Delicious Vegetarian Sliders: A Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy and hearty snack or meal, then look no further than vegetarian sliders! These tiny burgers pack a punch of flavor and nutrition, without the heaviness of traditional burgers. As an articulate assistant for a vegan chef, I’ve assisted in creating this mouth-watering recipe that will delight your taste buds and satisfy your hunger.

Our vegetarian sliders recipe is perfect for those who want to eat more plant-based foods, yet still crave the savory goodness of burgers. It features black beans, sweet potato, and vital wheat gluten, along with a blend of spices that give it a rich flavor profile. Plus, we’ve included low-fat cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese to add a cheesy, melty texture that you would normally find in a meat-based burger.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick dinner option, these sliders will please any crowd. They’re easy to make and can be customized to fit your taste preferences. So why not give this recipe a try? Let’s get started on making some delicious veggie sliders!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegetarian Sliders
Vegetarian Sliders

Are you looking for a delicious and satisfying meat-free option that can still give you that juicy, flavorful taste? Look no further than these mouth-watering vegetarian sliders!

Made with black beans, vital wheat gluten, and a combination of spices like garlic powder and liquid smoke, these sliders pack a punch of plant-based protein that will leave you feeling full for hours. And let’s not forget the low-fat cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese — they add an irresistible creaminess to each bite.

One thing I love about this recipe is its versatility. You can customize these sliders to your heart’s content with different toppings and bread options. Want a bun that packs a little more flavor? Try using Hawaiian rolls or mini burgers instead. Craving a more savory option? Consider antipasto sliders or mushroom sliders. These vegan sliders are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a gathering of friends.

But what really sets this recipe apart is how easy it is to make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. The recipe yields a generous dozen sliders, so you can have them on hand for quick lunches or snacks throughout the week without sacrificing taste or quality.

So give this recipe a try today! It’s sure to satisfy your hunger while also introducing you to some new veggie burger slider ideas that are perfect for those looking to adopt healthier eating habits.

Ingredient List

 These vegetarian sliders are small but mighty, packed with flavor in every bite!
These vegetarian sliders are small but mighty, packed with flavor in every bite!

Ingredients for Vegan Sliders

Here is a list of ingredients to make 18 vegan sliders recipe:

For the Slider Patties:

  • 1 can black beans (15 oz), drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup vital wheat gluten
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Liquid smoke, a few drops (optional)

For the Slider Buns:

  • Sweet potato slider buns or dinner rolls (12 count package)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or olive oil

For the Slider Toppings:

  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Pickle relish (sweet or dill)
  • Sliced pickles
  • Lettuce leaves

For the Slaw:

  • 2 cups carrot broccoli slaw (pickled or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Customize with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have covered the ingredients, it’s time to delve into the preparation of these delicious vegetarian sliders. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then gather all your ingredients and equipments. This will ensure that everything is ready when you need it.

Step 2: Make the Slider Patties

Next, in a food processor, combine 1 can of black beans(drained and rinsed), 1 cup of cooked sweet potato(mashed), 1/4 cup of vital wheat gluten, 1/4 cup of vegan cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke. Blend until well combined but still slightly chunky.

Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and form each portion into a round patty about 2 inches in diameter.

Step 3: Bake the Patties

Place the patties onto the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on both sides. Flip them halfway through baking.

Step 4: Prep Vegetables

Meanwhile, let’s prepare our toppings. Cut some vegetables like carrots, broccoli florets or mushrooms fairly thickly, depending on your preference.

Step 5: Assemble Sliders

Once the patties are ready, it’s time to assemble your sliders. Take a dinner roll or mini burger bun and cut it in half horizontally. Spread mayo or any sauce that you like on one side of each roll/bun.

On top of each roll/bun bottom, place a cooked slider patty. Top with sliced vegetables, pickles, vegan cheese slices or any other topping options you desire. Cover each slider with its top half.

Step 6: Toast Sliders

Brush some olive oil onto the top buns and sprinkle them with some black pepper/chili powder if you like. Place assembled sliders onto a baking pan and toast them in a preheated oven at 400°F (204°C) for around 3-5 minutes or until lightly crisp/toasted.

And voila! Our delicious vegetarian sliders are all set to enjoy.

Follow these recipe steps to create crowd-pleasing vegan sliders that everyone will love!

Substitutions and Variations

 No meat? No problem! These sliders prove that veggie burgers can be just as delicious.
No meat? No problem! These sliders prove that veggie burgers can be just as delicious.

Are you feeling adventurous and looking to switch things up a bit? Fortunately, this recipe is extremely versatile, so there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try out. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Swap out the black beans for chickpeas or lentils for a different flavor and texture.

– Use sweet potato instead of regular potato for the sliders. The slightly sweet taste of the potato pairs perfectly with the savory burger patty.

– If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, try using portobello caps or roasted vegetables as your base instead. This will give your sliders a unique flavor that’s packed with vitamins and minerals.

– If you’re feeling fancy, experiment with different slider buns such as Hawaiian rolls or mini burgers! These options will give your sliders a unique texture and flavor that will impress all your guests.

– For an ethnic twist, try making banh mi sliders using carrot and broccoli slaw pickled in vinegar instead of regular coleslaw. These sliders are inspired by Vietnamese cuisine and have a delicious mix of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

– Spice things up by adding hot sauce or chili-garlic sauce to the mayo mixture for an extra kick. This is perfect if you love Southwest flavors or if you want to take things up a notch.

These are just a few ideas to inspire your creativity in the kitchen. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and make these sliders your own!

Serving and Pairing

Now that you’ve made a delicious batch of vegetarian sliders, it’s time to serve them up! These sliders are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual family dinner or a backyard barbecue.

For a classic approach, pair your sliders with some sweet potato fries and your favorite dipping sauce. I recommend ketchup or garlic mayo for a tasty kick.

Looking to switch things up? Try serving your sliders with a side of carrot broccoli slaw pickled in apple cider vinegar. The tangy slaw complements the savory flavors of the slider perfectly, adding a bright pop of color and texture to your meal.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, consider turning these sliders into full-sized veggie burgers by using larger buns and adding additional toppings like onion rings or avocado slices. This will give your meal more depth while still keeping it light and plant-based.

For those who prefer a bit of spice, try serving Southwest Vegan Sliders with some sliced jalapeños or homemade salsa on the side. The heat from the jalapeños will balance out the creaminess of the avocado and enhance the smoky flavors in the slider.

In summary, these vegetarian sliders are incredibly versatile and can be paired with various sides and toppings to suit any taste bud. From classic combos to bold ingredients, there’s no limit to creating unique serving options that will make everyone at the table happy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These sliders are the perfect party food - they're easy to make in large batches, and your guests will love them!
These sliders are the perfect party food – they’re easy to make in large batches, and your guests will love them!

One of the best things about this Vegetarian Sliders Recipe is that you can make them ahead of time and store them for later use. Not only is it a convenient option, but it helps save time and effort if you’re throwing a party or serving to a large crowd.

To make-ahead, simply prepare the sliders as per the recipe instructions, but do not serve them immediately. Instead, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow them to cool down completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator.

Storing the sliders in the refrigerator will keep them fresh for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, simply pop them in the oven at 350°F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are warmed through thoroughly.

If you want to store these sliders for longer periods, you can freeze them as well. To freeze, wrap each slider individually with plastic wrap and place them in a sealable bag or container. These can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

To reheat from frozen, remove the individual slider(s) from the refrigerator and unwrap them. Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until they are warmed through completely.

Make sure that you store vegetarian sliders separately from non-vegetarian items so that there’s no cross-contamination. Always label your containers carefully so that you know what’s inside when storing different types of food items in your fridge or freezer.

Making these sliders ahead of time isn’t just convenient but also allows all of their flavors to meld together beautifully, enhancing the overall taste experience! So next time you’re pressed for time, consider making these vegetarian sliders ahead of your event – your guests will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

As a vegan chef, I have prepared many sliders in my career, and along the way, I learned some tips that will help you make your sliders even more delicious. So, let me share these useful tips with you.

One of the key things to keep in mind when making sliders is the bread roll. Not all rolls are created equal. Choose one that’s not too dense and has a light texture. Hawaiian rolls are a popular choice but any mini burger buns or dinner rolls will work well for this recipe.

Another tip is to slice the vegetables fairly thickly, so they don’t dry out when cooking. Make sure to cut them into uniform sizes so that they cook evenly. When it comes to the cheese, avoid adding too much or getting it too close to the edges of the sliders. This will prevent it from melting and running off into the pan.

To achieve the perfect texture for your veggie sliders, it’s best to use vital wheat gluten or seitan. The protein gives a chewy texture as compared to black beans or mushrooms that tend to produce a soft texture.

While cooking these sliders, please refrain from pressing down on them with a spatula as it will squeeze out all their juices and make them dry. Remember to cook your patties at medium heat, as high smoke point oil like avacado oil can burn quickly and affect flavor.

Lastly, dressing up your sliders is important too! Try different combinations of dip sauces such as ketchup mixed with mayo, onion dip or salsa! Also, adding a bit of crumbled vegan bacon or non-dairy cheese makes all the difference in taste and overall experience!

By following these simple tips and tricks, you’ll have perfectly cooked vegetarian sliders that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Vegetarian Sliders are a must-try recipe for plant-based eaters and meat lovers alike. Not only are they flavorful and satisfying, but they are also healthy and easy to make. With the variety of substitutions and variations available, you can customize the sliders to your liking and keep experimenting with new flavors. From potato sliders to antipasto sliders and everything in between, there’s no limit to what you can create.

Plus, these sliders are versatile enough to serve at any gathering or occasion. Whether it’s a BBQ party or a cozy night in with the family, these sliders are sure to please the crowd. And with the Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating tips provided, you can enjoy these delicious bites anytime you want.

So why not give these Veggie Sliders a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! By making this simple switch in your diet, you’re not only taking care of your health but also promoting a sustainable lifestyle that benefits the planet as well. So join me in my quest for mouth-watering and planet-friendly food by trying out these amazing sliders!

Vegetarian Sliders

Vegetarian Sliders Recipe

loosely based on my meatball recipe, i have no idea if this tastes like whitecastle but it's good!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 577.1 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups Yve's veggie ground round (one pkg, crumbled)
  • 3 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (powdered kraft type)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 vegetarian beef stock cube
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (or more if needed for right texture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spices (or a mix of dill, oregano, basil and maybe rosemary)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ketchup
  • reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 12 mini hamburger buns
  • 1/3 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (sliced or grated)
  • 1/3 cup white onion, diced finely


  • mix ground round, grated cheeses, egg, and liquid smoke.
  • separately mix broth cube with hot water and bread crumbs with gluten and spices.
  • add powders and broth to ground round mix. it should be about the consistency of raw meatballs. line a 9" square or 13"x9" pan with parchment paper (don't just grease, it will stick anyways), preheat the oven to 350f.
  • spread the meat mix into the pan 1/2" thick, if using the bigger pan it may have a gap on both sides, that's fine. pierce with a fork to mark your diving lines for the 12 square patties. sprinkle the onions on top and press down lightly.
  • bake at 350 for 20 min, add remaining cheese and pop back in oven for 5 min.
  • spread the buns with ketchup on one side, mayo on the other, top each with a patty, close up the buns and enjoy!

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Serving: 241gCalories: 577.1kcalCarbohydrates: 72.5gProtein: 21.8gFat: 21.7gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1000.3mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 9.4g
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