Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders are a quick 30 minute recipe to use up holiday leftovers! Hawaiian rolls are filled with cranberry sauce, turkey, Havarti cheese and topped with a savory butter sauce for an easy family friendly dinner.
Leftover Turkey Sliders
Are you searching high and low for easy recipes to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? If so, I have got you covered! Whether you opt for Mini Buffalo Turkey Pizzas, Spicy Turkey & Sweet Corn Soup, a classic Leftover Turkey Sandwich with a cranberry aioli twist or these Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders, you won’t be disappointed!
After gouging on turkey and dressing during the big day, most people want a few days off from it. That’s why I love changing things up with an easy recipe using up leftovers.
Easy Slider Recipe
I first made these sliders when my brother and his boys stopped by my house to watch the football game. I had some leftover turkey from this Easy Roasted Turkey I had made a few days prior, so I was looking for ways to use it up.
When I was grocery shopping I grabbed some store-bought cranberry relish and Hawaiian rolls to make these sliders. When I got home I realized that my family had eaten the rest of the turkey!
Can I use store bought sliced deli turkey?
I was too excited about the idea of these sliders so I grabbed some thick carved deli turkey at the store the next day. Any turkey would work great on these sliders and leftover rotisserie chicken would be another great option.
I assembled the sliders with the cranberries, Havarti and topped them with a butter, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mixture.
I wasn’t sure if my family would be a big fan because it stepped ever so slightly outside of the box, but after my brother was piling his fifth slider into his mouth while asking how difficult these would be for him to make, I realized I definitely had a winner on my hands!
As for his question to how easy these are to make, the answer is CRAZY EASY!
More easy leftover turkey recipes!
If you are anything like my family, you make a turkey twice the size needed for your holiday dinner. It is the absolute worst to run out of food, so we always ensure we won’t.
This results in an abundance of leftover turkey though. Too much to just keep eating dry and boring turkey sandwiches for the next week. So turn that leftover turkey into an amazing meal you will love. Check out some more of these great recipe ideas!
- Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli
- Cranberry Turkey Quesadilla
- Leftover Turkey Hand Pies
- Creamy Chardonnay Turkey Crescent Braid
- Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas
Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders
Cheesy Cranberry Turkey Baked Sliders are a quick 30 minute recipe to use up holiday leftovers! Hawaiian rolls are filled with cranberry sauce, turkey, Havarti cheese and topped with a savory butter sauce for an easy no-fuss sandwich.
- 2 c. leftover turkey or thick cut turkey deli meat
- 4 large slices Havarti cheese
- 2/3 c. cranberry relish or sauce
- 12 pack Hawaiian dinner rolls
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. poppy seeds
- Preheat your oven to 375°.
- Slice the Hawaiian buns in half while keeping all of the buns attached to one another. Remove the top of the buns and set aside.
- Place the bottom half of the buns in a sprayed 9x13 pan. Layer the turkey over the the buns and top with cranberries, slices of cheese and the tops of buns.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon and poppy seeds. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until the butter is melted.
- Brush the mixture over the top of the buns. Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Remove the tinfoil from the top of the pan and bake for an additional 5-8 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.
This is my second Fall making them. I make it with pepper jack cheese and it’s always a hit! Thanks for the recipe.
Oh this looks so good! I have everything on hand except the Havarti cheese….. is there another cheese that you think would work as well?
Danielle Green says
Any white cheese would work fine like provolone or white cheddar.
Hi Danielle! I meant to come back and let you know that I made the sliders with provolone and they were devoured! We all loved them and they have been requested as one of our Super Bowl munchies. 🙂 Thanks!!
Danielle Green says
So happy to hear they were well received!