The Best Turkey And Cheese Sliders

Sliders are a great way to feed a crowd easily. You can bulk-make a bunch of small sandwiches and place them on a platter for everyone to grab as they go. These turkey and cheese sliders are flavored to perfection making them stand out from typical turkey sandwiches.

Use leftover turkey the day after thanksgiving or Christmas or use these to make use of the turkey you got for cheap and stored in the freezer to serve for a frugal game day meal.

Why you will love these turkey and cheese sliders

You will love these turkey and cheese sliders because they are extremely easy to make and can make use of leftover meat or be sued for a quick meal for a crowd in a hurry.

Turkey this time of year is practically being given away at the grocery store as they clearance them. This makes these a great frugal option. I made these for dinner using the Turkey breast roasts that we got for free with Ibotta this year.

How to serve turkey and cheese sliders

These turkey sliders are great for serving to a crowd. We had a full house for dinner the other day when I made these and we made three flavors. Turkey and cheese sliders, turkey bacon cheese sliders where I made the bacon in the air fryer while I assembled flats of sliders, and turkey bacon ranch sliders.

I cut them apart seeing I used Hawaiian rolls to make these even easier to make in bulk and simply stacked them up in piles of each flavor on a large cutting board. You can also serve them on a charger or serving plate all piled up.

On the side, we served some finger foods like fresh veggies and some simple french fries I made extra crispy in the air fryer.

How to make thick cheddar melt easier

The hardest part of making these sliders is that the cheese really does not like to melt. After a few batches that it took to make enough for the whole family, I had discovered the trick to these.

Make sure your cheese is at room temperature before assembling your sandwiches. Not only is this easier to cute but the cheese melts much easier.

If you do not have the patience for this you can save some time by using shredded cheddar cheese or opting to crumble your block so the heat is more evenly distributed.

How to make these Turkey and Cheese Sliders

Making these turkey and cheese sliders is extremely easy. We used turkey breast roasts that had been cooking in the slow cooker all day waiting for dinner time with Hawaiian sweet rolls to make it extremely easy.

What you need:

:: 1 Pack Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

:: 1 Pound turkey meat

:: 1/2 pound cheddar cheese

:: 1 stick Butter

:: 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

:: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

:: Pinch red pepper flakes


Start by cutting your rolls in half. The great thing about Hawaiian rolls is that you can easily cut the entire sheet in half setting the tops to the side to place back down in a single sheet.

Layer on your turkey and cheese.

Mix together melted butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a pinch of red pepper flakes and drizzle over the top. You can use a brush to help ensure an even coating of the top and let the butter mixture seak between the rolls to give your sliders more flavor.

Place in the oven or air fryer at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes until the tops have toasted and the cheese has melted.

What to do with leftover sliders

Sliders tend to disappear fast and tend to not have leftovers but if you have some leftovers or you simply need to store them premade before your game day party you can make these ahead and then reheat them in bulk in the microwave for a minute or two when you are ready.

I prefer to store these wrapped in parchment paper as it slows down the drying process but doesn’t encourage them to get soggy either.

You can always choose to assemble these ahead of time, then add the butter topping and bake to warm them when you are ready to serve.

Recipe By Jenn Gerlach
Course: Cusine: Difficulty:


12 minutes

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  1. 1 Pack of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  2. 1 pound turkey breast meat

  3. 1/2 pound cheddar cheese

  4. 1 stick butter (melted)

  5. 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  7. 1 pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Cut rolls in half setting the tops to the side

  2. Layer turkey and cheese and put the tops back on

  3. Mix together butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes

  4. Pour mixture over sliders

  5. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. 3-5 minutes.


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