Are you looking for a great way to make cheeseburger sliders? Check out this easy recipe for cheeseburger sliders casserole! All of my kids inhale them, and I appreciate that it all stays in one pan! I love that it easily makes individual sliders, all in one baking dish. Double it to feed a hungry crowd or if you want leftovers for the next day. Simple clean up, happy kids, filling dinner…win win, all the way around! Add some filling sides and celebrate your win, momma.
What ingredients do you need for easy cheeseburger sliders casserole?
The ingredients for cheeseburger sliders casserole are pretty simple. I grabbed all of ours from Aldi and saved a bundle! I opt to use lean ground beef, but of course, you can use 80/20 if you want a more traditional flavor (you know, more of a White Castle vibe!).
- lean ground beef (1-2 lbs)
- cheddar cheese
- pickles (optional)
- sweet Hawaiian rolls
- melted butter
- garlic powder
- Coconut aminos (or Worcestershire sauce)
- minced onion
- salt, pepper
- sesame seeds (optional)
How do I prep the beef for easy cheeseburger sliders casserole?
To prep your beef mixture, add the spices to your ground beef. I used two pounds of lean ground beef and added :
- 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos (or Worcestershire sauce)
- 1 teaspoon minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
You can line your casserole dish with aluminum foil for an easy way to clean up. Combine with hamburger meat with the spices in a medium bowl and make a large patty in the casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. (If you prefer to make it more like a sloppy joe, you can also make the cooked beef in large skillet with the spices. Then, you can transfer that to your individual burgers.)
How do you assemble cheeseburger sliders?
Drain the hamburger meat on a paper towel (or however you prefer!) If you want to add crispy bacon to the top of your classic burger, fry some up for some bacon cheeseburger sliders. Slice your slider rolls in half with a serrated knife. Use a spatula to transfer your ground meat on top of the bottom half of the rolls. Cover the meat mixture with cheddar cheese or American cheese, ketchup, mustard, butter pickles…whatever your family prefers!
Next, top the beef sliders with the top of the rolls. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon of poppy seeds or sesame seeds (optional). If you don’t have seeds on hand, no worries. It doesn’t affect the final taste. (I didn’t have them for my cheese sliders, and it saved my preschooler’s questions about “what are those seeds on top?”)
Brush the butter onto the top of the rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and serve warm with melty cheese. You have some delicious easy Hawaiian roll sliders, the easiest way to satisfy the cheeseburger fan in you. Divide into 12 portions and serve. Hopefully, you have a new family favorite for busy school nights, a birthday party or the best football party finger food! Our toddler even loves these, as they are the perfect size for her little hands.
Can you add different flavors to your cheeseburger sliders casserole?
Yes! You can definitely experiment with these mini cheeseburgers. Consider using shredded beef with provolone for some Philly Cheesesteak sliders. Try adding brown sugar to season beef for a sweeter flavor. Use frozen Italian meatballs with spaghetti sauce in your slow cooker. Add these to your Hawaiian buns with shredded mozzarella for Italian meatball sliders.
Add any of your favorite burger toppings to make the best food option for hungry kids. You can also substitute potato buns for the slider buns, if you want a larger burger option. These are perfect for your next game day party or casual Sunday supper.
What can I serve with Cheeseburger Sliders casserole?
We served our cheeseburger sliders with steamed broccoli and air fryer onion rings. What’s your family’s favorite? French fries, chips, carrot sticks, grapes…so many possibilities!
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 Tbsp Coconut aminos (or Worcestershire sauce)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 12 slider rolls, Hawaiian rolls
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1/4 cup sliced pickles
- 6 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sesame or poppy seeds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix ground beef, coconut aminos, garlic powder, minced onion, salt, pepper. Press into sprayed 9 x 13 casserole dish and bake about 15-20 minutes.
- Drain ground beef.
- Slice buns in half lengthwise. Place bottom half in sprayed casserole dish. Spread mustard and ketchup across the buns. Transfer meat patty to the buns. Top with pickles, cheese and any other assorted toppings.
- Put on top half of rolls .
- Combine melted butter with garlic powder and seeds. Spread over rolls.
- Bake sliders for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown tops. Slice and serve.
I hope this easy slider recipe for baked cheeseburger sliders becomes one of your favorite family dinner recipes. Try it the next time you are looking to satisfy that burger craving! For more recipes, be sure to hop over to other options like Easy Stovetop Squash Casserole, Air Fryer Squash and Zucchini, Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Wraps, Taco Soup, or Easy Italian Cupboard Soup. Also, sign up with your email for my free and easy recipes and menu planner for a busy family!