King's Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders turn breakfast classics into the best 30-minute recipe that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. The soft rolls are stacked with hearty pork sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, and melty cheese. And thanks to the maple butter topping these are the best breakfast sliders that are sweet, salty, savory, & sensational.
These breakfast sliders are always a hit for lazy weekend brunches with friends and family. But don't tell anyone how simple they are to make. They are so easy. A hot breakfast like this is simple enough to make even on busy weekdays. There is no better breakfast idea to make with Hawaiian rolls.
There is so much to love about this quick recipe for breakfast sliders with eggs and sausage. They are wonderful to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter morning, baby showers, parties, birthdays, baby showers, & brunches. Complete your brunch or breakfast with a matcha latte or some oven-cooked turkey bacon.
It is a great way to make breakfast sliders for a crowd. Assemble several batches of Hawaiian roll sliders and have them wrapped and ready for the oven later. These are even great as an appetizer or small plate for any party, holiday, or event. See my TOP TIP below for make-ahead breakfast sliders.
Packaged Hawaiian Rolls are the base for these sliders. You can use sweet or savory rolls for this recipe. They come in packages of 12-16 rolls each. The original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls by King's Hawaiian can be found in most grocery stores, online, or even at Costco.
The recipe card reflects using 12 rolls. Along with the slider buns, you will need butter, eggs, salt, & pepper to make scrambled eggs. Also, frozen sausage pork patties and slices of cheddar cheese. The final touch is a buttery syrup topping.
Here is everything you need to make this recipe with classic American breakfast flavors. Most of the ingredients needed are staples you likely already have in your fridge, freezer, or pantry.
- 12 Kings Hawaiian Rolls (savory or sweet) - 16 roll packs can work too
- Salted Butter
- Salt & Pepper
- Frozen Sausage Patties
- Sliced Cheddar Cheese
- Maple Syrup
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Breakfast Sliders
This easy breakfast recipe comes together with just 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of baking. In 30 minutes these homemade breakfast sandwiches are ready to enjoy. Begin by preheating the oven to 375.
Use a serrated bread knife to slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally. Try your best to make the tops and bottoms of equal thickness.
On a paper-towel-lined plate, microwave on High for 3 minutes. They will be cooked but not hot & overdone (they will cook more when the sliders bake.) Blot them with another paper towel so as much of the fat is removed.
Cook the eggs slowly using my recipe for fluffy, easy, and Soft Scrambled Eggs.
Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 7x11 rimmed baking dish. Let the tops rest on the side.
Spread the sausage patties in an even layer over the bottoms of the rolls. You may need to cut them in half circles to fit them across all rolls. I am using a 12-pack of King Hawaiian savory rolls and two fit each across perfectly each roll. But if you have the packages of 16 sweet Hawaiian rolls, you may need 2 ½ sausage patties per roll for a total of 7-8.
Top the sausage with scrambled eggs. Put them in a single layer so they cover the sausage layer as seen below.
Then follow with the slices of cheddar cheese. Depending on the size of your slices, you may need anywhere from 5-8 slices. It is ok to overlap - the more cheese the better I say.
Sweet Topping for Breakfast Sliders
This is a sweet and savory slider recipe. It has all the yummy savory eggs, cheese, & sausage on the inside with a sweet sticky topping on the outside of the Hawaiian rolls. For a yummy breakfast syrup touch, you will need some pure maple syrup & more salted butter. Plus some paprika for color and a bit of savoriness.
In a bowl combine the melted butter & maple syrup. Whisk to combine. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the rolls with the butter syrup combination. Sprinkle the tops with paprika.
How to Bake Breakfast Sliders
Once the mini breakfast sandwiches are assembled and the topping is added, they are ready for baking. Cover the baking dish with foil. This ensures the sliders are soft and melty.
HINT: Do not skip the foil step. If you leave the sandwiches uncovered when baking the rolls will dry out and the top will be hard and crunchy. If you do want a bit of golden color and a little bit of crispiness, you can remove the foil during the final 5 minutes of baking. I do not suggest removing the foil any earlier than that.
Time & Temperature
Add the sliders to the preheated oven. Bake in the oven at 375° for 15-20 minutes. Lift the foil up a bit to check they are done. The bread will be warm and the cheese is gooey and melted.
Remove them from the oven and keep the foil on them. Let them rest for 2 minutes so the cheese doesn't all run out when serving.
What to Serve with Breakfast Sliders
Cut the sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches into individual sliders. Each Hawaiian roll should be layered with hot scrambled eggs, pork sausage patties, and melted cheese all holding it together. Use a spatula to remove each slider carefully from the baking dish.
Plate and enjoy them with your favorite sides, beverages, and fresh fruit. Here are some great breakfast & brunch recipes that will be delicious served with these. Including yummy potatoes, salads, & breakfast meats that go well with this slider recipe.
Substitutions & Variations
Here are a few alternative ingredients ideas to help make this recipe so that everyone can enjoy it. For those with dietary or lifestyle choices, try one of the substitutions below.
- Sausage - instead of pork sausage, use patties with turkey instead
- Rolls- use gluten-free buns instead of the Hawaiian rolls to make this gluten-free
- Vegetarian - the patties can be omitted or use your favorite meat-less sausage instead.
I do not have any suggestions to make this vegan or grain-free. The rolls, cheese, eggs, etc are all important parts of this recipe. However, if you want a dairy-free option you can use margarine instead of butter and replace the cheddar with vegan "cheese" slices.
For fun and exciting variations on this recipe, try these additions. These mini breakfast sandwiches are great as is but can be even better when you mix them up. I like to make these varieties, especially for a big crowd so there are 2-3 breakfast choices for the large gathering.
Spicy - add a sprinkling of cayenne pepper along with the paprika on top or finely chopped jalapenos into the scrambled eggs.
Italian - use provolone cheese instead of cheddar & spoon on a layer of marinara sauce on the rolls first before adding the sausage layer.
Deep-Dish - add a layer of Air-Fried Hashbrown Patties between the sausage and egg layers for even more to love.
To prep and bake these sliders in the oven, here are the kitchen tools you will need to make this recipe. Having the right equipment always makes things easier.
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This recipe stores well in the refrigerator. To keep any leftovers fresh, top with the foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also make these ahead of time and bake them later - see my TOP TIP section below.
Breakfast sliders can be frozen to enjoy later. They make a great to-go option on busy days. I like to wrap each one individually in plastic wrap. Place all the wrapped sliders in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.
When you want to enjoy the frozen sliders, remove one or more from the freezer the day before. Place in the refrigerator to thaw out for 16-24 hours.
To reheat these assembled breakfast sliders, make sure they are defrosted. Remove the refrigerator and microwave for about 15 seconds.
If you forgot to defrost them, you can reheat them from frozen but they may not be as good. Wrap the slider in a lightly moistened paper towel. This will help steam/heat the slider without making the roll too dry or chewy. Then microwave for 45-60 seconds.
Top Tip - Make-Ahead Breakfast Sliders
You can assemble these sliders for a make-ahead recipe everyone will love. Or you can make the eggs and sausage ahead of time and refrigerate them in containers. Makin several batches of Hawaiian roll sliders is easy with either of these methods.
Follow the directions as written but stop once you put the tops back on the sandwich. Do not add the butter topping until they are ready to bake. You do not want soggy rolls. Simply add the foil on top and save until you are ready to bake them. They can sit out on the counter for up to an hour before baking.
You can refrigerate them overnight or for several hours. Once you are ready to bake them, I suggest letting them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
Preheat the oven and make the butter topping as directed in the recipe card. Bake for the same amount of time and enjoy.
This recipe uses slider-sized rolls. As long as the dinner rolls are the same size and thickness, they would work as a replacement in this recipe. Any slider roll would be tasty and cook in the same amount of time.
Yes, if your favorite breakfast meat is bacon that can be used in place of the sausage layer in these sliders. Pre-cook the bacon and make sure it rests on a paper towel-lined plate to remove the excess grease/fat before adding it to the sliders.
Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders
- 11x7 baking dish
- Pastry Brush
- Serrated Bread Knife
- 12 King's Hawaiian slider rolls sweet or savory
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 8 eggs room temperature
- salt & pepper to taste
- 5-6 slices cheddar cheese
- 6 frozen sausage patties
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1.5 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Cook the eggs slowly using my recipe for fluffy, easy, and Soft Scrambled Eggs. This will use the 1 TB of butter, 8 eggs, salt, & pepper listed above. https://theshortordercook.com/soft-scrambled-eggs/
- On a plate lined with a paper towel, add the frozen sausage patties. Microwave on High for 3 minutes. They should all be cooked but not overdone. Blot them with another paper towel so as much of the fat is removed.
- Grab your best bread knife (serrated knife) that has a long blade. Ideally, the blade would be as long as the sliders are wide. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally. Try your best to make the tops and bottoms of equal thickness. Place the bottoms in a 7x11 rimmed baking dish. Let the tops rest on the side.
- Spread the sausage patties in an even layer over the bottoms of the rolls. You may need to cut them in half circles to fit them across all rolls - like a puzzle - see the photo above.
- Top the sausage with scrambled eggs. Then follow with the slices of cheddar cheese.
- Place the top layer of the rolls over the cheese.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of butter & maple syrup. Microwave on High for 30 seconds. The butter should be completely melted. Whisk to combine.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with the butter syrup combination. Sprinkle the tops with paprika. Cover the baking dish with foil.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the bread is warm and the cheese has melted. Check under the foil for doneness. When ready, carefully remove it from the oven. *For crispy tops, remove the foil in the final 3-5 minutes of baking. We prefer soft yummy rolls but you may want a bit of crunch.
- Replace the foil and let set for 2 minutes before slicing. Slice into individual sliders & serve.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23.1g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.6g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 5.3g|
|Vitamin D 14mcg||70%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|