This Turkey Sliders recipe on Hawaiian rolls with cranberry sauce and cheese is an easy way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Easy Baked Turkey Sliders Recipe
Leftover turkey sliders with cranberry sauce are a delicious way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers or Christmas leftovers. Just pile the leftovers on sweet Hawaiian rolls, brush with melted butter and bake!
The best part about this easy recipe is that it takes minutes to make. So even if you vowed not to cook the next day, you can throw this easy meal together in no time. Turkey and cheese sliders are perfect for game day!
These hot turkey sandwiches with melty cheese are also super versatile. Pile on leftover stuffing and turkey gravy, add your favorite cheese -- whatever works for you!
You probably have everything you need to make Hawaiian roll turkey sliders at home. If not, the ingredients are easy to find in your grocery store. Full ingredients are in the printable recipe card below.
- Leftover turkey -- I used a combination of white meat and dark meat.
- Soft Hawaiian rolls -- any slider roll works, but these little rolls add so much flavor!
- Mayonnaise -- just a little dab will do.
- Cranberry sauce -- either jellied cranberry sauce or whole berry sauce works.
- Cheese -- We love provolone cheese, but Swiss cheese, Havarti cheese, American cheese or cheddar cheese are all good choices.
- Butter -- To keep the rolls soft while baking
- Seasoning -- Italian seasoning or dried parsley add flavor to the butter. Poppy seeds or Everything Bagel seasoning are also a good choice here.
How to Make Leftover Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls with Cranberry Sauce
Use a bread knife or serrated knife to slice the rolls in half lengthwise. The easy way to do this is slice all of the rolls at once. No need to slice them individually.
Place the bottom half of the rolls on a baking sheet. Brush the bottoms of the rolls with mayo.
Then, add the turkey and cranberry sauce to the rolls. Place slices of cheese over the cranberry sauce, and place the tops of the rolls over the cheese.
Then, melt the butter and seasoning in a small bowl in your microwave. Brush the melted butter mixture on the tops of the rolls.
Cover the sliders loosely with aluminum foil. This will keep the rolls nice and soft while baking.
Bake the sandwiches for about 15-20 minutes or until they are heated through and the cheese is melted. The exact time depends on how thick the sandwiches are and how many you are making.
How To Store Leftovers
Although these are best enjoyed the same day, you can refrigerate any leftover turkey sliders in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The best way to reheat them is in the oven, but you can also microwave them.
You can use deli turkey to make these sliders anytime.
I like to use a small sheet pan for this easy meal, although you can bake the sliders in the original box that the rolls are packaged in.
Add a little Dijon mustard or hot sauce for more flavor. If you don't have leftover cranberry sauce, you can use dried cranberries or Craisins.
Got ham? Try my leftover ham sandwich recipe!
More Leftover Turkey Recipes
Turkey Sliders Recipe
- 12 small Hawaiian rolls
- 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 cups leftover turkey
- ½ cup cranberry sauce
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees℉
- Slice rolls in half using a serrated knife
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the bottom of the rolls
- Place turkey on top of the mayo
- Spoon cranberry sauce over the turkey
- Add cheese slices over the turkey
- Place tops of rolls over the cheese
- In a small bowl, melt butter and Italian seasoning in microwave. Brush melted butter mixture on top of the rolls
- Cover lightly with a piece of aluminum foil, and bake for 20 minutes or until sandwiches are heated through and cheese is melted
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
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