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White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders (Copycat Recipe)

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Love those little sliders from White Castle? Then you’ll go crazy for these copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders. Melted cheese, great beefy onion flavor. They taste exactly like the original sliders.

This post is part of a kick-butt burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore but the burger epicness (these incredible White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders – copycat recipe) are all my own.

copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

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This is a month long event with a great group of bloggers, sharing burgers all month long! Yummy!

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Which brings me to my burger today.

I absolutely love White Castle. I grew up eating them with my daddy, who also loved them.

His passion for the little sliders, created my passion for the little sliders. I miss eating WC with him.

I’ve been known to go pick up a crave case randomly and keep them in the fridge for days warming up a few here and there.

I’m telling you, it’s a thing. I can’t get enough of them. I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time.

When I was sick recently, I didn’t feel much like going out anywhere.

I had a craving for some White Castle, so I decided I’d like to make ’em. 

White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

I’ve had this recipe written down on a recipe card forever.

It came out of one of those community cookbooks which I adore.

I did make a few tweaks and changes because I didn’t think the original would taste as similar.

Thankfully, I had all the ingredients to make them, so I gave them a shot. And wow. Just wow! I am SO happy I did.

Talk about as close to the real thing as you could get.

I was so impressed with the flavors.

White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

What are others saying about these copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders?

I made up a “sack” (which really just means I put a whole bunch in a gallon baggie) for my son.

He texted me a bit later and seemed really impressed with how I captured the flavor of the real ones.

He did mention my patties were a tiny bit thicker, and they were. On purpose.

Since I was only making a dozen, there are 4 of us here.

3 little sliders per person is not really enough to feed everyone.

So I made the burgers just the teeniest bit thicker than I normally do.

Either way, you’ll love them. I totally promise you that.

White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

If you haven’t tried a White Castle Cheeseburger Slider, this is a great recipe to do it. 

Especially if you don’t live close enough to one to order some.

White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders

Daily Dish Recipes
They taste exactly like the originals. Incredibly flavorful, covered in cheese and absolutely delicious.
4.49 from 41 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
freezer time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Sandwiches and Sliders
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen


  • ¾ lbs. ground beef
  • [1 packet of beefy onion soup mix]
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • 1 cup of beef broth for steaming
  • 12 slider buns
  • 8-10 thinly sliced american cheese
  • 3 tablespoons dry minced onions
  • hamburger dill pickle chips


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, beefy onion soup mix and beef broth until well combined well.
  • On a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, roll the hamburger meat out to about ¼″ thickness. Just keep rolling and make the meat into a rectangle shape. If you need to eyeball it, use the slider buns to size 4 across, 3 down – that’s how big your beef patty should be when it’s done. Remember that White Castle patties are quite thin. Now using a knife, cut into the meat where the slider buns will go making 12 distinct patties but keep them together as one large rectangle still, just make the cuts not fully separating them. Next, using anything that can make a decent sized hole (we use the handle of a wooden spoon) make 5 holes in each patty.
  • Place the meat in freezer for 25 minutes. It will not freeze but it should be a little bit easier to handle when it comes out.
  • In a large baking pan, pour 1 cup of beef broth and 3 tablespoons of minced onions and stir gently spreading the onions out evenly. Place the giant meat rectangle into the liquid. The liquid steams through the burgers and cooks them perfectly. Put in the 450 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven after 10 minutes and drain all liquid from pan. (its ok for residual liquid to be there. Turn the meat out onto another piece of parchment paper.
  • On the baking pan, place the 12 BOTTOMS of the slider buns. Now gently turn the parchment paper back over placing the hamburger back on the buns. Using the cut marks you made as a guide, separate the burgers. Top with cheese slices, pickles and put the TOPS of the slider buns on.
  • Return to oven for 3-5 minutes, just long enough to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.
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Challis Chilson

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Yeah, these were legit! Even the "after-effects" (if you know what I mean).


Monday 23rd of December 2019

Thanks for the recipe. My boys, big and small loved them. I made a couple of errors and still got rave reviews. I bought and forgot to use the beefy onion mix. Also forgot to add the broth to the beef. I started at pressing the beef into shape then followed the rest of the recipe to the T. D lish.

Nicole Cook

Sunday 29th of December 2019

I am so happy you had good results even with a few errors. Honestly, this recipe is simple enough that changing it up a bit as you did (let's not call them errors) would still turn out fabulous. I'm so happy everyone loved them! Happy New Year!


Saturday 21st of December 2019

I'm lazy. Here's what I did:

I pressed/rolled the meat onto a cookie sheet with onions, after mixing in seasonings. I skipped the broth and then when cooked, put the bun bottoms onto the meat, cut the burgers with a pizza cutter, topped with another cookie sheet, and then flipped the whole thing over and topped with cheese, pickles and top buns and threw into oven, heat turned off, just to melt cheese. No freezing, no parchment, no flipping a pancake of hot meat onto anything-because you two may have ninja skills like that, but I'm a she-ape and it'll end up on the floor!!

BTW your seasoning/onion mixture is THE BOMB!!! Do people say that anymore???

Nicole Cook

Sunday 29th of December 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed them and had fun making them your own. This recipe is based off of the TRUE White Castle Cheeseburgers, BUT - what you did sounds incredibly delicious as well. I won't lie the process can be complicated but after a few times, it's easy. I still like your version and they sound rather tasty. Maybe not true White Castles, but yummy sounding, just the same.

Sue Lau

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

I was raised and weaned on sliders. When we were in Florida they didn't have any---Crystal burgers, but not the same. Now this recipe will save anyone on safari in the sunshine state!

Eileen Kelly

Friday 17th of May 2019

These are amazing! A throwback to late night study sessions! I am so looking forward to making these White Castle burgers!

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