If you’re looking for a great game day or party food, then you can’t go wrong with sliders.
These miniature sandwiches are loved for packing a lot of delicious flavors into their small size, and are sure to go down a treat no matter what the occasion.
In this list, we’ve gathered 53 of the best slider recipes out there – so let’s jump right in and take a look at the 53 best slider recipes that you need to try right now!
1. Cheeseburger Sliders
Starting off our list, we have these miniature cheeseburgers that are just as tasty as the real thing in a bite-sized package. They’re also incredibly easy to make, and are a great way to feed a crowd with minimal effort!
Simply lay a pack of sliced dinner rolls on a tray, top them with cheese and cooked ground beef, and bake them in the oven for a delicious pull-apart recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make.
2. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Pulled pork is always a favorite, and this recipe for BBQ pulled pork sliders is a great example of why this is.
Tender, spiced pulled pork is topped with crunchy coleslaw for a delicious BBQ-inspired sandwich (see also ‘The 20 Best Side Dishes For Pulled Pork Sandwiches‘). Add some caramelized onions and gooey cheese, and what more could you ask for?
3. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Philly cheesesteak combines thinly sliced steak with fried onions and peppers and provolone.
Add a sprinkle of salt and cracked black pepper for some extra flavor, but apart from that you can let the delicious flavors of the cheesesteak shine through.
Brush the tops of the buns with butter and add some extra provolone for a cheesy finish.
4. Meatball Marinara Sliders
Meatballs might not seem like the first choice for a sandwich, but this recipe definitely proves that wrong!
The meatballs are coated in a spicy marinara sauce before being placed on the buns and topped with grated cheese that melts in the oven.
Add some Italian seasoning for some extra flavor, and you have a deliciously simple meal.
5. Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders
The mix of tender chicken, salty ham, and gooey Swiss cheese makes these cordon bleu-inspired sandwiches a deliciously decadent recipe.
They’re also incredibly easy to make – this recipe uses a slow cooker for most of the preparation, so it’s far more hands-off than other recipes on this list.
6. Bang Bang Shrimp Cake Sliders
These spicy shrimp sliders require a bit more work than some of the other recipes here, but they’re well worth the effort!
Chopped shrimp is combined with egg, chopped pepper, ginger, and green onion, and breaded.
Topped with slaw and served with a spicy chili sauce, these sliders bring delicious Asian flavors to the table.
7. Spicy Black Bean Sliders
Don’t worry if you don’t eat meat – these spicy black bean sliders are the perfect meat-free choice!
The black bean patties are packed with delicious sliders, while the chipotle mayo brings a bit of heat that works perfectly with the black beans. Top it with some crunchy veg and melty pepper jack cheese.
8. Chicken Parmesan Sliders
Chicken parm is popular enough on its own, but when paired with these delicious sliders it brings it to the next level.
To make them, top sliced buns with marinara chicken, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Coat the tops of the buns with homemade garlic butter and parmesan cheese for a delicious meal that puts a unique spin on this classic meal.
9. Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Sliders
Salmon and cream cheese is a brunchtime favorite, and this delicious deli-style recipe puts a new twist on the pairing.
On top of tasting great, these sliders are also incredibly easy to make. They only use four ingredients, and you can prepare them in a matter of minutes.
Simply spread on the cream cheese, layer on the smoked salmon, top with a sprinkle of chopped chives, and enjoy!
10. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders
This recipe for buttermilk fried chicken sliders combines rich and tender buttermilk chicken with a zingy homemade slaw and a spicy sriracha mayo in a brioche bun.
This recipe is a bit more complicated than others, but these decadent sliders more than make up for it with bold flavors and incredibly tender chicken.
11. Eggplant Parmesan Sliders
These sliders are similar to the chicken parm slider recipe, but swap out chicken for vegetarian-friendly eggplant burgers.
Slices of eggplant are breaded and fried before being topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce, all placed in a brioche bun. Simple but delicious!
12. BBQ Rib And Slaw Sliders
Looking for something with a bit more decadence? Then these BBQ rib and slaw sliders are just what you need! This recipe takes some time and effort, but it’s definitely worth it.
The tender ribs are coated with seasoning and baked for three hours, then grilled for a further 10-20 minutes.
Spread the buns with zingy sandwich sauce, layer in shredded ribs and top it with a crunchy slaw, and assemble it in a toasted brioche bun. It’s mouthwatering and will leave you wanting more.
13. Fajita Chicken Sliders
Spicy, tender, and bursting with flavor – these fajita-inspired sliders have it all! Saute thinly sliced onion, garlic, and bell peppers until fragrant, then add chicken and fajita seasoning.
Place the fajita chicken on the buns and top with shredded cheese, then coat the tops of the buns with garlic butter before baking and serving.
14. Brisket And Caramelized Onion Sliders
Sometimes simple is best, and these brisket and caramelized onion sliders prove that best. While it has a lot of ingredients to work with, a lot of the prep is done in a slow cooker to cut down on effort.
With its tender brisket, sweet onions, and creamy cheese mayonnaise, these sliders are super-rich and packed with decadent flavors.
15. Sloppy Joe Sliders
Sloppy Joes have been one of America’s favorite sandwiches for decades, and these sliders put a new spin on this classic recipe.
Not only that, but they’re as simple as the original recipe and take less than 20 minutes to make.
Combine the ground beef, veg, and sauce and lay it on some toasted buns before serving.
If you want to switch this recipe for a meat-free version, swap out the beef for red lentils and use a vegetarian Worcestershire sauce.
16. Baked Ham And Colby Sliders
Ham and cheese are a classic combo, and these sliders with deli ham and Colby cheese are a match made in heaven. Simple and easy to make, these sliders are just as delicious as they are basic.
17. Lettuce Wrap Sliders
Not all sliders need the same formula. These sliders swap out the traditional bun for a lettuce wrap that adds a refreshing crunch and are a healthy alternative to the bun.
This recipe uses a regular beef patty as its filling, but you can use pretty much any filling you want – because it’s already wrapped in lettuce, these can easily be adapted to a vegetarian or vegan recipe (see also ‘28 Amazing Vegetarian Recipes For The Air Fryer‘).
18. Steak And Egg Sliders
Steak and egg is a classic Southern combo used to great effect in these sliders.
They’re also incredibly simple to make – all you need to do is barbecue a steak to your preferred doneness level, fry up some eggs into a patty shape, and layer them onto a toasted bun brushed with BBQ sauce.
They may be simple, but these sliders don’t skimp on flavor.
19. Pesto Chicken Sliders
These pesto chicken sliders are full of Italian flavors, packed with mozzarella cheese and a herby pesto sauce.
The buns are spread with a hearty coating of pesto and filled with shredded chicken and chunks of mozzarella, which is then baked until gooey.
Brush the tops of the buns with garlic butter and sprinkle with oregano and parmesan cheese for a delicious finish.
20. Shiitake Chicken Sliders
These Asian-inspired sandwiches combine tender sauteed shiitake mushrooms with crispy chicken patties packed with flavor from soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
Add a sweet and spicy sauce made with peanut butter and chili sauce, and you’ve got yourself some vibrant and flavorful sliders ready to go in no time.
21. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
It’s hard to go wrong with pepperoni pizza. That’s why this pepperoni pizza recipe is a guaranteed hit on game day or if you’re trying to feed the whole family.
They’re also quick and easy to make – with 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes to cook, you’ll have a delicious tray of pizza sliders ready to eat in just half an hour!
Fill the rolls with mini pepperonis, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and top the buns with garlic sauce for an irresistible meal that everyone will love.
22. Honey Mustard Ham And Cheese Sliders
Another classic sandwich, these sliders combine deli ham with gooey cheese and a sweet honey mustard.
With how simple these sliders are to make, the hardest part is not eating the whole tray yourself!
23. Chili Cheese Dog Sliders
Chili cheese dogs are well-loved in their own right, and these sliders put a unique twist on this popular recipe.
Slice the hot dogs lengthwise to keep them in place, layer them between cheese, and coat it all with chili. Finish it off with a sprinkle of garlic and onion before toasting in the oven and serving.
24. Chicken And Biscuit Sliders
A Southern favorite is given new life in this take on chicken and biscuits that uses the fluffy biscuits as a bun for crispy and tender fried chicken.
This recipe uses honey butter chicken, but you can swap this out for any type of fried chicken you want.
Top with some chipotle honey sauce or a crunchy slaw.
25. Turkey And Sweet Potato Sliders
Another bun-replacement recipe, these sliders swap out the classic bun for thick slices of tender sweet potato.
This pairs beautifully with the turkey and bacon patties, as well as a tangy honey dijon mustard and gooey cheddar cheese.
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s a healthy alternative that cuts down on the carbs.
26. Hawaiian Beef And Pineapple Sliders
Bring the taste of Hawaii to your table with these sweet and peppery sandwiches.
The ground beef patties are mixed in with finely chopped bell peppers, onion, and garlic, along with a crispy breading that has a splash of soy sauce, sesame oil and liquid smoke for a surprisingly complex taste.
Topping it all off is a crunchy and zingy pineapple slaw that adds a spot of sweetness.
27. Mini Mac Sliders
Ever wanted the great taste of a Big Mac in a bite-sized serving?
These Mini Mac sliders have it all – two patties, a middle bun, all the fixings and a homemade special sauce. Just as delicious as the real thing, this recipe is sure to have everyone lovin’ it!
28. Instant Ramen Sliders
One of the most interesting recipes on this list, these Japanese-inspired sliders turn instant ramen into a delicious and unique meal.
The instant noodles are cooked and put into a muffin tray before being baked until crispy, while the seasoning packet is mixed into the meat patty.
The burger is placed between two ramen ‘buns’ and topped with egg, sriracha, and kimchi for a true ramen experience.
29. Chicken And Bacon Ranch Sliders
Tender chicken and crispy bacon are drizzled with ranch dressing and placed on a garlic-buttered bun. Simple and mouth-wateringly good.
30. Lamb Kebab Sliders
This Indian-inspired recipe combines tender minced lamb with a selection of warming spices for a delicious kebab flavor.
Topped with a dollop of coriander mint mayo and some fresh veg, these sliders are best served with chunky potato wedges.
31. Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Breakfast Sliders
Sliders don’t always have to be part of dinner; they also make a great brunch option, like with these cheesy egg and bacon breakfast sliders.
With only 15 minutes of prep time and taking just half an hour to cook, these delicious sliders are hard to beat.
32. Smokey Mac ‘N Cheese Pork Sliders
Mac ‘n Cheese is a classic dish that everyone loves, so why not turn it into some delicious game day sharing sliders?
On top of the creamy mac, this recipe also includes smoky barbecue shredded pork and spicy jalapeno peppers for a hearty and warming meal.
33. Hawaiian Chicken Sliders
These chicken sliders are quick and simple to make, especially if you use leftover or rotisserie chicken.
Adding pineapple juice to the BBQ sauce gives it a tropical twist, while the chunks of pineapple and a zesty lime cilantro mayo make these delicious sandwiches a sweet and tangy recipe.
34. Tomato Bun Sliders
Looking for a healthy slider recipe in a hurry?
These tomato ‘bun’ sliders can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes and use two halves of a large tomato instead of a bun. Stack it however you like for a fresh and healthy sandwich.
35. Cheesy Garlic Bread Sliders
Who doesn’t love cheesy garlic bread? This incredibly simple recipe is stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese, minced garlic, Italian herbs, and topped with a generous sprinkling of parmesan.
36. Spaghetti Sliders
Spaghetti might not seem like the typical sandwich filling, but it’s actually a popular choice in Japan.
This recipe is as simple as it sounds – cook some spaghetti and mix it with marinara sauce, then toss it on your buns with mozzarella and seasonings before baking it. Trust us, you want to give this one a try.
37. Tuna Melt Sliders
On its own, tuna isn’t the most exciting choice. However, mixed with mayo, Dijon mustard, cheese, and relish, a good tuna melt is one of the best slider options out there.
Add the tuna mix to buns brushed with garlic butter and bake it in the oven until golden; not so boring any more!
38. BLT Waffle Sliders
Sometimes you just need to go all in on your cooking. These sliders have it all: crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, all contained between freshly-toasted waffles.
Some melty cheese and a spread of mayo ties the whole meal together.
Pro tip: prepare the waffles in advance and simply toast them before assembling your sliders to save on time and effort.
39. Mediterranean Halloumi Sliders
These halloumi and Mediterranean vegetable sliders are the perfect meat-free choice for vegetarians or anyone looking for a meatless meal.
A thick slice of halloumi replaces the traditional patty, while roasted peppers and a zesty lemon butter bring some delicious Mediterranean flavors into the mix.
Add a spread of tzatziki for some cool, tangy flavors perfect for a warm summer evening.
40. Bourbon Steak Sliders
You might think that sliders are more of a kid’s meal, but these bourbon steak sliders are here to prove you wrong.
The bourbon marinated rib eye is packed with rich flavor, and pairs perfectly with sliced pickled onions and a creamy garlic aioli.
41. Everything Bagel Sliders
All the great flavors of an everything bagel in one simple dish, these sliders feature egg, cheese, bacon, and some maple syrup glaze for a sweet finish.
And because they only take 45 minutes to make, lunch will never be the same again!
42. Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders
In this smokey and spicy recipe, ground turkey and shredded sweet potato is mixed with chipotle and other seasonings to form a patty.
Topped with melty cheddar, avocado, and a salsa, these sliders bring the heat and taste incredible.
43. Caribbean Chipotle Pork Sliders
Another spicy recipe, these sliders combine slow-cooked pulled pork with hot chipotle peppers, BBQ and adobo sauce, and a crunchy slaw for a Caribbean-inspired recipe that spares nothing when it comes to flavor.
44. Biscuit And Gravy Sliders
This Southern recipe uses just a handful of ingredients. Don’t let this fool you, though – they pack a lot of great taste and are a filling addition to any meal.
A beef patty is topped with scrambled eggs, cheese, and a dollop of gravy before being served between buttery biscuits.
45. Slow-Cooked Pot Roast Sliders
These sliders may take a long time to prepare, but they’re sure to be worth the wait. Slow-cooking the pot roast means that it melts in the mouth.
Combine it with fresh veg, cheese, and a spicy horseradish sauce, and you’ll be in food heaven in no time.
46. Grilled Tempeh And Pesto Sliders
Tempeh is similar to tofu, but its firmness makes it perfect for grilling.
Boiled in vegetable stock, blended with fried vegetables, and shaped into a patty, this vegan recipe showcases the best that tempeh has to offer.
Topped with a vegan pesto spread, this recipe proves that vegan recipes can pack even more flavor than meat at times.
47. Chicken And Waffle Sliders
This chicken and waffle slider recipe (see also ‘12 Delicious Sides For Chicken And Waffles‘) combines crunchy fried chicken with crispy waffles into bite-sized packages.
Add in some maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper (if you’re in the mood for something spicy), and you’ve got the perfect brunch sliders!
48. Portobello Steak Sliders
Portobello mushrooms (see also ‘23 Amazing Ways To Cook Portobello Mushrooms!‘) are a popular vegan alternative to steak, and they work wonders in this meat-free recipe topped with caramelized onions and a tasty homemade basil aioli.
A smoky marinade, the sweet onions, and refreshing aioli and arugula salad makes this recipe deliciously simple.
49. Cilantro Lime Chicken Sliders
A cilantro and lime marinade gives the chicken in this recipe a zingy twist. Stack it in a lightly toasted bun with salad and fresh guacamole for a Mexican-inspired dish that takes less than half an hour to cook.
50. Thanksgiving Sliders
It’s always a hassle trying to figure out what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, but have you ever considered turning them into delicious sliders?
This recipe pairs your leftover turkey (see also ‘37 Great Recipes For Leftover Turkey‘) and cranberry sauce with melted cheese and Dijon mustard on buttered buns for a tear-and-share recipe that tastes just as good as Thanksgiving dinner itself!
51. Baked Reuben Sandwich Sliders
Baked Reuben sandwiches combine corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, and these tasty sliders combine it all into one bite.
The sauerkraut may be daunting if you’ve not tried it before, but after trying these delicious sliders you’ll be looking for its tangy crunch in every sandwich you have!
52. Garlic Herb Salmon Sliders
These flavorful sliders use patties made from salmon that has been chopped and blended with fresh dill and chopped spring onions before being breaded and baked, making for a healthy sandwich packed with flavor.
Served on whole wheat rolls spread with a generous layer of garlic herb cream cheese, these sliders are low on calories and high on flavor!
53. Honey Buffalo Meatball Sliders
Honey buffalo sauce is a favorite, and works perfectly on top of the juicy meatballs in this recipe.
Some apricot preserves adds a bit of sweetness that balances out the spiciness in the sauce, and some crumbled blue cheese adds a bit of creaminess that is just what the recipe needs.
Dressed with lettuce for some extra crunch, this recipe has it all!
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s The Difference Between Sliders And Burgers?
Sliders and burgers are very similar, but with the main difference that sliders are much smaller than burgers.
While burgers are typically a full meal on themselves, sliders are generally eaten as an appetizer or small meal such as lunch.
Because of this, sliders work great as an appetizer, side dish, or you can eat several of them for a full meal.
They also make great game day snacks, and you can share a tray of them with your friends and family.
Are Any Of These Recipes Vegetarian?
If you’re looking for meat-free recipes, then you’re in luck! Several of these recipes are vegetarian, if not completely vegan.
These include eggplant parmesan sliders, spicy black bean sliders, portobello steak sliders, and cheesy garlic bread sliders.
You can also swap out the meat products in most of these recipes for vegetarian or vegan substitutes if you’re looking for a meatless option.
What Sides Go Well With Sliders?
While sliders can be eaten on their own, no meal is complete without a good side.
Luckily, sliders can go with all sorts of side dishes. Fries are a great simple option, but you can switch this out for practically anything you want.
Nachos are great party food that works perfectly for a game day side, while onion rings and mac ‘n cheese are also favorites.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, some great side choices include pasta salad, mixed grilled veg, or crunchy fresh coleslaw.
So there you go – 53 of the best slider recipes that you need to try! We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes; with so many options to choose from, there’s something for everyone to love.
Now that you’ve taken a look at some of the best slider recipes out there, all you need to do is give them a try for yourself! Enjoy!
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