These melt-in-your-mouth Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders are pretty much the most delicious thing on the planet. Hawaiian slider buns are stuffed with a  hamburger filling studded with chopped pickles, onion, mustard, and plenty of cheese. Perfect for entertaining! 

For more easy spins on classic cheeseburgers, check out this Cheeseburger Stromboli, this Chopped Hatch Pepper Cheeseburger, and these French Onion Cheeseburgers.

Sliders hot out of the oven

Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders

If you make anything for your next entertaining event, let it be these cheeseburger pull apart sliders. They’re officially my new favorite football/tailgating food on the planet, and I cannot stop eating them.

Actually, scratch that, they’re just my new favorite food on the planet, period.

What’s not to love? Gooey cheeseburger filling sandwiched between a sweet hawaiian bun, brushed with butter and baked until golden brown and seriously irresistible. These guys are like a mix between a sloppy joe and a traditional cheeseburger slider, but so much better.

Kevin even dubbed these, “Better than White Castle,” and after my last lackluster White Castle experience a year or so ago, I’d have to agree.Ground beef, chopped pickles and cheddar cheese baked on hawaiian buns

How to make Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders

So first thing’s first. Butter your buns. Slice the Hawaiian buns in half, spread them with butter and toast them. This created a sort of barrier between the bun and the filling so they don’t get soggy. Also, butter makes everything better. 

Next, brown ground beef and sauce onions and garlic. Add in chopped pickles, pickle juice, and salt. Spread the filling over the toasted buns, cover with cheese and bake! 

Once the cheese is melted and gooey, cover with chopped lettuce, tomato, and the top bun. Transfer to a platter and let your guests pull off their own sliders. 

Cheeseburger filling on Hawaiian rolls

Can these be made in advance??

If you’re making them in advance, I’d make the filling and shred the cheese, then assemble just before serving. I will say though, I reheated them the next day in the microwave and they were OUTSTANDING. They were slightly soggy, but in a good way, and seriously melted in my mouth. 

Easy variations 

  • Mix in chopped jalapeño for a little bit of spice.
  • Add bacon for a spin on a bacon cheeseburger
  • Serve with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss in place of the cheddar

Goeey chopped cheeseburger sliders - perfect for a crowd

Substitutions and Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success 

  • If you want to lighten them up a bit, swap out the ground beef for turkey and the full-fat cheese for reduced-fat
  • Add in a splash of Worcestershire sauce for an extra kick of flavor. 
  • You could also use regular slider buns if you don’t have access to Hawaiian 
  • Make sure to season with plenty of salt and pepper! 
  • Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray so they don’t stick. 

For more great slider ideas, check out these posts:

Add lettuce, tomato and your favorite cheeseburger toppings!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chopped Cheeseburger Sliders - better than White Castle!

Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders

These melt-in-your-mouth Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders are pretty much the most delicious thing on the planet. Hawaiian slider buns are stuffed with a  hamburger filling studded with chopped pickles, onion, mustard, and plenty of cheese. Perfect for entertaining! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger, sliders, cheeseburger sliders,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 149 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package hawaiian rolls
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • chopped lettuce and tomato for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a small baking sheet.

  2. Split hawaiian buns down the middle lengthwise, try to keep all of the buns in tact.In a large non-stick skillet, add ground sirloin, onion and garlic. Turn the heat on medium-high and cook until brown and cooked through, about five minutes. If there is any grease, drain. Reduce heat to low and add salt, pickles, pickle juice and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

  3. Spread the filling on the bottom half of the slider buns. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with top half of buns. Brush tops with butter. Bake until the filling is hot and the tops are golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.

  4. Serve with lettuce and tomato.

Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Pull Apart Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 slider)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chopped Cheeseburger Sliders - better than White Castle!

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