Satisfy Your Cravings with These Vegetarian Sliders

Hey there, food lovers! I’m thrilled to share with you a recipe that truly rocks my taste buds. Whether you’re a die-hard vegan, a plant-based enthusiast or just looking for something different to try, this vegetarian sliders recipe has something for everyone. Trust me; these sliders are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted!

When it comes to perfect sliders, we all look up to White Castle’s sliders. But what if I told you that my vegetarian sliders could rival them? Yes, you heard me right! These sliders are not only healthier but also jam-packed with tons of flavor and texture.

As a vegan chef, I always aim to create recipes that not only taste great but also make you feel good after eating them. And these veggie sliders fit that bill perfectly! So if you’re ready to sink your teeth into some delicious and guilt-free sliders, then let’s dive in!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegetarian Sliders
Vegetarian Sliders

Listen up, my fellow foodies! I’m here to convince you that this vegetarian sliders recipe is one of the best slider recipes out there. Whether you’re a vegan or just looking for a plant-based option, these sliders will hit the spot and satisfy your craving for something savory.

First of all, let’s talk about taste. These sliders are packed with flavor – from the combination of black beans, garlic, and nutritional yeast flakes in the patty, to the sweetness of the sweet pickle relish on top. Trust me when I say, your taste buds will be begging for more after just one bite.

But it’s not just about the taste; it’s also about the health benefits. With no dairy, and plenty of veggies like carrots, peas, and spinach, these sliders are loaded with the nutrients your body craves. Plus, they’re cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat because we’re using plant-based ingredients instead of ground meat.

And here’s another bonus: they’re easy to make! The ingredients list isn’t too long or complicated, so even if you’re not an experienced cook, you can whip up these sliders in no time. All you need is a few basic kitchen tools and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go.

So come on, give these sliders a try! They make the perfect addition to any dinner party or casual get-together. Solidify your reputation as the greatest cook among your friends by serving them up a platter of these mouth-watering vegetarian sliders. Trust me, they’ll love them!

Ingredient List

 These sliders pack a flavor punch!
These sliders pack a flavor punch!

Here are the ingredients you will need for these delicious vegetarian sliders:

For the sliders:

  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

For the slaw:

  • 2 cups of carrot broccoli slaw (made with carrots and broccoli)
  • 1 tablespoon of pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise

For serving:

  • 12 vegan slider buns, such as White Castle Vegan Slider Buns

You can find some of these ingredients at your local grocery store. I recommend checking the vegan section for dairy-free alternatives.

The Recipe How-To

 Mini burgers, big taste!
Mini burgers, big taste!

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to cook up some mouth-watering Vegetarian Sliders. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make sure your dish comes out perfect.

Prep the Ingredients

Start by preparing the black bean patty mixture. Drain and rinse the black beans, and then mash them with a fork. Add in 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast flakes, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Mix well until all ingredients are combined thoroughly.

In a separate pan over medium heat, sauté 1 diced onion and 1 minced garlic clove in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until the onion becomes translucent. Add this into the black bean mixture along with ½ cup each of grated carrots, peas, and spinach.

Next, take 12 dinner rolls and separate them into top and bottom halves using a bread knife. Lay each bottom half on a baking sheet.

Assemble the Sliders

Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, place one scoop of the black bean patty mixture onto each roll bottom-half on the baking sheet (approximately 2 tablespoons per slider). Flatten it evenly about 1/4 inch thick using your hands or back of spoon. Then top it up with vegan cheese slice.

Bake at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Take them out from the oven and pile them up on the bottom half with sweet pickle relish spread on top with another slice of vegan cheese flipped over. Cover the sliders with top half buns and let cool for about five minutes before serving.

Serve the Sliders

Once cooled, serve these delicious Vegetarian Sliders on a platter with sliced tomato topping or slaw pickled veggies loaded on top (optional). Or just enjoy them as they are by dipping them into your choice of sauces like ranch dressing or ketchup.

These wholesome sliders are perfect as appetizers or party platters that you can serve to your Vegan friends or family members who will enjoy every bite!

Substitutions and Variations

 Enter a slider paradise with these vegetarian delights.
Enter a slider paradise with these vegetarian delights.

Hey there, let’s talk about how to switch things up with this vegetarian sliders recipe. Whether you want to accommodate picky eaters or add some extra zest to your dish, there are plenty of ways you can modify this recipe to suit your needs.

First off, let’s take a look at the buns. I’ve used dinner rolls here, but you could try using Hawaiian rolls or mini burger buns for a fun twist. If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, try using roasted vegetable slices as your “bun.”

Now let’s talk about fillings. I’ve used black bean and veggie patties, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with portobello mushroom patties or antipasto sliders. You could also add some sliced avocado or dairy-free cheese for some extra creaminess.

If you’re looking for some more variety in your slaw, consider adding in some shredded red cabbage or swap out the broccoli for julienned carrots. You could also explore different dressings like a spicy sriracha mayo or a tangy vinaigrette.

And finally, don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings! For a southwestern spin on this recipe, top your sliders with sweet pickle relish and sliced jalapeños. Or try something completely unexpected like potato or banh mi sliders.

Remember: the possibilities are endless when it comes to making delicious vegan sliders. So play around with different flavor combinations and have fun discovering new favorites!

Serving and Pairing

 These sliders are perfect for snack time or a party appetizer.
These sliders are perfect for snack time or a party appetizer.

Now that you’ve cooked up some delicious vegetarian sliders, it’s time to think about how to serve them! These little bites are perfect for a party or potluck, as they’re easy to grab and share. You can serve up your sliders on a platter with toothpicks or small skewers to make them easy for guests to pick up.

One great pairing option is some veggie chips or a side salad. The crunch of the chips or fresh veggies will complement the texture of the sliders nicely. And if you’re looking for something a bit more decadent, you can’t go wrong with fries! I recommend baking some sweet potato fries alongside your sliders for a delicious and healthy side.

For drinks, you might want to go with something light and refreshing. A cold beer or fizzy soda would be perfect here. Or if you’re feeling fancy, why not whip up some mocktails? A fruity punch or lemonade would be a hit with guests.

Finally, when it comes to presentation, remember that these mini sliders can be quite Instagram-worthy! Arrange them nicely on your serving platter and add some fresh herbs or edible flowers for a pop of color. And don’t forget to take a photo before they all disappear!

I hope these serving and pairing suggestions inspire you to get creative with your vegetarian sliders. These little burgers are so versatile that you can really pair them with just about anything. So have fun experimenting and finding your own perfect match!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect finger food for any occasion!
The perfect finger food for any occasion!

Listen up, folks! One of the best things about these vegetarian sliders is that you can prepare them ahead of time, store them, and then reheat them later without sacrificing their delicious freshness. But let me break it down for you:

First off, if you’re planning to make these for a party or picnic, you can prepare them a day in advance without worrying about the quality. Just make sure to store them properly to ensure they stay fresh. I suggest assembling them fully and then wrapping each slider individually in foil or plastic wrap before storing them in an airtight container in your fridge.

When it comes to reheating, there are a couple of methods you can use. The first method is to microwave them for 20-30 seconds (depending on your microwave power) until they reach the desired temperature. This method is fast and easy, but may result in soft buns if not done correctly.

For a more crispy texture, you can reheat them using an oven or toaster oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the wrapped sliders on a baking sheet for 12-15 minutes. This will give you perfectly warm sliders with crunchy buns – just like the first time!

One word of caution though: do not attempt to reheat these sliders using a skillet or pan as they tend to dry out fast and lose their softness. Trust me; no one wants to bite into a dry burger bun!

Finally, a little tip – add some avocado slices or other fresh toppings before reheating for extra flavor and additional nutrition.

So, there you have it – with proper storage and the right reheating technique, your sliders will still taste as yummy as when they were freshly made. It’s always nice when cooking for guests, and you can prep in advance- good food and good conversation go hand in hand!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your burger cravings with these meatless sliders.
Satisfy your burger cravings with these meatless sliders.

Alright, folks. We’re into the home stretch of making these amazing Vegetarian Sliders, and now is the time to make sure we have all our bases covered. Here are some extra tips to ensure you pull off the best Veggie Sliders possible:

Firstly, while cooking your Black Bean patties, resist the urge to flatten them out with your spatula. Doing so will only result in dry and crumbly sliders. Instead, allow them to cook undisturbed on one side until they’ve developed a good crust before flipping.

When slicing your onions and garlic cloves, try your best to make uniform cuts. This will allow for even cooking and help prevent any burnt pieces.

For a spicy kick to your Southwest Sliders, use a touch more chili powder or add some diced jalapeño peppers.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, top your sliders with slices of vegan cheese before putting them in the oven to melt.

When it comes to assembling the sliders, don’t forget about the bottom half of each roll! Add a thin layer of Sweet Pickle Relish or sliced pickles before adding your patty, veggies and toppings for an extra burst of flavor.

Lastly, experiment with different combinations of veggies and toppings! Try making Mushroom Sliders with roasted portobello caps, Antipasto Sliders with sliced peppers and olives or Hawaiian Sliders with sliced pineapple rings. The possibilities are endless!

These tips can take your Veggie Slider game from good to great. So go ahead, impress everyone at your next dinner party with these delicious and plant-based sliders!


Before you start making these delicious Vegetarian Sliders, it’s important to answer some frequently asked questions. Some of these questions may have already crossed your mind while reading the recipe, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In this next section, I will address some of the most common concerns that people have while preparing this dish. Stay tuned!

What is White Castle Veggie Slider made of?

The Veggie Slider offered by White Castle features a delightful patty made from a blend of peas, broccoli, spinach, zucchini, and carrots, all tucked away in a soft bun that is free from dairy.

Does White Castle still have veggie sliders?

Welcome to your mouth-watering experience with the one-of-a-kind White Castle® Slider, crafted with a delightful blend of fresh carrots, peas, spinach, and other savory ingredients on our delicious signature bun. In my humble opinion, these are the tastiest veggie sliders available in the United States. Let me guide you through the recipe, so you can indulge in the perfect vegetarian meal, any day of the week.

Does White Castle have vegan cheese?

In early 2020, White Castle innovated once again by adding a new item to its menu: dairy-free cheese made by Good Planet. This move preceded the popular fast-food chain famous for its sliders by almost a century in the race to create a hamburger chain that offers plant-based and vegan options. The vegan cheddar cheese is currently only available in select restaurants located in New Jersey and New York City.

Are the buns at White Castle vegan?

The bun used in White Castle’s burger and the patty made from the Impossible Burger are both suitable for a vegan diet. However, it is important to note that while the Slider is cooked on a separate griddle, the meal is still prepared in a kitchen where non-vegan items are present, thereby making it impossible for White Castle to guarantee the meal is entirely vegan.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Vegetarian Sliders Recipe is a great way for vegans, vegetarians and plant-based eaters alike to enjoy the deliciousness of burgers without compromising their dietary preferences. This recipe is simple yet flavorful and the ingredients used in this recipe are incredibly versatile, so you can easily make substitutions or variations to suit your tastes.

Whether you’re hosting a party, having a family dinner or just in the mood for some sliders burgers, this recipe will surely please the crowd. You won’t even miss the meat! So why not give it a try and say goodbye to boring dinners and hello to mouthwatering vegetarian sliders!

Remember, the key to a perfect slider is using fresh and high-quality ingredients, following the instructions carefully and experimenting with different toppings and condiments until you find what works best for you. And if you have any questions or concerns about this recipe, don’t hesitate to check out the FAQ section or reach out to a vegan chef.

So get your pull apart dinner rolls ready and let’s start cooking! With this Vegetarian Sliders Recipe, you can awaken your taste buds with every bite.

Vegetarian Sliders

Vegetarian Sliders Recipe

While Matt was deployed I played around with this recipe and I just knew he would love them as much as Riley and I did so I finally made them this past weekend. The verdict? Quoted - “I demolished them.”
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegetarian
Calories 169.9 kcal


  • 1 (14 ounce) package Lightlife Gimme Lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (make sure it's vegetarian!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons oil, for skillet
  • 8 slider buns


  • In a large bowl, mix the "beef", onion, nutritional yeast, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices until combined.
  • With your hands, create 8 mini patties.
  • In a skillet, heat butter or oil over medium high heat. Place patties in skillet (you might need to do batches, depending on the size of your skillet) and heat on each side for about 4 minutes per side.
  • Assemble patties and your favorite toppings on slider buns.
  • Enjoy!

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Serving: 63gCalories: 169.9kcalCarbohydrates: 24.9gProtein: 6.7gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 7.6mgSodium: 532.5mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 3.1g
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