Cheeseburger Sliders

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Baked Cheeseburger Sliders are a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight or a tasty party appetizer. They are bursting with flavor and covered in melty cheese which is sure to please any crowd.

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Cheeseburger Sliders With Hawaiian Rolls

Hawaiian rolls are a great way to make delicious sliders. I highly recommend trying this recipe in place of a traditional burger. The oven does all of the cooking for you (except for a quick sautee of onions), saving you time in the kitchen! They are just as juicy and tasty. As a parent, this recipe makes dinnertime go so much smoother when you have to worry about homework and prepping for the next school day. 

What I love about these cheeseburger sliders is that you can make them your own! Everyone knows what it’s like when you are cooking for a picky eater. If there are ingredients they don’t enjoy – substitute them or leave them out! You will still get to enjoy a yummy slider. Plus, there’s no harm in adding your favorite condiments to your plate.

What You’ll Need

Hawaiian bun sliders are an easy and inexpensive meal to make on a busy night or even as a quick party appetizer! There are minimal ingredients required and I almost always have most of these items on hand.

Ingredients to make cheeseburger sliders.
  • Ground Beef: I like to use lean ground beef. Since it is going to be baked in the oven, too much fat will produce a lot of grease and cause a mess. 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Butter: This is used to sautee the onions.
  • Onion: Diced yellow onion is perfect for this recipe. Cooking them in butter before adding them to the cheeseburger sliders lends a sweet flavor.
  • American Cheese: Any brand of American cheese slices is perfect for that classic burger taste.
  • Hawaiian Rolls: Original Hawaiian rolls or slider rolls are best.
  • Melted Butter
  • Sesame Seeds: This is an option to garnish for the tops of the burger sliders.

How to Make Cheeseburger Sliders

Making cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian rolls is easier than ever with this recipe! Apart from the onion, all of the cooking is done in your oven. It’s such a time-saver!

  • Prep the Oven and Baking Dish. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Beef. Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Then, press evenly into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Bake and Cool. Bake the ground beef for 20 minutes or until cooked, then drain any grease from the pan. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before removing the beef patty from the pan and wiping it clean.
  • Cook Onions. While the beef is cooking, add the butter to a skillet at medium heat. Stir in the diced onions and cook until soft and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Assemble Sliders. Slice the rolls horizontally and place the bottom half into the baking dish. Layer with 6 slices of cheese, cooked beef, sauteed onions, and remaining cheese. Cover the top half of the rolls.
  • Brush the Rolls. Melt the butter and brush the tops of the rolls evenly Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Bake. Place the burger sliders in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The cheese will be melted and the rolls will be golden brown.
  • Slice and Serve. Slice the sliders and serve with your favorite side dish and condiments!
Cheeseburger Sliders stacked

What to Serve With Cheeseburger Sliders

Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

Yes! Feel free to make these cheeseburger sliders up to 24 hours ahead of time. Cover and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake! Add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time to ensure that they are hot all the way through.

Cheeseburger sliders on a white plate.

How to Store and Reheat Burger Sliders

Wrap leftovers tightly in aluminum foil or place them into an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F or until heated through. You can even pop them in the microwave!

Pulling apart cheeseburger sliders.

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Cheeseburger Sliders

Baked Cheeseburger Sliders are a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight or a tasty party appetizer. They are bursting with flavor and covered in melty cheese which is sure to please any crowd.
Servings: 12 Sliders
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes


  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • ½ Yellow Onion Diced
  • 12 American Cheese Slices
  • 12 Slider Rolls or Hawaiian Rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds Or Everything Bagel Seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 350° (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt black pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well until all the spices are evenly incorporated into the ground beef.
  • Press the ground beef mixture evenly into the bottom of the greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Bake the ground beef mixture for 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Drain any liquid and fat from the pan and let it cool for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the beef from the baking dish and set aside. Wipe the baking dish clean.
  • While the ground beef is cooking, melt the 1 tablespoon of butter into a small non-stick saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions to the saute pan and cook until translucent and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Slice the slider rolls horizontally. Place the bottom half in the same baking dish used for the beef. Lay 6 slices of the American cheese evenly over the bottom half. Place the cooked beef on top of the bottom rolls and American cheese, followed by the sauteed onions, then the other 6 slices of American cheese. Add the top half of the slider rolls.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter and sprinkle everything seasoning or the sesame seeds on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted.
  • Slice the slider rolls and serve with your favorite condiments, sides and pickles. Enjoy!

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  • Feel free to customize your sliders by adding condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or pickles.
  • You can experiment with different types of cheese to suit your taste preferences. Cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack are great alternatives to American cheese.
  • Serve these sliders alongside your favorite sides like french fries, chips, pickles, coleslaw, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  • Leftover sliders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg


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