Recipes For Sandwich Sliders That Are Perfect For Any Party

Offering bite-sized, bold-flavored sandwiches is the perfect way to ensure a party’s success. More and more often, people are choosing sandwich sliders as their go-to appetizer to serve at get-togethers. They’re just the right size, require zero silverware, and act as the perfect complement to other party snacks. We’ve compiled seven recipes, including a bite-sized burger, fried green tomato slider, and spicy whiskey barbecue mini-sandwich, that will ensure your guests leave full and satisfied.

1. Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Slider style mini burgers

Slider style mini burgers are sure to be a hit at any party | iStock.com

Kicking off our list of sliders is Allrecipes’ mini burgers. This tasty finger food, which yields 24 sliders, is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) envelope onion soup mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 dinner rolls, split
  • ½ cup sliced pickles (optional)

Head to Allrecipes for the full recipe. 

2. Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Sloppy Joe sliders are easy to make and delicious | iStock.com

Whether you’re looking for a tasty party appetizer or a bite-sized sandwich to serve for dinner, Cooking Light’s recipe, which yields 4 servings, creates a satisfying slider. Looking for a dish that requires minimal prep time the day of your get-together? Prepare the sauce ahead of time, reheat it, and assemble the sandwiches the day of your party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot
  • 10 ounces lean ground beef
  • ¾ cup pre-chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 8 slider hamburger buns

Head to MyRecipes for the full recipe from Cooking Light. 

3. Pimiento Cheese Sliders

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What’s better than sirloin, pimientos, and cheese? | iStock.com

Sweet and spicy pimiento cheese sliders from Rachael Ray Every Day are sure to please all of your party guests. The appetizer yields 8 servings and calls for beef sirloin, veggies, seasonings, cheese, and chopped pimientos, creating the perfect Southern-style snack.

Ingredients:

  • 16 slices good-quality white bread
  • 1½ pounds ground beef sirloin
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon paprika or sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ cup lager beer
  • Salt and pepper
  • A drizzle of oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons well-drained chopped pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • Several drops hot sauce
  • 8 slices dill pickle chips or bread-and-butter pickles

Head to Rachael Ray Every Day for the full recipe. 

4. Fried Green Tomato Sliders

fried green tomato sliders

Fried green tomato sliders are a twist on a Southern classic | iStock.com

Southern Living’s tomato sliders call for cabbage, carrots, onion, mayo, hot chili sauce, bacon, and fried green tomatoes, creating a crispy and flavorful bite-sized sandwich. Add sweet-hot pickle chips to the bun for a tasty garnish.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1½ cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Asian Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 12 slider buns or dinner rolls, warmed and split
  • 12 cooked bacon slices
  • 12 fried green tomatoes

Head to MyRecipes for the full recipe from Southern Living. 

5. Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

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Your party guests will be diving into these meatballs | iStock.com

A hearty meatball that’s placed in between a soft dinner roll and topped with a mouthwatering sauce creates an appetizer no party should be without. Taste of Home’s recipe yields 15 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Meatballs

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 15 dinner rolls

Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe. 

6. Chicken Nugget Sliders

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Kids go nuts for these chicken nugget sliders | iStock.com

Looking for a snack to serve at your child’s next party? These chicken nugget sliders from Hellmann’s are sure to be a hit! This easy-to-make, kid-friendly recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 12 party-size potato rolls, split
  • 12 frozen or refrigerated chicken nuggets, cooked according to package directions
  • 3 slices cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and broken into 12 pieces
  • 12 small iceberg lettuce leaves

Head to MyRecipes for the full recipe from Hellmann’s. 

7. Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

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If you like spice, you have to try these sliders | Scott Olson/Getty Images

It’s unbelievable how savory these sliders truly are. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe calls for ground meat, whiskey, barbecue sauce, onions, and jalapeño, creating an appetizer that is absolutely oozing with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground meat (beef, bison, turkey)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 whole large onion, diced
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup jarred jalapeño slices
  • 12 whole slider buns or dinner rolls, split

Head to The Pioneer Woman for the full recipe.