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Poppyseed Sliders: Easy Turkey and Cheese Sliders With Poppy Seed Dressing

Try out this Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders recipe – a savory combination of Swiss cheese, deli-sliced turkey, and a buttery poppy seed glaze that come together in a delicious and irresistible slider. With just 15 minutes of bake time, these sliders are perfect for a weeknight dinner that won’t take up too much of your time. Plus, they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Everyone needs to try these Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls because they are the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

The Hawaiian rolls add a hint of sweetness, while the poppy seeds give the sliders a nutty crunch and the melted Swiss cheese brings all the indulgence.

The turkey and cheese provide a classic flavor that remains a favorite.

These sliders are the perfect easy recipe to serve at any gathering.

They’re sure to be a hit!

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Turkey and Cheese Sliders with Poppy Seeds on top

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Slice ’em up! Tops go one way, bottoms the other.

These easy Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders start with a delicious base of Sweet Hawaiian Rolls.

We’re using a pack of 24 rolls, but you could also substitute two 12-count packages.

Get your bread knife ready, time for a sawing session!

Remove the rolls from the packaging and cut the slab of rolls in half with a big serrated knife, such as a bread knife, to separate the tops of the buns from the bottoms.

I set my palm on top of the rolls and then saw back and forth through them with a serrated knife.

The serrated knife and sawing motion are essential for cutting the rolls cleanly without tearing the bread.

Keep the tops of the rolls together as well as the bottoms of the rolls attached.

This will come in handy when layering the turkey and Swiss cheese.

Turkey Swiss Hawaiian Roll Sliders with poppy seeds

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Pile the Toppings High

On this delicious savory and sweet slider, we’re going in with two layers of cheese and one thick layer of turkey.

Place a layer of Swiss cheese on the bottom buns, making sure to cover the buns completely with the cheese.

It’s okay to overlap the Swiss cheese slices to make sure everything is covered well.

On top of the cheese layer, add in all of your turkey slices.

You’ll want to use deli-sliced turkey breast, not honey turkey.

We’re adding plenty of sweetness with the Hawaiian rolls so we don’t need extra sweetness in the turkey.

Overlap the turkey slices as much as needed to completely cover the cheese.

You’ll probably end up with two or three layers of turkey.

Finally, add another layer of Swiss cheese.

The cheese at the top and bottom will help hold the sliders together once the cheese is melted.

Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Brush on the Sauce, Use it All Up

Melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and poppy seeds combine to make a fantastic sauce for these sliders.

It’s made with simple ingredients, but it adds a lot of flavor and moisture to the Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders.

Simply combine the sauce ingredients and brush them over the tops of the rolls.

If you don’t have a pastry brush, apply the glaze to the tops of the rolls with a spoon.

The sauce will run down the sides of the rolls and pool at the bottom of the pan.

This is to be expected, and the sliders will be flawless.

Be sure to use up all the sauce because that’s what makes these sliders so good.

Turkey and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

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Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders
Poppy Seed Turkey and Swiss Sliders

Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders

These Poppy Seed Turkey and Cheese Sliders are the perfect family-friendly meal!
Our sliders are loaded with flavors of creamy Swiss cheese and succulent turkey that's topped with crunchy poppy seeds – all sandwiched between two delicious buns.
Serve at your next barbecue and you'll be sure to have everyone coming back for more – they're simply irresistible!
So why wait?
Get your family and friends together and prepare the poppy seed turkey and cheese sliders for everyone to enjoy!
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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 sliders
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Jennifer



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil then spray with cooking spray.
  • Use a large serrated knife to slice rolls in half to separate the tops and bottoms. Place the bottoms of the rolls into the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer half the cheese over the bottom half of the rolls. Next, layer all of the turkey. Then layer the other half of the cheese over the turkey.
  • Add the tops of the rolls.
  • Whisk the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and poppy seeds in a small bowl. Brush the butter mixture all over the rolls, allowing it to drip down the sides. Pour any remaining sauce over the rolls.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-25 minutes until the tops of the rolls are browned.
  • Slice into individual sliders.


To make hot ham and cheese sandwiches, simply substitute sliced turkey for the sliced deli ham.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 478mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
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