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Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders Recipe

It’s time to make something super easy for lunch or dinner today. Set aside all of the recipes that take a lot of time and energy and focus on making these Turkey Sliders for your family. Especially if you need a break after cooking an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner!

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

When I first made this recipe, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Now I want to share it with you so that you can enjoy these Turkey Sliders too!

Leftover Turkey Sliders: A Post-Thanksgiving Delight

Ever find yourself standing in front of the fridge, gazing at tons of leftovers from your lavish Thanksgiving meal? Good news, folks! Here’s a turkey sliders recipe that’s an easy dinner recipe to turn that leftover turkey meat into something exciting. Introducing Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders! Sweet Hawaiian rolls filled with tender turkey, swiss cheese, and a seasoning blend of melted butter and dijon mustard, all baked to golden-brown perfection.


What’s the best way to shred the turkey?

The best way to get that leftover shredded turkey is to use two forks to pull the meat apart. This method ensures that you get tender shreds that absorb the flavors well.

Can I use deli turkey slices instead?

Absolutely, but nothing beats the flavor of using leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner.

How many minutes of prep does this recipe require?

This is an easy recipe that calls for about 10-15 minutes of prep time, making it a great way to quickly repurpose those Thanksgiving leftovers.

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

Tips and Tricks

  1. Aluminum Foil: Wrapping the sliders in aluminum foil before baking keeps them moist.
  2. Baking Sheet vs. Baking Dish: A baking sheet gives you a crispier bottom half, whereas a baking dish keeps everything soft.
  3. Melt Butter Properly: Melt butter but don’t let it burn. Use a small bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals.
  4. Poppy Seeds: Add some to the melted butter mix for an extra crunch.
  5. Garlic Powder: A pinch can bring another layer of flavor.


  1. Cheese: Havarti cheese or provolone cheese can be good substitutes for Swiss.
  2. Meat: Leftover ham can be a delicious alternative.
  3. Sauce: Swap dijon mustard with leftover cranberry sauce for turkey cranberry sliders.

Where to Serve

These sliders are the perfect way to elevate your game day menu or to make an easy lunch. They’re also a great addition to any post-Thanksgiving brunch.

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

Ingredients for Leftover Turkey Sliders

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

Now that you have decided to make these, you may be wondering what ingredients are needed for sliders. 

Sandwich rolls – This is something easy that you can pick up at the store. 

Shredded turkey – I love that this recipe calls for shredded turkey. You’ll be glad you used turkey like this because it makes the sliders taste so much better. 

Swiss cheese – Can I just say how amazing swiss cheese tastes on these sliders? So good! 

Dijon mustard – I have to say that all of the flavor comes from this dijon mustard. Don’t forget when you head to the grocery store. It’s an important ingredient in this recipe.

Poultry seasoning – If you have never used poultry seasoning before, you’re in for a yummy treat. It always tastes so good on the turkey sliders. 

Butter – Whatever you do, don’t forget the butter in this recipe. It’ll help make everything delicious as it bakes. 


Wrap your sliders in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container. They should last for the next day or two in the fridge.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  1. Soggy Bottom: To avoid this, place the bottom halves of the rolls on a baking sheet and bake for a few minutes before adding the toppings.
  2. Uneven Layer: Make sure the turkey is evenly distributed. An even layer ensures every little turkey slider gets an equal share of the goods.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

  1. Little Hands, Big Help: Let them place the slices of cheese or sprinkle the poultry seasoning.
  2. Pastry Brush Fun: Kids love using a pastry brush to spread the melted butter mixture on the tops of the rolls.

The next time you need an easy dish, make sure you give this one a try. You won’t regret being able to make a dish like this for your family in no time. Plus, it’s nice to be able to make something quick (especially if you are exhausted from cooking for the holiday!

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

Topping Options

  1. Leftover Stuffing: Pile some on top for a Thanksgiving meal in a mini sandwich.
  2. Green Apple Slices: They add a nice crunch.
  3. Leftover Gravy: Drizzle some over the top for extra flavor.

Why This Recipe Works

  1. Sweet Rolls: The sweetness of Hawaiian rolls complements the savory turkey and Swiss cheese beautifully.
  2. Dijon Mustard: Gives a tangy kick.
  3. Poultry Seasoning: Adds that Thanksgiving flavor.

So, there you have it folks! Don’t forget to check out the recipe card for a concise version of this delicious slider recipe. These leftover Hawaiian roll turkey sliders are one of my favorite ways to enjoy the holiday season. Enjoy your cooking journey, and may your Thanksgiving be filled with tons of leftovers for delicious ways to extend the festivities!

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Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders
Yield: 12 Sandwiches

Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Leftover turkey has never tasted so good! Perfect for a post thanksgiving lunch, check out this amazing turkey sliders recipe!


  • 1 sheet sandwich rolls
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded turkey
  • 6-9 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, or more as desired
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish.
  3. Cut the sandwich roll sheet in half through the middle and lay the bottom half of the sandwiches in the casserole dish.
  4. Layer on the shredded turkey, followed by the Swiss cheese slices.
  5. Cover the sandwich fillings with the top of the sandwich sheet.
  6. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and dijon mustard over medium-high heat, whisking to emulsify together.
  7. Pour the butter over the sandwiches, using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.
  8. Evenly sprinkle the poultry seasoning over the buns.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, until butter is fully absorbed and sandwich tops are lightly browned.
  10. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 274Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 92mgSodium 273mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 19g

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