If you are looking for a fun new idea, you will love these potato burger buns!! These slider-sized buns are the perfect vessel for any burger flavor you like! Roasted potatoes make a much healthier potato hamburger bun!

A white ceramic baking dish filled with lamb sliders.

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 potato burger bun idea. They make a great lunch with everyone at home.

If you love burgers as much as I do, why not try these Ground Chicken Burgers with caramelized onions on a russet potato bun?

Why we love this fun new slider bun recipe:

  1. Roasted potatoes taste so much better than most gluten free burger buns.
  2. This recipe is crazy easy. You can make them in an air fryer or in the oven.
  3. These potato hamburger buns work with any burger meat and toppings.

So delicious and fun to make! I love this recipe!”

sydnie, blog comment

Allergen Information:

These potato buns are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. Note this will be dependent on the toppings and sauce you add.

Check out my easy Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes for more recipe ideas!

A lamb slider with a potato bun on a plate.

Ingredient Notes:

This recipe uses minimal ingredients. All you need are small russet potatoes and an oil that you can use with high heat. If you are unsure which oil to use, read about the best oils for the air fryer.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Step 1: To make your buns in an air fryer, wash your potatoes well and place them on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice them in half longwise.

Potato halves in an air fryer basket.

Step 2: Brush the potato halves with high-heat oil, sprinkle with salt, and cook in the air fryer at 360º F for 18 minutes. I used my Corsori 5.8 qt air fryer to make this recipe. I like the large basket, so I can make 6 potato halves at a time.

🔑 Sandi says: Note the final baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your potato halves.

Oven Baking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  2. Follow the same directions above to wash and cut your potatoes.
  3. Place the potatoes onto a baking sheet or casserole dish.
  4. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes until they are golden on top and soft.
Burgers cooking on the grill.

Step 3: Cook your burgers on a grill or bake the burgers in the oven. I am grilling lamb burgers to go on my potato slider buns.

Roasted potato burger buns ready for burgers.

Step 4: Add toppings and any sauce you like to assemble your burgers. If you are not eating these burgers right away, you may want to add a toothpick to hold the top bun on until you are ready to eat them. Remove the toothpick before eating them.

Sauce Options:

Try slider toppings if you want to change this gluten free slider recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you keep potato buns from getting soggy?

With this fun potato bun version, you don’t have to worry about ever having soggy buns again!

Can you use any ground meat?

Yes, you can use any ground meat you like! I love ground beef, chicken, and pork, too.

How do you store these roasted potato buns?

Store leftover buns in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 3 days.

A lamb slider on a plate next to the baking dish of sliders.

More Potato Recipes:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A white ceramic baking dish filled with lamb sliders.

Roasted Potato Burger Buns

Sandi Gaertner
Easy roasted potato burger buns that you can make in the air fryer or oven. Top them with your favorite burger toppings!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 burger buns
Calories 381 kcal


  • 1 pound ground meat season as you like
  • 6 small russet potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


  • Wash the russet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise.

Air Fryer Directions

  • Salt and pepper the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer, skin side down, and spray them with oil. Cook at 375º F for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft. (See note.)
  • 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 and your favorite burger toppings. Add the top burger bun and continue to make each slider.

See Notes for Oven Baking Directions


    1. Cook time for the potatoes will depend on how large and thick your potatoes are.
    2. If you can’t find small russet potatoes, you can use white or red potatoes.
    3.  These sliders will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
    Oven Baking Directions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 375º F.
    2. Follow the same directions above to wash and cut your potatoes.
    3. Place the potatoes onto a baking sheet or casserole dish.
    4. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes until they are golden on top and soft.


    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.


    Serving: 1burger bunCalories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 18gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 1092mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg
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    Nutrition Disclaimer

    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.

    This post was updated from an older August 2020 post with more recipe details.

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