Whether you’re watching the big game or just having friends over, sliders are a game changer. Here are some favorite ideas of what to eat with sliders at a party along with some tips on making the best sliders.
Sliders are one of those truly all American party foods, and their mini size means you can enjoy some side dishes. If you’re not sure what to eat with sliders at a party, I’ve gathered together some of my favorites.
Not sure how much meat you will need per person, I’ve created a planning guide so that no one goes hungry!
Why you’ll love sliders
- They’re great when you’re feeding a crowd.
- You can make them in advance.
- Their mini size lets you enjoy some sides.
- Everyone loves anything mini!
Table of contents
- Why you’ll love sliders
- Slider Recipes
- Best Slider Buns
- What to eat with sliders at a party
- Frozen Pineapple Margarita
- Peach Salsa
- Lipton Onion Soup Dip
- Authentic Mexican Rice
- Ranch Potato Salad
- Mexican Corn Dip
- Corn and Cucumber Salad
- Grilled Corn with Spicy Cilantro Butter
- Southwestern Watermelon Jicama Salad
- New Potatoes with Crispy Onions
- Simple Asian Slaw
- Blueberry Salad with Tequila Dressing
- Homemade Kettle Chips
- Peach Cole Slaw
- Air Fryer Hush Puppies
When deciding what to serve with sliders, you first need to choose what type of slider you’re going to make. You’ve got lots of options.
Slow cooked pork that’s been crisped in a skillet makes phenomenal sliders. For each bite you get tender pork with crispy edges. The pork will cook all day in a slow cooker and then you just crisp it up in a skillet before serving.
You can cook the pork weeks in advance and freeze it, then just take it out the day you are serving to crisp up the edges.
Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken isn’t just for game day, it’s great for any time you’re feeding a crowd. Bourbon and a molasses barbecue sauce are the perfect compliment for chicken. This chicken slider recipe is an EASY and healthy dish that everyone will love.
You could also choose a classic cheeseburger slider with BBQ sauce, just the right size for game day and more than enough flavor to feed a crowd. A spicy and slightly sweet sauce coats these scrumptious burgers.
With only 15 minutes of prep time, beef sliders are perfect for a weeknight meal or if you need to feed a crowd. Cooked in a slow cooker for the most tender delicious beef. Try it as a slider or as a tacos topped with pineapple mango salsa.
If you want something a little more traditional but equally awesome, then try Ham and Cheese Sliders. (from pip & ebby)
These delicious, baked Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls are also known as Tailgate Sandwiches because they are the perfect game-day party fare. They are bursting with flavor and gooey cheese!
Best Slider Buns
You’ve chosen your slider, now what do you put it on? It’s going to depend on the sauce and texture. I have two favorites:
Challah Roll Sliders
These rolls are great for a filling that has a sweeter sauce and they’re the way to go when you need a sturdier bun like for meatballs or burgers.
Hawaiian Roll Sliders
For pork or beef carnitas I prefer a slightly sweeter roll. Hawaiian rolls have just a hint of sweetness from pineapple juice that goes great with pork and beef. And if you have picky eaters, they can just enjoy a roll.
What to eat with sliders at a party
You’ve chosen the type of slider and what you’re going to serve it on, both of which can be made in advance of your get together, now all that’s left is what to serve with your amazing sliders.
Frozen Pineapple Margarita
Why not start out the party with a beverage, and Margarita’s go with almost anything!💃
The tropical flavors in this Frozen Pineapple Margarita (from Cup of Zest) make it a light and refreshing summer treat. Creamy and full of pineapple-goodness, all you need are 7 ingredients and a blender!
Fresh peaches, tomatoes and corn are combined for a fresh and healthy salsa. Peach Salsa is easy to make and a perfect summer appetizer for your next cookout but you can also use frozen peaches and serve it all year round.
Lipton Onion Soup Dip
This recipe is a healthier copycat version of the classic Lipton Onion Soup Dip Recipe (from Intentional Hospitality) without all the preservatives in the box mix. It takes less than 5 minutes to make this rich and creamy dip using everyday pantry staples and fresh sour cream.
Authentic Mexican Rice
Authentic Mexican Rice or Arroz Rojo (from Thai Caliente), can be made either in the instant pot or stove top with a few basic ingredients. This rice goes perfect with any Mexican meal.
Ranch Potato Salad
Ranch potato salad loaded with bacon, cheese and a sour cream ranch dressing is just what you need to go with sliders. This red potato salad with crispy bacon is too good to pass up.
Mexican Corn Dip
This Mexican Corn Dip recipe (from Isabel Eats) made with whole kernel corn, lots of cheese and a blend Mexican spices is creamy, satisfying and addicting. It’s the perfect appetizer for parties and celebrations like Cinco de Mayo!
Corn and Cucumber Salad
Jazz up any menu with a Corn and Cucumber Salad. The light and healthy mixture of veggies along with a creamy yogurt, mayo and dill dressing, will satisfy any palate and goes with almost anything.
Grilled Corn with Spicy Cilantro Butter
Turn Grilled Corn (from Pip and Ebby) up a notch by transforming butter into Cilantro Lime Butter! This is an incredibly delicious summer side dish. Make the butter as spicy or mild as you’d like!
Southwestern Watermelon Jicama Salad
This watermelon jicama salad (from Mom Endeavors) is a tasty & refreshing side dish – perfect for any dinner or fiesta you’re having!
New Potatoes with Crispy Onions
Try some roasted New Potatoes with Crispy Onions for a spectacular side dish that’s easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner.
Simple Asian Slaw
This Simple Asian Slaw (from Cooktoria) is crunchy and tasty. Made with simple ingredients that pack a lot of flavor, this slaw recipe is absolutely delicious.
Blueberry Salad with Tequila Dressing
Blueberries, mango and kiwi marinated in a slightly sweet tequila lime syrup may be the tastiest fruit salad you’ll find. Easy and so refreshing, a blueberry salad is a must for any meal.
Homemade Kettle Chips
This is the Ultimate Guide to Homemade Kettle Chips (from The Stay At Home Chef)! They are light, crispy, and we’re giving you 3 different flavor variations to make your favorite chips at home.
Peach Cole Slaw
Sweeten up your coleslaw with peaches for a fresh, healthy and delicious variation on a summer salad. Peach Coleslaw will be great for your next cook-out. Don’t forget the Texas Pete for a little kick. It also works great with frozen peaches.
Air Fryer Hush Puppies
Keep it Southern with some hush puppies.
Air fryer hush puppies (from A Pinch of Healthy) are a delicious appetizer or side, perfect with your game day food. And they are made with far less oil than the deep fried version.
If you prepare the sliders ahead of time, they are going to get soggy. The best way to avoid this is to assemble right before eating.
You can use any prepared soft dinner rolls, like King’s Hawaiian Rolls.
You can make the filling for sliders ahead of time and then re-heat before serving.
Sliders are smaller and bite size. You should be able to eat in 2-3 bites.