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Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes

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I first made these Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes for our dinner one night. Bill raved about them—I think they were our first ever turkey burgers. But I also think these would be ideal for a Super Bowl gathering.

The only complaints about these mini turkey burgers would be if I didn’t add them to our menu again soon!

Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes lined up on a white serving tray

Turkey Sliders

By now, I think you all know how much I love to make desserts. The more decadent, the better. But I also have a penchant for creating yummy appetizers. I’ve hosted my book club about 15 times and besides a buffet of sweet nibbles, I love to add savory appetizers to the mix. I have a slew of recipes in my collection.

Roasted tomatoes on a sheet pan

Mini Burgers for Game Day

 If I were to host a Super Bowl party, brownies and cookies would definitely be on the menu. But with Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s been a lot of chocolate melting and cocoa dust in my kitchen. It was time for something savory, and these Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes were perfect. The football watching crew at my house would approve of noshing on these mini turkey burgers on every game day!

A Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes on a round white plate

I have some dear, on-line foodie friends. We share recipes on a number of websites…and a few have their own blogs. It was one of these friends who shared these mini-turkey burgers. Linda also was the genius who added roasted plum tomatoes to the mix, perfect for the mid-winter when the tomato selection is pitiful.

We actually ate these for dinner, but they’d be perfect for a Super Bowl buffet. Cook them up right before half time, and your guests will be thrilled.  These Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders are another fabulous alternative!

Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes lined up on a white serving tray

Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes

Flavorful turkey sliders topped with all the fixings! Adapted from Martha Stewart and Ina Garten.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 sliders


  • 2 slices white sandwich bread, pulsed in food processor to make bread crumbs
  • 1 pound ground turkey (dark meat)
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 party-size rolls

For tomatoes:

  • 6 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, cores and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix turkey, bread crumbs cheese,onion, salt and pepper. Mix just till combined. Form about 12 patties, about 2-inches in diameter.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook patties until browned and cooked through. Serve on rolls with lettuce, roasted tomatoes and condiments of your choice.

To make tomatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450º.
  2. Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up.. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle tomatoes with the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes soften and start to caramelize. Serve warm or at room temperature on your sliders


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49 comments on “Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes”

  1. Wow Lizzy! I can have at least 5 of those at one go!

  2. Thank you, Liz! My husband hails from Southern New Jersey – the Garden State. So, he loves his tomatoes. And when he’s not on a vegetarian streak, he loves his turkey burgers.

    As always, your recipes are keepers =)

  3. I need to make some of these asap Liz! They´re the perfect bite with roasted tomatoes, and a good change from beef. Isn´t roasting the best thing to ever happen to vegetables? And I would have them for dinner too!

  4. Here in Brazil we have also created several recipes for eating watching the football games. This sandwiches are divine and tempting. We love turkey here at home and of course I will take the recipe however I have adapted to the types of ingredients we found more easily here in Brazil. a good weekend

  5. mhmmm with turkey! I miss turkey meat here in india, but once I am back to europe I ll have to try your slideders Liz. =P

  6. Thank you for sharing a recipe using ground turkey. The little patties sound so good and then topped with the roasted tomatoes inside a little bun = Super Yummy!!

  7. So pretty Liz, I love that they are with turkey! Yum!

  8. The roasted tomatoes look like an awesome addition. These look fantastic. Serious Yum Factor!

  9. I could pop those tomatoes like potato chips!

  10. Liz these look wonderful! I love roasted tomatoes on a sandwich, so perfect!! Fabulous recipe!!

  11. i adore roasted tomatoes – these are some super delicious sliders Liz! I have some turkey in the freezer, I will definitely need to make these this week (along with those blondies with heath bars)!

  12. These are right up my alley since I can’t eat beef…I love a turkey burger/slider! The roasted tomatoes totally take it to the next level: I have to try that out!

  13. They look cool! I can actually have three for my dinner.

  14. I’ve been craving these since I saw your teaser on Facebook. You had me at roasted tomatoes; they look amazing!

  15. These look incredible Lizzy! I love finger foods!

  16. These are awesome! Great photos!

  17. Liz, your recipe for Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes is perfect party food as well as great finger food for the kids – what a nice idea to add roasted plum tomatoes to the burgers. I have been using ground turkey a lot lately and am constantly on the look-out for some fuss free family fare. This recipe will definitely make a wonderful addition to my list of recipes to try during our up-coming spring holidays.
    Have a great Sunday!

  18. Love these! I could definitely use about 5 of these right now.

  19. What a great idea! Who doesn’t love a slider? And I don’t often see ones made from turkey. These must have great flavor, and certainly look healthier than regular sliders. Good stuff – thanks.

  20. These are gorgeous with the roasted tomato, great idea. I am so trying these!!

  21. I’m drooling, Liz! These sliders are perfection, I love the roasted tomatoes!

  22. These are so adorable, and the addition of roasted tomatoes is a great one. Perfect party food!

  23. Ooh I really need these in my life 🙂 I love sliders and those roasted tomatoes look so juicy, just like your turkey patties!!

  24. Cute and delicious sliders 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  25. What a unique pick…I would so enjoy these…an elevated party food, I love it!

  26. I only use ground turkey unless my husband begs me to make lasagna. We both agree that it tastes better with beef. I love that you roasted the tomatoes!!! Oh how sweet they must be!!

  27. Liz, your sliders look delicious. I remember when Linda (How to Cook A Wolf) first posted this recipe. I know I saved her recipe but haven’t got around to making it yet. Thanks for the reminder.


  28. How beautiful and healthy! Look incredible! Thanks for sharing at #SundaySupper!

  29. Liz, I want to be in your book club 🙂 ~ These turkey sliders plus the roasted tomatoes look amazing!!!

  30. I’d have a hard time not just scarfing down the tomatoes lol. But it all looks yummy!

  31. Those tomatoes are calling to me!

  32. I’m doing hamburgers tonight with grain-free bread and I think I will do that with the tomatoes just to make them a little different from usual.

  33. Those sliders look so delicious Lizzy! What a great combination of flavours. We had Turkey “Chili” for Super Bowl Sunday supper today. Great game!

  34. Thats a delicious one….yummy:)

  35. Let me know if you ever need taste testers.

  36. Well any recipe that has been adapted from Martha Stewart and Ina Garten (which also looks like that) has to be amazing! YUM!!!

  37. lizzy thi look really deliicous!!

  38. I could eat roasted tomatoes like candy! These sound to die for! I want them now.

  39. Look at those little bites of goodness!! What a fabulous party please Liz!

  40. Those roasted tomatoes are just called my name right now!

  41. Oh my goodness these look like the perfect little party in my mouth!

  42. You’ve got to be kidding! How did I miss this post? Those sliders are so appetizing and perfect for such a good event like the Super Bowl! They really look great, Liz! 🙂

  43. Mmmmm.. these sliders would have been gone fast if I put them out at our Super Bowl Party!. 🙂 I love the roasted tomatoes.. nice touch. 🙂

  44. Oh YUM!!!! Love these sliders and especially love the roasted tomatoes with the touch of balsamic! I could easily eat a few of these in one sitting.

  45. These look awesome!

  46. These look amazing ! Tomato and all !!! So healthy too. Love the balsamic touch to it. Must make !! Looks like you ace at Non desserts too 🙂 !!

  47. Oh wow I bet those roasted tomatoes really make this recipe. Looks amazing

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