Day After Thanksgiving Grilled Turkey Sliders

Are you still in a turkey coma and trying to figure out what to do with all those leftovers? One thing I love about Thanksgiving is turkey sandwiches. But alas, we were out of bread, so I whipped up a batch on dinner rolls. The result were some delicious turkey sliders.

Grilled Turkey Sliders

Rolls Cranberry Sauce Turkey Sliders


  • Dinner rolls
  • Roasted turkey
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Mayonaise
  • Grated cheese, any kind
  • Black pepper


I first cut two dinner rolls in half with my trusty bread knife.

Rolls Halved Grilled Turkey Sliders

Then I spread mayo on both halves of each roll.

Mayo Spread Grilled Turkey Sliders

Then it was time to pile on the turkey.  I ground some black peppercorns over the turkey. Yum! I love fresh ground pepper.

Meat Black Pepper Grilled Turkey Sliders

Some grated cheese joins the turkey. The more the merrier!

Grated Cheese on Grilled Turkey Sliders

I split up the cranberry sauce and placed it on top of the cheese. Then top bun joined the party.

Cranberry Top Grilled Turkey Sliders

I melted some butter in my square grilling pan.

Butter Melting Grilled Turkey Sliders

I cooked the slider under the top, for about three minutes on each side.

Square Pan Grilled Turkey Sliders

I had never tried cranberry sauce on a sandwich before, so this was a refreshing new treat. I loved how the tartness of the cranberry sauce combined with the meltiness of the cheese. It’s a great little sandwich to make with leftovers in no time at all.

Day After Thanksgiving Grilled Turkey Sliders

Day After Thanksgiving Grilled Turkey Sliders


  • One dinner roll per person
  • Two tablespoons turkey per sandwich
  • Two rounds of cranberry sauce per two sandwiches
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayonaise per sandwich
  • Four tablespoons grated cheese, any kind
  • One teaspoon butter
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Cut each dinner roll in half.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on each piece of bread.
  3. Tear turkey apart a bit and pile on bottom of roll.
  4. Sprinkle or grind black pepper on top of the turkey.
  5. Cover turkey with one tablespoon of grated cheese.
  6. Put half a round of cranberry sauce on top of the cheese and cover with the top of the roll.
  7. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
  8. Grill the sliders for about three minutes on each side.
  9. Enjoy!

About Laurel

Laurel is a wife and mother of two who is delighted with her little family. She loves to create a mess in the kitchen and create beauty out of chaos. During her off time, you can find her curled up with a good book and something sweet.

10 thoughts on “Day After Thanksgiving Grilled Turkey Sliders

  1. We just made these (on big buns rather than dinner rolls) last night! There is so much you can do w/left-over turkey. We always buy a bigger turkey just for all the great stuff you can do after Thanksgiving with it!

  2. We don’t have any leftovers since we went to my SIL’s house. Lots of people there! But I do love turkey. I’m not sure I’d like the cranberry sauce, but the rest of it sounds yum :)

    • I wasn’t sure about the cranberry sauce either, but it wasn’t bad. I wish I had some of those rolls. Maybe my husband can pick some up.

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