These Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders With Sausage, Egg & Cheese are here to give your breakfast an instant upgrade! With a maple butter glaze, savory sausage, eggs, and Colby jack, these handheld sandwiches are the most delicious way to start your day.
There are a few universal truths in cooking. Bacon makes everything better. If it’s creamy, crispy, or cheesy, it’s going to be a hit. And Hawaiian rolls are the best rolls. It’s just true! So when I’m making sliders, whether it’s Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders, Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sliders, or these breakfast sliders, they’re always going to be on Hawaiian rolls.
I wanted to take the slider concept and bring it to breakfast and these breakfast sliders were born. They’re brimming with hearty fillings, loaded with savory flavor, and brushed with a buttery maple glaze, which takes them to the next level.
Not only are they delicious, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. And, best of all, these sliders are totally customizable. (Keep reading—I share some ideas later in this post!)
Why I LOVE this recipe!
- Breakfast sliders for a crowd – This recipe is ideal for potlucks and brunches. It makes 12 sandwiches and can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on how many people you’re feeding.
- Quick and easy – With only 10 minutes of active prep time and 20 minutes in the oven, these sliders are perfect for busy mornings.
- Make-ahead friendly – You can assemble the sandwiches ahead of time and keep them in the fridge overnight. In the morning, simply pop them in the oven and breakfast is ready!
- Kid-friendly – Kids love these sliders! They’re the perfect size for little hands and packed with all their favorite breakfast foods.
- Hearty and delicious – These sausage breakfast sliders are filling and packed with flavor, so they’re sure to satisfy everyone at the table.
What is special about Hawaiian Rolls?
Hawaiian rolls, also known as Hawaiian sweet rolls, are a type of soft and slightly sweet bread that originated in Hawaii. While most people think the sweet flavor comes from pineapple juice, that’s actually not on the package label—although many homemade versions do add it to the dough! The rolls are typically light and fluffy, with a golden crust on the outside. And I love them because they’re perfect for making this breakfast sliders recipe!
This Hawaiian roll breakfast slider recipe is as simple as promised! Just a few minutes of prep time for a family friendly meal.
In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use for how to make breakfast sliders with sausage to get the absolute best and most delicious results.
Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the FULL recipe card.
Ingredients + Substitutions
- Hawaiian rolls – I highly recommend using Hawaiian rolls for this recipe because they add the perfect sweetness and texture to the sliders. However, if you can’t find them, you can use any soft dinner rolls or slider buns.
- Breakfast sausage – Any breakfast sausage will work for this recipe, whether it’s pork, chicken, or turkey. I generally use a classic pork breakfast sausage.
- Eggs – For a classic breakfast sandwich!
- Cheese – Colby jack cheese adds a nice mild flavor to these sliders and it melts beautifully. Cheddar cheese, American cheese slices, or another melty cheese would also work well.
- Salt and pepper – To taste.
For the glaze
- Butter – Melt this in the microwave or a small saucepan.
- Maple syrup – I recommend pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup.
Make sure to see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full quantities and ingredients list.
If you love this recipe as much as we do and want some quick ways to change it up for variety, these little tips will do the trick!
- Breakfast sliders with bacon – Instead of sausage, use cooked strips of bacon for a classic breakfast sandwich flavor, or level it up even more with my Million Dollar Bacon.
- Ham and cheese breakfast sliders – Swap out the sausage for sliced deli ham or leftover holiday ham.
- Vegetarian breakfast sliders – Skip the meat altogether and add some sliced avocado, tomato, and spinach for a veggie twist on these sliders.
- Garlic butter breakfast sliders – Amp up the savory flavor by swapping the maple butter glaze with garlic butter.
Recipe Step by Step
I am going to highlight a few key steps in the recipe here, but make sure to jump down to the recipe card for comprehensive instructions on how to make Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders.
- Step 1– Place the cooked eggs onto the bottom half of the rolls.
- Step 2– Add the sausage patties over the eggs.
- Step 3– Top with sliced Colby jack cheese.
- Step 4– Add the tops of the Hawaiian rolls and brush with maple butter.
- Drain the grease from the pan – This will prevent the sliders from getting soggy.
- Make the eggs in the same pan as the sausage – This will make the eggs more flavorful and keep them from sticking to the skillet.
- Don’t scramble the eggs – You can if you want, but I prefer cooking the eggs over low heat until they form a “sheet” or omelet. Then I just transfer the whole thing to the slider rolls, which is much easier to eat than breakfast sliders filled with pieces of scrambled eggs.
- Cut between the rolls after assembling – This allows the glaze to run between the Hawaiian rolls, infusing your breakfast sliders with flavor.
Recipe Short Cuts
If you need to make this recipe, but are extra short on time, here are a few ideas that can help make this recipe even faster!
- Use pre-cooked sausage patties – If you’re short on time, using pre-cooked sausage patties is a great option.
- Make ahead of time – Assemble the sandwiches the night before and store them in the refrigerator. Then just pop them in the oven in the morning for a quick and delicious breakfast.
Freezer Meal Instructions
Making this breakfast sausage sliders recipe into a freezer meal is simple! Follow the steps below and you can store this recipe in the freezer for up to 6 months.
How to Freeze Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders:
- Assemble the sandwiches on a baking sheet, but don’t brush them with the maple butter glaze.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow to freeze for 1-2 hours.
- Once frozen, remove the sandwiches from the baking sheet and wrap each one individually with plastic wrap.
- Place all of the wrapped sandwiches into a large zip-top freezer bag and seal.
What to Serve with Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders
Since this protein based breakfast has the delicious flavors of classic breakfast foods, it will pair well with many of your favorite morning side dishes.
Choose one or several of these side dishes to create a wholesome, well-rounded meal. There are both classic options and some healthy options to keep it light.
Side Dish Ideas
Breakfast Slider Leftovers
If you have leftovers after making this recipe, then it is your lucky day! They save and reheat well, and can make the start of another delicious dish.
To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store:
- in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
- in the freezer up to a month
Hawaiian rolls are fantastic for sandwiches, although they’re quite a bit smaller than regular sandwich rolls or buns. That’s what makes them ideal for making sliders!
Cut the Hawaiian rolls horizontally first, separating the top from the bottom. After you assemble your sliders, then cut between the rolls to allow the glaze to drip down the sides.
The easiest way to heat up sliders is to place them in a baking dish and warm them up in the oven. Once the cheese melts and the tops are golden brown, they’re done!
Hawaiian rolls are a type of white bread, but they’re much more flavorful and tender than typical sandwich bread.
More EASY Breakfast Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe, I really hope you will take a moment to grab a few more easy recipes for another busy night!
You can check out all of my easy breakfast recipes here, or see a few of our readers favorite recipes below.
For the sliders
- 12 hawaiian rolls
- 16 ounces breakfast sausage
- 6 large eggs
- 4 ounces Colby jack cheese, slices
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the glaze
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook breakfast sausage, crumbling with the spoon or spatula as it is stirred. Once done, remove the sausage from the pan.Optional: let it drain on a paper towel lined plate.
- Crack and scramble the eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to low in the skillet and pour the eggs in . Allow to cook over low heat, covered, until the eggs set. Fold the edges in to form a rectangle and remove from heat.
- To make the syrup glaze, whisk together the melted butter and maple syrup in a small bowl.
- Cut the slider rolls in half horizontally. Layer on the eggs, sausage, and cheese slices. Then place the tops of the rolls back on.Use a serrated knife to cut between each sandwich, then brush the syrup glaze over the top of the rolls.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the sliders are hot and the cheese is melted.