Turkey Cranberry Sliders

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Who says turkey and cranberries are just for the holidays? These turkey cranberry sliders are golden, melty little bites of the holidays whenever you want them! Turkey lunchmeat, sliced provolone, and cranberry sauce are sandwiched between sweet Hawaiian rolls for a turkey feast in every bite!

Closeup shot of turkey cranberry slider on plate.

I'm all about the flavors of the holidays, and with this recipe, I can enjoy them any time of year. I love making these delicious sliders because they're an entire holiday meal in every bite. They're also ridiculously easy to make, which is always a big plus!

Why You'll Love These Turkey Cranberry Sliders

  • It uses just a few simple ingredients available at any grocery store.
  • It's an easy recipe you can make whenever the mood strikes.
  • These sliders make a great dinner or party food.
  • Everyone loves the flavors!

Top Tip

Use a sharp serrated bread knife to cut the rolls in half without squishing them.

Closeup shot of hand holding a turkey and cranberry slider.


This recipe uses simple ingredients you can find in any grocery store to create all its great flavor.

Everything you need to make these sliders is listed here, but you'll find the exact quantities in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Shaved turkey lunch meat
  • Whole berry cranberry sauce
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • Butter, divided
  • Honey mustard dressing
  • Minced onions
  • Poppy seeds
  • Diced green onions
Overhead shot of individual turkey cranberry slider ingredients on table.


This easy recipe comes together in just a few easy steps, and you'll be in and out of the kitchen in just about 30 minutes. It doesn't get easier.

The recipe highlights are listed here, but be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact instructions.

1: Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottoms in a prepared 9x13 baking dish.

Overhead shot of Hawaiian roll bottoms in baking dish.

2: Melt butter in a small bowl. Add honey mustard dressing, minced onions, and green onions.

Closeup shot of bowlful of melted butter and seasonings.

3: Spread about 3/4 of the mixture on the bottom rolls, then top them with turkey slices.

Overhead shot of baking dish full of Hawaiian roll bottoms topped with turkey slices.

4: Top the turkey with cranberry sauce.

Overhead shot of turkey sliders topped with cranberry sauce.

5: Add provolone cheese slices.

Overhead shot of turkey sliders topped with cranberry sauce and provolone slices.

6: Add the top rolls.

Overhead shot of unbaked turkey and cranberry sliders in baking dish.

7: Brush the remaining butter mixture on top of the sliders and sprinkle evenly with poppy seeds.

Overhead shot of unbaked turkey cranberry sliders topped with herbed butter and poppy seeds.

8: Bake until the cheese is melty and the rolls are golden.

Overhead shot of baked cranberry and turkey sliders.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Roast beef and chicken lunch meat will work well in this recipe.
  • Slice mozzarella or Swiss are excellent for these sliders.
  • Add a kick of heat with some cayenne in the butter mixture.


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bread knife
  • Cutting board
  • 9x13 baking dish
Closeup shot of turkey cranberry slider on plate.


Refrigerate any leftover turkey cranberry sliders in an air-tight container for up to 4 days. For longer storage, wrap the sliders individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight container. Defrost before reheating.

To reheat the sliders, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave at 30-second to 1-minute intervals until heated through.

What to Serve with Turkey Cranberry Sliders

These sliders are little sandwiches with a ton of holiday flavor, so you can serve them with a variety of sides based on your preference. Try them with:

Tips for Making the Best Turkey Cranberry Sliders

  • Quickly and easily cut your Hawaiian rolls by place the entire rectangle of rolls on a cutting board and cutting them all at once before separating them.
  • Be sure not to spray so much non-stick spray on the dish that it pools at the bottom. You don't want the buns to absorb it.
  • This recipe was made with a glass baking dish. Reduce the time if you're using a dark metal pan.
 Closeup shot of turkey cranberry slider on plate.


What kind of turkey should I use for turkey cranberry sliders?

Any kind of turkey lunch meat will work. You can use the cheaper pre-package variety or have it freshly cut at the deli counter.

What is a good substitute for provolone?

Sliced mozzarella, Swiss, Monterey Jack, and white cheddar all work well in place of provolone cheese.

Why are my sliders burning on the bottom?

It only takes 20 to 25 minutes for sliders to turn golden brown and the cheese to melt. Leaving them in any longer will cause the bottom buns to burn.

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Yield: 16 sliders

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Turkey cranberry sliders are an easy recipe you can make any time you want a taste of the holidays. Cheese, turkey, and cranberry sauce? Yes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 16 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 lb shaved turkey lunch meat
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp honey mustard dressing
  • 1 tbsp minced onions
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp diced green onions


  1. Prepare 9x13-inch baking dish by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottoms in your prepared baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, melt butter.  Add honey mustard dressing, minced onions, and green onions.
  4. Spread ¾ of this mixture on rolls.
  5. Evenly place turkey over top of rolls.
  6. Spread cranberry sauce on top of turkey.
  7. Add provolone cheese on top of cranberry sauce.
  8. Place the tops of the rolls on top.
  9. Brush remaining butter mixture over top of the rolls.
  10. Sprinkle poppy seeds evenly on top..
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 33mgSodium 643mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 10g

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