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These mini, pull apart Cheeseburger Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls are a quick and easy to make needing only 30 minutes!. They’re perfect for family dinner or a fun snack. These mini burgers are packed with tender, juicy ground beef melty cheese, and tangy pickles all smothered in a homemade burger sauce.

Overhead of pull apart sliders on Hawaiian rolls with ground beef, cheese and pickles.


Why we love these Cheeseburger Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

  • Quick and Easy: thanks to using ground beef that we cook up crumbled in a skillet (similar to how we make sloppy joes) these come together nice and easy. No need to prep the grill or fry up and smash burgers splattering grease everywhere! The clean up from these sliders is a breeze.
  • Make Ahead: these are a great make ahead meal or snack food. Prepare the sliders ahead of time, cover and store in the refrigerator until you need to bake them and serve. Great option for busy weeknights or game days!
  • Fun Family Dinner: these are a perfect family dinner idea for your own family or when having company over. Set out some additional toppings to let everyone add to theirs and make it just how they want!


Ingredients needed to make cheeseburger sliders with Hawaiian rolls laid on the counter.

Notes on Some Ingredients

  • Hawaiian Rolls: one of our favorites is Kings Hawaiian rolls, they sell a large 24 pack in the markets near us. If you are unable to find those you can grab two packs of 12. You can also make your own Homemade Hawaiian Rolls.
  • Ground beef: use a lean ground beef or be sure to drain off the excess grease when cooking the meat to avoid creating soggy bread.
  • Cheese: the recipe calls for cheddar, of course you can use whichever cheese you would prefer.
  • Burger Sauce: this sauce is what makes this meal! This is a homemade burger sauce that we love using on our grilled burgers, dipping fries in and using as a dressing for our Burger Bowls. If you need to save time you can find versions of burger sauces at your local market.

How to Make (step-by-step)

Skillet with cooked ground beef and mayonnaise, cheese and seasonings being added, then the meat mixture spread onto slider buns.
  1. Cook the Meat: cook the ground beef in a skillet with some minced onion. Once fully cooked and browned, add in the mayo, cheese and seasonings.
  2. Layer the sliders: spread the cooked meat on top of the bottom buns in the baking pan.
  3. Top with slices of cheese.
  4. Add your pickles.
  5. Spread the Burger Sauce.
  6. Bake the sliders until golden and the cheese is melted.
Cheese slices on top of ground beef on slider buns, then pickles being added on top.
Burger sauce spread on top of meat and cheese sliders, then slider buns added on top and baked until golden brown.

Tips for Success

  • Reduce Recipe: if you are wanting to feed a smaller size family or group, you can easily cut this recipe in half using 12 Hawaiian rolls and one pound of beef.
  • Sprinkle the sesame seeds onto the tops of the buns while the butter is still wet so that the seeds stick.
  • Serve with extra toppings on the side so people can add their favorites after they’ve been baked!


Looking to switch things up? The options are endless when it comes to making adjustments to these cheeseburger sliders! Some ideas include:

  • Switching the cheese
  • Top with everything bagel seasoning instead of sesame seeds.
  • Adjust the toppings: sliced tomatoes, fried onion strings, pickled jalapeños, pickled onions, bbq sauce, bacon, ketchup, mustard.
Cheeseburger Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls sliced and pulled apart.

Common Questions

What to serve with Cheeseburger Sliders?

The perfect sides for Cheeseburger sliders are: Southern Potato Salad, Classic Macaroni Salad, Best Baked Beans, Southern Coleslaw, Elotes-Mexican Grilled Corn, Creamed Corn, and Twice Baked Potatoes.

How is a slider different from a burger?

Sliders are different than burgers mainly in size. Sliders are smaller than burgers, so while burgers are a great main course option, sliders can be served as an appetizer or snack food as well as a main course.

How many sliders do I serve per person?

How many sliders to serve per person comes down to the appetite of the person being served. Very young children could be satisfied with one of these being served with a side of some kind. While adults may require 2-3 with a side salad or other option for dinner. If serving as a snack/game day food plan on at least one per person if other snacks are being offered as well.

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Cheeseburger Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

5 from 14 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 sliders
Author: Serene
These mini Cheeseburger Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls are packed with tender, juicy ground beef melty cheese, and tangy pickles all smothered in a homemade burger sauce. Perfect for Game Day or family dinner!
Up close cheeseburger slider on hawaiian rolls showing layers of ground beef, cheese, pickles and burger sauce.


Burger Meat

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup yellow onion minced
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • 24 pack Hawaiian Rolls
  • sliced dill pickles
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Burger Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. 
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat, breaking apart the meat while cooking. 
  • While the meat is cooking, add in the minced onion. 
  • Once ground beef is cooked and browned, no longer pink, drain any excess grease and remove from heat. 
  • Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder to the meat, stir to combine. 
  • Stir in the mayonnaise and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Slice the hawaiian rolls in half, making a top and bottom bun. 
  • Lay the bottom of the buns in the prepared baking pan.
  • Layer the ground beef, sliced cheese and pickles onto the bottom half of the buns. Drizzle with burger sauce.
  • Place the top bun on. 
  • Brush the top of the buns with the melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top buns are golden and cheese is melted.


  • Ground beef: use a lean ground beef or be sure to drain off the excess grease when cooking the meat to avoid creating soggy bread.
  • Cheese: the recipe calls for cheddar, of course you can use whichever cheese you would prefer.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheating: these can be reheated in the microwave or in the oven. To reheat in the oven bake at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes covered with foil, then remove the foil and continue baking until cheese is melted and meat is warmed through. (the foil will help prevent burning the buns while the meat warms back up.
Make Ahead:
  • Prepare the sliders according to the recipe, instead of baking, cover and store until needed. Add several minutes to bake time to ensure meat is warmed thoroughly. Cover with foil if needed to prevent burning the buns. 


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Hi Laura, to prepare these ahead of time you’ll have the best results if you store the cooked meat separately from the rolls. Then assemble the day of and bake. This way the rolls don’t get soggy.