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Watching the Big Game? Get the recipe for mini garlic cheeseburgers to feed your entire crowd. These cheeseburgers will be the talk of the party. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

The best part of football season has got to be the food. Whether you love dips and appetizers or chicken wings and sliders, game day food is simply the best. When it comes to feeding a crowd, I like recipes that are not only easy but also delicious. Today I’m sharing with you how to make one of my favorite game day recipes. My family loves to eat mini cheeseburgers especially while watching a big game. Below you’ll find an easy way to make mini garlic cheeseburgers for a crowd.

Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day
Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day

Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day

Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 or more people



  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp of minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 dinner rolls or potato rolls
  • 6 slices of Colby and Monterrey Jack Cheese


  • 4 tbsp of unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp of minced fresh garlic


  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, minced garlic, dried minced onions, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Divide meat into 12 even portions.
  • Roll each portion into a ball.
  • Between two pieces of plastic wrap, flatten each portion with a rolling pin until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. You want the burgers just slightly larger than your dinner rolls as they will shrink to the perfect “bun size” as they cook.
  • In a preheated nonstick pan, cook burgers on medium-high heat. Once one side begins to brown, flip the burger with a spatula and continue cooking until cooked all the way through. Cooking times will vary. Burgers will be done meat is no longer pink in the center. OR….These mini burgers can also be cooked on an indoor grill like this Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill. Simply place each burger patties onto the bottom plate of the preheated (450°F) indoor grill, press the top plate down, and cook until burgers are done.
  • Once burgers are cooked, slice dinner rolls in half and place one burger patty inside.
  • Take one cheese slice and fold in half, place half a slice of cheese on each burger before place the dinner roll top back onto the burger.
  • Combine melted butter and teaspoon of garlic. After placing all of the assembled mini burgers onto a baking sheet, brush the tops of the dinner rolls with the garlic butter mixture. Cover baking tray with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 5 minutes until rolls are soft and cheese is melted.
  • Serve burgers with your favorite toppings (examples: mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.)


Recipe CTA

Take your Mini Garlic Cheeseburgers on-the-go!

Did you make the mini garlic cheeseburger recipe above? Are you going to a party for the big game? To make this recipe travel friendly, after the burgers come out of the oven place the assembled burgers back into the bag that the dinner rolls came in. The dinner roll bag will help to keep the burgers warm and the buns soft while they journey to their next destination.

Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day
Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day

This Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe + Homemade French Fries = a Perfect Game Day Meal

If you liked this recipe? You are going to LOVE this one! Learn how I make Homemade French Fries and the secret to The Best (most addicting) Seasoning Salt. These french fries go perfectly with the mini garlic cheeseburgers recipe and are so easy to make!

Do you have a recipe that you like to serve your family and friends during Game Time?


Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family. When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys.


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  2. After you bake them and they are all ready, how do they stay warm & fresh for tailgating? Could you do everything except the last step (melted garlic butter over top. bake for 5 min) the night before, then do this last step the morning of, wrap individually in foil and put in cooler to stay warm?
    Im trying to figure out if they would get soggy or if they would be ok….Do you know?

    • I am not entirely sure as I have not tried that. However, if I were to pack and travel with them that sounds like how I would more than likely do it. I would imagine that the foil would help to “steam” the burgers during travel so that the buns would stay nice and soft. Whenever we pack hotdogs for baseball games, we cook them then wrap them in aluminum foil and place in an insulated cooler. When it comes time to eat them at the game, the hotdogs are warm and the buns are soft.

      Let me know if you try it out and what your results were. Thanks for commenting!

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    • They did not make the buns soggy when I did this. If it is a concern for you, you could try lightly patting the patties with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before adding them to your buns.

  4. Loved this recipe. I use my own burger recipe and after frying them lie them on paper towel to soak up any excess grease. They were amazing and were having them a second time today with Hawaiian buns this time!!

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  6. Hi,

    Do you think this recipe will work as well with turkey and, if so, would I use the same type of cheese?
    Thank you so much.

    • You probably could substitute turkey for the beef although it would taste slightly different. You can use whatever cheese you like the best. If you try it out, let us know how it turned out. I’m curious to know what you think.

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