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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders – Oh Candy Basil

Take your Thanksgiving leftovers and mix them into essentially the most tasty sliders! Turkey, stuffing, cheese and cranberry sauce in a mini sandwich baked in a poppy seed dressing…yummmmm!

For 4 years now I’ve been taking part in round with turkey sandwiches and I’ve for certain found out a couple of leftover turkey recipes you could attempt. For instance, have you ever had a scrumptious roll with cream cheese, poppy seed dressing, mozzarella or havarti cheese (ohhhh or muenster!) with a pleasant slice of turkey? Straightforward and so scrumptious. 

a photo of a turkey cranberry slider covered in a buttery poppyseed dressing with cranberry sauce and melty cheese oozing out the sides

However this isn’t about that sandwich. That is in regards to the thought I’ve been taking part in with yr after yr and eventually I simply went all in and added each principal ingredient, turkey, stuffing, a killer honey mustard sauce, cranberry sauce and particularly melty cheese. And THEN!!!! Cowl the entire thing in a butter poppy seed dressing and bake all of it within the oven. 

That is the final leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders recipe!  

a photo of a baking dish full of turkey sliders that are golden brown, covered in poppy seed dressing with cheese and cranberry sauce oozing out.

Elements for Turkey Sliders

  • Honey mustard sauce: mayonnaise, honey, mustard
  • Poppy seed dressing: poppy seeds, honey mustard, butter, worcestershire sauce
  • White Rolls: you may make selfmade rolls or purchase rolls (we love Hawaiian candy rolls for these)
  • Turkey: thick slices of chicken or darkish
  • Stuffing: hopefully you’ve made our make forward no fuss stuffing, however any stuffing will work nice
  • Cranberry Sauce: selfmade or retailer purchased however entire berry sauce is greatest

The measurements for every ingredient could be discovered within the recipe card on the finish of the submit.


a photo of the several turkey sliders that have been baked in a 9x13 baking dish with cranberry sauce dripping out and melted white cheddar cheese running down the side.

The best way to Make Turkey Sliders

The honey mustard sauce and poppy seed dressing for these come collectively shortly, then it’s only a matter of assembling the sliders. Listed below are the fundamental steps:

For the honey mustard sauce:

  1. Whisk all of the elements collectively in a small bowl.

For the poppy seed dressing:

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk all of the elements collectively.

To assemble:

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Slice open the rolls and unfold the honey mustard on the underside and mayo on the highest.
  3. Place a slice of turkey, a spoonful of stuffing and a slice of cheese on every roll. Then unfold cranberry sauce on prime of the cheese.
  4. Place the entire rolls in a baking dish.
  5. Drizzle all of the rolls with the poppy seed dressing.
  6. Wrap in foil and bake.
  7. Take away the pan from the oven, take away the foil and drizzle with just a little extra poppy seed dressing.
  8. Serve and luxuriate in!

All of those directions are additionally within the recipe card beneath in full element.


a photo of a 9x13 baking dish full of nine turkey sliders lined up in rows with the first row removed so you can see the turkey, melted cheese and cranberry sauce coming out of the sides.

Turkey Slider Variations

  • Spicy: should you like just a little warmth, add some pickled jalapeno slices
  • Hearty: I’ll by no means say no to bacon, add some crispy cooked bacon for an additional stage taste
  • Californian: add cooked bacon and avocado slices for that turkey bacon avocado that everybody loves
  • Creamy: burn up some extra Thanksgiving leftovers and add some mashed potatoes and just a little gravy

Cheese Choices

If white cheddar cheese isn’t your jam, different tacky choices that will be so tasty are swiss, muenster, gouda, havarti, or provolone.

a photo of a golden baked turkey slider being removed from a baking dish full of more sliders. the slider has cranberry sause and melted cheese oozing out.

Are Sliders an Appetizer or a Essential Dish?

The reply is sure! All of it depends upon the way you serve it and what you serve with it. Should you’re internet hosting a New Years Eve social gathering, then you may serve these with a couple of different appetizers and everybody might be raving.

Otherwise you make these sliders your principal dish and also you serve it with a few facet dishes and will probably be the very best meal you might have all month!

Can Sliders Be Made Forward?

Sure, these work nice as a make forward meal. Assemble the sliders as much as 4 hours forward of time as written however wait to drizzle the poppy seed dressing till proper earlier than baking in order that they don’t get too soggy.


In case you are fortunate and have tons of leftovers from Thanksgiving, repurpose them into these turkey sliders. It is going to be like consuming Thanksgiving another time however in a sandwich. You’re going to LOVE these!

Extra Leftover Turkey Recipes to Strive:


a photo of a turkey cranberry slider covered in a buttery poppyseed dressing with cranberry sauce and melty cheese oozing out the sides

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 12 minutes

Whole Time: 22 minutes

Servings: 12 sliders

For the honey mustard:

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/8 Cup Mustard

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Honey Mustard Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Butter unsalted, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

For the sliders:

  • 12 White Rolls
  • 9 Thick Slices of Turkey
  • 2 Cups Stuffing
  • 12 slices White Cheddar Cheese or havarti or munster
  • 1-1 1/2 Cups Cranberry Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey Mustard Sauce , from above

For the honey mustard sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk collectively the mayonnaise, honey and mustard.

  • Put aside. You will have additional honey mustard sauce, so do not attempt to use all of it.

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • In a glass measuring cup, whisk collectively the melted butter, poppy seeds, honey mustard and worcestershire.

  • Put aside.

To assemble:

  • Warmth the oven to 350 levels F.

  • Slice open the rolls and unfold honey mustard sauce on the underside and mayonnaise on the highest.

  • Place a slice turkey, a spoonful of stuffing and a slice of cheese on every roll. Add some cranberry sauce on prime of the cheese on every roll, then place the highest on every sandwich.

  • Place the entire sandwiches in a 9×13 baking dish.

  • Drizzle every sandwich with the poppy seed dressing till you’ve got used just a little greater than half of the dressing and every sandwich is roofed.

  • Tightly wrap the pan with tin foil and bake for 12 to fifteen minutes.

  • Take away the pan from the oven and take off the foil.

  • Drizzle with just a little extra sauce (chances are you’ll have to soften it once more if the butter solidified) and serve instantly.

  • The sandwiches could be made a day forward of time then topped with the dressing and baked.

Diet Information

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

Quantity Per Serving (1 slider)

Energy 605
Energy from Fats 342

% Each day Worth*

Fats 38g58%

Saturated Fats 19g119%

Trans Fats 1g

Polyunsaturated Fats 4g

Monounsaturated Fats 12g

Ldl cholesterol 94mg31%

Sodium 1232mg54%

Potassium 263mg8%

Carbohydrates 47g16%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 19g21%

Protein 20g40%

Vitamin A 880IU18%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 320mg32%

Iron 3mg17%

* P.c Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight loss program.


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