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Cranberry BBQ Turkey Sliders

Giada's Turkey Sliders with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Turn leftover Thanskgviign ingreients into delicious sliders. Recipe by Giada, written in my own words.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberries, Giada, sliders, turkey
Servings 6 servings
Author Giada De Laurentiis


Celery-Apple Slaw

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ribs celery slicked thin
  • 1 Granny Smith or tart apple cored, unpeeled, cut into 2-inch sticks

Cranberry BBQ Sliders

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded turkey white and/or dark meat
  • 12 rolls or biscuits


To make the slaw

  • Thinly slice the celery.
  • Cut the apple into matchstick sized pieces.
  • Combine the apple and celery into a bowl. Add in the vinegar, mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Set aside.

To make the bbq sauce

  • Add the oil to a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the diced shallots. Cook til softened about 5 minutes. Then add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the cranberry sauce, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to just a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the sauce thickens about 5 minutes.
  • If you want the sauce to be smooth, run it through a food processor or blender. Or you could allow it to cool enough to smooth it out with a sticker blender.

Assembly the sliders

  • Put the turkey on the sliders cold or heat it up first. Then add ¼ cup of turkey to each bun, roll, or biscuit.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the slow and then top with the BBQ sauce.