Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders

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Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders are so easy to make in just 30 minutes and are a great protein-packed way to fill everyone up before they head out the door. Combining everyone’s staple breakfast foods in a single handheld portion, King’s Hawaiian rolls are filled with scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, and melty cheese, then baked with a buttery maple syrup glaze on top.

3 Sausage egg and cheese Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders stacked on top of one another on a wooden plate with blueberries on the side. The remaining sliders are on a board in the background.

I love a mini sandwich, I just think they’re so fun! Italian Hawaiian Roll Sliders and Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are always a hit around here, but they’re not exactly breakfast sandwiches. So, naturally, coming up with delicious breakfast sliders was the only solution.

This breakfast sliders recipe has become one of my favorite ways to serve breakfast. And not just as an easy way to serve Sunday brunch crowds, or weekend overnight guests. These babies are a favorite around here all week long! 

Hand pulling a single cheesy breakfast slider off the sheet of sliders.

No need to stop at the drive-through on your way to work anymore, these homemade sliders can be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee at home even on the busiest mornings.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • With minimal prep time, it’s a complete breakfast in 30 minutes.
  • ​Sweet, salty, and savory in every bite.
  • A filling and satisfying way to start the day!
  • Completely customizable fillings and toppings.
  • An easy way to serve a crowd.

Ingredients for Breakfast Sliders

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

King's Hawaiian rolls, shredded cheese, ground sausage, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, poppy seeds, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, and melted butter.
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls – Soft, fluffy, and delicately sweet rolls that come in sheets of 12 and can be pulled apart. Cut the sheet in half crosswise (separating the top and bottom halves).
  • Cheddar cheese – You’ll need both sliced cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Eggs – I use about 12 large eggs which works out to about 1 egg per slider. If you want to use a few more, go for it. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Breakfast sausage – Cook and crumble your favorite kind of breakfast sausage.
  • Maple syrup – Along with the melted butter, it is brushed overtop the buns before baking which adds a bit of extra sweetness, a golden sheen, and something for the poppyseeds to stick to.
  • Butter – Melted butter and syrup make the best glaze for the top buns and a sauce for dipping! Use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Poppyseeds – A fun way to finish the breakfast sliders with a crunchy garnish.

How to Make King’s Hawaiian Breakfast Sliders

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Layer bottom buns. Slice the buns in half and place the sheet of bottom half of the rolls in a 9×13 cookie sheet or baking dish.

Left: Sheet of slider buns being sliced horizontally to separate bottoms from tops. Right: bottoms of slider buns on metal baking sheet.

Step 2: Top with filling. Layer with sliced cheese, scrambled eggs, and sausage. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Add the top of the rolls.

4 image collage of layers being added to slider buns. 1: cheese slices. 2: scrambled eggs. 3: ground sausage. 4: shredded cheese.

Step 3: Make maple butter. Melt the butter in the microwave for 10-second increments and to the bowl, add the maple syrup. Mix to combine.

Step 4: Brush the rolls. Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the buns with the maple butter glaze. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top.

Left: buttery maple syrup being brushed on tops of buns with silicone brush. Right: poppy seeds sprinkled on bun tops.

Step 5: Cover and bake. Cover the dish with foil and bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy. Serve with fresh squeezed orange juice and the rest of the melted syrup and butter for dipping. Let’s call it the breakfast version of the crowd favorite French dip sliders!

Breakfast sliders with Hawaiian Rolls served on a wooded board with dipping sauce beside it.

Pro Tip:

Make ahead breakfast sliders to go! Assemble the sliders and wrap them individually in foil. This way you can travel with them or pop them in a Ziploc bag and put them in the fridge. Then, bake them wrapped in the foil when you’re ready. Make an opening at the top of the aluminum foil to provide some air as it bakes. This is great for easy cleanup.

Storage

Refrigerator: Store the leftovers by covering the dish tightly with plastic wrap, or transerring to an airtight container, and storing in the fridge for up to 2 days.

How to Reheat: Heat the sliders in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. You can also use the oven at 350° F for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Breakfast sandwich on King's Hawaiian roll.

Tips for the Best Breakfast Sliders

  • Any brand of soft Hawaiian rolls will do. 
  • The sheets are convenient but you can use any slider buns you want.
  • Makes 12 sliders, which will feed about 6 people if everyone eats 2. 

Can You Make Breakfast Sliders the Night Before?

Sure you can! As mentioned above you can split them up and wrap them individually and bake them right in the foil. Or you can assemble them in the dish and cover the dish with foil. Place it in the fridge overnight and bake the next morning.

Serving Suggestions

We enjoy ours with a side of fresh fruit slices or a watermelon fruit salad. The refreshing citrus and juicy fruit flavors are a nice contrast to the meaty, cheesy, sliders.

If you’re looking for something to wash them down with, I highly recommend a strawberry banana smoothie or either of my Starbucks copycats, the watermelon refresher or dragon fruit drink.

King's Hawaiian Breakfast Sliders with scrambled eggs, ground sausage, and cheese. Blueberries are served on the side.

Additions and variations

  • Swap the breakfast sausage: Use deli ham, ground pork sausage, sausage patties, or strips of bacon instead. 
  • Eggs done your way: I love fluffy scrambled eggs, but these savory breakfast sliders can be made with fried eggs, sheet pan eggs, or only egg whites.
  • Add veggies: Toss in some diced bell peppers or mushrooms in your scrambled egg mixture.
  • Different garnish: Top sliders with everything bagel seasoning or sesame seeds if poppy seeds aren’t your thing. 
  • Switch up the cheese: Swap sharp cheddar for mild cheddar, American cheese slices, Colby Jack cheese, gruyere, or Swiss cheese. Or use a combination of cheeses.

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Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders with scrambled eggs, ground breakfast sausage, and melty cheese baked on sweet buns topped with a buttery maple syrup glaze and poppy seeds.

Ingredients
 

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 12 large eggs scrambled
  • 12 ounces breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup maple syrup divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • ¾ teaspoon poppyseeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Cut slider buns in half crosswise through the middle to separate the tops from the bottoms. Place bottom halves on a sheet pan or in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Add the sliced cheese, eggs, cooked sausage, and shredded cheese. Top with the tops of the slider buns.
  • Place butter in a small microwavable bowl and heat in 10-second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
  • Stir to combine ¼ cup of maple syrup with 3 Tbsp of butter. Using a pastry brush, brush the maple syrup butter on top of the sliders. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Lightly cover the sliders with aluminum foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Slice the sheet of sliders into individual sandwiches before serving. Combine the remainder of the maple syrup and melted butter in a small bowl and serve with the sliders for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg
3 Sausage egg and cheese Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders stacked on top of one another with more in the background.

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