35 Slider Recipes You’ll Keep Coming Back To
Whether they’re filled with burgers, pulled pork or meatballs, sliders are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any party, backyard barbecue or tailgate.
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Little Package, Big Flavor
Although we tend to think of sliders as miniature versions of our favorite burgers, like Food Network Kitchen’s Classic Beef Sliders (pictured above), there’s nothing small about the flavor they deliver when you can put almost anything on a tiny bun! Whether you’re planning a tailgate, cookout or cocktail party, sliders are crowd-pleasing appetizers for all types of parties. For a classic burger slider try serving on a sweet upgrade of soft Hawaiian rolls, which are both kid- and adult-friendly. Add thin slices of grilled pineapple to complement the bread, if you like.
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Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders
Valerie Bertinelli utilizes the slow cooker for a one-pot, low maintenance slider that brings all of the nostalgia vibes to the party.
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White Castle-Style Sliders
White Castle was America’s first fast food hamburger chain, and it’s often credited with launching the country’s burger obsession, with its small square steam-grilled sliders. They’re sold in packs of four, sacks of 10 and even cases of 30. The company calls its fans “cravers” (Harold and Kumar of the 2004 cult movie weren’t the only ones!), and every year new devotees are inducted into the Cravers Hall of Fame.
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Cuban Slider Bake
Jeff Mauro takes the classic flavors of a Cuban sandwich — traditionally made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread — and puts them into a crowd-friendly, shareable slider format. Jeff uses store-bought pulled pork as a shortcut, but gives the traditional flavor of mojo-roasted pork with a quick homemade version of the sauce.
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Pulled Pork Sliders
Anne Burrell roasts pork butt low and slow for fork-tender pulled pork that pairs perfectly with a quick homemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw.
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Beef Sliders for a Crowd
Food Network Kitchen is redefining sliders with this easy press-in-a-pan recipe - no forming and cooking individual patties! And we took a cue from our favorite burger joints: onions on the bottom, beef on the top. You can prepare the meat mixture on the cookie sheet a few hours ahead, refrigerate and cook just before serving.
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Vegetarian “Meatball” Sliders
Molly Yeh uses a combination of toasted almonds, breadcrumbs and shredded Parmesan as the base for these meatless meatballs. Served on top of ciabatta buns with fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, meat eaters and vegetarians alike will love digging into these sliders.
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Ina Garten upgrades the classic cheeseburger slider by mixing in Dijon mustard, olive oil, fresh thyme leaves and garlic to ground beef. Char-broiled and topped with grated Gruyere cheese on a Brioche bun, this slider will be a hit at your next backyard barbecue.
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Sunny's Bacon, Egg and Cheese Slider Casserole
Brunch for a crowd is made easy with Sunny’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese Slider Casserole. Get all the flavors of your favorite breakfast sandwich assembled ahead of time and just pop in the oven when you’re ready to eat.
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Ree Drummond packs all of the flavors of classic cheeseburgers without having to spend time shaping patties. She browns the ground beef in a skillet and piles it onto a sheet of slider rolls with all of the fixings like a special sauce, cheese and pickles.
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Pretzel-Mustard-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Playing off the classic pairing of pretzels and mustard, Food Network Kitchen has transformed the everyday pork tenderloin into something truly special. First, we slice it into thin cutlets. Then we coat the cutlets with an egg and mustard mixture and roll them in pretzel crumbs. Fried until crisp and tucked into adorable slider buns, they're topped with a creamy, tangy mustard sauce for an irresistible weeknight meal or party bite.
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Baked Roast Beef and Provolone Sliders on Everything Buns
Jeff Mauro stacks sandwich favorites like roast beef and provolone onto slider buns and tops it all off with everything bagel seasoning to make homemade everything buns for this hot slider. Jeff combines poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and salt to make his own everything bagel seasoning, but you can use store bought as a shortcut.
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Turkey Burger Sliders with Vidalia Onion-Tomato Jam
These mini burgers are sure to be a hit at your next get-together, thanks to Kardea’s delicious Vidalia onion-tomato jam. Y'all are going to want to make a batch of it to keep in the fridge to kick up all of your favorite sandwiches.
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Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Celery-Blue Cheese Slaw
Valerie Bertinelli makes this game day-worthy bite in just 25 minutes thanks to a smart shortcut. She uses shredded rotisserie chicken as the starting point and adds in the classic flavorings to build these sliders.
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Roasted Brisket Sliders
Achieve maximum flavor (but minimal effort!) with Ree Drummond’s Roasted Brisket Sliders. She roasts brisket all day at a low temperature coated in a spice rub to get a charred bark that you normally only see on smoked meats.
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Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Another great use for the air fryer: making sliders and burgers. No need to fire up a grill, smoke up your kitchen or clean up greasy messes. You can use this recipe and add your favorite twists and toppings like onion jam, barbecue sauce or fancy condiments.
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Mini Meatball Sliders
Trisha Yearwood spices up the average meatball mix for these party-worthy sliders by using a combination of ground beef and pork and a dollop of store-bought pesto for an extra punch of flavor. Pro tip: Use a mini ice cream scoop for easy meatball shaping.
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Crab Cake Sliders
Looking for a slightly more refined finger food? These Crab Cake Sliders fit the bill and are easily cooked all at once under the broiler.
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BBQ Spaghetti Squash Sliders
Who needs meat to make a delicious slider? These vegetarian squash sliders are sweet, tangy and messy. If you can't find mini slider buns, slice hot dog buns into thirds.
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Chicken Fried Steak Sliders
Ree Drummond makes a party-perfect version of classic chicken fried steak and gravy served on top of homemade buttermilk biscuits.
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Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Put that Bobby Flay flair on your sliders with a simple chipotle mayonnaise made with pantry favorite, canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Let party goers customize their sliders by setting up a DIY toppings bar.
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Lamb Meatball Sliders
Serve up a bite of the Mediterranean at your next party. Each lamb meatball is stuffed with goat cheese and served with a spicy tomato sauce, a spread of herby cheese and a pickled cucumber.
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Slow Cooker Brisket Sliders with White Barbecue Sauce
Valerie Bertinelli sets up a party-perfect make-ahead main with help from the slow cooker. Brisket cooks all day on top of a bed of sliced onions, which make for a tasty topper to the mini sandwiches.
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Chicken Parm Sliders
Trisha Yearwood tops buns with garlic butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan to give a garlic bread flavoring to her Chicken Parm Sliders.
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Vegan "Pulled Pork" Sliders
Meat eaters don't get to have all the fun. The pulled pork in these vegan sliders is made from mushrooms that have been slowly roasted in a marinade of molasses and spices. Slap them on a slider roll, top with some creamy vegan coleslaw and enjoy.
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Caribbean Jerk Sliders
Eddie Jackson's sliders may be bite-size, but they are packed with flavor. The ground beef gets tossed with his homemade jerk seasoning mix and the sliders are topped with a full slice of cheese, an onion ring and some jerk-seasoned ketchup.
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Blue Cheese-Bacon Sliders
Ree Drummond adds a bit of heavy cream and Worcestershire sauce to ground beef to make for an extra-indulgent mini burger topped with gorgonzola and bacon.
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Roasted Pork Sliders
Valerie Bertinelli looks to Hawaii for inspiration with these tasty sliders. She tops roasted pork with caramelized onions and pineapple, coconut barbecue sauce and a spicy slaw for a sweet-salty-spicy bite that everyone will love.
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Looking for a lightened-up finger food that scores big on flavor? Ground turkey and hummus make the perfect patty, layered with more hummus, tomatoes and cucumber salad in mini pitas.
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Picadillo Sliders with Garlic Mayo
Who can resist this sweet, savory mix of tender ground beef, raisins, almonds and olives served on slider rolls with garlic mayo? Considered comfort food throughout Latin America, picadillo works wonders as a satisfying filling for sandwiches, tacos and empanadas.
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Bistro-Style Grilled Mushroom Sliders
Whether you are looking for a new meal for the vegetarian in your life, or just trying to shake up your party menu, these easy, tasty mushroom sliders are the recipe for you. A savory marinade of mustard, vinegar, soy and Worcestershire gives these little creminis tons of flavor, and the sweet grilled shallots and funky Gruyère cheese give it an extra kick that will make you think you've stepped into your local bistro.
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Cheesy Poblano Sliders
Take juicy beef sliders to the next level by pairing them with an irresistible cheesy topping inspired by Mexican rajas con crema. Pretzel slider buns have the perfect amount of structure to stand up to the gooey, decadent sauce studded with blistered poblano peppers and onions.
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Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomato Sliders
Two summer favorites join forces in these superlative sliders: crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. While the crab cakes cook in the oven, green tomatoes are breaded and fried. A creamy homemade remoulade spread pulls together these crispy, juicy bites.
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Instant Pot BBQ Brisket Sliders
Meet your new favorite summer recipe that won't heat up your house! Here, brisket is crusted with plenty of peppercorns, then cooked in an Instant Pot to save time and keep you cool. Once you slice the meat and toss it in a homemade barbecue sauce, no one will believe you didn’t work all day for it. Tucked into sturdy, delicious pretzel buns with a crunchy, creamy broccoli slaw, these sliders are perfect for low-stress entertaining.
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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Sliders
These sliders draw their inspiration from the beloved garlic shrimp trucks and stands of Hawaii, translating the flavors to mini shrimp burgers. An outrageous amount of garlic is sauteed in butter and tossed with paprika and cayenne. The mixture is folded into chopped shrimp, shaped into patties and cooked until succulent. Serve these shrimp patties on sweet slider buns with a crunchy green slaw of shredded napa cabbage, sliced scallions and cucumbers and you will be transported.
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