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Boasting a delicious mixture of deli turkey, bacon, onion, cheese, and more, these easy turkey sliders certainly won’t leave you or anyone else at the dinner table feeling hungry. They make a fun change from regular beef patty sliders and offer sweet and savory flavors in every mouthful. You can either make the maple bacon turkey sliders recipe as it is or tweak the ingredients to personalize them.

Turkey sliders in a white bowl with a red checkered tablecloth.

Turkey and cheese sliders are ideal for any occasion from a picnic to a potluck supper, or even dinner served with everyone’s favorite sides. They’re also amazing party food.

Easy slider recipes are always a favorite! These Hot Italian Sliders or these Smoked Blackened Salmon Sliders would be a great addition to your party menu.

A wooden spoon being used to take a bite out of leftover turkey sliders.

Why You’ll Love Them

Flavorful:  The combination of meaty, savory ingredients like the turkey and bacon and sweet ones like the Hawaiian rolls and maple syrup make these unusual sliders a real treat, especially with the mouthwatering and decadent butter sauce on top.
Simple: There is nothing complicated about making turkey sliders, so if you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, this one is a great option.
Customizable: There are plenty of tweaks you can make to the recipe, such as swapping out the buns, the meats, the cheese, and the seasonings, adding sweet cranberry sauce, and more.

A hand holding a turkey slider made in Hawaiian rolls.

Ingredients for Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

The recipe calls for Hawaiian rolls, salted butter or unsalted butter, onion, bacon, turkey, cheddar, maple syrup, dried onion, poppy seeds, and minced parsley.

Maple bacon turkey sliders ingredients laid out on a marble countertop.

How to Make Baked Turkey Sliders

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Cook the onions:  Sauté the sliced yellow onions in the melted butter until caramelized.
Assemble the rolls: Arrange the Hawaiian roll bottoms in a greased baking dish, then top with the bacon, turkey and then the cheese, and finally the bun tops.
Make the topping: Combine melted butter, maple syrup, dried minced onion, and poppy seeds, then brush this mixture on top of the turkey sliders.
Cook the sliders: Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the turkey sliders until the cheese has melted, then uncover and broil until golden brown on top. Garnish with parsley and serve warm from the oven.

A dish with Thanksgiving sliders.
A plate with a stack of leftover turkey sliders.

Substitutions and Variations

Although sweet Hawaiian rolls are perfect for these turkey bacon sliders, any kind of slider bun is good! You can swap the white cheddar for Swiss cheese, havarti cheese or provolone cheese, or honey, brown sugar or agave for the maple syrup.

A bacon turkey slider being taken out of a pan.

Leftover rotisserie chicken would work in place of the deli turkey, or you can substitute shredded leftover turkey for the deli turkey meat.

A stack of maple bacon turkey sliders on a plate.

You can also experiment with other ingredients in the butter sauce you brush on top, such as Worcestershire sauce, cranberry sauce or Dijon mustard.

A Thanksgiving slider being taken out of a pan.

How to Serve Turkey Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

These are great as a snack or, if you serve several per person with sides, as a main meal.
Side Dishes: You might like to pair them with a green goddess salad or crispy stacked potatoes.
Main Dishes: If you’re having a buffet, consider some entree dishes too, such as black pepper chicken or copycat PF Chang’s fried rice.
Slider Bar: For a party, add to a slider bar with turkey burger sliders, Italian sliders, pizza sliders, or your other favorite slider recipes.
Desserts: Consider freezer fudge or some easy no-bake granola bars.

A white dish with leftover turkey sliders.

How to Store Turkey and Cheese Sliders

Store:  Leftover turkey sliders will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Freeze: These will become mushy if you freeze them, so it’s best not to.

Easy turkey sliders on Hawaiian rolls with bacon, cheese and maple syrup.

Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders FAQs

Can you make these in an air fryer?

The oven or air fryer is perfect for cooking these, as you want the dry heat on them. If using the air fryer, they will take a few minutes less than in the oven, so check them often and leave them wrapped in foil until they’re just about done, then unwrap and give them another minute or so.

Do you have to use soft Hawaiian rolls?

No, you can use any kind of bun or roll you like. Slider recipes are typically made with mini sized buns but if you want to make full size sandwiches rather than mini ones, that also works. Any kind of slider rolls or buns will work for this easy turkey sliders recipe if you don’t want to use King’s Hawaiian rolls.

How many sliders per person?

How many turkey and bacon sliders per person, you might be wondering, although that very much depends on the person! Most people could eat a couple of these.

Turkey sliders on Hawaiian rolls in a white dish with a red checkered tablecloth.

Maple Bacon Turkey Sliders Recipe

5 from 47 votes

Maple Bacon Turkey Sliders

By: Bella Bucchiotti
With bacon, maple syrup and cheese, these turkey sliders on Hawaiian rolls are ready in 30 minutes and are a perfect party food!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1 yellow onion, medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 Package Hawaiian rolls, 16 Ounces
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 Pound turkey, deli, thinly sliced or shredded leftover turkey
  • 6 Slices white cheddar cheese
  • 3 Teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons dried onion, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons parsley, fresh, minced
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and the sliced onions. Saute until caramelized.
  • Slice your sheet of Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottom half into your baking dish.
  • Add the bacon in an even layer on top of the bottom rolls.
  • Next, add a layer of the turkey (shredded leftover turkey or deli-sliced turkey), followed by the cheese.
  • Place the top bun layer back onto the sliders.
  • Mix together the melted butter, maple syrup, dried onion and poppy seeds. Generously brush across the tops of the slider buns.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sliders are cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  • Optional* place the cooked sliders under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to brown the top of the rolls.
  • Garnish the tops of the warm sliders with the fresh minced parsley and serve immediately.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg
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These turkey sliders boast a delicious of savory and sweet flavors in every mouthful. The turkey and bacon offer a meaty taste which the melted cheese makes them even more special and the sweet, spicy topping elevates them to gourmet status. When it comes to slider recipes, these are one of the most delicious!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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  1. 5 stars
    I’m absolutely blown away by how delicious this dish turned out. I’m already planning when I can cook it again!