Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

Mini Baked Cheeseburger

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 20 min.

Serves: 4

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The only thing better than a cheeseburger is a mini cheeseburger. 

Thankfully, our KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are here to make that dream a reality! The irresistible combo of a classic cheeseburger with KING’S HAWAIIAN sweet rolls results in a convenient and delicious meal that everyone will love! Plus – no grill needed! You’ll pan fry ground beef and pop assembled mini cheeseburgers in the oven for ultimate crispiness. 

Whether you need a new appetizer for your game day spread or a quick and easy dinner for the whole family, our Mini Baked Cheeseburgers take only 35 minutes to make from start to finish. This will surely become one of your go-to burger recipes.


Sauteed ground beef and onions

1. Start by Cooking the Ground Beef

Over medium-high heat, sauté onions until softened. Add garlic and mix with the onions for about 25 seconds. Add ground beef and thoroughly cook meat until browned. Season ground beef with salt and pepper, and drain any excess liquid and set aside.

No need to man the grill with this recipe. Easily cook ground beef on the stove and pack ingredients between our KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, known for their soft and fluffy texture. After you pop them in the oven, our Mini Baked Cheeseburgers are ready to eat. Between avoiding the grill and adding our delicious sweet rolls, your friends and family will love the twist on this classic meal. 


Ground beef layered on top of King’s Hawaiian Rolls

2. Start Building Your Burger

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Keeping the rolls intact, slice bread in half horizontally. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9 x 13 inch ungreased baking pan. 

Evenly distribute ground beef mixture over the bottom half of the rolls. It might be a bit messy but get as much meat on the bread as you can! Either way, these perfectly imperfect Mini Baked Cheeseburgers will taste amazing.

Our Mini Baked Cheeseburgers are a must-have for Slider Sunday. These slider-sized burgers are a great way to bring your loved ones together for a quick and delicious meal.

Hosting a game day watch party? Mini Baked Cheeseburgers are a go-to food for sports fans. Without having to go outside to grill, you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.


Thousand island dressing drizzled over ground beef

3. Dress it Up with Thousand Island Dressing

Using a squeeze bottle, drizzle thousand island dressing over the ground beef using a zigzag motion. Cover the meat with cheese and place the top portion of the rolls over the cheese.

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Brush butter over top of Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

4. Bake Your Mini Cheeseburgers

Brush the top evenly with melted butter. By buttering the rolls, more of the flavors will come through and you’ll be able to slightly crisp the tops of each burger. 

Cover burgers with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. For even crispier tops, take foil off and cook burgers in the oven uncovered for an additional 3 minutes.

And just like that your burgers are ready to go, without ever leaving the kitchen.


Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

Let Mini Baked Cheeseburgers cool for a few minutes and then cut into perfectly sized 12 individual burgers. Serve warm. 

These cheeseburgers are crowd-pleasers, so don’t be surprised when they’re devoured in minutes!

What to Serve With Our Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

Easily pair burgers with sides like French fries, coleslaw, salad, and more. Or, turn your baked burger into a BBQ burger with our signature sauces!


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Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

Mini Baked Cheeseburger

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 20 min.

Serves: 4

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 1 Small onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, diced
  • Salt & pepper To taste
  • 6 slices Cheddar or American cheese
  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

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Mini Baked Cheeseburger

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