Turkey Pesto Sliders

After our family fell quickly in love with the ham and cheese sliders we served at Andrew’s birthday party, I have come to realize what a quick and versatile meal sliders can be.  Turkey pesto sandwiches have long been a favorite of mine, and I have served them at bridal showers and other get-togethers in the form of finger sandwiches.  Here I changed my old favorite up just a bit by putting them on a slider bun, adding provolone cheese and baking briefly.  These make a great party food, but are an equally fabulous quick and easy dinner.  If I have a busy day, I certainly breathe a sigh of relief knowing Ben can have these ready to pop in the oven when I walk in the door.  You can easily adjust the quantity for however many you need to serve.  Oh, and these are great warmed up as left overs!

Turkey Pesto Sliders
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6 slider buns
6 slices of turkey deli meat
6 slices of provolone cheese
3 tbsp. pesto
3 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking mat.  Split the slider buns and lay a folded slice of turkey on the bottom half of each bun.  Layer each with a slice of provolone.  In a small bowl, combine the pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until blended.  Spread a thin layer of the pesto mayonnaise on the inner side of the top half of each bun.  Replace the top bun over the cheese to assemble the sandwiches.  Brush the tops of the buns lightly with melted butter.  Bake 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are warmed through.

Source: Annie original

21 Responses

  1. i’m gonna make this.. with chicken ham! soon soon!! 😀

  2. I love this flavor combination, sounds delicious! So pretty too.

  3. Great idea. Can see this as a good any time dinner, but also something you could make ahead, wrap with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until guests arrive. Love it. Cheers!

  4. Oh my these look wonderful. I can see why the family loves them. 😉

  5. Yummy! Can’t wait!! I was hoping to make your light brioche buns today, so I may just try them with this! Good job, girl!

  6. I made your ham and cheese sliders for our first get together at our new house – they were a big hit! Can’t wait to try these! – BTW, love your site!

  7. Love this combo, great post! I haven’t found slider buns in my grocery store though. I posted today about SLIDERS on my blog too, but I made them evil by creating Chicken Fried Steak Sliders…. they were tasty, but next time I’m going to lighten it up and the combo of pesto, provolone and deli turkey sounds delish!!

  8. Looks wonderful.

  9. Great post! I love turkey, and pesto – what a wonderful combo.

  10. Mmmm… this look soooo good!

  11. These look so delicious and simple! I love the combination, and I can’t wait to try ’em. Thanks, Annie!

  12. Now I know what to do with the pesto I froze last week!

  13. I make turkey pesto melts. The flavor combo is so tasty! Love the idea of sliders, though.

  14. Are those Hawaiin Bread Sliders I see?? YUM! Have you ever tried to make Hawaiin Bread? I didn’t know if you had a recipe you like to go to. 🙂 I’m thinking of experimenting soon.

    • Mine are just regular slider buns. I haven’t made Hawaiian bread yet but I have a recipe saved to try.

  15. What a perfect alternative to the PB&J I normally pack for the beach while we watch Daddy surf!

  16. Oh my! This looks super delicious! I can’t wait to give these a try. I’m a lover of all things pesto.

  17. i dont eat turkey but these look so yummy!!!

  18. These look so delicious they almost make me want to stop being a vegetarian! Perhaps I could try them with thin slices of tofu or something like that? Anyways, beautiful photo as usual!

  19. Oh, the basil in our yard is going CRAZY…can’t wait to make more pesto and these sliders!!! Thank you!

  20. everyone loved these, even the kids. Easy dinner!

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