Cheeseburger Sliders

This Easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe is perfect party food and they taste just like the popular slider burgers at White Castle! No making patties, just layer of flavor-packed meat, topped with cheese and a pickle! A HUGE party favorite!

Are you a cheeseburger fan? Make sure to try my Cheeseburger Soup recipe too!

Easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe is great for parties!

Cheeseburger Sliders Are The Perfect Party Food!

I am always looking for easy party food. We love getting together with our friends for drinks or by the pool in the summer, and snacks are always necessary. Plus, I have boys who always have friends at the house, and this sliders recipe is PERFECT to feed hungry kids! The fact that these cheeseburger sliders taste almost exactly like White Castles is a bonus. And of course, since these are homemade they’re way better!

This Easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe is perfect for parties

This Sliders Recipe is Made Easy with Ground Beef!

The best part of this slider recipe, is you don’t have to form individual meat patties! This saves a ton of time, which is why they are so great for parties! I definitely recommend using lean ground beef so there is less fat to drain from the skillet. If you don’t drain this well you will end up with soggy sliders, and that’s not fun. Using ground beef also makes seasoning the meat much easier, because once it’s cooked you can adjust the seasoning to suit your taste!

Kind of like a cheeseburger sloppy joe!

How To Make Cheeseburger Sliders

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • mayonnaise
  • ketchup
  • yellow mustard
  • 24 slider rolls 
  • olive oil
  • an onion
  • lean ground beef
  • French Onion Soup Mix
  • steak Seasoning, I used Montreal Steak Seasoning 
  • American cheese slices
  • dill pickle slices
  • sesame seeds

Tips For Making Cheeseburger Sliders:

Let me walk you through the assembly process for these Cheeseburger Sliders. The process only takes a few minutes, but there are a few tricks to make these perfect!

  1. Like I said above, use lean ground beef, so there is less fat to drain, and less fat to make your buns soggy.
  2. Mix up the sauce mixture of mayo, ketchup, and mustard. You will add this directly to your cooked meat. It is all the best hamburger toppings together, and mixing the burger sauce directly with the meat gets you the flavor in every bite!
  3. I like to use King’s Hawaiian slider buns for this recipe, but you can use whatever brand you prefer!
  4. Make sure to line your pan with foil or parchment paper and coat it with nonstick spray! You will cover the pan tightly with foil as well to create a steamed effect, a lot like White Castle Burgers!
  5. Try your best to layer everything evenly on the burgers! I use American Cheese on mine because it melts the best. And of course every burger deserves a pickle slice, but certainly if pickles aren’t your thing, you can leave them off!
  6. Once you place the bun tops on the burgers, brush them lightly with a little melted butter and a sprinkle of sesame seeds!
  7. When you bake these, I recommend placing your baking dish on top of a large cookie sheet in the oven to prevent the bottom buns from getting over cooked and crunchy. It can happen fast, and this trick helps a lot!
  8. Let the burgers sit covered after they are done for a few minutes. This helps make sure all the cheese is melted!

Cheeseburger Sliders are an easy party food that taste like White Castle!

Can You Prep This Sliders Recipe Ahead?

This is a great recipe to serve a crowd, and yes can even assemble them ahead of time! Just prepare the sliders according to the recipe, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake! I would recommend removing them from the fridge 20-30 minutes before baking to take the chill off. Then bake them according to the recipe instructions, adding a few extra minutes because they will be cool.

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Cheeseburger Sliders

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 sliders 1x
  • Category Category: Ground Beef
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner

Description:

This sliders recipe is the PERFECT party food! They taste just like White Castle burgers but they are simple to make!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 24 slider rolls (I used King’s Hawaiian)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, small diced (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry French Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Steak Seasoning (I used Montreal)
  • 10 slices American Cheese
  • 24 pickle slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 11×15 baking dish with foil and coat lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Slice the slider rolls in half, and place the bottoms evenly into the prepared pan, setting the tops aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook, until soft and golden, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until no pink remains, breaking the meat while cooking.
  6. Drain any excess fat from the skillet. Add in the onion soup mix and the steak seasoning, stirring to combine.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture and coat the meat evenly.
  8. Spread the meat mixture evenly on top of the slider rolls. Top with cheese slices, cutting to fit, if necessary. Top each with a pickle slice. Place the slider roll tops on top, and press down slightly.
  9. Brush the melted butter on top of the sliders, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Cover the pan tightly with foil. Place the pan on a large cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove the pan from the oven and keep covered for 5-10 minutes before uncovering and serving.

Notes:

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat the sliders in the microwave.

*Note – by placing the baking dish on a cookie sheet if helps the bottoms of the slider buns from getting crunchy, by creating a barrier.

Keywords:: party food ideas, game day food, cheeseburger sliders, super bowl food, white castle copycat

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Jade
September 1, 2021 6:02 pm

I was so excited to make these. We don’t eat beef so substituted turkey. I’m not even a texture person but the consistency was enough to make me not want to eat it. The taste was definitely nothing like a yummy burger, it was easy to make tho and my daughter loved it… but me and hubby ate leftovers instead.

Carolanne
February 8, 2021 3:33 pm

So I made these for super bowl and they were a huge hit and now going onto our monthly meals. They smell/taste like Krystals (southern thing) or White Castles as my husband calls it. They were easy to make and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as it was written. Thanks for sharing!!!

Jessica
February 3, 2021 10:35 am

These are dangerous, indeed! Sooo yummy and always a hit at parties!

Nikkyv
January 26, 2021 10:21 pm

My Goodness! These taste very similar to White Castle sliders. I must admit I was skeptical when I saw the sauce mixture but I was wrong. This recipe is legit.

Donna Kirby
January 17, 2021 3:48 pm

This is definitely NOT a White Castle copy.

Michellie
December 31, 2020 4:18 pm

It sounded SO delicious and the reviews were great BUT using both the dry onion soup mix AND The Montreal Steak Seasoning made it SO salty we couldn’t even eat it! Plus the catsup and mustard also have sodium. I literally rinsed my meat off and started over rather than throwing out 2lbs of beef. I’m just glad we sampled it before taking to our event. (we’re not even opposed to salt!)
Just be aware of this and adjust the recipe accordingly if you think you might have the same concerns.

Kim
December 22, 2020 3:53 pm

Excellent! Needed a recipe that would travel well for kind of a picnic situation. Wrapped in sandwich paper and handed everyone one. A hit! Kept warm in a cooler with heat packs. Will make again! I was worried they would be messy for this, but they were perfect thank you for this winner!

Renee Smith
April 18, 2021 7:41 pm
Reply to  Kim

I like this idea…what is sandwich paper and where do I get it?

Tanaya
December 16, 2020 6:10 pm

What are the quantities in grams and mls? I want to try this recipe and I’m in Australia!

Charlie
December 20, 2020 1:46 pm
Reply to  Tanaya

I never understand this question. These conversion charts are all over Google. You will have your answer in seconds.

Jan
November 1, 2020 6:03 am

I made these for our large family’s Harvest Party, and they were an absolute hit! I followed the recipe exactly. My husband and I couldn’t begin to guess how many White Castles we’ve eaten in our lifetime. When I told everyone I was making sliders, they all assumed they were the ham and cheese ones. When my husband walked in the kitchen as I was cooking, he said it smelled like a White Castle, haha. so if you like White Castles, you’ll LOVE these sliders! Thank you for this great recipe, I know I’ll be making them again!

Kayla
August 18, 2020 5:28 pm

I’m not sure if this even matters, but did you use the regular Hawaiian Sweet Rolls or the Hawaiian Slider Rolls? The slider rolls looked a bit bigger (and only came in a 9 pack) than the picture. Thanks!

Robyn
June 23, 2020 9:55 pm

I have made this a few times and it’s always awesome but I would like to point out that now it has a website with the ingredients and it totally looks like it is 2 cups of mayo. Which I did this this time and it was so gross! Hoping no one else makes this mistake I couldn’t even eat it.

Mari
April 25, 2020 12:40 am

Can this be made with ground turkey?

Teri
April 14, 2020 11:58 am

I made this and ended up eating six sliders! Dangerously delicious!!

Patrick
March 26, 2020 10:27 pm

My girlfriend made these for a party and I was extremely skeptical when she started mixing everything together. However, they are absolutely incredible. One of my favorite things to eat. Whenever we have a party people look forward to these.

Carla
March 12, 2020 10:48 pm

This looks so good! One question…my husband is allergic to celery and mustard (odd, I know). I can leave out the mustard. I’ve looked up recipes for homemade onion soup mix, and all of them call for celery seed. Any thoughts on a substitute? Anyone try this without the soup mix??

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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