Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders

Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders, made with corned beef or pastrami, Dubliner Irish cheese, and a delicious sweet mustard sauce, served on Aloha Rolls!

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

Friends, happy March 1st and the month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! I have quite a few tasty Irish dishes on my blog, like this Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders recipe, so you can always use the “search” feature (top right magnifying glass). Just put in the key word you are looking for.

Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

For instance, you are looking for “Irish slider,” this Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders recipe will come up, or this Hot Pastrami Sliders recipe will come up! Easy!

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders with slaw

Corned beef or pastrami?

Corned beef is one of my favorites, and in fact, I have one cooking right now! But often I hear people ask, what’s the difference between corned beef and pastrami? They’re both great, and you can use either for this recipe today.

Cheesy Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

Is corned beef or pastrami better?

Corned beef and pastrami both taste about the same. It’s the proccess of how the meat is cured that makes them different. After curing, pastrami is usually coated in a dry rub of spices before it is smoked. Corned beef is boiled. Corned beef is popular served as Corned Beef and Cabbage, a traditional Irish meal.

I love Trader Joe’s, and it’s great as a one-stop store for buying all the ingredients. However, you can pretty much purchase these ingredients in any store.

Cheesy Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders Recipe

What you will need to make Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders

  • Aloha Rolls (otherwise known as Hawaiian rolls, which are on the sweeter side)
  • Pastrami meat (but you can slice corned beef, too)
  • Dubliner Irish Cheese
  • Pesto
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Butter
  • Poppy seeds
  • Brown sugar

Sliders are perfect for a crowd, and delicious served on an Epic Charcuterie Board.

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders - how to make

This year we’re making ahead and putting in the fridge until it’s time to serve. Pop in the oven, and serve warm with coleslaw and your favorite sauerkraut. OH MY GOODNESS!

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders with pesto

Cheesy good.

BEST Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

Remember, this recipe is great if you have leftover corned beef. Or, just buy pastrami in the store. I used 3 packages for a large recipe, and the best Irish cheese (Dubliner).

BEST Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders Recipe

What is Dubliner Irish Cheese?

Dubliner is a sweet, aged cheese over a year old, with a granular texture to it. And it melts up just fine! It’s manufactured by Carbery, located in County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

Since 1996, it has been marketed internationally under the Kerrygold label. So look for that green logo!

Easy Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

Dublin, Ireland

The cheese is named after the city of Dublin, although it is made in Cork. We loved our time in Dublin a few years back. It was a thrilling experience for Uncle Gabe to walk us through the streets of Dublin and point out, that’s where your parents met, Paul, up in that dance hall. Or, walking up to Paul’s mom’s red front door where she grew up. Then walking through the Catholic church where Tom and Betty were married–oh, wow, just, WOW!

And then driving to Kimage to see the neighborhood Paul’s dad grew up in, which was once a slum. Paul’s dad grew up with Christy, from My Left Foot movie.

Easy Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders Recipe

Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders

This recipe makes 24 small sliders (if you use Trader Joe’s Aloha Rolls, which on are the smaller side).

Don’t forget you can make ahead, and brush with the butter sauce right before baking!

Tasty Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

We can’t wait to make these again soon–for St. Patrick’s Day! ENJOY!

More Irish recipes: 

Irish Potato Pie [A Spicy Perspective]

Irish Soda Bread [Spend with Pennies]

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Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders, made with corned beef, Dubliner Irish cheese, and a delicious sweet and spicy mustard sauce, served on Aloha Rolls!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish sliders, sliders, St Patrick's Day
Servings: 12


  • 2 packages Aloha Rolls 12 in each pack, or Hawaiian style rolls
  • 3 packages Columbus Pastrami lunch meat Or use sliced corned beef
  • 1 package Dubliner Irish Cheese thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Sauerkraut & coleslaw optional, for serving


  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Slice the rolls in half and line the bottom half on the bottom of a large baking (cookie) sheet. You want a pan that will hold 24 small rolls (or use 2 separate pans).
  • Top the bottom of the rolls with pastrami (or corned beef), and sliced cheese.
  • Broil the sliders (bottom) for 3-5 minutes until the cheese starts to melt; then remove from the oven.
  • Adjust the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread pesto on the inside of the top of the rolls. Place the tops of the rolls on the melted cheese/meat bottom sliders.
  • In a small bowl, melt the butter and add the mustard, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Lightly whisk until mixed well.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the butter topping over the top rolls.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the tops are lightly browned.
  • Serve warm with sauerkraut and coleslaw. Optional to serve with Guinness Potato Chips!

Trader Joe's Cheesy Irish Sliders Recipe

7 comments on “Trader Joe’s Cheesy Irish Sliders”

  1. These were really good; did a test run on them last week.  Tomorrow I am going to make these to celebrate our adult boys birthdays!  Excited…they will love them.  Thank you…I enjoy your recipes.  It’s a bright spot in my day when they pop up in my email box.

  2. Hi Sandy, long time no write, sorry.  Thank you for amazing posts and happy St Paddy’s Day ro you and yours!  Quick question, I found some awesome mini pretzel rolls today and I wondered if I can use them for the sliders,  If so, do I omit the butter on top?  Thanks for your help

  3. I made this recipe yesterday for our Wine Group St. Patrick’s Party. They were a big hit, and all gone very quickly ! We do not live near a Trader Joe’s (I know…gasp!) so Kroger provided all the ingredients. I used about a half pound of corned beef from the deli. Absolutely fun to make and delicious! This will be my new “go to” for St Pat’s parties.

    • Yay, Jennifer! So happy to hear! And yes, you can buy these ingredients at other stores for sure! Happy St. Pat’s Day!

  4. Um, I think I just flooded my keyboard with drool, this looks unbelievable, like, I won’t be able to concentrate for the rest of the day, I guess I better get to a TJs stat ;)

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