Day After Thanksgiving Sliders

Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into mouthwatering sliders with our quick and easy recipe. Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bun!

day after thanksgiving sliders

I’m always looking for creative ways to use up all the leftovers from Thanksgiving Dinner. This year I decided to make some sliders.

It might not have used up all the leftovers but it sure made a dent in it.

The order in which you layer the ingredients is really up to you. This is simply how I thought I would like my sliders.

thanksgiving sliders fresh out of the oven

I also love to use Hawaiian Slider buns whenever I make sliders. There’s just something about the sweetness of the bread that adds another layer of flavor to the sliders.

That being said, you can use whatever kind of slider buns you want. That’s how versatile this recipe is.

day after thanksgiving sliders

My wife was surprised that I used Swiss cheese for these Thanksgiving Sliders but I thought it would add a nice touch to the overall flavor.

But as you would expect, you can add whatever kind of cheese you want or not use any cheese at all. Totally up to you.

Another simple substitution you can make is to use mashed sweet potatoes from your sweet potato casserole instead of regular mashed potatoes.

day after thanksgiving sliders

You will need the following ingredients to make this Thanksgiving Sliders recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Slider Buns, Cranberry Sauce, Oven Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Prepared Stuffing, Swiss Cheese and Unsalted Butter.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cut the Buns horizontally (do not pull apart the buns) to create a top and bottom. Put the bottoms of the buns on the baking sheet.
  3. Spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce on the bottom layer.
  4. Toss the leftover turkey with some gravy in a small bowl. Layer the turkey over the cranberry sauce.
    turkey and gravy and cranberry sauce on slider buns
  5. Top with a layer of mashed potatoes and dressing. Top with the Swiss cheese.
    leftover dressing and mashed potatoes on sliders
    swiss cheese slices on top of leftover thanksgiving food
  6. Cover with the bun tops and brush with the melted butter.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Printable Recipe Card

Thanksgiving dinner sliders

Day After Thanksgiving Sliders

Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into mouthwatering sliders with our quick and easy recipe. Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bun!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 228 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 12 Hawaiian Buns, or slider buns
  • ½ Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 Cups Oven Roasted Turkey
  • 1 Cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Prepared Stuffing
  • 6 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cut the Buns horizontally (do not pull apart the buns) to create a top and bottom. Put the bottoms of the buns on the baking sheet.
  • Spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce on the bottom layer.
  • Toss the leftover turkey with some gravy in a small bowl. Layer the turkey over the cranberry sauce.
  • Top with a layer of mashed potatoes and dressing. Top with the swiss cheese.
  • Cover with the bun tops and brush with the melted butter.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 204mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 196IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. BL says:

    This is a great idea, will have to try it.