Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

These turkey sliders might be small, but they’re jam-packed with bold flavor from shredded Brussels sprouts to crisp apples to zesty cranberry mustard. Perfect for using the last of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

I always wonder how many people actually make the Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that flood the internet this time of year. Do you make them? Are Thanksgiving leftovers even a real thing? We demolish the stuffing and make quick work of the gravy and potatoes. The only things left over are mounds of turkey and maybe a few rolls.

These turkey sliders with cranberry mustard are great to make an time, but they’re especially good in the days following Thanksgiving. If you eat dinner early, they can also stand in as a late-night Thanksgiving snack!

They don’t require a ton of leftovers other than turkey – just set aside a few Brussels sprouts before you roast the rest with Asiago and speck and grab an extra can of cranberry sauce (or make a double batch of  Cranberry Salsa!) and you’ll be ready to rock. They’re basically the best an easiest Thanksgiving leftovers sliders ever!

Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

The ingredients on these turkey sliders are super simple, but they work together really well.

Start by slathering the bottom of the rolls with a mixture of cranberry sauce and Dijon mustard. It’s really easy to mix up, and tastes so good!

Then, layer on thinly sliced turkey. If you don’t have leftovers, deli turkey works nearly as well – I like to use a craving board style for the best texture. Next, add sliced of extra-sharp cheddar cheese and crisp apples before topping it all off with shredded Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprout on a sandwich aren’t traditional, but I felt like these sliders needed a little something green. Lettuce didn’t seem right, but shredded sprouts totally worked!

Then pop everything in the oven for a few minutes – just long enough to take the chill off the turkey, melt the cheese a smidge, and get the rolls nice and toasty.

Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

Baked Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Mustard

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 slider rolls (or similar small rolls)
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups sliced turkey breast (about 8 ounces)
  • 5 slices extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 8 Brussels sprouts, shredded

Instructions

Heat your oven to 350ºF.

Slice the slider rolls in half and place the bottom halves in a small baking dish.

In a small bowl, mix together the cranberry sauce and mustard until smooth. Season with cracked black pepper. Slather the cranberry mustard over the rolls. Layer on the turkey, cheese, apple, and Brussels sprouts, then cover with the top halves of the rolls.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until warm and slightly toasty.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 526mgFiber 4gSugar 15gProtein 15g

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By on November 21st, 2017

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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