From the American South and beyond, here's a delicious collection of savory slider Recipes that you can really sink your teeth into!
- What is a Slider?
- 25+ Easy Slider Recipes
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Vinegar Slaw
- Greek Turkey Sliders with Tzadiki Sauce
- Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches
- Carolina Pork Sliders and Sweet Coleslaw
- Easy Party Cuban Sliders
- Slow Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders
- Blackened Salmon Sliders
- Ham and Gruyere Sliders with Raspberry Mayo
- Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders
- Easy Pull Apart Italian Sliders Recipe
- Tandoori Chicken Sliders
- Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Apples & Onions
- Hamburger Sliders
- Turkey Sliders
- Ham and Cheese Sliders with Garlic Butter Sauce
- Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
- Chicken and Waffle Sliders
- Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders
- Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Sliders
- Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sliders
- Slow Cooker Beef & Beer Sliders
- Maple Bacon Turkey Sliders
- Sweet Potato Sliders
- Crispy Chicken Sliders
- Pineapple Pulled Pork Sliders & Slaw
- French Onion Roast Beef Sliders Recipe
- Quick and Easy Reuben Sliders
- Slow Cooker Korean Pulled Pork Sliders
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders
What is a Slider?
Depending on who you ask, a slider is either (a) a mini-hamburger, or (b) a mini-sandwich. Unless you ask Adam Kuban, who unequivocally defines and defends the original slider recipe:
A slider is something very specific. It is not just a mini hamburger. It’s a thin, thin slip of beef, cooked on a griddle with onions and pickles piled atop patty. The steam from the onions does as much cooking as the griddle. The buns are placed atop the onions, absorbing the pungent aroma and flavor.Adam Kuban, Editor Emeritus, Serious Eats
Personally, I prefer to use the broadest interpretation possible – a slider is a little bun with a yummy, mostly protein-based filling. However, while I may not agree with Mr Kuban on the defining points, I do have to give him some serious props: he has constructed what is probably the best copycat recipe around for traditional beef-n-onion sliders.
Who Made the First Slider?
White Castle, generally credited as the country's first fast-food chain, also gets credit for inventing the original slider in Wichita, Kansas in 1921. Eleven years later, Krystal was founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In a modern-day Mason-Dixon fast-food standoff, Tennessee and Kentucky are the only two US states in which the two chains cross paths. (Awhile back, Mr B and I seized the opportunity to weigh in on The Great Slider Debate. Click through to read more!)
25+ Easy Slider Recipes
Sliders are just plain fun! These hearty, palm-size wonders of the sandwich world make a perfect party food! With limitless filling options, you'll be sure to have something to fit everyone's tastes, and you can easily make enough for a few or for a crowd.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Vinegar Slaw
Quick & easy sliders made with slow cooker pulled pork, sweet & smoky BBQ sauce, and crunchy vinegar slaw. This is excellent for using up leftover shredded pork & it's a good excuse to make a big batch.
Greek Turkey Sliders with Tzadiki Sauce
Slider-size Greek turkey burgers are perfect for game-day! Simply buy or make slider-sized buns and you're set to go!
Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches
Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders from Buy This Cook That give a whole new face to the legendary Kentucky Hot Brown.
Carolina Pork Sliders and Sweet Coleslaw
These Carolina Pork Sliders with Sweet Coleslaw, filled with pork barbecue topped with a spicy vinegar based sauce, are a bite-sized version of traditional Carolina barbecue.
Easy Party Cuban Sliders
Easy Party Cuban Sliders loaded with ham, pork, Swiss cheese, and pickles; topped with a tangy Dijon mustard poppy seed spread.
Slow Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders
Slow Cooker Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sliders made with fork tender pulled pork with rich spices. Perfectly paired with sweet and crisp coleslaw and slider buns buns.
Blackened Salmon Sliders
When it's time to up your game with a delicious new treat to serve your friends and family, my Blackened Salmon Sliders with an Asian Slaw are sure to please even the pickiest eater!
Ham and Gruyere Sliders with Raspberry Mayo
These Ham and Gruyere Sliders are a quick and easy party appetizer with meat and meted cheese topped with a homemade raspberry mayo between moist, toasted slider buns.
Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders
These Quick and Easy Baked Pizza Sliders are tasty and can feed your whole pack with not very much time. Such a tasty meal to be made any night of the week.
Easy Pull Apart Italian Sliders Recipe
Packed with salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato sauce, these tasty Italian sliders are perfect for to serve as a meal or a tasty appetizer!
Tandoori Chicken Sliders
Tandoori Chicken Sliders are mini-burgers made with marinated & grilled chicken, buttery-soft slider buns and dressed with a tart & spicy cilantro-chutney spread.
Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Apples & Onions
These Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Apples & Onions are sure to be a new favorite! With tender pieces of pork and chunks of caramelized apples & onions. Delish!
These hamburger sliders are easy to make and super delicious! Using a sweet Hawaiian roll or a mini bun you can’t go wrong with these! They are a hit every time!
Warm and cheesy turkey sliders made from leftover turkey meat. They’re bursting with flavor and feed a crowd!
Ham and Cheese Sliders with Garlic Butter Sauce
These easy freezer-friendly sliders are so good, you’ll need to hide a pan for yourself. The garlic butter sauce brushed over the sliders is out of this world!
Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!
Chicken and Waffle Sliders
These Chicken and Waffle Sliders are the easiest game day, Super Bowl, or party food recipe that you will make! They’re quick & easy to make and they’re always a crowd pleaser.
Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders
There’s nothing quite like tender, juicy, sweet and spicy slow cooked pulled pork sliders. These are a copycat recipe of my favorite sliders, which I discovered at a Texas country road bbq joint!
Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Sliders
Banh mi is a scrumptious Vietnamese sandwich that hits ALL flavors of the palate. This slider recipe piles grilled chicken, fresh veggies, and quick pickled veggies on slider rolls. The mayo, sriracha, cilantro, and jalapeño give it classic Asian food vibes!
Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sliders
Smoky bacon bits sprinkled on sharp white cheddar cheese are the perfect complement to sliced or shredded turkey. Mix up a sweet poppy seed glaze and pour over sweet Hawaiian rolls for baked turkey sliders that will be gone as soon as they come out of the oven!
Slow Cooker Beef & Beer Sliders
Slow cooker beef and beer sliders are the perfect party or game day food. It’s super easy to make and great for feeding a crowd but my family asks for them as weeknight dinner too!
Maple Bacon Turkey Sliders
Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders with Maple and Bacon are salty, sweet, cheesy baked turkey sliders on Hawaiian rolls perfect for your party crowd. Easy to assemble, these sliders with Hawaiian rolls are ready in minutes and can be assembled in advance.
Sweet Potato Sliders
These Sweet Potato Sliders are healthier burger option. Made with sweet potato buns and a beef patty covered in guacamole and ranch dressing, they’re a simple and super tasty (paleo) party food.
Crispy Chicken Sliders
Crispy Chicken Sliders are the perfect appetizer, snack, or even dinner. Thick slices of breast meat is soaked in a buttermilk, coated and fried to perfection, then served on a slider bun with all the fixings.
Pineapple Pulled Pork Sliders & Slaw
Comfort food meets party food in these yummy open-faced pulled pork sliders with pineapple slaw. Served on rounds of toasted sweet Hawaiian bread, these modern sliders are perfect for your next party!
French Onion Roast Beef Sliders Recipe
French Onion Roast Beef Sliders, an easy roast beef slider recipe with caramelized onions. Perfect for dinner or snacking!
Quick and Easy Reuben Sliders
This delicious Reuben Slider recipe will be a huge hit at any gathering or party. Best of all it’s so easy to make you’ll wonder why you never tried it before!
Slow Cooker Korean Pulled Pork Sliders
Sweet, salty and slightly spicy Slow Cooker Korean Pulled Pork Sliders with quick pickle vegetables.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders are the perfect comfort food, without all of the work! Pork is dry rubbed with spicy, smoky flavors, then cooked and topped with homemade BBQ sauce and creamy coleslaw. Yum!
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I love how versatile these sliders are. They can be prepared so many ways and are perfect for outdoor family gatherings.
Amanda Love says
I always thought of sliders as mini burgers or sandwiches and I haven't really thought about the whole debate about it. So long as the family enjoys them, it doesn't matter what they are called.
Dawn McAlexander says
I have only tried Krystal sliders. I have not had the chance to try White Castle. There isn't one anywhere near me. I have to say that the Krystal sliders to me are no that good. I am hoping that the White Castle ones are better.
These all look so tasty! I think sliders are just such a fun way to eat burgers. Same ingredients, just smaller bites. Fun!
Cindy Ingalls says
I really like the idea of adding coleslaw to a slider. The crunchy texture and creamy flavor take the meatiness up a notch.
I LOVE your definition of a slider... and I'm going to start using these recipes! My mouth started watering reading them. Pinning them for later!
Rhian Westbury says
Sliders can be great as you get loads of tastes of things but it always makes me want more x
Heather Garcia says
We don't have a Krystal here but I have eaten at them when visiting my family in Tennessee. Your post just reminded me of them and times we have shared! 🙂 I love sliders and making them for get togethers at my house. They are always a crowd pleaser and I love the different twists these recipes provide!
Misty Nelson says
Carolina girl here, and I know all about what you're talkin'. Sliders are the trendy snack lately, and southern sliders are really the best of the best. I'm from a town that is famous for barbecue so you can find some tasty barbecue sliders on the menu at a lot of places. These look delicious too!
Hillary Harper says
We use to always make an obligatory stop at Krystal when we would go to Tennessee for vacation! I'm much more of a fan for a big juicy slider like those Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders!
Thanks for sharing the recipes 🙂
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says
I don't think I've ever had either brand of sliders, but fried chicken sliders are my thing and I could eat several in one sitting!