If you are looking for a fun new idea, you are going to love these gluten free lamb sliders!! These sliders feature the best of buns and roasted russet potatoes! Roasted potatoes make a much healthier burger bun and the flavor accents the ground lamb burgers!
(*This post is sponsored by Idaho Potato Commission. All delicious opinions are my own.)
Has anyone else missed sliders since going gluten free? Those mouthwatering tiny burgers always look so fun to eat. Now you can have sliders anytime with this surprisingly fun new bun idea. They make a great lunch with everyone at home.
Thanks to my friends at Idaho Potatoes, there is a new healthier bun in town! These buns are roasted until crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth buttery and tender on the inside. Wrapped around these mini lamb burgers and homemade dijon sauce, they are perfect anytime!
Neither of my kids' colleges opened this fall and that means all four of us are working from home. We upgraded our internet, and I am working on easy quick meals that our family can eat between classes and meetings. These sliders are so easy and can be made ahead quickly.
Topped with a homemade dijon mustard sauce, these sliders will be hard to resist! If you love burgers as much as I do, why not try these Ground Chicken Burgers with caramelized onions on a russet potato bun?
When shopping for potatoes, look for the Idaho Potatoes "Grown In Idaho" label. It means your potatoes are grown with quality and flavor in mind! Idaho potatoes come in several varieties, including russet, red, fingerling, and yellow potatoes.
For sliders, choose smaller russet potatoes since sliders are mini burgers. You can also easily use large potatoes and full-sized burgers if you want.
I have created several delicious recipes featuring Idaho Potatoes that have been popular. Do you remember those Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes? Or those Mashed Potato Pies with Bacon Roses? Well, these sliders are going to be up there with these popular dishes!
Why these sliders are great:
These sliders are a real treat for kids and grownups alike. The potato buns can be made in an air fryer or baked in the oven. The burgers can be grilled, cooked stovetop, or made in the air fryer. You have so much flexibility in how you make this recipe!
Check out my easy Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes for more recipe ideas!
Recipe step-by-step instructions:
A homemade dijon sauce is a secret sauce that ties in the lamb burgers and the roasted potato buns. The flavor pairs beautifully, and it is so easy to make. I recommend making extra because kids love snacking on these sliders between classes!
Step 1: Add the dijon sauce ingredients to a small pot. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, occasionally whisking the ingredients. To thicken the sauce, add a little hot liquid to a mug and put a tablespoon of cornstarch into the mug. Mix well and add back to the pot. This is a great way to prevent lumps!
Step 2: Allow the sauce to cool completely.
Step 3: Let's make potato buns! Cut the potatoes in half. Brush with oil, sprinkle salt, and cook in the air fryer at 360º F for 18 minutes. (You can oven-bake the potatoes for 30 minutes at 375º F.)
Step 4: While the potatoes are cooking, fire up the grill, stove, or air fryer! There are so many options for making this recipe.
I decided to grill the lamb burgers because we were in the middle of a heatwave, and I didn't want to heat up the house using the stove. Season your mini lamb patties with thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook them until they register an internal temperature of 145º F.
Step 5: Build your sliders. Line a baking dish (or air fryer) with the roasted potato halves. Top each potato with a lamb burger.
Step 6: Spread dijon sauce over the lamb burger. Spread mozzarella cheese on each slider.
Step 7: Cover each burger with a top potato bun. Bake at 350º F for 5-8 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve hot.
If you want to change this gluten-free sliders recipe, give some slider toppings a try!
- Top with barbecue sauce and pepper jack cheese.
- Try pan-fried mushrooms and blue cheese.
- Add this tasty nut-free pesto sauce and provolone cheese.
- Keep it classic with ketchup and pickles!
- Try this easy homemade curry sauce!
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
With this fun potato bun version, you don't have to worry about ever having soggy buns again!
These sliders are filling so you would serve two of these sliders per person.
The dijon sauce will keep 4-5 days in a sealed air-tight container
Yes, you can use any ground meat you like! I love ground beef, chicken, and pork too.
Easy Lamb Sliders with Potato Buns
- 1 pound ground lamb * see note
- 6 small russet potatoes
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
For Dijon Sauce
- 1 cup white wine
- ¼ cup of dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch to thicken after cooking
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash the russet potatoes and cut them in half.
- In a saucepan, add the dijon sauce ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to simmer cook on low until the liquid is reduced in half, about 15 minutes. Make sure to whisk frequently to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
- Pour a little of the sauce into a mug or heat-safe dish. Add the cornstarch and whisk to blend. Pour the mixture back into the sauce and mix. (This step helps you avoid lumps!)
- Salt and pepper the potatoes. Put them in the air fryer, skin side down and spray with oil. Cook at 360º F for 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. (See note.)
- While the potatoes are cooking, add the lamb to a bowl and mix with salt, pepper, and the dried thyme. Form into small patties. (See note.)
- Heat the grill and cook the lamb burgers. Use a digital meat thermometer to test for doneness. When the lamb burgers are they register 145°F they are cooked. (*You can also cook the burgers in a skillet on the stove.)
- When the potatoes and burgers are done. Place the potatoes into a baking dish. Make sure to keep an equal number of potatoes out to be the tops.
- Top each potato half with a burger, spread on the dijon sauce, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add the top burger bun and continue to make each slider.
- Bake for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees F until the cheese is melted.
- Serve hot.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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So delicious and fun to make! I love this recipe!
I am so glad you liked this recipe Syndie 🙂
I love everything about these lamb sliders. It's a brilliant idea and they're so delicious!!
Wow, thank you. I hope you enjoy them Renee.