Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

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These Breakfast Sliders are loaded with sausage, egg, and cheese for a perfectly portable meal. Our Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders are the perfect make ahead recipe! Great for breakfast or dinner — and let me tell you, they are amazingly convenient for tailgating!

titled: Breakfast Sliders Cheese and Sausage


Breakfast Sliders

There are so many sausage breakfast ideas to choose from, but these breakfast sliders may be my personal favorite.

Chad calls them a ‘handful of yum’ — can’t beat that endorsement!

All of your favorite breakfast fixins come together with the most amazing and unexpected glaze to create one delicious breakfast sliders recipe.

Have you had a chance to try our cheesy sausage bombs? Our savory monkey bread is another favorite hearty breakfast idea that uses sausage.

If you’re craving a restaurant classic, try our Moons Over My Hammy — ready in only 30 minutes!

And if you’re looking for a dinner recipe that uses sage breakfast sausage, you have got to try this delicious sausage gravy and drop biscuit skillet recipe.

hawaiian rolls sliced for sliders with sausage and eggs in background

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 is just as delicious. Or, for a less greasy option, use slices of deli ham.
  • Use biscuits or bagels. Baked slider recipes typically call for Hawaiian rolls because the buns are conveniently connected together.

    However, you can layer baked biscuits or mini bagels in your baking dish instead!
  • Swap out the cheese. Instead of Pepper Jack and American, try cheddar or Swiss. Provolone is tasty too, especially if you use deli ham.
  • Make them less sweet. Use the same amount of butter but reduce the amount of maple syrup.
assembling breakfast sliders in casserole dish

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Large Skillet – Be sure to use a skillet that’s at least 12 inches in diameter. You need plenty of room, no matter the sausage breakfast ideas you choose from!
  • 9×13 Baking Dish – This baking dish set is my favorite! It comes with a lid for easy storage and is great for casseroles too.
  • Bread Knife – The serrated edge of a bread knife glides easily through the slab of rolls without shredding or tearing.
jalapeno jack cheese slices over breakfast slider ingredients in baking dish

Make Ahead Instructions

Enjoy stress-free morning meals with make-ahead egg and sausage breakfast sliders!

Take some time on the weekend to whip up this breakfast sandwich recipe. Then, enjoy them throughout the week.

For tailgate sandwiches, use a disposable foil pan or wrap each slider individually in foil, so everything stays warm.

You can also make Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders a day ahead and pop them in the oven before the big game.

placing mini sausage patties on cheese and eggs in baking dish

Breakfast Sliders Recipe FAQ

What can I serve with breakfast sliders?

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

Although, if you want to add something else to the meal, fresh fruit is always a good idea.

I often make a big bowl of fruit salad because it goes well with the sliders, plus it stays fresh in the fridge for the entire week.

Can I double this breakfast sliders recipe?

You sure can! Use a 24-count package of rolls and scale up the ingredients. Or, simply make several batches at the same time.

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

American cheese slices on breakfast sausage patties and slider ingredients

How To Store Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders

Once the sausage egg and cheese 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 or air fryer for a few minutes while you’re getting ready for the day.

brushing maple butter over breakfast sliders

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breakfast sliders with cheese and sausage

Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

Donna Elick
Our Breakfast Sliders are a fully loaded, portable, make ahead meal packed with breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheese. Great tailgate food!
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12 sliders


  • 24 ounces ground pork sausage, 2 breakfast sausage rolls, like Jimmy Dean
  • 12 Hawaiian buns, or other slider buns
  • 8 large eggs, scrambled
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut rolls in half lengthwise (without breaking apart). Place bottom half of rolls in 7×10-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish; set tops aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted. Serve and enjoy!
  • To make for tailgating, use a disposable foil pan, or wrap sliders individually in foil to keep warm.
    Sliders can also be prepared a day ahead and popped in the oven before the big game.



Serving: 1slider | Calories: 486cal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 850mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published January 2017, updated and republished October 2023

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  1. These are absolutely heavenly! I used Colby jack and American cheese because of the granddaughters. I’m not a big fan of scrambled eggs so I cracked the eggs into greased muffin pan broke up the yolk a little and baked in oven..I’m going to try different variations of these. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I was in a hurry so I cooked the sausage into crumbles instead of patties and it worked perfectly. I also put some of the butter/syrup combo on the insides of the buns as well as the top – so good! Definitely going into the breakfast AND dinner rotation! These will also be great for our travel ball weekends to feed the kids 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe but for some reason my roll tops were kinda hard when I served it. I wonder if I should have baked covered with foil…

    1. Here’s a few tip?!? Did you add the butter on top? Or your oven was too high or you left it too long? In any case if you did put the paper on top for the last half of the baking it would have worked well.

  4. I often make these breakfast sliders when we have company. I make different variations from recipes I find on Pinterest. However I never complete everything the night before. I prepare ingredients beforehand, but I assemble and heat just before serving, otherwise you get soggy rolls.

  5. 5 stars
    It was the first time I made breakfast sandwiches with these breads and with your recipe with these is amazing. It was so good I didn’t want to stop eating them lol. The fact that these breads are so small it makes you feel that you are not eating enough when you have just one. I used chicken breakfast sausages that I opened and minced to try to make it less fat and it was a great choice. Only problem I find is freezing them to eat them later doesn’t do it justice. To top was hard and bottom was wet when we ate them from froze so it’s not to be repeated. Next time I will leave them in the fridge and finish them during the week « if » I can control myself 🫣. Thanks for this amazing recipe 🙏🏻 PS picture shown on Pinterest 😋

  6. Ok everyone. Where do I find the recipe for these delicious sounding breakfast sliders??? 🙏🙏🙏

  7. Oh my my my these were absolutely wonderful. We scrambled the 8 eggs and added 4tb sour cream. They were so good.

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