Italian Turkey Sliders

As we prepare to send the kids back to school, I am in preparation mode to breathe some new life into my menu plans and am on the hunt for quick and easy recipes to satisfy our family. These Italian Turkey Sliders not only are quick to prepare and easy to bake, but thanks to their tiny size, these pint-sized Italian Turkey Sliders are ready in only fifteen short minutes.

Sliders are not only highly fashionable for entertaining, but they also are super fun for little ones who will appreciate your small burger efforts as a way to make the dinner hour more fun. I declared it, “Diner Food Night,” and we dined on these sliders with a package of store-bought french fries that I baked in the oven with the burgers and a round of those DIY Wendy’s Frosty treats that my kids adore.

Set up a few of your favorite fresh vegetable toppings, make a fun fry sauce,  or add your own spin on a delicious fun meal at home.  These are just as easy to make and bake as a batch of homemade meatballs, and they can be served on slider buns or simply dinner rolls in your favorite flavor variety. If you purchase those rolls at the end of the day, you can take advantage of those bakery savings with the slashed prices and save even more.

This simple meal is a new family favorite and I am already dreaming of a few fun slider ideas we can try in the future for even more delicious fun this year!


Italian Turkey Sliders


16 ounces lean ground turkey
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 clove garlic – minced
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
9 dinner or slider rolls (we selected a wheat variety)

Combine ground turkey, cheese and all seasonings. Mix together well. Shape turkey into 9 small patties. Place patties on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until cooked through. Be careful not to cook too long or they will become dried out.Place on rolls and top with your favorite toppings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 9

Recipe Source: Adapted from Disney Family

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Published August 15, 2011 by:

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