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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Cheeseburger Sliders (Easy, 30-min Recipe)

4.99 from 1262 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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  • Papa Joe
    June 15, 2024

    Had the grand children over for a pool date and made these sliders for lunch. The recipe was a huge hit… the grand kids enhaled them 😃! Easy to make, taste was a party to the taste buds and Grandpa was the hero of the day. Thanks Natadha

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2024

      That is the best when the family, especially the kids, love what we make isn’t it? That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Michael Hopkins
    June 13, 2024

    Hi Natasha. I made these sliders once and they were a real hit. I was thinking about using dried minced onion next time so they would be more like White Castle sliders (if you are familiar with them). How much of the minced onion should I use and when should I add it instead of using the yellow onions? Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 13, 2024

      Hi Michael, I haven’t tried with minced onion to advise. I would add it based on your preference since I don’t have a specific measurement in mind that I have tested.

      Reply

  • Barbara Stoklasa
    June 10, 2024

    The recipe calls out for Mayo, but I don’t see where it is applied in the directions.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 10, 2024

      Hi Barbara. Please see step three in the recipe card. I hope you love this recipe.

      Reply

  • Michele
    June 4, 2024

    Always a winner in my house! My 3 boys and husband are always happy and filled up when I make these sliders!

    Reply

  • Ashley
    June 3, 2024

    Has anyone tried and had success with making the meat filling ahead of time and then just reheat to build the sliders? Just curious if they still tasted great making the meat filling head of time?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 3, 2024

      HI Ashley, I haven’t done that but I think it would work great since they do reheat well and you are essentially doing the same thing as reheating since the meat filling is fully cooked.

      Reply

  • Mehvish
    May 30, 2024

    Hi, Where does the mayonnaise go? It doesn’t mention that in the instructions

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2024

      Hi Mehvish, We mention this in step #3: “Tilt skillet to spoon off and discard excess fat. Stir in 1/4 cup mayo.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Joan
    May 25, 2024

    Can leftover sliders be frozen? What is the best way to reheat them after thawing?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 26, 2024

      Hi Joan, one of my readers has reported great results freezing these cheeseburger sliders. I would thaw in the refrigerator overnight then. You could microwave small portions or cover with foil and bake until fully heated through (350 for about 12-15 minutes). An air fryer would work also, wrapped in foil but to air fry, reduce the heat to 325 and bake for 6-10 minutes covered with foil (if your air fryer runs hot, check on them sooner)

      Reply

  • Sushma Roberts
    May 24, 2024

    How many people does this recipe serve? The nutritional label does not include how many sliders are in each serving.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 24, 2024

      Hi Sushma, the nutrition label is per slider. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Hj
    May 21, 2024

    Im looking forward to making this ! These look delicious.

    Question – due to egg allergy can I use vegan Mayo or sour cream ? What do
    You recommend – Will the sour cream make it too sour or tangy? Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2024

      Hi Hj, I hope you love it! I haven’t tried that substitution, but I imagine that may work.

      Reply

  • Leslie
    May 19, 2024

    I’m making these today and I’m so excited!! Serving these to my grands tomorrow evening for dinner. Will they get soggy overnight in the refrigerator? What are your reheating recommendations? Thanks!!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 19, 2024

      HI Leslie, these keep well and reheat well. See the section titled: “Can I Make these Ahead?”

      Reply

  • Ulla
    May 14, 2024

    Really good! thank you for the recipe! I will make this many more times for sure!

    Reply

  • Adrienne Wright
    May 10, 2024

    This is going to be great for the weekend or for large gatherings. So simple yet sounds delicious!!

    Reply

  • Lisa Y.
    May 7, 2024

    These were so incredibly easy to make and very delicious. Thank you for this recipe!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 7, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Lisa!

      Reply

  • Deanna
    May 6, 2024

    Natasha you have done it again. I got home at 5:45 pm with my three kids and made this recipe using Muenster cheese slices (all I had) and shredded cheddar cheese. It was fast, easy and delicious. My picky kids loved them! The sliders looked just like in the picture and were not soggy at all. Perfect. Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 6, 2024

      I’m so happy to hear that, Deanna! You’re very welcome.

      Reply

  • Jen
    May 4, 2024

    Would American cheese work? I’m wondering if it would make the bread soggy.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2024

      Hi Jen, that should work. I hope you love it!

      Reply

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