These family friendly Baked Turkey Cheese sliders are packed with gooey cheese, juicy turkey, and tangy Dijon mustard all sandwiched between two fluffy Hawaiian roll buns. They are so tasty and so easy that these mini sandwiches will be gone before you blink.
Turkey Sliders – The EASY Way!
Everybody loves sandwiches! My kids in particular, are obsessed with them. We love them for dinner, lunch, or even a heavy appetizer when we have friends over. These sandwiches easily hit the mark for all three!!
These easy turkey and cheese sliders are small enough for little hands to grab, fun to eat, and taste fantastic! Despite how decadent these sliders feel, they are ready in 30 minutes and only require 10 minutes of prep. That is a win in my book!
Why I LOVE this recipe!
- Appetizer or dinner! Because theses turkey and cheese sliders are small they make a great appetizer on their own to serve to a group, or you can serve a couple together, paired with some other side dishes for an easy dinner idea!
- One pan – These all bake easily in one pan making for less clean up.
- Lots of flavor! The sandwiches may be small but they are loaded with many layers of comforting flavors.
- Scalable for family or friends – Perfect for serving 1-2 for kids and 3-4 for adults. They are also great for scaling up to take to parties or barbecues.
- Save and reheat well – These make great leftovers for lunches through the week and are great to make and freeze to deliver to a friend!
What to Serve with Turkey Cheese Sliders
These delicious mini sandwiches have such classic flavors and are great as an appetizer or as an entrée. Their flavors will pair well with many other favorite appetizers or side dishes. There are both classic options and some healthy options to keep it light.
I love to make these cheesy sliders to serve as an appetizer on a large grazing board with some of these other appetizer options!
When serving these easy Turkey Sliders as a main dish, you can pair with any of these simple side dishes to create a filling meal.
- Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli– My kids think this is the best way to eat broccoli!
- Caesar Pasta Salad
- Quick Green Beans – There are 5 flavor options in this recipe, but my favorite for these cheesy turkey sliders are Pan Roasted Green Beans with Bacon.
You can choose one or add a few sides to make a wholesome, well rounded dinner.
This recipe is as simple as promised! Just a few minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake for a family friendly meal.
In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use when making this recipe to get the absolute best and most delicious results.
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Ingredients + Substitutions
- Kings Hawaiian rolls – I prefer these because they are SUPER SOFT and the sweetness of the bread really makes a great flavor profile. My favorite part is that two 12 packs of Hawaiian Rolls fit snugly in a 9×13 pan. If you use a smaller pan (which works too!), you will need to adjust the number of rolls you use to fit your pan. You can also use plain white dinner rolls, or wheat dinner rolls in this recipe if you prefer.
- Turkey deli meat- You can use freshly sliced turkey from the deli counter or pre-sliced meat found in the refrigerated section. I prefer thinly sliced either way. A fun addition, is to use peppered turkey breast to add a little more of a kick to these sliders.
- Provolone cheese sliced- Again, either freshly sliced from the deli counter or pre-sliced in the cheese section will work equally well.
For the Glaze
- Butter– I use salted, but unsalted can also work
- Sugar– I use white sugar to create this honey mustard type sauce because sugar is easy to pour and mix, but you could use honey for great results also!
- Dijon mustard– Dijon is my preference for the sauce but in a pinch I have used both spicy mustard and yellow mustard with good results.
- Parsley – fresh or dried can be used, just make sure it is finely chopped.
- Cut- before and after! The easiest way to make these is to cut the rolls horizontally before breaking any of them apart. That way you can just make 1 cut for each package as opposed to 12 smaller cuts. Then once all of the sandwiches are assembled, but before putting on the glaze, I like to run a knife along the lines to cut through the sandwiches. This does 2 things, first it makes the Turkey Cheese Sliders easier to serve since you cut through any overlapping meat and cheese. Second, it allows the glaze to seep through the gaps of each sandwich, really infusing the flavor of the glaze to every slider.
- Scale- This recipe makes 24 small slider sandwiches. If you prefer, you can cut the recipe in half to make 12 small slider sandwiches. You can use an 9×9 square baking dish for a half recipe.
- Want more spice? Try using peppered turkey and spicy mustard to add spice to these sliders. The heat marries the sweetness of these turkey and cheese Hawaiian sliders perfectly!
Recipe Short Cuts
If you need to make this turkey sliders recipe, but are extra short on time, here are a few ideas that can help make this recipe even faster!
- Assemble beforehand– You can assemble the bread, meat and cheese and tightly wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours in advance.
- Mix the sauce beforehand– You can mix up the sauce up to 3 days in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator. Once ready to use, microwave until melted and stir to combine.
- Prepare as a freezer meal– This can help you have this ready up to 6 months in advance. Follow the instructions in the freezer meal section below.
If you love these Hawaiian roll turkey sliders as much as we do and want some quick ways to change it up for variety, these little tips will do the trick!
- Turkey and Swiss Sliders – Turkey and cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls are such a classic. For a fun twist on this classic, simply swap out the provolone for swiss and make as directed in the recipe below.
- Turkey Bacon Cheese Sliders – Who doesn’t love a little bacon? For these sliders, make bacon however you like and then simply add it to the turkey and cheese sandwich before baking.
- Ham Turkey Sliders – For another meat variation, try adding ham to the turkey and provolone. The sweetness of the ham makes for one delicious slider!
Freezer Meal Instructions
These turkey cheese sliders are great to make and freeze ahead for a busy night or to give to a friend. Below are instructions to ensure they stay fresh when freezing.
- Assemble the meat and cheese on the rolls and place in a freezer safe bag or air tight container. It can be helpful to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before putting them into a bag or Tupperware to keep the filling from sliding out.
- Make the honey mustard sauce and store in another freezer safe container.
- Freeze both sauce and sandwiches.
- When ready to enjoy the sandwiches, thaw the sauce in the microwave or by leaving in the fridge overnight. Unwrap the rolls and transfer to an oven safe baking dish if needed. Brush the sauce over the frozen rolls.
- Bake as directed.
Baked Turkey Cheese Sliders Leftovers
If you have leftovers after making these baked sliders, then it is your lucky day! They save and reheat well, and can make the start of another delicious dish.
To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store:
- in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
- in the freezer up to a month
More Easy Dinner Recipes
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Baked Turkey Cheese Sliders
- 24 Kings Hawaiian Rolls (2 12pk packages)
- 1 lb sliced turkey breast
- 8 oz provolone cheese 12 slices
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 3 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- Combine melted butter, dijon mustard, sugar and parsley and mix well.
- Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally and place the bottom half to fit snugly in a 9×13 pan.
- Layer turkey and provolone evenly over the rolls and place the tops back on. Use a knife to cut between the rolls.
- Brush the butter dijon sauce over the top of the rolls to evenly coat, working any extra sauce down between the rolls.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)