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How to Make Homemade White Castle Sliders

Would you like to know how to make homemade White Castle sliders?

You know those mini, square cheeseburgers that are only big enough to hold one pickle slice and small enough to gobble up in 2-3 bites?

They are super simple to make and your whole family will LOVE them!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 lbs. 80/20  ground beef
  • dried onion flakes
  • seasoning salt
  • 2 packages of 12 dinner rolls
  • cheese slices
  • pickle slices

1. Chunk a bunch of dried onion flakes in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. If you like onions, chunk a lot, like 1/2 cup. If you don't like them, chunk less. What am I, your mother?

2. Smoosh 2 pounds of ground beef into the dish and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Make sure to use the reeeeally fatty meat so the onion flakes will get nice and tender from all the juice. As for me, I use the ground beef that comes in a plastic tube.

IT'S A FAST FOOD RECIPE! Were you expecting health food?

3. Bake in 400 oven for 25 minutes. The meat will shrink, so you can cover the entire thing with 6 slices of cheese.

4. Cut into 24 pieces (6 rows of 4) while trying not to drool. 

5. Slice the tops off the rolls WITHOUT breaking them apart.

6. Slide the patties onto the roll bottoms (Get it? SLIDERS?)  and top each with a pickle slice.

7. Slap on the tops.

8. Tear them apart and serve.

9. Hork 'em down.

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  1. Cool! Thanks! That looks yummy and easy! :)

  2. I am so trying this tomorrow night! Thanks :)

  3. Sliders are so much fun to eat. I’m making them for dinner tomorrow.

  4. I’m going to have some happy kids this weekend when I make these!

  5. Love this idea! I can’t stand White Castle but homemade would be wonderful! My 6 little ones would enjoy this and it is very easy to make! My local store promised not to raise the price of some foods all year and 80/20 ground eef is one of them. I get to buy it in 6 pound packs and save a ton of money.

    Thanks for sharing

  6. I just love making home made sliders. I posted a recipe very similar to this, except I use onion soup mix. I will definately remember your way when I go to make them and realize I’ve run out of soup mix!

  7. I am so excited to have this recipe! I will be keeping 3 grandchildren this week and I know this will be a big hit and so much fun to make! Thanks for a great recipe and I love your funny comments!

  8. That looks so good and super easy.

  9. Would you believe that I’ve never had a White Castle Burger? What have I been missing?!

  10. we will prepare to hork. yum

  11. Whoa. These look divine.

  12. We call them Krystals in the south. I usually use a slider pan which is really messy this is such an easier way. We are going to try them tonight without pickles as most of my family don’t like pickles on theirs. They also make special slider bread here in Washington state.

  13. My husband loves Whitecastles, so I’m going to have to try this!!

  14. I can’t stop laughing! “Chunk” the onions, “Smoosh” the meat…. You are SO technical, Smockity!

    My clan will love these, nonetheless! 😉

  15. Alanna H. says:

    This is brilliant! Thanks!

    • Did you think this up yourself? I’m impressed and I’m going to try this! We eat Krystals in Alabama, too, and I LOVE them!

      My daughter learned to make sliders in her homeschool cooking class. I was reading the rest of the menu, and I said ” I can’t believe your teacher has y’all making this stuff, none of it is healthy!” Everything was fried. My daughter said Why? And I said “We just don’t eat fried food”. She replied, “Why, is it against our religion? “

  16. oooh looks yummy.

  17. I’m glad we don’t have dinner rolls in the house, I might be tempted to make these as a midnight snack!

    They are on the menu for next week. THANK YOU!!

  18. Nothing says childhood obesity like yummy faux White Castle sliders! Look how many of them the recipe makes! Why, the little nippers will be stuffing their chubby little faces with these suckers and getting some healthy doses of fat and carbs! What’s for dessert, Doritos and Orea cookies?
    Not to mention that these are available from White Castle (they’re in all the best neighborhoods) or in your grocer’s freezer so why the he-double toothpicks would anyone in their right mind take the time to make them herself when she could be making something that’s actually healthy for her family to eat?

    • Simone, I’m not exactly sure what your motivation is for leaving such a rude comment. If you took a moment to look at Smockity’s site, you’d notice that not a single one of her children is even remotely overweight. So your comments about ‘childhood obesity’ seem to be evidence that you tend to speak before your do your research.

      You might do well to read this post on how to disagree when you comment on blogs. I’m sure the authors of the blogs you comment on would appreciate it immensely.

    • As somebody who has been involved with obesity research for over 20 years, I can say that these homemade White Castle sliders are a lot healthier than anything one would find at a fast food restaurant. Having these occasionally will not kill a kid. The problem comes when all kids do eat is fast food–and as these Moms on this site tend to cook homemade food pretty much every night, that’s not the case.

      You’d also know that they drink water or milk–that’s it. No empty calories from HFCS.

      Could you make them healthier? Sure, you could cut in some TVP–lower the fat, up the fiber, and also reduce the one cost. You could use whole grain rolls. But you know what? You don’t have to. Serve them with a nice salad and some cut-up fruit and you’d still end up with a pretty healthful dinner. Even if you have them with French fries–as long as this is a once weekly meal, it’s fine. So chill out Simone. Oreos and Doritos are fine in moderation as well.

    • stephanie says:

      Wow Simone,
      Everything is ok in moderation and these would make a great party dish.

  19. I found Simone’s comment a bit over the top too. That said, if you are interested in making this meal a little more healthy, what we have done in the past is add mashed kidney beans. We buy them in bulk and cook up a bunch and freeze them to add to ground beef recipes. Ok, so we haven’t done that in a while…but our intentions are good. ;0

  20. A friend of mine made these for her families dinner tonight. She loved them. She gave some to her Pastor who drives to Oh each week to get some. They loved them. I am adding them to our menu next week.

  21. We made these a few nights ago and really enjoyed them. Thanks!

  22. my husband thanks you!!!!!!! lol! our closest white castle is three hours away ..he is going to be so excited about this recipe!!!

  23. Oh my goodness, this looks so super easy. We no longer live in a state that has White Castles, but we miss them greatly. This will definitely be on my menu, soon. :)


  24. @ Simone, It clearly seems that you need to be reminded that not only is it important to teach good nutrition to your children it’s also important to teach good manners when speaking/texting to others, which equals good character. There’s nothing wrong with this dish providing you eat in moderation, which appears Connie doesn’t have a problem teaching this to her kids. Also, how do you know she didn’t make a little extra to have for another meal or is having people over? Don’t be so quick to judge 😉

  25. Thanks, Smockity! I wanted a new meal idea for today!

  26. Oh YIUM! I made these last week & my kids LOVED them, esp my 17 year old son. He asked, “Can we just have these every night, whenever we’re not having pizza?” I’m pretty sure that the next time I make them I had better double the recipe – do you know how quickly teenage boys can show up at your house when word gets out that “good eats is on”? Texting is a very efficient means of communication.

  27. I halved this recipe last night for my family of 5 (one is 1, so he doesn’t really count), and it was superb in a 8″x8″ pan! Using a 12-pack of dinner rolls, we had 4 mini-burgers without buns- they were still delicious, though! My girls have already asked for them for next week. Yaay!

  28. We just finished eating these and they are delicious. I miss these burgers and we do not have White Castle here in Alaska, so this was a treat for us! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  29. Made these for dinner last night and they were so good. I can’t remember how I found your blog but I’m thankful I did for this recipe. :)

  30. zadabee says:

    Why not just use REAL onions? I think I might try that!

  31. HeatherR says:

    I grew up eating Krystals and White Castles..Love them. So excited to see this recipe. I will try it this week!!! Thank you.

  32. Looks like a fun thing to take to a potluck too :)

  33. Love it. Yes, we hork things down at our house too – although as daintily as possible of course.

  34. I never thought to just cook them all in one dish like this! It’s FANTASTIC! I’ve always avoided making sliders because I didn’t want to have to cook a ton of baby burger patties. Thanks sooo much for this recipe! We can’t get White Castle down here. I’m making these this week 😀

  35. I wonder if these would freeze well. I think they would be fabulous for those mornings that I forget to pack lunches for the little ones :)

  36. Diane Blum says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I made them tonight and my family all enjoyed them. My oldest has celiac disease and we don’t eat out much, so White Castles are out of the question for him. But I tried one of his gluten free bread mixes in a crown’s muffin pan for little buns and he was a VERY happy boy. It is great to make him feel like a regular teenager. Thanks for the great yet easy recipe.

  37. Looks so yummy– and I LOVE your verbs!:)

  38. Elizabeth says:

    “Hork ’em down” Hehe! Gonna try this, for sure!

  39. these are decadently delicious!!!

  40. good golly miss molly, these are fabulous!!!

  41. Fed five adults and a three year old with this tonight and everyone just adored them. With a baker for a son, the rolls were homemade and yummy too. Thank you so much for the fun easy recipe that I showed the men in my life how to make for bachelor nights.
    I just had to laugh at Simone’s self righteous, condescending, food police remark. In years past, when I was younger and more patient with that sort of rudeness, I might have answered her in the very nice vein of Anne or Karla. Now though, I think I’ll just suggest Simone contemplate the sin of judging others and the “he double toothpicks” consequences….and raise her own kids on low protein and sugar substitutes and let’s see whose kids come out healthier in the long run. :)

  42. I’m making these today for the first time. I’m also making these whole wheat dinner rolls: http://www.anoregoncottage.com/soft-100-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls/

    I can hardly wait to eat them!

    I’m a new reader, by the way. Not sure how I found you, but I’m loving it! I wish I had half your wit and joy!

  43. These look amazing…. I dug around on your site for the potato bread recipe you let me guest post http://www.smockityfrocks.com/2010/10/potato-bread-recipe.html

    Maybe I’ll get some of that started, it makes so much I could easily set aside dough for slider rolls!

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  45. These are fabulous—I tried it with pampered chef three onion flake mix!!
    Very good!!

    Just like white castle sliders from Chicago–and I don’t have to drive 90 miles!

  46. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your contennt seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The layout look great though! Hope you get
    the problem resolved soon. Many thanks

  47. I have been making these since I found your recipe! We love them.


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