Easy Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

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Easy cheeseburger sliders recipe to feed a crowd using ground beef without onion soup mix. Perfect for game day tailgating, party, or weeknight family dinner. The secret to the best cheeseburger sliders at home is the Worcestershire sauce. This easy cheeseburger sliders recipe can be easily customized with Hawaiian rolls or made better than fast food with regular dinner rolls.
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Having a party, tailgating, or want something different for dinner? This easy mini garlic cheeseburger sliders recipe will feed your entire crowd!

These cheeseburger sliders are going to be the talk of your big game get together or family gathering. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

Can you make Cheeseburger Sliders without Onion Soup Mix?

Absolutely! Many people use onion soup mix in their cheeseburger slider recipe for ease and convenience. But did you know that it is just as easy to use your own spices that you more than likely already have in your kitchen cabinet?

The best cheeseburger slider recipe doesn’t use onion soup mix. Instead this sliders recipe uses ingredients like Worcestershire sauce, dried minced onion, and fresh garlic for a unique flavor you’ll never find at a fast food restaurant.

Do you make Cheeseburger Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls or Regular Dinner Rolls?

You can use either type of roll that you would like for this recipe. A regular dinner roll will give you that classic cheeseburger flavor while a Hawaiian roll will add a hint of sweetness to your cheeseburger.

If you are looking to mimic a fast food cheeseburger slider then go with a regular dinner roll.

Easy Cheeseburger Slider Recipe for a Crowd
Easy Cheeseburger Slider Recipe for a Crowd

Secret Ingredient to the Best Cheeseburger Sliders is Worcestershire sauce

The little bit of Worcestershire sauce in this cheeseburger sliders recipe makes all the difference in the way that these sliders taste.

If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce you can omit it in this recipe but the ending flavor with be different that the original recipe.

The Worcestershire sauce gives the cheeseburger sliders a smokey, steakburger like flavor.

It is so delicious!

Mini Garlic Burger Sliders are Great for Any Occassion

  • Game Day Favorite: 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. My family loves to eat cheeseburgers especially while watching a big game and this cheeseburger slider recipe is the perfect size for snacking!
  • Birthday Parties: this recipe is easy to scale to make as many cheeseburger sliders as you need no matter how big the party. Make a burger topping bar with all the fixing so everyone can dress their mini cheeseburger sliders any way they want.
  • Holiday Get Togethers: is it just me or do burgers taste better on American holidays? These mini garlic cheeseburger sliders will definitely make your next holiday get together a little more memorable.
  • Backyard BBQs: these mini cheeseburger sliders cook up quickly during backyard BBQ’s so you can have more time having fun
  • Family Dinner: always a hit with the entire family, these mini cheeseburger sliders will be the best weeknight meal you’ve cooked that week!

What do I need to make Sliders at Home?

  • Indoor Grill: I love an indoor grill for this recipe. The reason why I love an indoor grill for this type of recipe is because of how quickly the sliders cook. With an indoor grill you can cook both sides at one time which cuts your cooking time in half. Because this indoor grill has grill plates on the top and bottom, you’ll also get those beautiful grill marks on your sliders.
  • Griddle Pan: this is such a great pan to have when cooking things like hamburgers on the stovetop. I use this pan all the time for anything from homemade cheeseburgers and paninis to pancakes.
  • Cheese Slice Holder: if you like American Cheese on your hamburgers you’ll know how much of a pain it is to store cheese slices in the fridge. Once you open the package, it seems like the cheese slices just go everywhere in the fridge. This adorable cheese slice holder keeps the cheese slices neat and organized in the fridge.
  • Insulated Cooler for Travel: planning on taking your sliders on the road to an event, party, or tailgate? You’ll need an insulated cooler to keep them warm during travel. This insulated cooler is a great option because it has to separate sections: one for drinks or cool things and another compartment that could be used for items you want to keep warm.

How to travel with Mini Garlic Burger Sliders?

Need to make this recipe travel friendly?

Traveling a short distance – 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 steam the buns making them soft while they journey to their next destination.

Traveling a longer distance – After the burgers come out of the oven. Wrap them in aluminum foil and store in an insulated cooler until you reach your destination. The aluminum foil plus the insulated cooler will help to keep the burgers warm.

Easy Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe with Worcestershire Sauce and no onion soup mix to Feed a Crowd
Easy Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe with Worcestershire Sauce and no onion soup mix to Feed a Crowd
Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Recipe for Game Day

Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

The Domestic Diva
Easy cheeseburger sliders recipe to feed a crowd using ground beef without onion soup mix. Perfect for game day tailgating, party, or weeknight family dinner. The secret to the best cheeseburger sliders at home is the Worcestershire sauce. This easy cheeseburger sliders recipe can be easily customized with Hawaiian rolls or made better than fast food with regular dinner rolls.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliders



  • 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. Mix well.
  • Divide meat into 12 even portions.
  • Roll each portion into a ball.
  • Between two pieces of plastic wrap, flatten each ball 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.
  • Nonstick Stovetop Pan Instructions: In a preheated nonstick pan, cook burgers on low-medium heat. Once one side has browned, flip the burger with a spatula and continue cooking until cooked all the way through. Cooking times will vary.
    Indoor Grill Instructions: 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.
    Burgers are done when they are no longer pink in the center.
  • 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.)


Keyword Beef, Burger, Cheese, Grilling, Stovetop
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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. This looks delicious! I am excited to try :) I have a game day dessert to pair it with. Hope you enjoy!

  3. 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!!

  4. does the patty sog the bun while in the oven?

    1. 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.

  5. 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?

    1. 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!

  6. What is the green seasoning on top of buns?

    1. Just some dried parsley for color.

  7. These look so very yummy! I featured your recipe in my Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe post this week. Have a great weekend!

    1. Awesome! Thank you so much, Dori. I’ll take a look!!!

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