Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik


To keep these hot, set out the buns assembly line-style and have a friend add toppings after you place the patties.


Serves 8 (makes 16)
Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 539
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Protein 29 g
Fat 26 g
Satfat 7.4 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Sodium 793 mg
Cholesterol 99 mg


4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound large assorted mushrooms such as cremini and shiitake, tough stems removed, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced into rings
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
3/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
16 slider rolls or soft dinner rolls, split
2 cups lightly packed baby arugula leaves


1. Cook garlic in butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until fragrant. Stir in mushrooms and yellow onion and sauté until mushrooms are nicely browned, about 8 minutes. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Set aside.

2. Mix together remaining salt and pepper, turkey, red onion, herbs, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise in a bowl. Shape into 16 patties about 3 in. wide, pressing a dimple into middle of each (this helps them cook evenly).

3. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Brown rolls on cut sides until toasted, about 1 minute. Oil cooking grates, using a wad of oiled paper towels and tongs. Cook patties until grill marks appear on both sides, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes total.

4. Reheat mushroom mixture over high heat and assemble burgers: about 1 tbsp. cranberry mustard on bottom of each roll, then arugula, patties, and mushroom mixture. Spread tops of rolls with a little mayonnaise and set on burgers.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-slider serving.

November 2011
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