Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry

by | Nov 19, 2018 | All, Main Dishes, Sponsored

Have relatives coming to town for Thanksgiving? Make sure you have enough turkey leftover to make these Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry. You won’t regret it.

Top down image of Turkey Cheddar sliders with Cranberry on white plate.

Thanksgiving is one of the few meals that I can’t wait to eat again and again, and these Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry are one of my favorite ways to do it.

I mean how can you go wrong when you combine a honey mustard poppy seed dressing with roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese slices? Simply put, you can’t.

The cheddar cheese and cranberry sauce are perfect partners with the turkey, and the mustardy poppy seed dressing is a game changing condiment. Leftovers that don’t taste like leftovers are my favorite way to eat them.

Can I make these sliders ahead of time?

Yes, you can! I prep everything in advance but wait to slather the tops of the rolls with the dressing until right before baking so I don’t end up with soggy bread.

I don’t have any leftover cranberry sauce. Is there a substitute?

Simply grab a can of whole cranberry sauce at the grocery store and use that. We eat cranberry sauce more often that just the holidays.

I also throw a couple bags of fresh cranberries in my freezer whenever they are in season so I can make cranberry sauce all winter long. These recipes are two of my favorites.

 Top down image of Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry piled on white plate.

What if I don’t have any leftover turkey?

You can easily use deli meat instead. Or if you are lucky, our grocery store carries rotisserie turkey breasts. I pick one of those up, slice it, and it tastes just like leftovers. And it’s just an added bonus that I don’t have to do the dishes.


Don’t stress about entertaining over the holidays, put your leftovers to work for you. These Leftover Turkey Sliders with Cranberry are ready to go in less than 30 minutes, feed a crowd with ease and best of all? No clean up.


That’s the way to entertain with ease and confidence.

Top down image of Turkey Cranberry and Cheddar Sliders on white plate with mustard sauce on side for garnish.


Yield: 12 servings

Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry

Leftover Turkey Cheddar Sliders with Cranberry

Reinvent your leftovers with these easy and delcious leftover turkey cheddar sliders!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • For the Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Kerrygold Salted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Honey Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • For the sliders
  • 1 package of 12 slider buns
  • Leftover roasted turkey
  • 1-7 ounce package Kerrygold Savory Cheddar Slices
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce


To make the sauce

Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat and add the honey mustard, garlic powder and poppy seeds. Whisk to combine and cook until slightly thickened.

To Make the Sliders

Preheat the oven to 350.

Slice the slider rolls in half and place the bottom layer in a 9 x 12 baking dish.

Brush a thin layer of the butter poppy seed sauce on the rolls.

Top with slices of roasted turkey.

Layer the cheese slices on top of the turkey slices.

Spread the cranberry sauce over the cheese slices.

Place the top layer of the slider rolls on top and brush the tops and outside with remaining sauce.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 -1 0 minutes.

Serve with additional honey mustard if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 10gSugar: 11gProtein: 10g

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