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


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


  • 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


1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 11×15 baking dish with foil and coat lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.

2. Prep rolls and make mayo mix. Slice the slider rolls in half, and place the bottoms evenly into the prepared pan, setting the tops aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Set aside.

3. Cook onions and beef. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook, until soft and golden, stirring frequently. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until no pink remains, breaking the meat while cooking.

4. Combine beef and mayo mix. Drain any excess fat from the skillet. Add in the onion soup mix and the steak seasoning, stirring to combine. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture and coat the meat evenly.

5. Assemble sliders. 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.

6. Brush with butter, bake and serve. Brush the melted butter on top of the sliders, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 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.


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.

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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!

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.

April 25, 2020 12:40 am

Can this be made with ground turkey?

April 14, 2020 11:58 am

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

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.

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??

February 23, 2020 7:56 pm

My sister made this one night and I just had to try it. Very easy.

January 9, 2020 7:03 pm

Anyone tried freezing these yet? I’m making a double batch since they are a huge hit and want to freeze some for lunches next week.

January 2, 2020 5:08 pm

This recipe was amazing and came out so much better than expected. I made them for a New Year’s Eve party and they were a huge hit everyone loved them! I made them exactly as written and didn’t change a thing. I was nervous about mixing the condiments in with the ground beef because 1/2 cup of mayo seemed like a lot especially since I don’t really like mayo. But I took the chance anyways and I’m glad I did lol (sorry I doubted you). I’m saving this recipe and will be making it again in the future. Definitely a… Read more »

December 30, 2019 12:01 pm

how far ahead can you make this? could you assemble then refrigerate when till ready to cook?

December 30, 2019 11:42 am

My husband is not a mayo fan. Is there anything I can use besides miracle whip?


December 28, 2019 7:25 pm

I have a batch of these beauty’s in the oven right Now! I used medium cheddar cheese slices. I also added dried onions n Better then Bouillon- beef instead of the Lipton Onion mix, I was out. The family is Super excited for dinner tonight! Thank you for the recipe.

Nan Jones
December 23, 2019 11:35 am

I plan to make these sliders for Christmas night for the family. We always have a fancy lunch after opening gifts and I think the sliders would be perfect meal to end the day. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

December 1, 2019 5:02 pm

Is there something else I can use beside french onion packet for sure forgot it at the store!

August 24, 2019 11:57 am

Ive made cheese burger sliders before, but i used ground turkey. After seeing this recipe i will definitely add this to my menu of recipes.

December 27, 2019 11:53 pm
Reply to  Florizelle

I bought a big pack of Hawaiian rolls from Costco for Christmas. I ended up making No knead bread, so guess what we’re having for dinner tomorrow? Love the idea of the condiments added to the meat mixture! Thank you! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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