These easy Warm Turkey Sliders made from a frozen turkey breast cooked in the slow cooker or an electric pressure cooker make for some great game day food!
There’s just something about biting into a warm cheesy meat filled roll while you’re watching the game with friends. This is one of those recipes, in my opinion, that is so much better when you cook a whole turkey breast and then slice the meat yourself. I always cook a whole turkey on Thanksgiving and only on Thanksgiving. The turkey breast? That’s a regular staple in our house. Its just so easy to prepare and then we have the meat for our family dinner, to chop up for lunch salads, or for sliders like these.
There are two ways I like to prepare turkey breast. The first is in the slow cooker, and the photo above is from an older post of mine. For this recipe, I went to Fred Meyer (aka one of my favorite places to shop), bought a frozen turkey breast, can cooked it in my electric pressure cooker. Whichever method you choose, the turkey will turn out moist and tender… its just a matter of preference.
My sliders are super simple and I even bake them up in a disposable aluminum tray for easy transport. Good sliders start with amazingly soft rolls. I picked these potato rolls up from the Fred Meyer bakery.
From there, my sliders are super simple. You can get as creative as you’d like, but I like to split the rolls, use some kind of spread (you can find something tasty in a jar or use something from the olive bar), cover it with those perfectly cooked pieces of turkey breast, and then top it with cheese. I chose provolone for these sliders but you can’t go wrong with so many different varieties.
You’ll notice that my once plain rolls are now covered in poppy seeds and garlic. That, my friends, takes these sliders from good to amazing. Enjoy!
- 1 frozen turkey breast (I used a 2lb. breast)*
- 1 (16 ounce) package soft rolls
- 6 tablespoons of desired spread (anything from bacon onion jam, cranberry sauce, or mustard)
- 6-12 ounces sliced provolone
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
- To cook the turkey breast, use either a slow cooker or an electric pressure cooker.
- If using a slow cooker, follow the directions here.
- If using an electric pressure cooker, add one can chicken broth, one whole yellow onion (peeled and quartered) and two stalks celery (chopped) to the bottom of the electric cooker. Place completely thawed turkey breast on top. Cook on high pressure for 22-30 minutes (for 2-6 pound breast) and allow to release the pressure slowly once done. Insert an instant read thermometer and if it is not yet at 165 degrees F, continue to cook for several more minutes on high pressure.
- Once turkey has finished cooking, slice against the grain to desired thickness.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Set the rolls in a baking dish and split the rolls with a knife and remove the tops. Cover with spread, turkey, and cheese. Replace the tops of the rolls.
- Melt butter in microwave and add garlic and poppy seeds. Brush mixture on top of rolls.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes until heated through.