Anyone else ready for Thanksgiving dinner? It’s one of my favorite meals of the year. Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, dressing, sweet potatoes and yes, green bean casserole (my recipe is different, though). My mouth is watering just thinking about it! These Thanksgiving Sliders are a delicious way to use up those inevitable leftovers.
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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much as the original meal. There really isn’t anything much better than a turkey sandwich on good quality white bread with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce, right?
But if you have lots of leftovers and are getting tired of yet another cold sandwich, I’ve got the answer – Thanksgiving Sliders.
I used Hawaiian rolls:
…but any sort will do. Slice the tops from the rolls and spread the insides with a thin layer of mayonnaise being sure to spread evenly to the very edges. You could also use aioli if you prefer. Layer on the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing/dressing and cheese. Replace the tops of the rolls and brush with seasoned melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the tops are lightly browned.
I served them with spicy sweet potato fries and grapes.
- 1 pkg. Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
- turkey (leftovers or deli slices)
- whole berry cranberry sauce - enough to cover
- leftover dressing/stuffing
- provolone cheese slices, enough to cover
- 3-4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp ground sage
- 1 tsp thyme
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise or aioli
Slice tops from rolls and place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Spread insides of rolls (tops and bottoms) lightly with mayonnaise.
Layer with turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing/stuffing and provolone cheese.
Replace tops of rolls and brush with melted butter seasoned with garlic salt, sage and thyme.
Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and tops are lightly browned - about 15 minutes.
These would definitely be best made with leftover turkey (try cooking a turkey breast in an Instant Pot or a slow cooker for the juiciest!), homemade cranberry sauce and homemade dressing. But they are still delicious when made with deli turkey, canned cranberry sauce and Stove Top Stuffing. In fact, if you look closely at the pictures you’ll notice that these were made from that latter selection of ingredients. I wanted to get this written up and shared with you well before Thanksgiving and cooking a full Thanksgiving meal just wasn’t in the cards for me this past week.
I do plan to freeze leftovers after Thanksgiving specifically for this recipe, though!