Salty, savory, and sweet, these easy cheesy bacon sausage breakfast sliders have it all! They’re perfect for a morning breakfast with overnight guests or brunch with friends!
When we think about a holiday brunch, we usually think about French toast casseroles and baking dishes full of cheesy potato concoctions. While I will never turn down Brown Sugar Streusel-Topped French Toast Casserole, there’s also something to be said for a handheld breakfast option that’s not a muffin or a bagel. That’s where these cheesy bacon sausage breakfast sliders come in. They’ll be your go-to when you want a substantive breakfast to feed a crowd—they’ve got sausage, bacon, eggs, and plenty of cheese. They also have a touch of maple syrup, which helps bring balance to all those savory flavors.
Breakfast sliders for a crowd may seem like an ambitious endeavor for Christmas morning, but let me tell you: these are easier than you think! The sausage and bacon are both baked in the oven, which means they’re pretty hands-off. Then, the eggs are scrambled, which is super easy. All that’s left to do is assemble and toast in the oven!
What You’ll Need
This recipe is totally adaptable to different tastes and diets, so you can easily substitute vegetarian sausage or vegan scrambled eggs if you need to.
- Pork sausage
- Dinner rolls – I used basic dinner rolls, but Hawaiian rolls would be good too!
- Shredded cheddar cheese – Any kind of cheddar will work, or try gouda, havarti, or a smoked cheese instead.
- Salted butter
- Maple syrup – I prefer dark maple syrup with a robust flavor, but whatever you do, buy real maple syrup, not pancake syrup! It just doesn’t compare.
How to Make Cheesy Bacon Sausage Breakfast Sliders
This recipe is easy, but there are several steps involved so it pays to stay organized in the kitchen. Get all of your ingredients and equipment ready before you start and clean up along the way!
Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Make the sausage. Squeeze the pork sausage onto a 9×13-inch baking pan, forming it into a rectangle a little larger than the combined size of your dinner rolls. Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through.
Make the bacon. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the bacon on the prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until it’s crispy.
Make the scrambled eggs. Whisk the eggs, milk, chives, and pepper in a large bowl. Melt a tablespoon of the butter in a skillet and add the egg mixture. Cook, stirring often, until the eggs are just cooked, which should take about 5 minutes.
Slice the rolls. Pull the dinner rolls out of the package and keep them attached in a single block. Slice through the whole block to separate the rolls into tops and bottoms. Place the bottoms onto a 9×13-inch baking pan or dish.
Assemble. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese over the bottom of the rolls. Place the block of sausage onto the cheese, then top with the scrambled eggs. Crumble the bacon over the eggs, then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the bacon. Top with the other half of the rolls.
Make maple butter. Melt the remaining butter and stir in the maple syrup. Brush this mixture on the tops of the breakfast sliders.
Bake. Place the pan in the oven and bake the sliders for 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden and the cheese is melted.
Tips for Success
Here are some hints, tips, and variations to help you make perfect breakfast sliders!
- Baking the eggs. If you’d prefer to bake the eggs instead of making them on the stovetop, you can grease a 9×9-inch baking dish with butter, then whisk the eggs, milk, chives, and pepper and pour this mixture into the baking dish. Bake with the sausage at 350ºF for about 10 minutes, or until set.
- Swapping the sausage. If you prefer to use sausage patties instead of ground pork sausage, you can cook the patties and place them in an even layer over the cheese.
- Making ahead of time. If you want to make these in advance, I recommend fully assembling the sliders and refrigerating them overnight. Bake them in the morning as directed.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Wrap any leftovers or put them in an airtight storage container and refrigerate them for up to 5 days. I recommend reheating the breakfast sliders in the microwave—start at 30 seconds and then heat in 15 second increments until warmed through.
Can This Recipe Be Frozen?
Transfer the breakfast sliders to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. I recommend letting them thaw in the refrigerator, then warming them up, but you can also reheat them from frozen.
- 20 ounces pork sausage
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon chives
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 12 dinner rolls
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 5 Tablespoons salted butter, divided
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Squeeze the pork sausage onto a 9X13 inch baking pan and form it into a rectangle a little larger than the size of your dinner rolls rectangle. It will shrink down while cooking. Bake this for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
- While this is cooking, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the strips of bacon on the sheet. Bake this for 10 minutes or until crispy.
- Whisk the eggs together with the milk, chives, and pepper. Melt 1 Tablespoon of the butter in a skillet and pour in the egg mixture. Stir often until the eggs are just cooked (about 5 minutes).
- Keep the dinner rolls attached in one block. Slice through the whole block. Place the bottom of the buns onto a 9X13 baking pan or glass dish. Set the tops aside.
- When the sausage, bacon, and eggs are cooked, we can begin assembly.
- Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded cheese evenly over the bottom buns.
- Place the sausage (as one large block if possible) onto the cheese layer.
- Place the scrambled eggs over the sausage. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle this over the eggs. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the bacon.
- Place the block of bun tops over the layer of cheese.
- Melt the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter and stir in the 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Brush this mixture over the buns.
- Bake the sliders for 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden.
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