Turkey Cranberry Sliders: Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and swiss on Hawaiian rolls with a garlic mustard poppyseed glaze.
If your lucky enough to have leftover food from Thanksgiving, you may be wondering what to do with it. You could always go for a leftover turkey casserole or a leftover turkey soup but if you want to do something a little different, our turkey sliders with cranberry sauce are going to be perfect!
Plain Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders are great, but we are going to add swiss, leftover cranberry sauce and whip up a super quick garlic mustard poppyseed glaze for the top!
Let’s get started.
Turkey Cranberry Sliders Recipe
To make these cranberry turkey sliders you will need:
- Hawaiian Rolls
- Leftover Diced Turkey
- Leftover Cranberry Sauce
- Swiss Cheese
- Yellow Mustard
- Garlic Powder
- Poppy Seeds
How to make baked turkey and cranberry sliders
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Remove the Hawiian Rolls from the package and slice them. Some people keep them attached. When I am making sliders with regular deli meat, I keep them attached. But because we are working with diced leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I like to seperate them. I feel like when you pull them apart, the cheese melts down around the turkey a little better and kind of holds everything into place. But it is completely up to you and will taste equally delicious either way.
Your going to start by evenly spreading the leftover turkey over the rolls. Then, top that with a layer of cranberry sauce. Next, lay the swiss cheese over everything and complete the sandwhiches by placing the buns back on top.
How to mix the garlic mustard poppyseed sauce
To mix the sauce, your going to which together the butter, garlic, mustard and poppy seeds. Then evenly pour or brush the sauce over the top of the rolls.
How to bake turkey sliders
Cover them with foil and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake an additional 3-5 minutes. The topping on these baked turkey and cranberry sliders will crisp up nicely, but if you don’t mind the extra grease… you can add a little more of the sauce when they come out of the oven.
What goes well with baked turkey and cranberry sliders?
I always find warm sandwhiches a bit more filling. I usually serve two sliders per person, along with some chips, leftover raw veggies from a veggie tray and a nice cold drink. There are so many flavors going on with the sandwhich, whatever you decide to serve it with… keep the flavors simple.
What cheese goes well with turkey?
If your not a swiss fan, don’t worry! You can still make this recipe and swap out the cheese for one you like. Give muenster, provalone, white cheddar or Gouda a try!
How do you warm up sliders?
These warm up best in the oven. When I warm these up, I remove the top and place both sides open face up on a baking sheet. I usually use a lower temp…about 275 cook for about 10 minutes, keeping a very close eye on things.
Turkey Cranberry Sliders
- 1 12 count package of hawaiian rolls
- 3 cups cooked, diced leftover turkey
- 1 cup prepared cranberry sauce
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon poppyseeds
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick foil, or prepare with baking spray. Separate the Hawaiian Rolls, and place the bottom half of each roll into the prepared baking dish.Layer with turkey, cranberry sauce and cheese then place the top half of the rolls back on top. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, mustard, garlic powder and poppy seeds. Pour mixture over the top of the buns, and use a brush or spoon to spread evenly over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 3 more minutes, uncovered.Serve immediately
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