Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I just love getting together with family and friends and sitting around the dinner table. Lots of love, lots of laughter, and lots of delicious food! So much to be thankful for...
One thing I especially like about Thanksgiving is that it is the holiday that keeps on giving. I mean, we eat turkey every single meal for the next couple of days - lol. These turkey sliders are a great way to use up some of that leftover turkey. They are prepared with havarti cheese, tomato, spinach, and are topped off with a garlic aioli spread.
What you will need
- Havarti Cheese
- Slider Buns
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
How to Make the Garlic Aioli
Have you ever made garlic aioli? It is sooo good! It goes great with vegetables and seafood, and makes for a wonderful sandwich spread.
To make garlic aioli, you will first need to roast some garlic. First, remove all the paper-like, outer layers from the garlic bulb. Then you will want to cut off the top to expose the individual cloves.
Next, drizzle the olive oil on top.
Wrap the garlic up in aluminum foil and roast for 45 minutes. May I add that your house is going to smell aMAZEing!
Doesn't that look good!?!? You might want to cook some extra. Roasted garlic can be added to casseroles and pasta dishes to give them an additional pinch of yum.
Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic from the bulb. This is super easy and it comes out as a nice, smooth paste.
Add your mayonnaise, lemon juice, and black pepper.
Whisk until all ingredients are combined. You will then want to place your aioli in in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let all of the flavors infuse.
How to Make Turkey Sliders
Place your bottom slider buns on a cookie sheet and then lightly toast in the oven.
Next, you will want to bring over those sliced tomatoes and place one on each bun.
Top off those tomatoes with some spinach. Place in the oven and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the turkey and sliced cheese to the sliders and place in the oven. While these are cooking, you will also want to place your top buns directly on the oven rack. Cook them both for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Spread the garlic aioli onto your top bun and place on the slider.
If you want to spice them up some more, you could add some dill, cayenne pepper, or crushed red pepper. Serve them while they're hot! Mmm....
I hope you enjoy these sliders as much as I did! Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think.
Other recipes you may enjoy:
- 12 Slider Buns
- 2 cups Turkey white meat, cooked
- 2 cups Spinach fresh
- 3 Tomatoes sliced
- ¼ pound Havarti Cheese sliced
- 1 bulb Garlic
- ¾ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 large Lemon
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove paper-like outer layers of skin from the garlic bulb.
- Cut the top off of the garlic bulb to expose the individual cloves.
- Drizzle olive oil on top of the garlic. Wrap in aluminum foil.
- Roast for 45 minutes.
- Once cool enough to handle, remove from foil and squeeze the garlic out into a bowl.
- Squeeze the juice out of the lemon (about 3 Tbsp) and add to the bowl.
- Add the mayonnaise and black pepper. Whisk until combined.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Set oven to broil on high. Set rack to medium to low position in your oven.
- Place bottom of slider buns onto a cookie sheet. Toast slightly in oven for 1 minute.
- Add sliced tomato and spinach to the buns. Return to oven and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add turkey and sliced cheese to the buns. Return to oven and cook for 2 minutes. At the same time these are cooking, you will want to toast your top buns directly on the oven rack.
- Spread garlic aioli onto top buns and add to sliders.
- Serve warm.
- I like to use Pepperidge Farms Potato Slider Buns
- Slice each tomato into 4 slices
- You can spice these up more by adding dill, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, or any other of your favorite spices
Such a great recipe for any part of the year actually, not just Thanksgiving. My favorite part is when you are spreading the garlic aioli onto the buns - makes you want to make these asap.
The garlic aioli is the best part! 😀
Ooohh! I love the touch of the roasted garlic! These were so yummy!
Glad you enjoyed them, Beth!