Thanksgiving Sliders are a sweet and savory way to use up your holiday leftovers! These delicious baked turkey sandwiches are loaded with layers of stuffing, cranberry sauce and leftover turkey.
Are you looking for something delicious to make with all those thanksgiving leftovers? This turkey sliders recipe is the best way to use those up! They beat the traditional turkey sandwich in my opinion!
I like to make more food than I know we actually need just so I can enjoy all the yummy leftover recipes. These leftover turkey sliders use up several traditional thanksgiving dinner dishes including turkey, leftover stuffing and leftover cranberry sauce. Who doesn’t love a cute mini sandwich?
You can also make them even when it isn’t the holidays and are craving comfort food. They are a fabulous game day recipe!
What You’ll Love About Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders
- Great way to use up holiday dinner leftovers
- The perfect way to enjoy thanksgiving dinner again
- Uses multiple recipes from your thanksgiving menu
- No food is wasted after a big meal
- Easy recipe ready in 30 minutes
- Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
- Stuffing – You can use prepared stuffing mix if you aren’t making this recipe after Thanksgiving day. I love my mom’s recipe for stuffing. So good!
- Leftover turkey – Use carved deli turkey if you aren’t using leftovers to make this recipe.
- Cranberry sauce – Try this homemade cranberry sauce or used a canned cranberry sauce.
- Dijon mustard
- Salted melted butter
- Minced dried onion
- Poppy seeds
How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders
- Step One: Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the rolls in half and lay the bottom half in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Step Two: Spread the stuffing on the bottom rolls.
- Step Three: Layer the turkey on top of the stuffing.
- Step Four: In a small bowl, mix together cranberry sauce and 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard. Spread mixture on top of the turkey.
- Step Five: Place the top rolls on top in the baking pan.
- Step Six: Add melted butter, 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion and poppy seeds to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Step Seven: Spoon the butter mixture all over the tops of the rolls.
- Step Eight: Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden.
- Step Nine: Let cool slightly and cut each roll to serve.
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What to Serve with Easy Turkey Sliders
Heat up some more leftovers from your Thanksgiving meal! Some ideas include:
- Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Mashed potatoes – Try my Mashed Potato Casserole.
- Green Bean Casserole
- Tart cranberry sauce or leftover gravy for dipping
- Creamy Carrots
Variations and Substitutions
- Substitute cooked ham for the turkey. You can also add the ham in with the turkey if you had both at your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Include your favorite cheese like Swiss cheese, havarti cheese or cheddar cheese.
- Cooked bacon is also delicious.
- Add jalapenos to give your sliders a spicy kick.
- No slider buns? You can also use dinner rolls.
- Spread cream cheese on the slider buns to add a layer of creaminess.
- Use everything bagel seasoning instead of the poppy seeds.
Refrigerate any leftover Hawaiian roll turkey sliders for up to 3 days.
You can freeze them too. Wrap them up in aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Can I Make This Recipe Even If I Don’t Have Thanksgiving Leftovers?
Yes, you sure can! Use deli turkey, prepared stuffing mix (like StoveTop) and canned cranberry sauce to give you all those yummy Thanksgiving vibes without the dinner itself!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
- Leftover Turkey Soup
- Turkey Thai Curry
- Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes
- Turkey and Stuffing Air Fryer Egg Rolls
- Leftover Turkey Casserole
- Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza
Check out more Thanksgiving leftovers recipes.
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- 12 count Hawaiian rolls
- 2 cups prepared stuffing mix
- 1 cup carved style deli turkey or leftover turkey
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 3 tsp Dijon mustard divided
- 6 tbsp salted butter melted
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp minced dried onion
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the rolls in half and lay the bottom half in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Spread the stuffing on the bottom rolls.
- Layer the turkey on top of the stuffing.
- In a small bowl, mix together cranberry sauce and 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard. Spread mixture on top of the turkey.
- Place the top rolls on top in the baking pan.
- Add melted butter, 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion and poppy seeds to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Spoon the butter mixture all over the tops of the rolls.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden.
- Let cool slightly and cut each roll to serve.
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