prepare cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian rolls through the end of step 5 in the recipe. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. When ready to prepare, take them out of the fridge, uncover, and let them sit on the counter while the oven preheats to 350F. Brush with butter, sprinkle with seasoning, and bake as directed in the recipe, though they may need a few extra minutes in the oven.Print
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