Bacon Ranch Turkey Sliders

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posted: 09/08/19

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These Bacon Ranch Turkey sliders are the perfect combination of flavors and so easy to throw together! Good luck only eating one!

If you need another great sliders recipe, make these Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe!

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This recipe for Bacon Ranch Turkey Sliders is an old one, but one that is well loved. I first came up with it as a way to use up turkey left overs after Thanksgiving, but I’ve had more and more people over the years ask me if it is possible to make this sliders recipe with deli turkey meat instead. So I decided it would be best to update it to show you this quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that can be enjoyed all year long.

HOW TO MAKE EASY TURKEY SLIDERS

The thing I like about making sliders is that they are so simple to make and you can change up the flavors really easily and make a completely different recipe. Two of my favorites are my Italian Pesto Sliders and my Breakfast Sliders.

With this recipe we start with our 24 slider buns cut in half and then add some ranch dressing.

landscape photo of a baking dish on a cutting board with the bottom half of slider rolls and ranch dressing on top

Next, top with a little bacon. It works best if the bacon is broken up so that the sliders are easier to cut after. (Note, it should be more broken up even than you see here.) You could even dice the bacon before cooking to make them really easy to cut.

Please note that the bacon is cooked.

landscape photo of a baking dish on a cutting board with the bottom half of slider rolls, topped with cooked bacon

Now we are going to add our turkey. As I mentioned, this is a great way to use left over turkey, but deli turkey works just fine too. You could also use shredded chicken here.

landscape photo of a baking dish on a cutting board with the beginnings of turkey sliders, at the step of adding folded deli turkey

Next, add some slices of cheddar cheese. When I first made this recipe, I used shredded mozzarella. That also worked great! I just really love the combination of bacon, cheddar, and ranch.

landscape photo of a baking dish on a cutting board with the beginnings of turkey sliders, at the step of adding sliced cheddar cheese

Finally, top with the top half of the buns. Top generously with melted butter.

landscape photo of a baking dish on a cutting board with the beginnings of turkey sliders, at the step of adding the tops of the slider rolls

Bake them covered for about 20 minutes and serve them warm!

a turkey slider coming out of the pan with cheddar cheese stretching down

WAYS TO CHANGE UP THIS BACON RANCH TURKEY SLIDER RECIPE

As mentioned above, I love changing up slider recipes. This is a very flexible recipe and you could do a lot with it!

  • Add a little buffalo sauce to the ranch dressing before putting it on for a Buffalo Ranch vibe!
  • Swap the cheddar for Swiss, leave out the ranch, and add a little melted butter to the bottom of the rolls for a Turkey Bacon Swiss.
  • Sauté some mushrooms and onions and throw them on there as well for an added layer of flavor.

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OTHER EASY DINNERS

While there is a little bit more prep time on this recipe than I would have on an “easy” recipe, there is so much hands off time in the oven, that I think we are still okay. Here are some other recipes that I think are great for week night meals.

If you make any of these recipes or this delicious Turkey Sider Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know!

a bacon ranch turkey slider being pulled out of a baking dish of other sliders with melted cheddar cheese and turkey visible

close up picture of a ceramic baking dish with bacon ranch turkey sliders in it, one missing
5 from 5 votes

Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders

Serves: 24 sliders
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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
These Bacon Ranch Turkey sliders are the perfect combination of flavors and so easy to throw together! Good luck only eating one! 

Ingredients

  • 12 dinner rolls cut in half
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and broken into small pieces
  • 1 pound turkey meat (see note 1)
  • 8 ounces slices of sharp cheddar cheese (see note 2)
  • 4 TBSPs salted butter melted (see note 3)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 inch glass baking dish.
  • Put the bottoms of 8 dinner rolls in the pan. Evenly distribute the ranch dressing over the rolls.
  • Add the bacon to the rolls, then top with the turkey, and finally the shredded cheese.
  • Add the tops of the rolls. Brush them with the melted butter.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additiona 5 - 10 minutes until the cheeseis gooey and melted.

Notes

  1. You can also make this recipe using turkey breast left-overs, for example at Thanksgiving. Substitute the deli meat with 2 cups of diced left over turkey.
  2. I've also used mozzarella in this recipe and it was delicious.
  3. You do not need to use all 4 tablespoons. Melt 4 tablespoons and brush on enough that the tops of the rolls are completely coated.
Serving: 1slider Calories: 466kcal (23%) Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) Protein: 32g (64%) Fat: 30g (46%) Saturated Fat: 13g (81%) Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 92mg (31%) Sodium: 1712mg (74%) Potassium: 33mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 300IU (6%) Vitamin C: 22.3mg (27%) Calcium: 180mg (18%) Iron: 2.2mg (12%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says

    Love how easy these are and you can’t go wrong with that flavor combo. EVER. YUM!

  2. Mindy says

    5 stars
    These are delishous! Even my picky 8 yr old loved them! Thanks for sharing;)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Mindy!

  3. Shelley says

    5 stars
    Just made it for family and friends. Great success!. Next time I have to make more.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Shelley!

  4. Kim says

    Thanksgiving was 3 months ago & we are in a small town so I cannot find turkey breast (I don’t want to buy a whole turkey just to make the sandwiches) so I’m going to try it with chicken breast meat :-)

    • Lisa Longley says

      That’s a great idea Kim! This would also be really good with just deli turkey meat!

      • Kriston says

        5 stars
        I used the Oscar myer carved turkey and ham, it was delicious!

  5. Marilyn says

    5 stars
    Made these tonight. Just me so I made 2 rolls, buttered tops and sprinkled with Greek seasoning. wrapped loosely in foil and baked in toaster oven 375 deg 20 min Awesome!!! I was planning on eating one tonight but so good I had both, Thank you for the great idea!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds awesome! I’m so happy you liked it!

  6. Christie McKay says

    Can these be made the night before the party?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Because they come together so quickly, I personally would not make them the night before. You run the risk of things getting really soggy.

  7. Rachel says

    5 stars
    Made these today for a Packer game! So easy and yummy!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yay!! I’m so happy you liked them!

  8. Judith Styburski says

    Made these for church fellowship after church, they were so good. I love that there are so many ways to make them! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked them Judith!

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