Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy – everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy, make-ahead, and reheat really well so they’re perfect for meal prep or gatherings. Watch the video tutorial and you’ll be craving them until you make them.

Stacked cheeseburger sliders

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We made these Cheeseburger sliders for our daughter’s 5th birthday party and we loved not having to stand over the grill to make traditional burgers. I made them earlier in the day which was amazing and took the stress out of making food for a large crowd. The kids were crazy about these cute little hamburger sliders and they disappeared so fast!

P.S. You can easily cut this recipe exactly in half (keeping the baking instructions the same) to feed a smaller family.

Hamburger Sliders baked on a baking sheet

The Best Rolls for Sliders:

To make these burger sliders, use a 24-pack of dinner rolls (or 2 smaller 12-packs). We love the King’s Hawaiian Roll brand for making sliders and our favorite flavors are original Hawaiian Sweet and Savory Butter. You can also use homemade dinner rolls.

Ingredients for mini cheeseburgers with Hawaiian dinner rolls, ground beef, cheese, mayo, onion, seasonings, butter and sesame seeds

The Best Ground Beef for Cheeseburger Sliders:

Stick with lean ground beef – either 90/10 (10% fat content) or 93/7 (7% fat content). You can use ground beef with a higher fat content if that is what you have on hand since you will be spooning out the extra fat and liquid.

Cooking lean ground beef for sliders

Tips for Making Hamburger Sliders:

  • Spoon out the excess fat and liquid release from the beef so you don’t end up with soggy buns.
  • Lining the bottom buns with cheese and covering the beef with cheese seals in the juiciness of the beef without making the buns too moist.
  • Apply the sesame seeds as soon as you brush on the butter and they will stick better to the buns.
  • Bake uncovered so the rolls don’t sweat and become soggy.

How to assemble sliders with buns, cheese, ground beef, more cheese and topped with slider buns.

Can I Make these Ahead?

Yes! Sliders can be pre-made even a day ahead then covered and refrigerated. If baking from chilled sliders, add an extra 3 minutes or so when baking, or until hot and the cheese is melted.

Sliders also reheat really well. To reheat sliders: microwave each slider uncovered 15-20 seconds or just until the beef is heated through and cheese is melted.

Sliders made ahead on a baking sheet

What to Serve with Sliders:

Sliders are so fun because they can be served as an appetizer, lunch, or main course for dinner. We keep it simple and serve sliders with chilled dill pickles. They are also amazing with Baked Potato Wedges. Because these have the classic profile of cheeseburgers, try dipping them into homemade burger sauces, or use your favorite condiments like ketchup, mayo, and mustard.

Cheeseburger sliders served with sliced pickles

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Want More Slider Recipes?

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Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)

4.99 from 1234 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Cheeseburger Sliders stacked
Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy - everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy plus they are make-ahead and reheat really well.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 24 sliders
  • 2 lb lean ground beef, (90/10 or 93/7 fat content)
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 slices medium cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz medium cheddar, shredded (or used more sliced cheese)
  • 24 dinner rolls, (or use 2 packs of 12)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more to grease baking sheet
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place a large skillet over medium/high heat with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Add diced onion then 2 lbs ground beef and break up with a spatula. Season with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Sautee over medium/high heat, breaking up the beef and cook just until cooked through then remove from heat.
  • Tilt skillet to spoon off and discard excess fat. Stir in 1/4 cup mayo.
  • Cut buns in half. Place bottom half of dinner rolls on buttered baking sheet and line bread with sliced cheese. Spread ground beef mixture evenly over the sliced cheese, using the back of a spatula to square off the edges. Cover the ground beef with 6 oz of shredded cheddar.
  • Place the top of buns, cut-side down, over the burgers. Brush tops with 2 Tbsp melted butter and immediately sprinkle tops with sesame seeds. Bake at 350˚F for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tops are golden brown.

Nutrition Per Serving

266kcal Calories21g Carbs16g Protein13g Fat6g Saturated Fat44mg Cholesterol473mg Sodium204mg Potassium2g Fiber1g Sugar194IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C201mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)
Amount per Serving
Calories
266
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
44
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
473
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
204
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
194
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
201
mg
20
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger sliders, sliders
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 266

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Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Christyna
    February 23, 2024

    I made these tonight for the hubby and toddler. I browned 2lbs of ground beef drained grease then added about 3/4 yellow sweet onion and about 2 heavy tablespoons of mayo. Then I opted for the Butter flavored King Hawaiian rolls and extra sharp cheddar. I layered them up cheese beef mixture then more cheese then covered with foil and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes uncovered from the foil brushed with melted butter and tossed back in the oven for 2 more minutes uncovered- they came out just like all my slider recipes absolutely perfect. They tasted delicious everyone ate them up

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 23, 2024

      I’m so glad your family enjoyed the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.

      Reply

  • Sharon
    February 13, 2024

    Made this today for my husband and son. They were delicious! My son, a picky eater, loved them! This is definitely going into my rotation!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2024

      So glad they were a hit! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Michelle C Bishop
    February 13, 2024

    Made these sliders for Super Bowl, they were delicious and a hit with friends. Thank you for the delicious dish.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2024

      That’s wonderful to hear, Michelle! I’m so glad they were a hit. We love these!

      Reply

  • Penny
    February 12, 2024

    Made these using King Hawaiian Slider Buns – YUM! Next time I’m going to add caramelized onions or maybe chopped bacon.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2024

      Sounds good! This recipe is so versatile so feel free to give that a try!

      Reply

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