Mediterranean Turkey Sliders
Mediterranean Turkey Sliders
Miniature turkey patties are flavored with ATHENOS Feta Cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, then topped with spinach, roasted red peppers and a flavorful tzatziki sauce. Serve these as part of a meal or as a party appetizer.
Cooking Ground Meat:
Ground beef, veal, lamb and pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F, while ground chicken and turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. For accurate results, use a digital instant-read food thermometer, inserting tip 1/2 inch into center of meat. If the meat piece is too thin to check from the top, insert thermometer sideways into the piece of meat.
Substitute your favorite salad greens for the spinach.
If this recipe makes more than what you need, you can freeze part of the turkey mixture for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator before using as directed. You can then shape the turkey mixture into patties as directed, or instead shape it into meatballs or a meatloaf and bake at 350ºF until done.
- 1 Pound ground turkey
- 2 Tablespoons drained and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 Teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 Cup plus 3 tablespoons ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese, divided
- 1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons tzatziki
- 12 slider buns
- 1 Cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves
- 1/4 Cup small roasted red pepper strips
Calories Per Serving447
Folate equivalent (total)163µg41%
Ham and Turkey Oven Sliders
These little sliders are very addicting. Perfect for watching sports with family and friends or a quick weeknight dinner. Just be prepared because they will go fast!
- 1 package (12 Oz. Size) Hawaiian Rolls
- 6 slices Ham Deli Style, Cut In Half
- 6 slices Swiss Chese, Cut In Half
- 6 slices Turkey Deli Style, Cut In Half
- 6 slices Cheddar Cheese, Cut In Half
- ¼ cups Butter, Melted
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Onions
- ½ teaspoons Ground Pepper
- ½ teaspoons Salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Poppy Seeds (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard Powder
- ¼ cups Raspberry Jam, To Serve
1. Split Hawaiian rolls and place the bottom buns in a 13 pan.
2. Place one slice of ham, Swiss cheese, turkey, and cheddar cheese on each sandwich.
3. Place the top of each bun on the meat/cheese combo.
4. Melt butter. Mix the remaining spices with the melted butter.
5. Pour 1 teaspoon or so of seasoned butter onto each sandwich.
6. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
7. Preheat oven to 400ºF and bake covered with foil for 15 minutes.
8. Serve with raspberry jam to dip the sandwich in. It tastes like a monte cristo!
To make these Turkey Cranberry Sliders, you will need:
- Turkey – You can use leftover turkey or buy sliced roasted turkey at the deli counter.
- Cheese – I personally like using sliced Swiss cheese as I think it pairs beautifully with turkey. It is mild, slightly sweet and melts great! That being said, Gouda, Provolone, Mozzarella or Cheddar would also work here.
- Cranberry Sauce – To me, it’s the star of the show here. Adds tartness and sweetness, which is what makes these sliders so good!
- Butter – The butter will be used for brushing the rolls before baking, to add flavor and color.
- Poppy Seeds – I find that poppy seeds make these sliders extra fun and also add a bit of nuttiness. However, if you don’t have them on hand, just omit them or add chopped herbs instead!
- Hawaiian Rolls – I buy KING HAWAIIAN Sweet Rolls. They are my favorite! Soft and fluffy with just the right touch of sweetness. Perfect to make these sliders!
Pita pockets would be a festive way to serve these to continue the theme, but we just used rolls we had on hand. Feta could be substituted in place of the ricotta, but seasonings may need to be adjusted, and some wine or extra lemon juice might need to be added for moisture.
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Calories per serving: 320
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Southwest Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders
Southwest Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders are bursting with flavor and easy to make for a crowd. Layers of turkey, pepperjack cheese, and green chiles are sandwiched between Hawaiian rolls and drizzled with a butter sauce. And oh that spicy mayo! I have.
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Southwest Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders are bursting with flavor and easy to make for a crowd. Layers of turkey, pepperjack cheese, and green chiles are sandwiched between Hawaiian rolls and drizzled with a butter sauce. And oh that spicy mayo!
I have to say, I’m a huge fan of Hawaiian roll sliders. I fell in love with them when I first ate a ham and swiss version. They are super easy to make, and absolutely perfect for a crowd. There are so many different versions out there nowadays and there are some seriously awesome recipes out there.
I decided to give my own twist to them using flavors that I love. It starts with a quick spicy mayo. Add a few spices to some mayonnaise and whisk it up. This is spread on the bottom slab of the Hawaiian rolls. Then it’s topped off with layers of pepper jack, turkey, and green chiles. And of course, you wouldn’t have these sliders without a delicious butter sauce!
Do you have to use Hawaiian Rolls for this recipe? Nope! I’ve also made them using my famous homemade rolls and they are pretty delicious too. If you don’t have a slab of rolls that are all stuck together, you just have to slice and assemble them all individually. Not quite as easy or convenient. But it still works!
If you want to make your own Hawaiian Sweet Rolls I have a recipe for homemade ones too. I love the added sweetness in this recipe and it provides a nice balance to all the savory flavors involved in these sliders.
If you can find a cajun flavored turkey at your deli counter, I highly recommend using it in this recipe. It adds some additional flavor and I’m all about those bold tastes so be sure to give it a go if you can swing it! I’ve also been known to use buffalo chicken breast sliced from the deli. Super tasty!
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe. I have an entire video library over on YouTube with hundreds of restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home. Check them out and let me know which recipes you are dying to make!
- Double up: If you are hosting at your house potluck style, you can double the recipe and make healthy sliders star of the show. Others can bring dips etc.
- Guacamole: You could also make my super easy salsa guacamole (with jarred salsa, seriously easy!) and put together a veggie platter.
- Salsa: Like mango salsa or pineapple salsa would go well on a side.
- Dinner: Serve with brown rice or quinoa.
Turkey Hummus Sliders
- 1 English cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Chopped garlic and freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 cup hummus, suggested spicy or roasted red pepper (about a 7-ounce container)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 16 mini pita pockets, suggested whole wheat, split open and warmed
- 2 to 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
Toss the cucumber, feta, vinegar, mint, 1-tablespoon olive oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a bowl cover and refrigerate.
Mix the turkey, 1/2-cup hummus, the parsley and coriander in a bowl season generously with pepper. Dampen your hands and shape the mixture into 16 small patties, about 1/2-inch thick.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the patties and cook until browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Cook the remaining patties in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil.
Mix the remaining 1/2-cup hummus with a splash of hot water in a bowl. Spread some of the hummus on the inside of each pita fill with a tomato slice, turkey patty and some of the cucumber mixture.
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So that’s it folks. Crazy delicious, buttery party sliders with turkey, bacon, and sweet maple syrup.
Easy to make and can be assembled in advance. Make my Maple Bacon Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders for any occasion or party, and especially football! That’s when I make them.
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Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers:
A photo of my Mom’s big bird from last year! She makes the best turkey!
I think it’s only fair to start with the food everyone associates with Thanksgiving, Turkey!
Chicken (or Turkey) Ala King
Recipes for Leftover Turkey:
- – Super easy recipe for Chicken (or Turkey) Ala King – using left over meat and frozen veggies. Serve over biscuits, noodles or baked potatoes! – Lemon Blossoms — This healthy, flavorful, easy to make soup is a complete meal. Especially if you add all the amazing toppings! – Lemon Blossoms — Chunks of turkey and vegetables are baked in a creamy, rich and savory sauce and topped with a golden biscuit crust. – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish — A delicious twist on a comfort food classic, using leftover turkey. – West Via Midwest –made with a cheesy sauce, earthy mushrooms with noodles, this turkey casserole is a great way to eat leftover turkey! – Take Two Tapas — Great light lunch, appetizer or tailgate food! – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish — A creamy risotto with sweet potatoes and leftover turkey.
Whether you have mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, or both, chances are you might have some leftovers. Make them into something new!
Bake our leftover mashed potatoes with cheese and french fried onions!
Recipes for Leftover Potatoes:
- – Baked with cheese and French fried onions. – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish — Sweet potatoes combine with earthy truffle oil and buttery, crunchy homemade croutons to create this scrumptious sweet potato bisque. – Take Two Tapas — Mashed potatoes mixed with Southwest seasoning and fried into perfect little dipable appetizers. – Dress up mashed potatoes like a loaded baked potato, baked in the oven. Great with BBQ!
My most FAVORITE part of the whole meal is my Grandma’s Sausage and Sage Stuffing. We always called it Dressing!
Honestly, the leftover stuffing is typically fought over in my family. Its disappearance from the fridge has been a source of many arguments. BUT if you have leftover stuffing, or as we call it, Dressing, there are some great uses for it, too!
Recipes for Leftover Stuffing:
- – Take Two Tapas — Deep Fried Cornbread Dressing Balls with Cranberry Dip are perfect appetizer made from leftover stuffing. – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish — put your leftover to good use and make this sourdough stuffing egg casserole. Stuffing adds incredible flavor to this brunch dish and it comes together with so little effort. – West Via Midwest – will use up all your leftover stuffing! Make bacon cups, spoon the stuffing in, top with some cranberries and nuts and you have a delicious bite sized snack!
My Mom’s Cranberry Sauce – made with hints of orange.
Sugared Cranberries – Tart cranberries, bathed in sugar syrup, then dusted in sparkling sugar. Tasty and a beautiful garnish.
Recipes for Leftover Cranberries:
- – Pictured Above, these little bites make a great snack and also a wonderful addition to cheese and charcuterie boards. – Not a recipe, but an easy centerpiece made with fresh cranberries. – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish — Freeze your leftover cranberry sauce and make this delicious pound cake for Christmas. – Lemon Blossoms — Puff pastry surrounds baked brie and cranberries in this impressive holiday appetizer. – Take Two Tapas — Drizzled on top of a creamy bed of orange flecked ricotta cheese on a crispy baguette, a festive crostini appetizer for any party! – Take Two Tapas — cranberries paired with tart cranberry juice, caramel hinted bourbon and bubbly lemon-lime soda.
Easy Graham Cracker Toffee
After the pecan pie is devoured, you have so many ways to use those leftover pecans!
Recipes for Leftover Pecans:
- – Pictured above, this toffee is so easy to make and is one of the first things to disappear off of my holiday treat trays. Perfect for that cookie exchange you have coming up! – Sweet toffee fudge made with caramel and pecans, perfect for your holiday baking list! – Take Two Tapas — make perfect buttery toasted pecans, or any other type of nuts, to use in a variety of recipes and dishes. – Make these for using on cheese boards, or wrap them as hostess gifts.
Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze
The pumpkin pie is but a memory, but you hate to throw away that pumpkin puree. Don’t waste it, re-purpose it!
Tips for Turkey Sliders
- You can substitute turkey with rotisserie chicken or leftover shredded chicken. You can also substitute turkey with shredded beef.
- The apple slaw is optional but HIGHLY recommended. Alternatively, you can substitute with shredded red or green cabbage, broccoli slaw, lettuce or something else crunchy.
- I love sharp cheddar with barbecue sauce but you may also use Havarti, Gruyere, Swiss or provolone.
- Don’t broil the cheese with the sliders for too long or else the cheese isn’t as gooey.
- For extra cheesy turkey sliders, use thicker slices of cheese.
Chipotle BBQ Cranberry Turkey Sliders with Apple Poppy Seed Slaw. Possibly even more delicious than Thanksgiving itself….