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Bacon Breakfast Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

You are going to love the flavors of these bacon breakfast sliders made with soft Hawaiian rolls. Layered with crispy bacon, creamy eggs, Colby Jack cheese, and melted butter, they’re so good on the soft, slightly sweet buns.

Creole seasoning, freshly ground black pepper, chopped chives and Parmesan cheese add even more flavor.

I served these brunch sliders for an early playoff game, and they disappeared so fast! They’re also good for a quick breakfast on the go, just like our bacon egg sandwiches and bacon cheese turnovers.

Serving a breakfast slider with bacon and cheese using a spatula.

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If you love sliders as we do, be sure to check out our recipes for Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders and Mini BLT Sliders!

3 Tips for Outrageously Good Breakfast Sliders

These are my three secrets for breakfast sliders that stand out above all others:

Secret #1: Adding cream cheese to the scrambled eggs gives them the most incredible flavor and creamy texture.

Secret #2: After cooking thick-sliced bacon to perfection, if you break the strips in thirds and line them up in rows on the buns, the sliders are easy to cut and each one has a generous portion of bacon.

Secret #3: Move your oven rack to the center of the oven and bake the sliders covered with foil for the first 10 minutes, and uncovered for the second 10 minutes. They’ll be golden brown, with melted cheese and no soggy bottoms!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here’s a visual of what you’ll need to prepare bacon, egg and cheese sliders.

Hawaiian rolls, bacon, eggs, cheese and ingredients to make breakfast sliders.

A few notes about ingredients:

  • The eggs get extra flavor from creole seasoning salt and I’m a fan of Tony Chachere’s, but you can use your favorite blend.
  • I used Colby Jack cheese, but you can use sharp cheddar cheese, Colby, Havarti, or your favorite cheese slices.
  • Instead of sweet Hawaiian rolls, you can use dinner rolls or even mini croissants.
  • Sometimes for extra flavor I’ll spread a little Dijon mustard on the bottom buns.
  • These mini sandwiches are garnished with Parmesan cheese and chopped chives, but you could use poppy seeds, everything bagel seasoning, minced green onions, or chopped parsley if you prefer.

Step-by-Step Instructions

If you’re a visual learner like I am, here are the easy recipe directions for these delicious breakfast sliders.

(Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe card if you prefer!)

Close up of breakfast sliders just out of the oven.

STEP 1 | Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease the bottom of a 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish.

STEP 2 | Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally using a sharp serrated knife. Put the bottom half of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.

STEP 3 | Combine the eggs, seasoning salt and pepper in a medium bowl, and whisk until well combined.

Beating eggs with a whisk in a mixing bowl.

STEP 4 | In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the egg mixture and cook for several minutes, until curds start to form. Stir gently with a spatula, and scatter the cubes of cream cheese over the eggs.

Adding cubes of cream cheese to the scrambled eggs.

Stir and cook the eggs just until the cream cheese is melted and the eggs are gently cooked. They’ll cook a little more in the oven.

Stirring scrambled eggs with a black spoon.

STEP 5 | Spoon the fluffy eggs evenly on the bottom half of the buns.

STEP 6 | Top with the bacon strips, arranging them in vertical strips and making sure each bun has 3 pieces of bacon.

A layer of cream cheese scrambled eggs on the sliders.
A layer of crispy bacon pieces arranged on the slider buns.

STEP 7 | Top with the cheese slices, completely covering the bacon.

STEP 8 | Place the top buns over the cheese slices.

Six slices of Colby Jack cheese layered on the sliders.
The top buns placed on the sliders.

STEP 9 | Brush the top of the rolls generously with melted butter.

Brushing breakfast sliders with melted butter before baking.

Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking or until the cheese is melting and the buns are golden brown, about 10 more minutes (20 minutes total).

Cool for 5 minutes and use a sharp knife to separate the sliders.

STEP 10 | Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!

Dishing up a breakfast slider with melted cheddar and bacon using a metal spatula.

Storing and Reheating

If you have leftover bacon cheese breakfast sliders, cover them and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

To reheat, arrange the sliders in a greased baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven until hot, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Breakfast Sliders Make Ahead

It’s easy to make this Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders recipe in advance. Simply assemble the sliders through Step 8 but don’t brush with melted butter. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap to hold in the moisture, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then unwrap, brush with melted butter, top with foil and proceed with Step 9 of the cooking directions.

You may need to extend the cooking time a few minutes to offset the chill from being refrigerated.

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Here’s the full, printable recipe:

Dishing up a breakfast slider with melted cheddar and bacon using a metal spatula.

Bacon Breakfast Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Eliza Cross
You'll love these mini breakfast sandwiches featuring crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, melting cheese and soft Hawaiian rolls with a buttery glaze. They're perfect for breakfast, a brunch party, and busy mornings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls 12 rolls
  • 10 eggs
  • 1.5 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 strips cooked bacon broken in thirds
  • 6 slices Colby Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • finely chopped chives for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease the bottom of a 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally and put the bottom half of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  • Combine the eggs, seasoning salt and pepper in a medium bowl, and whisk until well combined.
  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the egg mixture and cook for several minutes, until curds start to form. Stir gently with a spatula, and scatter the cubes of cream cheese over the eggs. Continue cooking, lifting the eggs with the spatula and gently incorporating the cream cheese, just until the eggs are cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and use a slotted spoon to evenly layer the eggs over the bottom buns.
  • Arrange the bacon pieces over the eggs, lining up the bacon on the buns and making sure each bun has 3 pieces of bacon.
  • Top the bacon slices with the cheese slices.
  • Arrange the top buns on the cheese slices.
  • Brush with the melted butter and put in the preheated oven. Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking or until the cheese is melting and the buns are golden brown, about 10 more minutes (20 minutes total).
  • Cool for 5 minutes and cut into individual sliders using a sharp knife. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Makes 12 sliders.

Notes

Storing: Cover leftover sliders tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
To reheat: Arrange the sliders in a greased baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven until hot, about 15 to 20 minutes.
To make ahead of time: Assemble the sliders through Step 8 but don’t brush with melted butter. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap to hold in the moisture, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then unwrap, brush with melted butter, top with foil and proceed with Step 9 of the cooking directions. You may need to extend the cooking time a few minutes to offset the chill from being refrigerated.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 500mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 483IUCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
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Keyword Hawaiian rolls, sliders
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Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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