Everyone loves the traditional King’s Hawaiian roll sliders. Salty ham. Oooey-gooey, melty cheese.

But that’s just one version.

Let’s not forget about the Philly cheesesteak slider. The cheeseburger–or, better yet, the BACON cheeseburger slider. The chicken parmesan slider. The Buffalo chicken slider. The BBQ pork slider. Meatball sliders…

Well, you get the point. There are a lot of delicious food combos to load on top of the salty, sweet King’s Hawaiian rolls.

And, with so many variations, it’s a wonder I never thought to do breakfast sliders.

I mean, duh. We love breakfast for breakfast, breakfast for brunch, and breakfast for dinner in our house.

So, this must be what a complete mental cooking breakdown looks like.

We all miss the obvious sometimes

It’s funny how something so obvious can just fall out of our heads from time to time. We’re all super busy and just trying to get food on the table. Plus, we’ve all got a million things on our mind while we try to balance work, family, friends, school, and all the other things that pull us in every direction.

Not to mention having to adapt to and function during a pandemic! It’s completely understandable that we’re all not quite ourselves. Even if you think you’re functioning pretty well, there’s still a level of stress you’re probably dealing with.

Stress of the unknown. Stress about the health of your friends and family. Stress about your kids and their mental health being out of school and away from their friends for so long. Stress about your job. Stress about money. It all adds up.

So, give yourself a break if you miss the obvious meal planning option once in a while.

Simple to Make — Breakfast (or Anytime) Sliders

Source: The Slow Roasted Italian

Let’s be honest. Sliders aren’t rocket science to make.

It’s honestly one of their biggest selling points as a recipe. And their versatility makes them shine.

Need an appetizer? Make sliders.

Want a quick weeknight meal? Whip up some hearty sliders.

Looking for a make-ahead option? Hankering for a hand-held bite? Once again, sliders are perfect.

And finally, need a go-to, on-the-go breakfast option? SLIDERS!

No matter your need, sliders win the day.

And the best part about sliders? You really can’t screw them up. Whatever you decide to put on them is just fine. This is a clear cut case when playing with your food is not only ok, it’s encouraged.

I forgot to take a photo before I cooked the sausage and bacon. Oops!

Seven things to know about the Breakfast Sliders recipe:

  • The most time intensive portion of the recipe is cooking your breakfast meat(s). Because of my family’s preferences, I decided to make both breakfast sausage and bacon for these sliders. So, I spent around 30 minutes simultaneously cooking a full pound of each.
Sausage and bacon for my picky family
  • The recipe calls for American and Pepper Jack cheese, but, again, due to my family’s pickiness, in addition to the American cheese on the bottom, I used a patchwork of Colby Jack and Pepper Jack on top. The takeaway is to use the cheese that will make your family happy. I do recommend using the American on all the sliders because it’s a 10 on the melty scale (which is a totally legit scale).
My Colby Jack and Pepper Jack cheese distribution.
  • You can totally experiment with this recipe. Just like I used bacon for some of the sliders and replaced some of the Pepper Jack with Colby Jack, you can tailor this to your personal preferences. Looking for more of an Italian flavor? Try mozzarella cheese. Want something elevated? Use brie or Camembert. Prefer ham to sausage or bacon? Go for it! The possibilities are endless.
  • Add veggies! While this recipe is perfect for meat-and-cheese lovers, there’s no reason you can’t add in your favorite veggies. Diced red and/or green bell peppers, chopped mushrooms or onions, spinach, broccoli, and sliced cherry tomatoes are standard options that would work well in these sliders. If you’re looking for more out-of-the-box veggie options, try asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, kale, artichoke hearts, or leeks. Whatever veggies you choose, cook them with your eggs so they hold together in the slider.
  • I added Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend to the tops of my sliders because I had it and it sounded delicious. Just one more layer of flavor for my sliders.
Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend bumps up the flavor of the sliders.
  • I only used a small amount of the maple butter glaze as I’m the only one in my family who appreciated the perfect pairing of maple and breakfast sausage and bacon. They don’t know what they’re missing!
  • This recipe is the perfect make-ahead meal. It’s perfect to take to a gathering and handy to have for quick out-the-door breakfast or easy brunch. The sliders can be frozen (freeze them individually) and reheated in the microwave. As a note on microwaving the sliders, the King’s Hawaiian rolls don’t seem to seize up as much in the microwave like a lot of bread does. Just another reason to be forever loyal to King’s Hawaiian!
Ooey-gooey, yummy goodness!