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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tater Sliders

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 10
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Got leftovers? Mash them all up for an unexpected twist! And then slide them down your throat.
by: Bev Cooks
Updated May 3, 2017
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  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups leftover chopped turkey
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • 10 whole wheat dinner rolls, halved and toasted
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  • 1
    Begin by gathering your leftovers and other ingredients.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, chopped turkey, thyme, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Mash until fully combined. Using your hands, form little balls with the mixture.
  • 4
    Heat a 1 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Carefully arrange the turkey potato balls in the pan and sear on all sides until browned and crispy, about 7 minutes.
  • 5
    Place each ball on a toasted wheat bun and drizzle with the cranberry sauce. Serve sliders immediately.

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  • I think it's pretty obvious that these leftover turkey tater sliders are only the most awesome things ever. Oh hi, delicious leftover garlic mashed potatoes. Nice to see you. And hello, chopped juice turkey. You're lookin' fine. And bonjour, pungent earthy herbs. I like you. Oh what's that, you're all being mashed together and rolled into little balls of Thanksgiving happiness? I can dig. And then being lightly crisped in a sauté pan until you're golden brown with comfort and joy for my mouth? Why, thank you. And then being slid into a sliced warm dinner roll and topped with a bright cranberry sauce drizzle? Let's run away together. No, I'm serious. Get your kids to make these. Tiiiiiiime of their lives. (That way you can concentrate on that Bloody Mary*, I mean, am I right?)
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