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
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.
Carnitas on Hawaiian Rolls
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.
BBQ Chicken Sliders
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.
Slow Cooked Beef sliders
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.
Ham and cheese sliders
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!
Other than the classics, you can make meatball sliders with parmesan chicken meatballs or make mini Smash Burgers.
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
Corn and Peach Salsa
Lipton Onion Soup Recipe
Authentic Mexican Rice
Ranch Potato Salad
Mexican Corn Dip
Corn and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter
Watermelon Jicama Salad
Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Simple Asian Slaw
Tequila Lime Blueberry Salad
Homemade Kettle Chips
Air Fryer Hush Puppies
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.
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