Thursday, April 14, 2022

Breakfast Sliders (Cheese and Sausage) + VIDEO

These breakfast sliders are loaded with sausage, egg, and cheese for a perfectly portable meal. Serve for dinner or game day parties too!

Breakfast Sliders on a cutting board
All of your favorite breakfast fixin's come together with the most amazing and unexpected glaze to create one delicious breakfast sandwich recipe.

Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders are the perfect make ahead meal!

We love these for game day and let me tell you they are amazingly convenient for tailgating! We love these sliders — Chad calls them a 'handful of yum'. Can't beat that endorsement!

Breakfast Sandwich Recipe - split hawaiian bread

Breakfast Sliders

Breakfast sausage is such a versatile ingredient that I've used it in quite a few different recipes, including these Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders.

Have you had a chance to try my Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Sausage Bombs? My Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread is another one of my favorite hearty breakfast ideas.

If you're looking for a dinner recipe that uses sage breakfast sausage, you have got to try this delicious Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Skillet recipe. You can have it on the table in just 30 minutes. It's perfect for your busiest nights.

Make ahead breakfast sandwiches really are one of my favorite meal prep ideas. If you change up the ingredients, you have enough slider recipes to have a different breakfast or lunch almost every day!

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches - scrambled eggs

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Easily customize these sausage egg and cheese breakfast sliders to suit your tastes!
  • Try a different meat. I love the flavor of pork sausage, but bacon or turkey bacon would be just as delicious. Or, try sliced deli ham for a less greasy option.
  • Use biscuits or bagels. Baked slider recipes typically call for Hawaiian rolls since they are all connected. However, you could layer cooked refrigerated biscuits or mini bagels in your baking dish instead!
  • Swap out the cheese. Instead of Pepper Jack and American, try cheddar or Swiss. Provolone would also be tasty if you end up using deli ham.
  • Make them less sweet. Use the same amount of butter but reduce the amount of maple syrup.

Sausage Egg and Cheese - cheese on top

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Large Skillet - Ideally, one that’s at least 12 inches in diameter.
  • 9x13 Baking Dish - This set is one of my favorites! It comes with a lid for easy storage and is great for casseroles too.
  • Bread Knife - The serrated edge glides easily through the slab of rolls without shredding or tearing.

Breakfast Sandwich Recipe - sausage patties on cheese

Breakfast Sliders FAQ

Are these breakfast sliders just for breakfast?

You can enjoy these make ahead breakfast sandwiches any time you like. They make a great brunch or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner).

Or, why not take them as a tailgating or appetizer recipe? We always get rave reviews when we bring these to events.

What can I serve with breakfast sliders?

These Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders are easily a complete meal by on their own!

But, if you want to add something to your meal, fresh fruit is always a good idea. I will often make a big bowl of fruit salad since it also lasts throughout the week.

Can I double this breakfast sandwich recipe?

You sure can! Use a 24-count package of rolls and scale up the ingredients to keep them fully loaded. Or, simple make several batches at the same time.

Since the larger count rolls are a bit smaller, crumble the sausage or bake it in a rectangle slab (on a baking sheet) instead of forming tiny individual patties. The cheese will still hold everything together!

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches - add slices of cheese

Prep Ahead Instructions

Enjoy stress free morning meals with make ahead breakfast sandwiches! Take some time on the weekend to whip up this breakfast sandwich recipe and enjoy it throughout the week.

For tailgating, use a disposable foil pan or wrap each one individually in foil to keep warm.

You can also prepare these sausage egg and cheese breakfast sliders a day ahead and pop them in the oven before the big game.

Sausage Egg and Cheese - brushing with sweet butter

How To Store Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders

Once the sandwiches are cooled, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. They will stay good in the fridge for 4 to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you want to have one for breakfast, just pop it in the oven for a few minutes while you're getting ready for the day.

By the time you're ready to eat, you'll have a hot sausage egg and cheese slider ready for you to eat!


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Author: Donna Elick
Breakfast Sliders (Cheese and Sausage + VIDEO

Breakfast Sliders (Cheese and Sausage + VIDEO

These breakfast sliders are loaded with sausage, egg, and cheese for a perfectly portable meal. Serve for dinner or game day parties too!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 2 (12 ounce) pork sausage rolls
  • 12 Hawaiian dinner rolls
  • 8 large eggs, scrambled
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Warm large skillet over medium heat. Form sausage into 12 patties, slightly larger than one dinner roll. Add sausage to skillet and cook until completely cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut rolls in half lengthwise (without breaking apart). Place bottom half of rolls in 7x10-inch or 9x13-inch baking dish; set tops aside.
  4. Scoop scrambled eggs onto bottom rolls; top with pepper jack. Place sausage on top of pepper jack and top with American cheese. Carefully top with top buns.
  5. Combine melted butter and maple syrup in small bowl. Brush over tops of rolls allowing sauce to drip down sides and into bottom. Use entire amount.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted. Serve and enjoy!
  1. To make for tailgating use a disposable foil pan or wrap individually in foil and keep warm. Sliders can be prepared a day ahead and popped in the oven before the big game.

Breakfast Sliders (Cheese and Sausage) - closeup

Originally published January 2017, updated and republished April 2022.

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  1. Can they be frozen? how long do you think they would last in the fridge? Thinking about making them for breakfast on the way to work.

    1. I don't think you should be cooking on the way to work :)

  2. I made these for a tailgating event. I made three kinds, sausage, bacon and meatless. My only adjustment was to to use less of the syrup mixture. People literally moaned over these sliders. They were divine. The meats and eggs were cooked in advance and the sliders were assembled in the morning. What a wonderful recipe.

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 9, 2017 at 8:39 AM

      That's great, Gina!!! We are so happy they were enjoyed!!

  3. Made it once and it was a hit but next time I will cut back on the amount of butter and syrup. It all ended up on the bottom making it soggy and hard to eat with our hands.

  4. I make this all the time for tailgating, I don't use any maple syrup. I don't care for the sweetness. They are always a hit !!!

  5. I’m curious, will it also work if I make the eggs scrambled instead of baking it into a big omelet? Bc I’ve made this recipe multiple times but it takes an hour just to bake the egg and I want to know if making them scrambled would work? As long as it doesn’t fall out the mini Hawaiian breads

    1. The eggs call for scrambled no for bake egg. You going bake the whole slider for 15 to 20 min.

  6. I thought the amount of sausage was too much, so I used a roll of Bob Evans sausage which I cooked crumbled. I also cut the eggs to 6 and used Cojack cheese that I wanted to use up. Didn't use as much cheese and didn't have syrup. They were delicious.

  7. These are also delicious using a nice slice of ham in place of the sausage. I used the Pure Maple Syrup but did cut back on what the recipe called for.
    These R Great when having over-night guests and terrific for an Easter Brunch.
    Thank U.

  8. OMG! I made these the first time and got rave reviews. I can't count the number of times I have made them since. These are my "go to" when I need breakfast for a crowd. So GOOD!!!!

  9. Can you also use this as a freezer ready breakfast? It sounds delicious!

  10. Can this also be done made into a freezer ready breakfast? It looks so delicious!

  11. These were very easy to make, and everyone loved them. I left the maple syrup out and just used butter for personal preference. It worked out very well.

  12. What can you use besides maple syrup??? Maple syrup is not available in rural Southern grocery stores. It cost a mint too:( Thank you 😊

  13. If you use canned biscuits instead of hawaiian rolls, should you cook the biscuits a little first or just assemble with the raw dough?

  14. When reheating frozen leftovers. What oven temperature and how long?

  15. How long will these stay good for in the fridge?

  16. Two things:
    1) if you put foil in a pan and then dump the uncooked eggs in and pop in the oven, you get a nice slab of scrambled eggs that's easy to add on top.
    2) put the honey butter on inside of the rolls instead of the outside for a less messy slider.

  17. This was amazing.. our family LOVED it!

  18. Oh thank you! Made this week (Christmas week) while we had out of town guests. Got rave reviews.

  19. Can you use Jimmy Dean heat and serve sausage patties?

  20. Yes, Just cook them first. I use the ready made patties all the time.

  21. I have tried 'Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Sausage Bombs", an amazing recipe. I love it realy.


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