Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger sliders are mini versions of classic cheeseburgers. They are perfect for parties, gatherings, or just a fun family meal. Imagine a juicy, flavorful patty, melted cheese, and all your favorite burger toppings packed into a small, easy-to-eat sandwich. These sliders are not only adorable but also super tasty.

They are easy to make, and you can customize them with different cheeses, toppings, and sauces. Plus, their small size means you can enjoy a burger without feeling too full. Let's dive into why this recipe is a must-try and how it makes your mealtime extra special.

Why This Recipe Works

Perfect Party Size: One of the best things about cheeseburger sliders is their size. They are small enough to be a snack but filling enough to be part of a meal. This makes them ideal for parties and gatherings. You can serve a bunch of them on a platter, and guests can easily grab one (or two!) without needing a plate or silverware. It's a hassle-free way to serve a crowd, and everyone loves the fun and novelty of mini burgers.

Customizable and Fun: Another great aspect of this recipe is how customizable it is. You can choose different kinds of cheese like cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack to change the flavor. Add toppings like lettuce, tomato, pickles, or caramelized onions to suit your taste. You can even experiment with different sauces like barbecue, ranch, or a spicy mayo. This means everyone can have their little burger just the way they like it. Making these sliders is also a fun activity to involve kids or guests, letting them choose their toppings and helping in the kitchen.


Ground Beef (80/20 mix): Forms the patty; juicy and flavorful. Substitute: Ground turkey or plant-based ground meat.

Slider Buns: Small, soft buns perfect for sliders. Substitute: Mini whole wheat buns or lettuce wraps for a low-carb option.

Cheddar Cheese: Melts well, adding a creamy texture. Substitute: Swiss or American cheese.

Lettuce: Adds a crisp, fresh element. Substitute: Spinach or arugula.

Tomato: Juicy and adds sweetness. Substitute: Roasted red pepper for a different flavor.


  • Preheat the grill or pan for even cooking.
  • Don’t overmix the beef to keep patties tender.
  • Use a kitchen scale for evenly sized patties.
  • Toast buns for extra crunch.
  • Let cheese melt fully on the patties before assembling.

How to Serve

Cheeseburger sliders are a versatile dish perfect for parties, family dinners, or a fun weekend meal. They are best served hot, with the cheese melted and the buns slightly toasted for a mix of textures and flavors.

  • Classic Picnic Style: Serve with potato chips and pickles on the side.
  • With a Twist: Accompany with sweet potato fries and a side of coleslaw.
  • Healthy Option: Offer a salad with a light vinaigrette dressing as a side.

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Cheeseburger Sliders

"Easy and delicious cheeseburger sliders recipe. Perfect for parties or family meals. Ready in 25 minutes, serves 12. A crowd-pleaser!"
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, buns, cheddar cheese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb ground beef 80/20 mix
  • 12 slider buns
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese halved
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped (optional)
  • Ketchup and mustard to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for grilling


  • Preheat your grill or pan on medium heat.
  • In a bowl, mix ground beef with salt and pepper. Form into 12 small patties.
  • Lightly oil the grill. Cook patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
  • Place a piece of cheese on each patty in the last minute of cooking.
  • Toast the buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes.
  • Assemble sliders: bottom bun, lettuce, tomato, beef patty with cheese, onion (if using), ketchup/mustard, top bun.


Calories: 2640kcal Carbohydrates: 202g Protein: 133g Fat: 141g Saturated Fat: 54g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 47g Trans Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 424mg Sodium: 977mg Potassium: 1595mg Fiber: 17g Sugar: 33g Vitamin A: 2047IU Vitamin C: 17mg Calcium: 1109mg Iron: 20mg


Preheat the grill or pan for even cooking.
• Don’t overmix the beef to keep patties tender.
• Use a kitchen scale for evenly sized patties.
• Toast buns for extra crunch.
• Let cheese melt fully on the patties before assembling.
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