17 Slider Recipes That Are Simply Irresistible

These Mini Sandwiches Are Perfect for Parties

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Anita Schecter

Sliders win the award for most fun party food. They look good on a platter, they're handheld, but hearty, and the options for fillings are endless. From beef patties to meatballs to shawarma to pizza, the hardest part will be choosing what to put between the bread. Recipes can easily be sized up or down depending on the size of the crowd and most non-vegetarian sliders can be made veggie-friendly by using vegan meat. Sliders make a fun family meal, too—no party required.

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    Mini Italian Meatball Sliders

    mini italian meatball sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Who doesn't love a good meatball sub? For an easier-to-eat version, make Italian meatball sliders. Simply slather spicy whole grain mustard on toasted mini rolls, then top with cheesy meatballs, roasted peppers, and capers. These can be made with pre-made ingredients, but feel free to roll your own meatballs for an extra special snack. This recipe only makes two sliders for an intimate party, but you could easily multiply the amounts to serve as an appetizer.

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    All-American Sliders

    All-American Sliders (Mini Burgers)

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    When you think of a slider, you're probably thinking of a snack-sized hamburger on a mini bun. There's a reason they're a classic—they're a true crowd-pleaser. Top with the usual condiments—a small slice of tomato, lettuce, and pickles—or get creative. Try melty cheese, griddled onions, or special sauce.

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    Asian BBQ Pulled Pork Slider Sandwich with Apple Slaw

    Asian Slaw BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Shredded slow-cooked pork makes an ideal filling for sliders, especially when it's topped with Asian apple slaw and crispy, tangy pickles. If you're making these for a party, cook the pork ahead of time and reheat before serving. They also make a tasty family dinner. Serve with Sriracha or a similar hot sauce on the side.

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    Falafel Sliders

    Falafel Sliders

    Anita Schecter 

    For something different than the same old burgers, whip up a batch of crispy falafel sliders. The spiced, fried patties are sandwiched with cucumber, tahini, and amba sauce for a tasty app or main dish.

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    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thigh Sandwiches

    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thigh Sandwiches

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    Cooked low and slow, chicken thighs become super tender and flavorful. After quickly browning, this recipe simply cooks all day in the slow cooker. This frees you up to deal with other snacks and party prep, simply shredding the meat before serving. Top or serve with coleslaw.

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    Monte Cristo + Brie Sliders

    Monte Cristo + Brie Sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Sweet and savory, these sliders are a tasty snack for brunch, lunch, dinner, or parties. The creamy Brie melts beautifully and holds the whole things together. Tangy raspberry jam lends some brightness to the rich sandwich, which is coated in an egg mixture and fried like French toast. Follow the recipe as written if you're feeding one a meal or two a snack or make several for a crowd. Cut the French bread into whatever size slider you like.

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    Grilled Stuffed Mushroom Sliders

    Grilled Stuffed Mushroom Sliders

    Sabrina Baksh

    Vegetarians and meat eaters alike will be wowed by these grilled sliders. Pick your mushrooms to match the size of your buns to make an easier to eat, more attractive sandwich. Filled with a mix of cheeses and grilled, the mushroom caps are topped with dressed arugula and served warm and melty.

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    Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

    Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
    Anita Schecter.

    Quick and easy, these pizza sliders are a delicious appetizer for game days, birthday parties, and other gatherings. Pepperoni is a classic, but add thinly sliced bell pepper and onion if desired, or make part of the batch vegetarian. The recipe makes twelve, but you can double the recipe if you're feeding a crowd.

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    Vegetarian Loaded Sweet Potato Sliders

    Vegetarian Loaded Sweet Potato Sliders

    Anita Schecter

    For another meat-free option, mini black bean burgers are a tasty alternative. A mix of spices add zesty flavor (though you'll have to leave the Worcestershire sauce out for a truly vegetarian dish). For the low-carb crowd, replace the bread with roasted slices of sweet potato. Fresh avocado cream is the perfect easy condiment drizzled on top.

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    The Cheesiest Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

    The Cheesiest Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

    MacKenzie Smith 

    Homemade meatballs and tomato sauce are what make these cheesy sliders stand out. Meatballs are simple to make, but the key to success is not over-working the meat. Use high-quality brioche buns if you can find them since they add a nice light sweetness and a finished look. Serve warm and melty.

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    Tex-Mex Taco Beef Sliders

    Tex-Mex Taco Beef Sliders

    Diana Rattray

    Tacos are a fun party food, but they can be hard to assemble and hard to eat. For an appetizer that's easy to prepare ahead of time and make in bulk, make Tex-Mex sliders. The tender shredded beef can be prepared ahead of time in the slow cooker and simple dinner rolls can be split and used as buns. Baked with cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream, they're sure to be a hit.

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    Pickled Peach Grilled Cheese with Virginia Ham

    Grilled Cheese with Pickled Peaches and Virginia Ham
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Pickled peach grilled cheese sliders pack a mouthful of summertime flavor no matter what time of year you serve them. Virginia ham, a dollop of jam, sliced pickled peaches, and melted gouda cheese make a slider your guests are sure to remember.

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    Pulled Chicken Shawarma Sliders

    Pulled Chicken Shawarma Sliders

    Anita Schecter

    Try something different at your next grill-out and make chicken shawarma sliders. Typically roasted on a spit, shawarma is a Middle Eastern meat dish that's cooked with a flavorful blend of spices. For this version, chicken breasts are grilled before being shredded and simmered in a spiced tomato sauce and served on rolls.

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    Copycat Big Mac Pull Apart Sliders

    Copycat Big Mac Pull Apart Sliders

    The Spruce 

    Everyone will love these mini copycat Big Mac burgers. With beef patties, homemade sauce, onion, cheese, lettuce, and pickles, they'll have the familiar flavors everyone loves with a special homemade touch. These also make a fun family lunch.

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    Curried Meatball Sliders

    Curried Meatball Sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    For a quick and easy slider that's still packed with flavor, combine pre-made meatballs, curry sauce, slices of French bread, and fresh basil. You can customize the flavors by using a red, yellow, or green curry sauce and adding other toppings like other fresh herbs, bean sprouts, or slaw. The meatballs and sauce can be kept warm in a slow cooker.

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    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber

    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Sloppy Joes are a family favorite, but the vegetarian version is just as satisfying. Made with a mix of barley and vegetables like mushrooms and bell pepper, they're a healthier option that still delivers. For a quick snack, use a store-bought sloppy Joe mix or make your own sauce (excluding the meat). Either way, top your sliders with crispy pickled radish or cucumbers for a satisfying crunch.

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    Appetizer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Appetizer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Diana Rattray

    Succulent pulled pork is an ideal filling for soft slider buns and doesn't require any toppings at all. Knock out the first few steps the day before and finish the pork in the slow cooker a few hours before eating. This recipe also features a homemade slider bun recipe if you want to go all out.