Big Mac Ground Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

These Big Mac-style ground turkey sliders are made with ground turkey and a lightened up burger sauce that you’re going to love. They’re so easy and sure to be a major crowd pleaser on burger night!

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Ground turkey sliders with lettuce, tomato, pickles and burger sauce.

Why I love these easy sliders

  • They’re easy! All you need is a pound of ground turkey and there’s no burger-forming required! The most complicated part of this whole recipe is making the sauce, but it truly only takes a few minutes.
  • Hello healthy dinner idea! These sliders are made with healthy ingredients like lean turkey, veggies, and a lightened up burger sauce made with Greek yogurt.
  • They’re SO yummy. These have all of the same flavors you’d get in a Big Mac at your local drive through, only even better because these mini turkey burgers are made in a snackable size and with nutrition in mind! This is easily my favorite way to enjoy turkey burgers.
  • They’re also versatile. You can serve them up for an easy weeknight dinner with a veggie side like my easy Pepper Slaw and sweet potato fries, or serve them as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at a party. You can also change up the toppings to suit what you like best.

You’re going to absolutely love this easy turkey burger sliders recipe, so let’s get into what you need to throw them together.

Ingredients for ground turkey sliders on a countertop with labels.

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey: Ground turkey is one of my favorite proteins because it’s just so versatile. I prefer 93% lean ground turkey over 99% lean meat because it has a little fat so it’s more flavorful and not as dry. The best part about this recipe is that you don’t have to form the ground turkey into ground turkey patties!
  • Hawaiian rolls: Any slider buns will do here, but I love either regular Hawaiian rolls or the Kings Hawaiian savory butter rolls.
  • Cheese slices: My favorite sliced cheese to use is sharp cheddar cheese, but you can use any kind that you like. American cheese, provolone cheese, or swiss cheese would be delicious as well.
  • Lettuce: For the best crunch I recommend using chopped romaine lettuce leaves, but any will work.
  • Tomatoes: Any tomatoes will work but I find it easiest to use sliced and chopped tomatoes so that you get tomato in every bite!
  • Pickles: Pickle slices are a must for these burgers. My favorite are Grillo’s.
  • Sweet onion: You can use Vidalia onion, red onion or any other sweeter onion that you like. You can even use green onion or caramelized onions for a different flavor!
  • Spices: You’ll need salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder for the ground turkey breast.
  • Oil: You’ll also need some oil to cook your ground turkey. I like to use olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Optional: This is optionalm but you can also brush the tops of your sliders with some butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds for something a little bit extra!

“Big Mac” Burger sauce ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is a great healthier swap for mayo in this burger sauce, and you can’t even tell!
  • Mayonnaise: I like to still use just a couple of tablespoons of mayo so that it still gives that classic burger sauce vibe.
  • Ketchup: Ketchup is a must in this burger sauce for sweetness and just a hint of tomato flavor. Use whatever you prefer.
  • Dijon mustard: You can also use regular yellow mustard here, but dijon is my favorite for a bit more flavor.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar gives just the right amount of acidity and tang to this sauce!
  • Honey: I like to add just a bit of honey or maple syrup to counteract the tanginess of the Greek yogurt, mustard and vinegar.
  • Spices: You’ll need garlic powder, paprika, and salt and black pepper.
A close up shot of a ground turkey slider being held up to the camera.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat and add your ground turkey. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and continue cooking until fully browned, about 10 minutes. Ground turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees (I like this meat thermometer).
  2. Slice rolls in half and arrange both sides (top of bun facing up and inside of bottom facing up) on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. If desired, brush melted butter over the tops of buns and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Slider rolls with cooked ground turkey.
Slider rolls with ground turkey and sliced cheese.
  1. To the inside half of the buns, add cooked ground turkey, pressing the layer gently into the buns so that it doesn’t fall out.
  2. Top ground turkey layer with an even layer of sliced cheese.
  3. Bake the sliders in the oven for about 7-10 minutes until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.
Slider rolls with cooked turkey and melted cheese on a sheet pan.
Slider rolls with ground turkey and toppings.
  1. While sliders are in the oven make the burger sauce by combining Greek yogurt, mayo, ketchup, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and spices. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Burger sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
Burger sauce whisked in a bowl.
  1. Remove from the oven and top with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and burger sauce. Add the top of buns and then slice into 12 sliders. Serve with your fave veggie side or potato chips and enjoy!
Ground turkey sliders topped with burger sauce.
An overhead shot of ground turkey sliders.

Recipe FAQ

Can I use beef or turkey burgers instead of ground turkey?

Yes, you can! If using burgers, I would just make sure they’re flattened before cooking so that they cover the entirety of the slider rolls. Cook the burgers as desired and then layer them just as you would the ground turkey. You could also make your own turkey burger patties- just form them into 12 equal sized patties, cook them as desired and then layer them on the rolls.

How should I store leftovers?

These delicious burger sliders are best eaten fresh, but you can store extras in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

An overhead shot of ground turkey sliders

Variation ideas

  • Use ground beef or ground chicken instead of ground turkey.
  • Add some chili powder or cayenne pepper to the ground turkey mixture for some heat!
  • Use any slider buns of mini burger buns that you have instead of Hawaiian rolls.
  • Add your favorite toppings for burgers! Some other ideas for toppings are banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, thinly sliced bell pepper, or shredded cabbage.
  • No time for a homemade sauce? Stick with classic ketchup and mustard or your favorite barbecue sauce. Or grab a pre-made burger sauce!

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Ground turkey sliders with lettuce, tomato, pickles and burger sauce.

Big Mac Ground Turkey Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Easy healthy ground turkey sliders made on Hawaiian rolls and topped with a delicious burger sauce
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil olive or avocado
  • 12 Hawaiian slider rolls sweet or savory rolls, whatever you prefer
  • optional: 1 tbsp melted butter and sesame seeds for topping buns
  • 4-6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1/2-1 cup pickles sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 heart romaine chopped

Burger sauce

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat and add your ground turkey. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and continue cooking until fully browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Slice rolls in half and arrange both sides (top of bun facing up and inside of bottom facing up) on a sheet pan. If desired, brush melted butter over the tops of buns and sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • To the inside half of the buns, add cooked ground turkey, pressing the layer gently into the buns so that it doesn't fall out.
  • Top ground turkey layer with an even layer of sliced cheese.
  • Bake the sliders in the oven for about 7-10 minutes until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • While sliders are in the oven make the burger sauce by combining Greek yogurt, mayo, ketchup, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and spices. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from the oven and top with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and burger sauce. Add the top of buns and then slice into 12 sliders. Enjoy!
Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish

Nutrition

Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Had this with my family the other night and it was a hit! I will definitely be making this again. No one believed the sauce was Greek yogurt. 😉

    1. Thank you so much for leaving a review Rachel! Definitely one of my favorites- so good! You’ve gotta make the chopped Italian sliders next 🙂

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