Game Day Sliders are the ultimate crowd-pleaser! No more boring old snacks and appetizers for your game day gatherings; this list of 21+ bite-sized, flavor-packed mini burger sliders will transform your party food experience and have your guests craving more.
Ready to give your menu a delicious upgrade? Let’s tackle your party prep with this guide to crafting the perfect game day sliders.
Game Day Sliders
If you’re looking for something to snack on for game day, sliders are the ultimate pick! They come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. From pulled pork or buffalo chicken to classic mini hamburgers.
Sliders are more manageable than regular burgers, meaning they are much easier to eat while watching the game with friends. Plus, if your game-day gathering goes into overtime (like most do!), there’s no need to worry—sliders stay fresh and delicious even when they’ve been sitting out longer than expected. Just re-warm them and get snacking!
Endless options when it comes to sliders
When it comes to game day sliders, the variety of combinations is endless. The key is to have a winning mix of flavors to cater to various tastes.
Start with the basics, such as mini cheeseburgers or pulled pork sliders. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with unexpected combinations like buffalo chicken sliders, ham and cheese with a savory mustard glaze, or even lobster or shrimp sliders for a touch of decadence.
Best Buns for Sliders
Choosing the right bread for your game day sliders is essential to ensure the perfect bite. Consider Hawaiian rolls, pretzel buns, or brioche mini buns – all of which pair excellently with various fillings, thanks to their soft and slightly sweet nature.
For a healthier option, go for whole wheat slider buns, or even a keto/low carb bun.
Don’t forget toppings, Garnishes and Dipping Sauces.
Let’s talk toppings… For cheeseburger sliders, think about using a variety of cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack. Load your buffalo chicken sliders with blue cheese or ranch and crispy lettuce. Add a tangy coleslaw to your pulled pork sliders to elevate the flavor even more. Roasted peppers, black olives, or pickled onions make great toppings as well.
For garnishes and dips, you might consider a classic olive tapenade, tangy honey mustard, tzatziki sauce, or aioli. You name it, there’s a dip or spread that’s perfect for your slider. If you’re in a hurry or are not sure what dips would work, here are 5 classic dipping sauces everyone will love, that you can make in just 5 minutes.
Presentation is key on Game Day
- Up your “game” and add extra pizzazz to your decor by using festive platters to serve on or decorate with.
- You could also serve your sliders on a large charcuterie or cutting board. For a touch of extra flair, consider using mini-flag picks to keep the sliders together and label the different varieties, dips sauces and toppings.
- Dress up your tables with exciting tablecloths, plates, napkins, and game day sliders for a truly memorable game day experience.
Guests will love the convenience of grabbing and munching on these delicious and portable mini sandwiches, while you’ll score major points for your hosting prowess.
Sliders aren’t just for game day.
Sliders aren’t just for game day! If your family is anything like ours, food in miniature is always a hit, and sliders are no exception. Mini burgers and sliders are perfect for snacking and fun, kid-friendly family dinners.
Sides to serve with your Game Day sliders
- Classic Broccoli Salad
- Corn on the Cobb
- Summer Pasta Salad
- Macaroni and Corn Casserole
- Apple, Pear And Cranberry Coleslaw
- Classic creamy coleslaw
- Potato Salad
- Baked Beans
- Cucumber And Tomato Salad
- Sausage And Tortellini Pasta Salad
Ready for the slider recipes? Here are 20+ amazingly creative and delicious-looking options for game day sliders for your next home-gating party!
20+ Game Day Sliders
The Brewer and the Baker – Sliders with Beer-Glazed Onions and Brie
Amanda’s Cookin’ – Ham and Cheese Sliders
How Sweet Eats – BBQ Portobello Sliders
Baked Bree – Tropical Pork Sliders
The Comfort of Cooking – Crab Cake Sliders with Spicy Mayo
The Girl Who Ate Everything – Green Chili Chicken Sliders
How Sweet Eats – Meatloaf Sliders with Bacon, Pepper Jack, and Frizzled Onions
Homemade Interest – Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Recipe Girl – Filet Mignon Caprese Sliders
Shared Appetite – Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Sliders
This Silly Girl’s Kitchen – Monterrey Chicken Sliders
Parsley Sage Sweet – Honey Sesame Chicken Sliders with Rainbow Slaw
Our Best Bites – Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple Mango Slaw
Averie Cooks – Beer and Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sliders
Six Sisters Stuff – Chicken and Waffle Sliders with Buttermilk Syrup
Club Narwhal – Shrimp Sliders
Have you tried any of these sliders? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.