Pizza Sliders


Mini burgers make a fun, kid-friendly meal. Italian herbs, marinara and melty mozz give them the appeal of pizza.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 sliders


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • cup low-sodium marinara sauce

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

  • 8 small leaves Boston lettuce

  • 8 whole-wheat dinner rolls, toasted


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Mix beef, parsley, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions and shape each into a 1-inch thick patty. Try to make all the patties the same thickness for even cooking, and shape them a little larger than the buns--they'll shrink as they cook.

  3. Grill the patties, turning once halfway, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 130 degrees F, 2 to 4 minutes per side (for medium-rare when done; see Tip).

  4. Spoon marinara onto each patty and top with mozzarella. Grill until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more. Serve the patties with lettuce on rolls.


Tip: To ensure your burgers are done just right, insert the tip of an instant-read thermometer in the center of the burger. Doneness temps are 135 degrees F for medium-rare (about 3 minutes per side), 140 degrees F for medium, 150 degrees for medium-well and 160 degrees for well-done (the USDA recommendation). Here, the sliders cook with sauce and cheese for a couple more minutes, which will raise their temps about 5 degrees after you check in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
16g Fat
39g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 sliders
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g 76%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 834IU 17%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Calcium 258mg 20%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Potassium 518mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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