Turkey Sliders with Cranberry and Provolone

Turkey sliders are the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat! Feed the family with this quick and easy recipe.

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turkey sliders with cranberry and provolone
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Mini Hawaiian slider buns with cranberry sauce, turkey and melted provolone. This is a great ay to use up any turkey leftovers over the holidays. Don't forget a side of gravy for dipping!

pulling a turkey slider on a baking tray

Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same if there were no leftovers, right? You wait all year for the tasty side dishes and fresh roasted turkey so you better believe you'll be eating it for days afterwards. But it's how you eat those leftovers that's important. Just having the same Thanksgiving style plate for a few days can get a little boring, so creating some turkey leftover hacks is needed. Mac and cheese is always adaptable and this stuffing topped Mac and cheese is a perfect way to use leftovers. Chicken pot pie is another classic dish that can be turned into a leftover hero.

Slider buns are a fun way to feed a crowd with minimal fuss, just layer the ingredients, place the top back on and bake in the oven until golden! So easy.

Making these leftover turkey sliders

  • You'll need cranberry sauce, turkey and provolone for these turkey sliders. A side of gravy is also great for dipping the sliders into.
  • Spread the cranberry sauce thinly on top of the buns, too much and they become soggy.
  • You can use white meat or dark meat, just make sure it's evenly layered.
  • I used Provolone but you could use any good melting cheese such as mozzarella or Monterey Jack.
  • When baking slider sandwiches, the top always needs brushed with butter. I added a mixture of poppy seeds and dried thyme to kick up the flavor.
  • Bake them in the oven until they become a deep golden color. To serve use a sharp knife to cut them into squares and serve with a side of gravy for dipping.
process shots of turkey sliders

Other tasty ways to use leftovers

turkey sliders on a baking tray
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Mini turkey sliders made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce.

15 minutes
Total TIME:
25 minutes
10 minutes


  • 1 package of Kings Hawaiian Slider Buns
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • 6-8 slices turkey
  • 6 slices Provolone
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray and set aside.
  2. Unwrap the slider buns and slice in half through the middle to create a top and a bottom piece. Set the top part to the side.
  3. Place the bottom part of the rolls onto the baking tray and spread the cranberry sauce evenly over the rolls.
  4. Place the turkey slices on top of the cranberry sauce.
  5. Add the Provolone and place the top of the rolls back on.
  6. Brush the sliders with the melted butter.
  7. Combine the poppy seeds, thyme, garlic powder, salt and black pepper and sprinkle generously over the slider buns.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Slice into 12 squares and serve with gravy on the side.
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