Bacon and Cheddar Sliders
We tackled the slider craze with the help of Top Chef Masters' Richard Blais. These baby burgers range from absolutely classic to a beet-based veggie special and a succulent tuna version with a wasabi kick.
We'll start with Bacon and Cheddar Sliders.
Classic burger toppings are all here. Toasting buns on the grill gives a delightful crunch.
Provolone and Broccoli Rabe Beef Sliders
Pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe gives sliders a sophisticated edge and introduces a likely unfamiliar veggie in a delicious way. The Italian flavors of broccoli rabe and provolone cheese may sound like an unlikely combination but make for a truly great family-friendly meal. Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, paprika, and Worcestershire, these succulent sliders are flavorful enough to please both kids and parents. Use Broccolini for a milder flavor. To create a truly terrific burger use quality 93% lean ground sirloin and premium whole wheat buns. Lean ground sirloin and reduced-fat cheese help keep fat and calories in check.
A handful of fresh mint boosts the flavor of ground turkey, while cream cheese keeps the patties moist. Mild-flavored pepperoncini peppers top these sliders served on water rolls.
Butcher's Cut Sliders
Who knew it was possible to pack this much flavor into a two-inch-tall slider? These are perfect as a nosh at your next cocktail party or enjoyed as an easy weeknight dinner.
Grilled Chicken Sliders and Apricot Chutney Spread
These mini sliders are a fun weeknight meal the whole family is sure to love. Dijon mustard gives the apricot chutney the perfect amount of peppery tang to complement the grilled chicken.
Italian Meatball Sliders
Melted mozzarella and savory meatballs are nestled within a fluffy water roll. You might just have a new dinnertime favorite.
Sloppy Joe Sliders
An already kid-friendly classic just got kicked up a notch. Kids and adults alike will love these pint-sized sliders.
Beet and Brown Rice Sliders
This bite-size veggie burger will leave you satisfied and craving another. Good news: a serving size is two sliders.
Sliders with Shallot-Dijon Relish
These mini-burgers make fun and tasty appetizers. Although we enjoyed them on Parker House rolls, they would also be tasty on small dinner rolls or sweet Hawaiian bread rolls.
Southwest Crispy Chicken Sliders
Mini Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola
Looking for a fun weeknight dinner? Challenge your kids’ palettes by introducing blue cheese in these juicy mini burgers. If blue cheese is too far of a stretch, try feta or mild queso fresco mixed into the turkey burger mixture.
Tuna Tartare Sliders with Wasabi Mayo
This slider is piled high with fresh veggies, spicy wasabi mayo and deliciously seasoned tuna. Buy fresh or frozen Pacific albacore or yellowfin tuna for a sustainable choice.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders
Didn't think pulled chicken was possible in less than 20 minutes? You'll become a believer once you try your first bite of this delicious sweet and savory sandwich. For a less sweet option, use sliced dill pickles.
Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese
These lamb sliders are an unexpected twist. We love the pairing of sweet caramelized onions and tangy blue cheese.
Italian Meatball Sliders
Skip the pasta and try meatball sliders instead. Best of all, you can make the meatballs ahead and freeze them for a quick meal on busy nights. Prep Pointer: Adding ricotta to the meatballs keeps them moist.
Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Pickled Onions
Shredded, grilled chicken thighs are dipped in Carolina-style barbecue sauce, a vinegar-based mix with mustard, a little honey, seasonings, and butter.
Classic Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Though we usually shy away from processed foods, we do love American cheese here for that old-school burger joint flavor; you can certainly substitute cheddar, if you prefer. Rinsing the onion removes some of its harsh bite; use a fine sieve.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
For this slider, we tuck the usual Buffalo wing accompaniments—carrots and celery—inside the patty. This gives you all the flavors of a wing plate while also helping to keep the lean breast meat moist. When shredding the celery (so that it incorporates nicely), you’ll have to stop occasionally to pull and discard the strings. Be sure to search for celery bunches with nice, fresh leaves still attached.
Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
These sliders are a saucy mess, in the best way possible—leaving you sweet-tangy drips to lick off your hands. The recipe demonstrates one tasty way to use our slow cooker pork recipe. Go for a standard, soft bun here—it's best for barbecue.
Parm-Style Chicken Sliders
Top patties with mozzarella and marinara for a kid-friendly twist on an Italian classic.