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You are going to love these BBQ Turkey and Cheese Sliders! This easy sliders recipe is full of turkey, cheddar, and barbecue flavoring! The topping on these BBQ turkey cheddar sliders tastes JUST like a BBQ chip, and this is the perfect recipe for your game day party!

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BBQ Turkey and Cheese Sliders

If you’re like me, then you have a huge weakness for sandwiches, sliders in particular, especially if they’re made with King’s Hawaiian bread. They are slightly sweet, flaky on the outside and soft in the inside making these Hawaiin sweet rolls perfect for this turkey slider recipe! 

Your guests are going to LOVE these turkey Hawaiian roll sliders on game day! They are the perfect grab and bite snack that everyone loves, especially watching the big game! These sliders make the perfect party apitizer since they’re so delicious, easy and fun to eat! Plus, EVERYONE loves sliders, no matter the flavor. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

If you’re also obsessed with BBQ chips, then this is a must-try turkey sandwich recipe for you! These BBQ turkey cheddar sliders have a coating that tastes JUST like them! SO delicious! 

These also make a great side dish for dinner time!

What’s even better about this turkey sandwich recipe is that is takes 15 minutes total time to bake! 

Ingredients for Hot Turkey Sliders

  • Dinner rolls: such as King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls but you can use any brand
  • Barbecue sauce: use your favorite kind
  • Turkey deli meat: you can even use any leftover turkey for this recipe
  • Cheddar cheese: feel free to use any kind of cheese for this. Pepper jack works great too!
  • Butter: unsalted and melted
  • Smoked paprika: for the hearty and smokey flavor you’ll love
  • Brown sugar: shhh! This is the secret ingredient to this turkey slider recipe
  • Salt: I used kosher salt for this recipe
  • Garlic powder: or use a teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • Onion powder: essential BBQ seasoning
  • Ground black pepper: for flavor
  • Chili powder: for an extra kick

How to make Turkey Cheese Sliders

  • These oven baked turkey cheese sliders are sliced and slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce. After you slather on the sauce, you layer deli turkey meat and cheddar cheese. 
  • Then, before you bake the turkey slider to melty goodness, you mix up some melted butter with all the spices you need to make a BBQ chip seasoning. 
  • The secret ingredient? Smoked paprika and brown sugar. Pour it all over the cheesy turkey rolls, then add in the baking dish to bake. After that…EAT! And try to share a turkey cheese slider. 🙂
slider with cheese and turkey inside


What cheese goes best with turkey?

I just think cheddar goes so well with BBQ flavor, but you could also use Jack or Pepper Jack, or any kind you like.

How long should sliders be in the oven?

For about 15 minutes.

Can you freeze turkey and cheese sliders?

Yes you can! Store in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.

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BBQ Turkey Cheddar Sliders

3.75 from 32 votes
BBQ Turkey Cheddar Sliders – this easy slider recipe is full of turkey, cheese, and barbecue flavoring! The topping tastes JUST like a BBQ chip!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 package 12 rolls dinner rolls (such as King’s Hawaiian)
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 ounces sliced turkey deli meat
  • 8 slices about 6 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
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  • Spray a 9×13” baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F, or if you’re using a grill, use a disposable pan and preheat it to about the same temperature.
  • Slice rolls in half (leave them connected if they are connected in the package). Place the bottom of the rolls in the pan. Spread with barbecue sauce, then layer with turkey and shredded cheese. Place the top half of the rolls on top.
  • Stir together butter and spices, then pour over the top of the sandwiches. Bake or grill until the cheese is melty and the sandwiches are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1114mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. I was born in Canada and moved down to the States. Now my two girls married brothers from Canada and are living up there so, needless to say, I love Canada and I especially love Canadian candy!!! We always have to load up and when stopped at the border, we tell them we bought candy. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Nothing better than King’s Hawaiian bread! I am not even a bread person but I am a bread person for THAT bread!

    The cheese in your sliders, and the brown sugar! with the paprika, I bet it’s heavenly and probably smelled so good baking!

    Thanks for the linky love shoutout 🙂 and have the most amazing time with Holly and K! I know you guys will be laughing (and drinking wine) and I wish I was going to be there!