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Perfect Classic Breakfast Sliders

These classic breakfast sliders are filled with creamy scrambled eggs, flavorful sausage, bacon and cheese. These fillings are so yummy on Hawiiain rolls baked to perfection with a bit of Everything bagel seasoning on top. This is a miniature masterpiece that makes the morning meal both sustaining and mouth watering.

Learn how to create these breakfast sliders perfectly to suit yourself with our tips and options. Make these easy breakfast Sliders for a crowd or just for your family. These are a great morning meal for a fmaily or a larger gathering. And you have so many delicious possibilities.

Breakfast Sliders

How to Make Delcious Breakfast Sliders:

We put together these tips to keep those slider fillings moist and flavorful even after they are baked in the rolls.

Which Rolls Are Best For Sliders?

When selecting rolls for breakfast sliders, it’s best to choose rolls that are soft, slightly sweet, and complement the flavors of your breakfast ingredients. For this reason, Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are one of the most popular choices for breakfast sliders.

We use Hawaiian rolls in most of our sliders recipes and love them. These rolls are available in almost any grocery. Hawaiian rolls are small, sweet, soft, and slightly buttery, making them a perfect match for breakfast sliders. The sweetness complements the savory fillings quite well and the tender soft doughy rolls wrap themselves easily around the slider fillings for easy handling.

However, there are other roll options you can consider as well:

  • Brioche Rolls: Brioche rolls are rich, buttery, and slightly sweet, making them an excellent choice for breakfast sliders. They have a tender texture and pair well with various breakfast ingredients.
  • Potato Rolls: Potato rolls are soft, slightly sweet, and have a pleasant, tender crumb. They’re a versatile choice that can work for both savory and sweet breakfast sliders.
  • Whole Wheat or Multi-Grain Rolls: If you prefer a healthier option, whole wheat or multi-grain rolls can add a nutty and hearty flavor to your breakfast sliders while still providing a soft texture.
  • Mini Croissants: Mini croissants are a buttery, flaky, and slightly sweet roll shaped like a cresent. Suggest these for a more elegant option or event.
  • English Muffins: For a unique twist, consider using English muffins as the buns for your breakfast sliders. They have a craggy texture that holds toppings well. Try our sourdough english muffins recipe here.

So use the best rolls for your breakfast sliders depending on the flavor profile, size and texture of the finished roll you’re aiming for. Consider the balance of sweetness, the rolls offer and how they will complement the fillings and topping. Experiment with different types of rolls to find the combination that suits your taste best. You may just come up with something new and fantastic. Please let us know!

Scrambled Eggs On Rolls
scrambled eggs should be creamy rather than dry.

How To Scramble Eggs For Sliders:

The key to achieving moist and flavorful scrambled eggs when using them as a filling in breakfast sliders and keeping them yummy rather than tough and rubbery after baking is to cook them slightly moist.

If you cook the scrambled eggs until they are completely dry, they can become dry and less appealing when baked in the sliders.

  • To maintain their moisture and tenderness, stop cooking while they are still slightly soft and creamy. This way, they will have a pleasant texture and won’t become too dry when you assemble and bake your sliders.
  • When you scramble the eggs, you should aim to remove them from the heat just before they are fully set, but get them cooked to avoid slimy eggs that can create soggy rolls.
  • When you layer the eggs on the buttered rolls be sure to chop the egg layer up so the pieces of scrambled eggs are evenly distributed and sized. This will help you have the most consistent results once baked.

Best Way to Cook Sausage For Breakfast Slider Filling:

First of all choose your sausage. Do you want bulk or patties? They both have something to offer. Jimmy Dean bulk sausage or patties is a pretty popular choice, but any sausage will work. You can go spicy with chorizo (although it has a very orange oily consistency and may impact your preferred look it is a wonderfully flavorful sausage), Ot choose a mild bulk Italian sausage. You do you.

When cooking sausage for use as slider filling, whether in bulk or patty form, cook it until it’s done but not dry. Sausage can easily become dry and lose its flavor if it’s overcooked. That makes for a dry crumbly filling with not much flavor. We don’t want that. But the meat does need to be completely cooked before assembly.

Here’s the ideal cooking point for sausage:

  • Cook the sausage until it reaches the appropriate internal temperature to ensure it’s safe to eat. For pork or pork-based sausages, the internal temperature should reach 160°F (71°C). For turkey or chicken sausages, it should reach 165°F (74°C).
  • While cooking, aim for a slightly juicy and moist texture. Sausage should be cooked through but still retain some of its natural juices to ensure it’s flavorful and not overly dry.
  • Be attentive to the color and texture of the sausage. It should be browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside, but it doesn’t need to be overly browned or crisp.
  • Avoid overcooking, which can result in a dry, less flavorful filling for your breakfast sliders.

Cooking the sausage until done but not dry will ensure that it remains juicy and delicious when used as a filling in your sliders- however, be sure to drain off any extra grease after cooking.

The other important point about the sausage layer in your sliders: Keep it even. So if your using bulk sausage you need those cooked crumbles to be the same size for consistent flavor throughout the rolls.

Breakfast Sliders
Crumbly bulk sausage is easy to eat without a fork.

How to Cook Bacon For Sliders:

Cooking the bacon for sliders is a matter of personal taste. Some people prefer the contrast of crispy bacon in their sliders, while others like the savory, slightly chewy texture of bacon that hasn’t been cooked to full crispness. Do whichever you prefer for cooking bacon for sliders. However, Consider what give you the best texture and moisture.

The level of crispiness and moisture in the bacon for the final bake in your breakfast sliders depends on your personal preference and the texture you want to achieve. Here are two options:

  1. Crisp and Drained: If you prefer your bacon to have a crispy texture and less moisture, you can fully cook the bacon until it’s crisp and then drain it on paper towels to remove any excess grease. This is how we make ours. Crispy bacon can add a nice crunch to your sliders and won’t release as much moisture when baked, which can help prevent the buns from becoming soggy.
  2. Slightly Moist: If you want a slightly softer and moister texture for the bacon, you can cook it until it’s done but not overly crispy and then use it in your sliders without draining it. This will give your sliders a more savory and slightly chewy texture.
  3. You can also use the bacon in either strips or chop the cooked drained bacon into crumbles. The final results are fine either way. Thick cut bacon should be chopped into bite sized pieces for easier eating.

Remember that the key to a great slider is balance. Consider the bun-to-filling ratio, and make sure the fillings are well-seasoned, evenly distributed and flavorful.

Spread Bacon Over Sausage
These Slider fillings taste great for breakfast.

Why are my Sliders soggy?

Soggy sliders are not fun to eat. We want to avoid sogginess. Moist sliders with lots of good chew and flavor are where we are going with this recipe.

Here are some common reasons why sliders may turn out soggy, along with tips on how to prevent soggy sliders:

  1. Overcooked Eggs: Overcooked scrambled eggs can release excess moisture, which can make the sliders soggy. Be sure not to overcook the eggs, and they should be fluffy and slightly moist.
  2. Excessive Cheese: Cheese, when melted, can add moisture to the sliders. Using too much shredded cheese can lead to sogginess. Reduce the amount of cheese or consider using a cheese that melts less and is less watery, like Swiss or provolone.
  3. Inadequate Drainage: If you’re using bacon or sausage, make sure to cook them thoroughly and drain any excess grease on paper towels. Grease can soak into the rolls and make them soggy.
  4. Assembly Time: Assemble the sliders right before serving or shortly before serving. Leaving them assembled for too long can cause the rolls to absorb moisture from the ingredients.
  5. Melted Butter: When brushing the melted butter on top of the rolls, avoid using excessive amounts. A light brushing is sufficient to add flavor and a little moisture without making them overly soggy.
  6. Everything Bagel Seasoning: While this seasoning can add flavor, it can also release moisture when toasted. If your sliders are turning out soggy, you might want to reduce the amount of seasoning used or omit it altogether.
  7. Quality of Hawaiian Rolls: Ensure that the Hawaiian sweet rolls you use are fresh and not stale. Stale rolls can absorb more moisture and become soggy.
  8. Baking Time: Pay attention to the baking time. Overbaking can cause the sliders to dry out, while underbaking can leave them soggy. Follow the recipe instructions for baking times and temperatures.
Breakfast Sliders
sliders ready for the seasonings on top and then baking.

How To Use Breakfast Sliders:

Since breakfast sliders are small, bite-sized sandwiches they are useful for many occasions and events. Here are some creative ways to use sliders:

Appetizers: Sliders make great appetizers for early morning showers, parties and gatherings. You can serve a variety of slider options to cater to different tastes. TIP: Set them on a tray with picks in them and napkins on the side for easily serving sliders as finger food for a large gathering.

Game Day Snacks: Breakfast Sliders are a popular choice for game day or sports events. They’re easy to grab and enjoy while watching an early game with friends.

Brunch: These classic Breakfast sliders are great for brunches. We made a batch for our friends at a wine tasting weekend gathering in our condo. Easy and delicous!

Mix and Match: Set up a slider breakfast bar or station for your friends and family with various condiments, and toppings, allowing guests to create their own custom sliders.

Travel-Friendly Snacks: Breakfast Sliders are easy to transport and can make for a convenient on-the-go snack during road trips or picnics. Even take them camping! Make them ahead and individually wrap them up. They are simple to rewarm in your camper or campfire. They may be slightly soggy if warmed in the wrapper so be sure to take the sliders out the wrapper and warm them open in the oven, or in an open skillet so they don’t retain too much moisture.

Late-Night Snacks: Leftover breakfast Sliders are fantastic late-night snacks.

Themed Parties: Use breakfast sliders for morning events. These will fit into many early morning events. Just dress them up with appropritate coordnated party picks, serving plates and table dressings.

Baked Breakfast Sliders
Our ham and cheese sliders on Hawaiian Buns.

Variations On Breakfast Sliders:

Here’s a list of different variations of Breafast Slider. The secreat here is you can serve these most any time of day for various occasions. They are extremely popular in many settings.

Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders: Ham and egg breakfast sliders are another wildly popular slider. Our recipe for ham and cheese breakfast sliders is a hit with our family. Check out the recipe here!

PhilliyCheesesteak Recipe Breakfast sliders: Our Philly cheesesteak sandwiches also make great sliders for breakfast, brunch, or any ole time. See the recipe here!

Veggie Breakfast Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls with scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, and Swiss cheese.

Western Breakfast Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls with scrambled eggs, diced ham, sautéed onions, green peppers, and pepper jack cheese.

Egg and Avocado Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls with scrambled eggs, avocado slices, bacon, and a drizzle of sriracha mayo.

Pancake Breakfast Slider: Mini pancakes used as buns, filled with sausage links or bacon, scrambled eggs, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Southwest Breakfast Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls with scrambled eggs, chorizo, black beans, salsa, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Healthy Breakfast Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls with egg whites, turkey bacon, sliced tomatoes, and a touch of Greek yogurt as a healthy spread.

Sausage and Gravy Slider: Hawaiian sweet rolls filled with sausage patties and smothered in a creamy sausage gravy.

What Do You Eat With Hawaiian Sliders?

Hawaiian breakfast sliders can be paired with a variety of sides and accompaniments. When your wondering what to serve with breakfast sliders, refer to the list below to get you started. So many ways to serve sliders with sides.

Sides for Breakfast Sliders:

  1. Fruit Salad: A refreshing combination of fresh fruits such as melon, berries, and citrus.
  2. Hash Browns: Crispy, golden-brown hash brown potatoes make for a perfect breakfast side.
  3. Yogurt Parfait: Greek yogurt with granola and fresh berries for a healthy and satisfying side.
  4. Breakfast Potatoes: Roasted or fried potatoes seasoned with herbs and spices.
  5. Coleslaw: Creamy coleslaw adds a delightful contrast to the sliders.
  6. Sliced Avocado: Fresh avocado slices or guacamole for a creamy and nutritious side.
  7. Fruit Smoothie: A smoothie with your favorite fruits, yogurt, and a touch of honey for sweetness.
  8. Baked Beans: Classic baked beans in a smoky or sweet sauce.
  9. Cottage Cheese: A light and protein-packed side with fresh pineapple or berries.
  10. Salsa and Chips: A zesty salsa and tortilla chips for a crunchy, tangy side option.
  11. Muffins or Pastries: Freshly baked muffins, pastries, or croissants to complement the sliders.
  12. Coffee or Fresh Juice: A hot cup of coffee, tea, or fresh juice like orange or grapefruit can be the perfect beverage to enjoy with breakfast sliders.

Feel free to mix and match these sliders and sides to create a breakfast feast that suits your taste and preferences. Whether you prefer a hearty, indulgent breakfast or a lighter and healthier option, there are plenty of choices to pair with your Hawaiian breakfast sliders.

Baked Breakfast Sliders

How Many Calories in a Breakfast Slider?

Breakfast sliders are delicous but are full of fat and carbs along with a hefty protein content. That makes just one slider a sustaining meal for most people.

A standard breakfast slider has approximately 200-300 calories, but this is just a general estimate. The actual calorie count can vary depending on the size of the bun, the type and quantity of meat, the amount of cheese used, and any additional ingredients or condiments. Our hefty breakfast slider has about 377 calories per slider. You can adjust this by using less sausage, eggs or even omitting the bacon strips. It’s all up to you. That’s the beauty of homemade Food.

For comparison: How many calories in a White Castle Sausage egg and cheese sandwich? A White Castle Sausage, Egg & Cheese Slider has approximately 290-320 calories per sandwich. So it’s a little less than our homemade recipe, but I vote for homemade.

Anyway, The number of calories in a breakfast slider will vary based on the specific ingredients and portion size used.

Healthy Options: If you really want to bring down the calorie count, fats or even carbs of your sliders, experiment with healthier ingredients like turkey bacon or chicken sausage and patties, whole wheat buns, and stuff them with plenty of fresh vegetables, rather than cheese. Adding high fiber ingredients will lower the net carbs. 🙂

Baked Breakfast Sliders
Yield: 12 Breakfast sliders

Classic Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sliders

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These classic breakfast sliders are filled with creamy scrambled eggs, flavorful sausage, bacon and cheese. These fillings are so yummy on Hawiiain rolls baked to perfection with a bit of Everything bagel seasoning on top. This is a miniature masterpiece that makes the morning meal both sustaining and mouth watering.


  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 16 oz. ground breakfast sausage (or 12 sausage patties)
  • 8 eggs (scrambled)
  • 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheese (cheddar or whatever shredded cheese you prefer)
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Everything Bagel seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  3. Cut the rolls in half horizontally so they can be filled (you can do this without breaking them apart for easier handling.Cutting Rolls For Sliders
  4. Lay the bottom layer of rolls in the greased baking dish.Setting Bottom Layer Of Hawaiian Rolls Into Baking Dish
  5. Spread melted butter on the bottom layer of rolls. Set Aside.
  6. Cook and drain Bacon and Sausage. Set aside.Cooked SausageCooked Bacon-Breakfast Sliders
  7. Cook your scrambled eggs.
  8. Spread the cooked scrambled eggs evenly over the buttered roll layer in the baking dish.Scrambled Eggs On Rolls
  9. Spread the cooked sausage crumbles (or patties) evenly over the egg layer.Spread Sausage On Eggs-Making Breakfast Sliders
  10. Layer the cooked bacon strips (you can cut them into chunks if your prefer) over the sausage.Spread Bacon Over Sausage
  11. Sprinkle on the cheese evenly over the bacon.Sprinkle Cheese Over Bacon Layer
  12. Place the top layer of the rolls over the layered bottom rolls.(line up the rolls top and bottoms so they can be served easily when baked)
  13. Spread melted butter over the roll tops.Breakfast Sliders
  14. Sprinkle the buttered rolls with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  15. Bake rolls for 15 minutes.Baked Breakfast Sliders
  16. Serve directly from the baking dish or remove rolls to a large serving tray. Breakfast Slider


Change up your breakfast sliders by using different sausages (chorizo, Mild Italian, Jimmy Dean all come to mind as possibilites).

For the bacon you can chop it up into small pieces, larger sections or layer on the whole cooked sliced strips. if you are using a thinck cut of bacon or side pork you may benefit from cutting the bacon slices short enough to fit in the rolls without cutting.

For more tips please read the entire blog post. It's full of helpful ideas. enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 377Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 188mgSodium 790mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 20g

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