Miniature Reindeer Christmas Burgers

4 servings
28 min

We have the most perfect, fun, and easy Christmas Burgers for you and your kids. Little Rudolph sliders! You won't forget this festive meal!

In the spirit of the holidays, this week we made these adorable mini Christmas burgers, in the shape of reindeer! These Christmas burgers were very popular with our kids, and also super tasty. The inspiration came from  One Crazy House.


If you already have a special turkey burger recipe, that will certainly work. Yet, we highly recommend using our traditional turkey burger recipe, as it's been a huge hit with our families!

What we love most about our turkey burgers are the patties' juicy flavor and texture. We use  breadcrumbs to in our mixture, which traps in the moisture and holds the patties together as they cook. We also use a variety of seasonings, including lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce, which we think gives the patties a sweet and savory pop in flavor!


Turning these miniature burgers into reindeer is simple! After putting the sliders together, add Rudolph's face. We used pretzels (broken in half) for the antlers, sliced black olives for the eyes, and half a grape tomato for Rudolph's nose! However, you can use whatever kind of food you'd like to for the reindeer's features!

Merry Christmas!

Miniature Reindeer Christmas Burgers
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 22 Minutes Cook time: 6 Minutes Total time: 28 min
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  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 8-12 mini/slider buns
  • pretzels
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
  • 4-5 grape tomatoes
Optional Toppings
  • cheese slices
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • pickles
  • ketchup
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard

Combine all turkey patty ingredients (except olive oil) and mix until evenly distributed.
Meanwhile heat a medium skillet on medium and once heated, coat with olive oil.
Form small patties (the size of the palm of your hand) and cook in the pan for 3-5 mins on each side. {Optional: Add cheese to the top of each patty during the last minute of cooking}. Place cooked patty inside of miniature bun with desired toppings.
Decorate bun like Rudolph! Place pretzels (broken in half) in the bun for antlers, sliced black olives for the eyes, and a halved grape tomato for Rudolph's nose!
  • Dress Christmas burgers as desired!
  • We recommend that all meals for children be served with milk.
Marcie and Julie at Platein28
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  • Ok, I just have to say that these are just adorable! Once I can have children in my house again after the pandemic is under some sort of control, I will make these no matter what season it is. 🦌⬅️hope that is a reindeer, it's so tiny! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Mcp16008557 Mcp16008557 on Dec 12, 2020

    Love these so much that I am making these today!!! It will be a nice pick-me-up for everyone who sees them!