Pesto Mozzarella Sliders

hi y’all! Some of my favorite recipes I make tend to be a mix of what I have in the kitchen that needs used up … it’s amazing the creativity that sparks when you’re feeling lazy. I had some leftover mozzarella and pesto and had my eye on these totally delicious pretzel buns the bakery had made up so sliders it was. I know these aren’t anything super complex but they were so darn good. I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this combo before. I got a “you will totally need to make these for us again” from my husband which is always the tell tale sign that the recipe was a winner. We ate these up for dinner but they would be a great party appetizer, barbecue addition, or game day recipe to serve. Enjoy!

Pesto Mozzarella Sliders

Servings 6 sliders


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 slider buns (I used pretzel)
  • 6+ tsp pesto
  • olive oil & sea salt to season buns (optional)


  • ​​Mix together ground beef, worcestershire, and salt. Evenly divide seasoned ground beef into 6 even parts and form into patties.
  • Optional Step: Preheat oven to 325' if you want to toast your buns a little bit. If you are doing this you can brush tops of buns with olive oil and sprinkle a little sea salt for flavor. This tastes especially good if you are using pretzel buns. 
  • You can cook your mini burger patties however you like or usually cook burger patties. I cooked in the skillet over low heat for extra tender patties. To cook this way add your patties to a large saute pan and cover, turn heat to low/medium (heat setting 3). Allow to slowly cook until meat has browned up the sides of the patties. Flip and allow the other side to slow cook as well. 
  • Pop buns in the oven to bake for 5 minutes. 
  • While buns are baking turn heat to the burgers off once cooked, add a slice of fresh mozzarella to each, and put the lid back on to keep the heat in and allow cheese to melt. 
  • Slice toasted buns in half, add a cheesy slider, top with some pesto, add your top bun and enjoy!

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