Have you ever had baked sliders? This pan baked Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe is a crowd-pleasing meal you will make again and again because of how easy it is! Making baked sliders this way results in an extra cheesy and buttery take on a classic cheeseburger that’s super simple to make any night of the week even for a big family or crowd. These baked Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy and flavorful and are loved by kids who don’t even like your average cheeseburger! You’re gonna want to add this baked sliders recipe to your repertoire!
Delicious Baked Sliders
If you love sliders, but don’t want to spend forever make individual patties, than this baked sliders recipe is for you! Dinner rolls, beef patties, cheese, pickles, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard…everything you need to make mini sliders delicious! These mini sliders are perfect for lunch, dinner, appetizers, or snack/finger foods for a party. These baked sliders are sure to be a hit with your family and friends! Serve with some chips or French fries and you got the ultimate dinner!
You can even make these baked sliders your own and use your favorite meat like chicken or turkey if you wanted a healthier version. Regardless of how you make these sandwiches, each layer is full of flavor.
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Ingredients to Make this Easy Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe
- Ground beef – You can substitute the lean ground beef for ground turkey
- Dinner rolls – Hawaiian rolls are our favorite, but you can use whatever you prefer.
- Shredded cheddar cheese – Any shredded cheese is great, our favorites are cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese but you can also use American cheese slices.
- Bacon – An optional topping if you are in the mood for bacon cheeseburger sliders.
- Pickles – Tangy and crunchy pickle chips break up the richness and add texture
- Melted unsalted butter
- Sesame seeds – For the tops of the rolls.
- Garlic powder
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASY CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prep your 9×13 baking dish with aluminum foil and non-stick cooking spray.
Brown your ground beef in a large skillet with salt and pepper. Add in your diced onions once the beef is almost cooked through.
Tip: The onions should only take 2-3 minutes to soften.
Drain the fat from your beef mixture and set aside.
Cut your rolls lengthwise with a serrated knife and place the bottom side in your baking dish.
Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl. Spread on the bottom buns (bottom half of the buns).
Sprinkle the rolls with half of your cheese.
Top with the drained beef and onions mixture.
Add the last half of the cheese.
Add half a crispy bacon slice and a pickle slice to each roll.
Tip: This is an optional step. You can skip one or both of these ingredients if you choose.
Melt the butter in a microwave save container, and then stir garlic powder into the melted butter.
Place the top half of the rolls on the sliders and brush with the butter mixture. Then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Cover your baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 20-25 minutes. The cheese should be completely melted.
Remove the foil and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the tops of the buns are golden.
Make These Baked Sliders Your Own
If you want to swap out ingredients in these baked sliders you can.
- If you don’t want cheese sliders don’t add cheese.
- If you don’t like cheddar, use different cheese like swiss cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella etc. Just some kind of melty cheese.
- Can’t have sesame seeds? Why not use poppy seeds?
- Don’t like beef? Maybe use deli ham, honey ham, for some savoriness or leftover ham. You could even use roast beef. If you go that route, maybe an au jos dip would go well.
- You don’t have to use regular mustard, you can use dijon mustard.
- And you can season your ground beef how you would normally. You can use onion powder, worcestershire sauce. (Just don’t use too much liquid, only a couple teaspoons or a tablespoon.)
- You can add lettuce after you bake it too.
- Don’t like sweet Hawaiian rolls? Use any other dinner rolls. Make this easy weeknight dinner your own!
What You’ll Love About These Cheeseburger Sliders
What sets this cheeseburger slider recipe apart from your average cheeseburger is the fact that you are cooking in bulk! The ground beef goes in already cooked and ready to go, so you are just browning up your soft rolls and melting the cheese in the oven. I promise the garlic butter that goes on top of the rolls is a game-changing addition that your whole family will enjoy.
I love making baked sliders and one-pan recipes because they save time and, ultimately, money too! You don’t have to worry about forming your ground beef into patties and making sure they’re all cooked the way you like. These sheet pan baked cheeseburger sliders would be a hit for your next big game party! What a fun way for little hands to get in on the action.
How to Make This Easy Baked Cheeseburger Slider Recipe
Our pan baked cheeseburger sliders is a recipe that takes minimal time and tastes delicious. Once the beef and onions are cooked, all that is left is to assemble and bake! My favorite part is how good it smells while it’s baking.
Hawaiian rolls are soft, fluffy, and slightly sweet. You can use any type of dinner roll you prefer, but I recommend you use the Hawaiian rolls at least once. When baked in the oven, they turn a beautiful golden brown color without changing the texture.
Our Finished Baked Cheeseburger Slider Recipe
These Easy Cheeseburger Sliders can be served with whatever side you like or just on their own. If you have any leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They are easy to reheat in the oven for an easy meal the next day.
How To Store Your Leftover Baked Sliders
Made too big of a batch? That’s okay! Wrap them in plastic wrap individually and put them in an airtight container. Or just put them all together in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for storage.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 small (about ½ cup) onion, finely diced
- 1 package dinner rolls such as Hawaiian rolls
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite blend
- 6 slices bacon, cooked, optional
- 12 sliced pickles , optional
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line a 13x9 baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray
- In a large skillet, add ground beef and season with salt and pepper
- Cook beef until almost done, add onions and cook 2-3 minutes or until soft and translucent
- Drain beef mixture and set aside
- Using a long serrated knife slide the rolls in half, lengthwise
- Place the bottom side of the rolls in the prepared pan
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard
- Spread the cut sides of the rolls with the mayonnaise mixture
- Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese
- Top with beef mixture
- Add remaining 1 cup of cheese
- Cut pieces of bacon in half and place one on each roll, optional
- Add a pickle slice to each roll, optional
- Place the top half of the rolls on top
- Melt the butter in a small microwave safe bowl or measuring cup
- Stir in garlic powder
- Brush rolls with butter mixture
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds on top of buns
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and beef is heated through
- Remove foil and continue baking for 4-5 minutes or until rolls are golden brown
- Serve immediately with sides of your choice
- Store leftovers in refrigerator
More Easy Dinner Recipes from Kids Activities Blog
Here are some more ideas for a quick and easy dinner that you can make for the whole family!
- Easy Sweet and Sour Sliders
- Super Yummy Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Easy Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
- Easy Lasagna Recipe
- Have you tried this Frito chili pie recipe?
- Try this hobo dinner recipe! The whole family will love it.
Have you made these Cheeseburger Sliders? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!