Breakfast Sliders

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

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Make ahead egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches really are one of my favorite meal prep ideas.

If you change up the ingredients, you can have enough slider recipes to enjoy a different breakfast or lunch almost every day!

Our Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders are the perfect make ahead meal! We like to serve them for game day, and let me tell you, they are amazingly convenient for tailgating!

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.

slider buns sliced open on cutting board

Breakfast Sliders

Breakfast sausage is such a versatile ingredient that I use it often in our breakfast recipes, including these Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders.

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

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

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.

You can have it on the table in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for brinner on a busy night.

casserole dish of 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 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.
jalapeno jack cheese slices over breakfast slider ingredients in baking dish

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Large Skillet – Be sure to use a skillet that’s at least 12 inches in diameter.
  • 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.

Make Ahead Instructions

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

Take some time on the weekend to whip up this breakfast sandwich recipe. Then, enjoy it 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 the sausage egg and cheese breakfast sliders a day ahead and pop them in the oven before the big game.

adding sausage patties to egg sandwiches

Breakfast Sliders FAQ

What can I serve with this breakfast sliders recipe?

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 Hawaiian roll 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

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 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 egg and sausage slider ready for you to eat!

buttering tops of breakfast sliders

Enjoy!
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breakfast sliders with cheese and sausage

Breakfast Sliders +Video

Donna Elick
Our breakfast sliders are a fully loaded, portable, make ahead breakfast made with breakfast sausage, eggs and cheese. Great tailgate food!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12 sliders

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Nutrition

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.

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Originally published January 2017, updated and republished January 2023

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32 Comments

  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.

  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.

  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. I have always just scrambled them. I also cook the sausage in the oven on a sheet pan. Just spread it out into a rectangle a little bigger than the rolls since it shrinks and bake for about 20-25 mins

  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. 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.

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 5 stars
    Outstanding, I followed recipe as directed. Added bacon as well, then on top I put everything bagel seasoning! Perfection!

  14. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS! I had sausage patties already so used those in place of the crumbled sausage. It was perfect! Made this for Christmas morning and everyone truly enjoyed!

  15. Love Hawaiian Rolls because they actually make and package in 4, as well as 12. Treat yourself and make 4, have 1 immediately (you deserve it), wrap and freeze the others for use during the week. I make 4 different kinds and it’s great because you are not constantly eating the same thing. Well done, and makes my life easier!

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