Level up your breakfast game with on the go breakfast sliders! With a mouthwatering combination of fluffy eggs, salty ham and savory sausage to melted cheese, these sliders are a delicious way to start your day.
Why you'll love this recipe
Pull apart slider recipes make for a quick and convenient handheld meal option. Our family never turns them down, especially this version of a breakfast sandwich slider. Not convinced? Hear me out!
Classic flavors - These delicious breakfast sliders have all the goodness of a full plate at your favorite breakfast diner - fluffy scrambled eggs, plenty of meat, and melty cheese. They're basically a breakfast casserole in handheld form!
On the go eating - Here are the farm, portable breakfasts are the name of the game on busy mornings. Whether you're headed out to work or dashing off to a weekend game, these provide a quick bite everyone can grab and go.
Perfect party food - We love serving sliders for tailgating and family get togethers. These breakfast-themed sliders are perfect for a brunch or breakfast gathering.
This was inspired by my breakfast bombs, also a delicious on the go breakfast recipe.
Here's what you'll need to grab on your next grocery store run.
- rolls - you can use Hawaiian rolls, dinner rolls or slider rolls.
- butter - We are using this for sauteing and buttering sliders. It's also used to make a honey butter topping.
- bulk breakfast sausage - Bulk breakfast sausage is often seasoned with a blend of spices, including sage, thyme, and black pepper. It's sold in a loose, unpackaged form rather than in casings.
- cheddar cheese - I like the taste of sharp cheddar cheese but any type will no. No need to shred it, just grab some slices. If you make my grilled cheese recipe you'll have some already!
- ham - grab sliced ham from the deli or use leftovers from pineapple honey glazed ham.
- Everything seasoning - optional but delicious!
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Because we're making these at home, it's easy to swap out the ingredients to fit your family's taste buds. Consider:
Sausage - you can use pork sausage or turkey sausage
Cheese - any melty cheese is great. Consider American, Provolone, Swiss, Monterey Jack or mozzarella.
How to make breakfast sliders
Making slider recipes is all about the assembly. Let's go!!
Step #1: Use a serrated bread knife to slice the rolls in half horizontally, keeping the tops and bottoms intact as much as possible. This is slider 101, friends.
Step #2: Cook onions until they start to soften, then add the sausage and coo until no longer pink. Use a spoon or spatula to break it into pieces as it cooks.
Step #3: Meanwhile, whisk the eggs until they're nice and fluffy. Add them to the cooked sausage and onions. Cook, moving them around a little bit until the eggs are set.
Step #4: Assembly time! Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the bottom half of the rolls. This will act as a barrier and keep the sliders from getting soggy.
Step #5: Next, layer the scrambled egg and sausage mixture. Top with cheese slices and ham.
Butter the underside of the roll tops before placing them on top of the sliders. Butter equals flavor!
Step #6: Combine melted butter and honey, then brush the glaze over the top of the assembled sliders.If using everything bagel seasoning, sprinkle over the butter mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the sliders are heated through and the cheese is melted.
Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the tops are golden and slightly crispy.
Meal Prep in Advance
Good news! You can make breakfast sliders ahead of time and reheat them.
After assembling the sliders with eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, and cream cheese, wrap them in foil or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F, cover in foil, and heat for about 15-20 minutes until they are heated through.
Alternatively, you can microwave them in 30-second intervals until warmed to your liking.
Use pre-cooked sausage patties instead of bulk sausage.
Skip the onion and use onion powder instead.
Breakfast sliders are versatile, allowing you to get creative and make 'em anyway you like 'em!
- You can go in the style of funeral sandwiches and make ham and cheese sliders, omitting the sausage.
- Go for more of a Philly cheesesteak slider and add sauteed onions and green peppers.
- Too much meat? Is there such a thing???? Go with either/or and pick either ham or sausage.
- Feelings spicy? Use some chipotle mayonnaise in place of the cream cheese.
If you're feeding a low carb breakfast crowd, check out this crustless sausage quiche.
Meal Prep Tip
If you're hosting a brunch or feeding a crowd, you can make the egg and sausage mixture in advance. Cook and assemble as needed to keep everything fresh.
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Breakfast Sliders with Honey Butter Glaze
- 12 dinner rolls
- ½ large red onion finely chopped
- 1 stick butter room temperature - for sauteing and buttering sliders
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 9 large eggs
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese about 8 ounces
- 6 slices of ham about 6 ounces
For the Honey Butter Glaze
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Everything seasoning optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Use a serrated bread knife to slice the dinner rolls in half horizontally, keeping the tops and bottoms intact as much as possible.
- Add the onions to a medium sized non-stick pan or cast iron skillet. Cook until the onions start to soften and become translucent. Add the sausage to the onions and cook, breaking it into pieces until it's no longer pink.
- While onions & sausage are cooking, crack eggs into a large bowl and add a little salt and pepper. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper to the eggs.
- Whisk the eggs thoroughly to incorporate air (this will keep your eggs nice and fluffy). If the pan is dry, add a tablespoon or so of water.
- Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the eggs to the pan. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Use a spatula to move the eggs around as they cook, combining the sausage and egg mixture. (You'll let the raw eggs flow into the spaces you push aside. It's kinda fun.)Cook until the eggs are set, fluffy and moist.
- To make the sliders, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the bottom half of the rolls.Then, layer the scrambled egg mixture, topped with sliced cheese, and ham.Butter the underside of the roll tops before placing them on top of the sliders
- Combine melted butter and honey, then brush the glaze over the top of the assembled sliders.If using seasoning, sprinkle over the butter mixture.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the sliders are heated through and the cheese is melted.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the tops are golden and slightly crispy.Allow to cool slightly, then cut with a serrated knife and serve.