Delicious Leftover Turkey, Cranberry, and Cream Cheese Sliders

There’s just so much you can do with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas, but by far one of my favourites is the easiest thing in the world to make. Some delicious leftover turkey and cranberry sliders. Although they are the simpliest thing to make I thought it would be worth sharing them with you as they do taste so delicious. So here you go our Christmas Leftover Festive Dinner Rolls.

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Festive Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sliders

Although you can buy your own rolls we love using our homemade dinner rolls. With the breadmachine doing the dough kneading it’s just the shaping and cooking that I need to do and doesn’t take long at all.

christmas leftover sliders on a wooden board, filled with melted cream cheese, turkey and cranberry sauce perfect for a festive lunch

Then with homemade rolls, it’s just a case of buttering them, putting together, and baking them so the cheese melts perfectly and the top is golden.

It’s what I consider the perfect lunch between Christmas and New Year and one of my favourites to throw together to share with family as well as can be served on a big platter.

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Leftover Turkey, Cranberry and Cheese Rolls

leftover turkey, cranberry and creamcheese hawian roll sliders on a wooden board with a spoon and red checked tea towel behind

Delicious and easy to throw together rolls to use up the festive leftovers and cream cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 12-count package sweet and buttery Hawaiian rolls or Homemade Dinner Rolls using the recipe below
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 pound turkey, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and cranberry sauce.
  3. Using a large knife, cut each roll in half.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top half of the rolls.
  5. Place the sliced turkey on top of the bottom half of the rolls. Carefully place the top half on top of the turkey slices.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Wisk to combine.
  7. Then spread the mixture over the top of the sandwiches.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese begins to melt and the top of the sliders is golden leftover sliders on a wooden board, filled with melted cream cheese, turkey and cranberry sauce perfect for a festive lunch


If you wish to use a homemade roll check out our homemade dinner roll recipe it's easy and made in the bread machine.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g

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