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Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders Recipe

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This delicious Hawaiian roll turkey sliders recipe is loaded with layers of turkey, caramelized mushrooms and onions, and melty cheese! It’s an easy and balanced dinner or perfect for party or game day snacking that can be prepped ahead and finished in the oven. If you love these turkey and cheese sliders, be sure to try my grilled turkey sliders, meatball sliders, chicken Parmesan sliders, or buffalo chicken sliders next time!

Turkey and cheese sliders on a plate with chips and salad.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About Turkey and Cheese Sliders

  • Delicious layers of flavors
  • Satisfying meal or party snack
  • Made with 8 simple ingredients
  • Good source of protein
  • Just 5 minutes prep time
  • Just 25 minutes cook time

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms – Grab some pre-sliced mushrooms to save some time, or slice your own if they look rough (as they do sometimes!). You can use white or baby bella mushrooms.
  • Onion – I’ve used white onion, but yellow onion would also be delicious.
  • Butter – This is for topping the hot turkey cheese sliders when they come out of the oven.
  • Mayonnaise – Use your favorite mayonnaise.
  • Mustard – I recommend using dijon mustard for best flavor, but you could also use yellow mustard, whole grain mustard, or spicy brown mustard.
  • Turkey – Your favorite deli turkey (smoked, oven-roasted, honey, etc.) will all work well here. You can even use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for a delicious way to use up leftovers.
  • Slider buns – These turkey sliders with Hawaiian rolls are really best with a sweet Hawaiian-style slider bun or brioche bun. Look for the type that are all connected so you can easily build them in bulk instead of layering each sandwich individually.
  • Cheese – I think provolone gives an excellent flavor that doesn’t get lost, but you could really use a variety of cheese. Havarti cheese, white cheddar cheese, or swiss cheese would also be delicious.
Ingredients to make Hawaiian roll turkey slider recipe

How to Make Turkey Sliders in the Oven

This is an overview on how to make turkey sliders in the oven, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Make mushroom and onion layer. Saute the mushrooms and onions until soft and caramelized.
Mushrooms and onions in a skillet.
Mix aioli. In a small bowl, mix together dijon mustard and mayonnaise.
Slice the Hawaiian rolls. Perhaps the trickiest part of the recipe! Because we’re cooking these sliders as one huge sandwich, we don’t want to tear apart the rolls. Simply slice them in half down the middle, lengthwise.
Assemble the turkey and cheese sliders. Place the bottom half of rolls on a foil-lined sheet pan or baking dish and top with mayonnaise and mustard mixture. Top with deli turkey meat. Top with the mushrooms and onions, then a layer of provolone cheese. Finally, add the top of the Hawaiian rolls and they are ready to bake!
Turkey sliders recipe gif.
Bake. Bake the Hawaiian roll turkey sliders until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Spread butter over the top of the buns, it should melt quickly.
Stack of Hawaiian roll turkey sliders on a plate.

FAQs

Can I make Hawaiian sliders ahead of time?

This turkey sliders recipe is best made fresh, but there are a few things you can prep ahead to make the assembly go even quicker.

  • Mayonnaise and mustard mixture. Stir together the mayonnaise and mustard mixture and store in the refrigerator.
  • Mushroom and onions. Saute the mushrooms and onions as directed and store in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to make the turkey cheese sliders, reheat them in the microwave until warm.

Can I make these with leftover turkey?

Yes, turn them into turkey sliders with cranberry! Simply swap out the deli turkey for Thanksgiving leftovers and add a layer of cranberry sauce or chutney as desired. Top with cheese and bake.

Hand pulling turkey slider with a cheese pull.

Storage Instructions

Leftover turkey sliders should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat the Hawaiian turkey sliders in a 375 degrees F oven until heated through. They are best out of the oven, but can also easily be microwaved in a pinch!

What to Serve with Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders

All these baked turkey sliders need is a few simple sides:

How to Feed Turkey Sliders Recipe to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I would recommend serving a portion of the sliders deconstructed if you can if it’s a new or learning-to-like it food. Sandwiches can be tough for kids who are still learning to like a variety of foods, so I always save some rolls on the side and serve the meal with a few items you know your kids will eat, like fruit, milk, and/or some other sides.

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Turkey sliders on Hawaiian buns.

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Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders Recipe

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Description

This Hawaiian roll turkey sliders recipe is loaded with layers of turkey, mushrooms, onions, and cheese! Perfect for dinners or party snacks!


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 12 oz. deli turkey meat
  • 12 oz. Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 6 slices provolone cheese


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9×13 pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once it foams, add mushrooms and onions to pan. Season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 6-8 minutes, until soft and lightly caramelized.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together aioli. In a small bowl, mix together dijon mustard and mayonnaise.
  4. Keeping the buns intact, cut Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise carefully so they stay together. Spread mustard aioli over the bottom layer of buns.
  5. Layer sliced turkey on bottom layer and top with mushroom and onion mixture. Layer sliced cheese over the mushrooms so that it covers them completely.
  6. Top with top bun section and bake sliders for 13-16 minutes, or until cheese is melted and buns are golden brown.
  7. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over the top of the hot buns; it should melt quickly.


Notes

  • Feel free to swap out the provolone cheese for another sliced cheese. Cheddar and swiss would both work well. 

Keywords: turkey sliders recipe, Hawaiian roll turkey sliders, turkey and cheese sliders

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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