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Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls are the perfect bite to serve up at summer cookouts! Juicy turkey burgers are topped with gooey, spicy Pepper Jack cheese, caramelized pineapple & onion relish and served on a sweet Hawaiian roll!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 sliders
Author: The Kitchen Prep

Ingredients

For Pineapple Onion Relish

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple canned or frozen are fine
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

For Turkey Sliders

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 3 slices pepper jack cheese cut into quarters
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls

Instructions

Make Pineapple Onion Relish

    Make Sliders

    • In a large bowl gently mix together turkey, sesame oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and scallions until well combined. Do not overmix.
    • Wet hands to keep meat from sticking, then scoop out a ball that is a little larger than a golf ball in size. Form meat into 12 equal patties. Set on a foil-lined baking pan or plate if needed.
    • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. (Or heat grill, if desired.)
    • Place patties onto hot skillet, grill pan or grill and and cook for about 5-7 minutes on one side; flip and cook on other side until cooked through and meat is no longer pink. (Should read 165°F on a meat thermometer.)

    Assemble Sliders

    • Place a slice of pepper jack cheese on each warm slider to allow it to start to melt. Place the sliders on sliced Hawaiian rolls.
    • Top each one with a spoonful of Pineapple-Onion Relish before topping with the top of the roll and serving.

    Notes

    Variations
    • Don't feel like making the relish? Top with your favorite store-bought mango salsa or just a slice of fresh pineapple.
    • Try using a dollop of flavored aioli, tangy barbecue sauce, or creamy, store-bought dressing.
    • Add a little extra crunch with some slaw mix.
    Diet-Specific Substitutions
    • Vegan or Dairy-Free: Use plant based cheese in place of pepper jack. Try a plant-based ground instead of turkey meat.
    • Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free slider rolls instead of Hawaiian Rolls.