Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders

Hawaiian Roll Cheeseburger Sliders

May 28, 2022 19 Comments

I have a trick to these easy Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders that make them the perfect crowd pleasing dinner.

Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito.

These Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders really are the perfect weekday dinner.

My family loves this recipe and I do too.

Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders

They’re so easy to make and require minimal effort. That’s my kind of dinner!

This is a great way to make a bunch of cheeseburgers at one time. Perfect for a hungry crowd.

They taste a little bit like White Castle sliders to me. I haven’t had those in a long time but I used to love those burgers!

finished cheeseburger sliders

The Kings Hawaiian Rolls for this recipe make the perfect portioned out servings.

I feel like anything made on these rolls turns to gold immediately. They’re just so good!

finished cheeseburger sliders

If you want to make these Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders even better try them with some Boom Boom Sauce and some Garlic Parmesan Fries.

I know if you give these a try that you’ll love them too!

What to serve with these Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders

Sides are of course always up to you but I do have some suggestions you may like.

Oven roasted potatoes would be great. So would any kind of potato wedge or French fry.

crispy oven roasted potatoes

Roasted parmesan broccoli is a great vegetable side dish option or choose any vegetable you’d like.

Another good idea is a nice big house salad. Any of these would be perfect.

Tips for the best Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders.

These Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders are so easy to make.

cheeseburger sliders

There are a couple things you can do to be sure they’re at their best.

  • Fat- be sure to drain the fat from the ground beef after it’s browned. This will prevent the burgers from being overly greasy.
  • Cheese- take the cheese out of the fridge while you’re browning the beef. This will help the cheese get to room temperature so it can melt easier in the oven.
  • Cheese Barrier- placing the cheese slices down on the top and the bottom of the Hawaiian rolls will create a barrier for grease. This way the rolls won’t get soggy.
  • Shredded Cheese- adding a little shredded cheese to the ground beef will also keep the beef from being too loose and falling out all over the place.

Can you make these Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders ahead?

Yes, you can make these ahead.

Put them together as the directions say but do not add the melted butter topping.

top of Hawaiian rolls

Save that for right before you’re going to bake them.

These can be made up to a day or two ahead of when you’re going to serve them.

Hawaiian roll cheeseburger slider ingredients

hawaiian roll cheeseburger slider ingredients
  • Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • Onion powder
  • Ground beef
  • Shredded cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • American cheese slices
  • Butter
  • Sesame seeds


First, add the beef to a large skillet over medium high heat. Using a wooden spoon/ spatula break the meat up into small pieces.

ground beef

Cook it until all the pieces are browned.

Now turn off the heat and drain the fat from the pan.

grease from ground beef

Then add some Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt and pepper. If you want to add any additional seasonings do it now.

Worcestershire sauce added to ground beef

Next, add the shredded cheese and stir it into the beef.

shredded cheese added to ground beef

Now slice the package of Hawaiian rolls horizontally. Place the top half off to the side keeping the rolls intact.

open Hawaiian rolls

On the bottom portion of the Hawaiian rolls, add the American cheese slices. Make sure the cheese covers the rolls completely. This will make a barrier so no trapped grease makes them soggy.

cheese on rolls

Then add the ground beef to the top of the cheese. Spread it out evenly.

beef on top of cheese

Next, add more slices of American cheese to to top of the beef.

cheese on top of beef

After that, add the top portion of the Hawaiian rolls.

Hawaiian roll tops

Then melt the butter and brush it on top of the rolls.

buttering the top of rolls

Now immediately sprinkles the sesame seeds on top.

sesame seeds on the butter

Finally cover it with tin foil and bake at 350° for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

oven set to 350

Serve warm and enjoy.

finished Hawaiian rolls

Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders recipe video

Hawaiian Roll Cheeseburger Sliders

These Hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders are the perfect crowd pleasing dinner
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger sliders, hawaiian roll cheeseburger sliders, hawaiian roll recipe


  • Parchment Paper
  • baking sheet


  • 1.5 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • 8-10 slices American Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 2 tbs Onion Powder
  • 3 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbs Butter, Melted
  • 2 tbs Sesame Seeds


  • Slice the Hawaiian rolls horizontally down the center and place the intact top off to the side. Place the bottom half onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Put half of the American cheese slices down onto the bottom half of the rolls. Make sure they cover the bottom of the rolls completely.
  • Brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Drain any accumulated fat from the pan and return it to the stove with the heat off.
  • Season the beef with salt, pepper, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce then add the shredded cheese. Stir it all together until its evenly combined.
  • Add the beed mixture to cheese topped rolls then add another layer of American cheese slices to the top.
  • Place the top of the rolls back on to the burgers and brush the tops with the melted butter
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes or until the bread is golden browned
  • Serve warm and enjoy!!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

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Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Kari May 31, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    These look so so soooooo good!! Definitely gonna make them!

  • Melissa Cox June 2, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Hello, should I use onion powder or garlic powder? In the ingredients it says onion, but in directions it says garlic. Thank you!

    Can’t wait to try this with some homemade fries.

    • Al Dente Diva June 2, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      Hi! Oh my mistake I have to correct that. It’s onion powder. So sorry about that

  • Garlic Parmesan Fries June 2, 2022 at 11:44 pm

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  • Kate June 6, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Your site has become my go-to for dinner ideas and every single thing has been delicious! Trying these and the garlic Parmesan fries for dinner tonight! I can’t wait!

    • Al Dente Diva June 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm

      Hey Kate
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write me and let me know. I truly appreciate it so much. Makes my day hearing when people like the recipes!

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  • Novellian June 12, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    These Hawaiian bun sliders are great looking! It also reminds me of White Castle sliders, minus the diced onions. Would you add and mix diced onions within the ground meat while cooking the meat?

    • Al Dente Diva June 12, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      Hi! Thanks so much. Yes you can absolutely add diced onion when browning the beef. It would be great

  • Sheri Donner July 4, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    It’s good with the garlic powder too. I went that way of the two options ’cause my daughter is allergic to onion.

    • Al Dente Diva July 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      I’m glad you adjusted to suit your needs. Sounds great

  • Anonymous July 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Can’t wait to try them

  • Natalie July 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I found you on Pinterest and literally pinned everything you’ve made lol I’m making these tonight and so far I’ve made your meatloaf (hubby LOVED IT!) and your BBQ drumsticks. Thank you for these quick and easy and flavorful recipes!

    • Al Dente Diva July 17, 2022 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Natalie, haha I love that so much. Thank you for the support. I really appreciate it!!

  • Kathleen K. Ferguson October 18, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Hi! I’m going to do this for a tailgate. I have 14 ppl. Should I double/triple recipe? How many servings per recipe? (I’m a terrible judge of this.) Will be doing something easy, like chips, with it. Your advice is appreciated!

    • Al Dente Diva October 19, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      Hi! Doubling should be just fine. I hope you have a great time at the tailgate

  • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    I made these for the family last night and they LOVED them so much. Thank you!!!

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