Bagel Burger Sliders

Bagel Burger Sliders

Everything you would put on a bagel at brunch, but make it burger sliders! That is what thee perfect little bagel sliders are. There is nothing like a bagel with some cream cheese, cucumber, and a slice of smoked salmon, so I thought that would be a perfect starting point for a burger. I also realized that it might be a bit much on a full sized bagel, so the mini version was just right.

The inspiration for the bagel burger sliders

I made some mini bagels for bagel bites this past weekend, and I thought they would be great as little slider buns so I saved a few. I ran with the bagel theme for these burgers, topping them with cream cheese, chives, cucumber, and smoked salmon. They came out a perfect little size, and they tasted great! The idea of cheese with smoked salmon is iffy to me, so I went back and forth about topping the burgers with additional cheese, but at the last minute I added a little provolone and the flavors matched perfect.

Form the slider burger patties

Mini burgers, mini bagels. When you are making sliders, make sure the burger patties are the right size for the bun you are using, in this case, a mini bagel. Measure it and make them a bit bigger so when they shrink a little while cooking they still fit nicely.

bagels and burgers

Build the bagel burger sliders

Put cream cheese on the top and bottom bagels. Top the bottom half with chives and the top half with the smoked salmon and cucumber.

cucumber, cream cheese, chives, and smoked salmon

Mini patties cooked to medium and topped with provolone. Add them to the bottom bun.

then the burgers on the bagels

Then just put them together!

Serving the bagel burger sliders

So good! These were 3 bites of perfection. Creamy, crunchy, salty goodness.

brunch perfection

I think bagel burger sliders would be awesome as part of a brunch spread! Maybe on a cutting board with some deviled eggs and waffle sticks.

bagel burger sliders

I was worried about the smoked salmon here, but it really just added a nice bacony vibe to the burger and brought the flavors of brunch, bagels, and burgers together on the slider!

bagel burger sliders

Check out the bagel bites and more info on the bagel recipe here. You can also grab this great bagel recipe and just make them smaller.

Twists on this recipe

You could definitely do these bagel burger sliders without the smoked salmon if it is weirding you out. Maybe just put some on the side! You could also top these with whatever you like on your bagel, and use whatever bagel flavors you normally get!

For more unique brunch ideas, check out my biscuits with curry sausage gravy, eggs benedict nachos, or this fried butter chicken and garlic waffles!

Bagel Burger Sliders

Mini bagels topped with cream cheese, chives, smoked salmon, cucumbers, and a cheeseburger!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Jewish
Keyword: burger, Mash-Up
Servings: 6 sliders
Calories: 313kcal


  • 6 mini bagels store bought or linked recipe
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 3 slices smoked salmon each cut in half
  • 6 cucumber slices
  • 1/2 pound ground beef formed into patties the same size as the bagels
  • 2 slices provolone ripped into 6 pieces


  • Slice the bagels in half and toast them. Spread both sides with cream cheese.
  • Add some chives to the bottom half, add the salmon and cucumber to the top half.
  • Cook the burgers on high heat to brown on both sides, adding the provolone after flipping.
  • Put the burgers onto the bottom bun and fold the top bun onto them. Serve.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

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