Leftover Turkey Ideas | Turkey Cranberry Sliders

12 rolls
30 min

Did someone ask for leftover turkey ideas? I’ve got you covered! Grab the turkey, a few of those leftover rolls, some cranberry sauce, and a couple additional items and you’re golden!

Who else thinks one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers? Pie for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do. And although leftover turkey ideas abound, I like to keep things simple. Especially after preparing a Thanksgiving meal! That’s why these sliders fit the bill perfectly.

And truly, who doesn’t love sliders? They are the perfect appetizer, amuse-bouche, (I feel so fancy writing that 😉 ) or entrée! The only thing bad about them is how hard it is to stop after just a few. They’re addicting!

Hey, after working hard on your Thanksgiving turkey ( I use this YUMMY tried and true recipe) you want to make sure to use up the whole thing!

Also, I’m kinda a cranberry fanatic. I love those tart little berries! The sweet and savory recipes totally get me, which is why sliders are a guaranteed winner. If you need more cranberry recipes, make sure to save and pin my other favorite:  Starbucks Copycat Cranberry Bliss bars. They are little pieces of heaven I tell you!

And let’s be real, if you use Hawaiian sweet rolls, almost any recipe is bound to turn out. They are truly my favorite! 

However, you don’t have to use Swiss cheese or sweet rolls, whatever is in your fridge will work for this yummy slider. Work with what you have on hand.

Leftover Turkey Ideas | Turkey Cranberry Sliders
Recipe details
  • 12  rolls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 12 sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • sliced turkey
  • Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried onions
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sprinkle red pepper flakes (optional, your girl here likes HEAT!)

Lay Hawaiian rolls on baking sheet, slice in half, removing tops and setting aside.
Layer turkey on bottom half of rolls, top with cherry sauce, and layer over the top with Swiss cheese. Place tops of rolls back on.
Melt butter and add all other sauce ingredients to it. Drizzle over rolls, smoothing evenly over tops.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until center of rolls are warm.
Divide rolls up with knife and serve!
Eryn | Eryn Whalen Online
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