The Tastes of Thanksgiving Served on a Dinner Roll


I decided to make a little pre-Thanksgiving simple supper. I wanted most of the flavors of Thanksgiving on a slider. My thought process was this … For Thanksgiving dinner, you usually have turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberries (plus mashed potatoes and some sort of sweet potato dish …. and if you’re at my house, acorn squash and my aunt’s famous broccoli casserole). I haven’t made burgers in awhile and I prefer turkey burgers myself, so decided to make turkey burger sliders piled high with some of the season’s flavors.

For my slider roll, I used a whole wheat dinner roll … something I would serve in a bread basket on the big day. I built the slider starting with the turkey burger and topping it with stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce. It was great!

I seasoned my ground turkey with fresh thyme, fresh rosemary and fresh sage. I also added 2 cloves of minced garlic, an egg, kosher salt and pepper.


Dennis really loved these sliders and took the leftovers for lunch today. He was a little disappointed that he couldn’t eat them due to an unexpected lunch meeting. No worries, I guaranteed him they’d still be good tomorrow.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can French green beans
  • 1 box stuffing mix, such as Mrs. Cubbison’s.
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • whole wheat dinner rolls


Cook stuffing according to instructions on box (for my actual Thanksgiving dinner, I don’t use a box mix, but thought it would be perfect for the sliders in last night’s meal). Heat one can of beans (also something I don’t use for the big day, but once again perfect for the sliders). Heat a can of cranberry sauce on the cooktop as well.

Place ground turkey in a bowl and add thyme, rosemary, sage, garlic, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently with a fork. I used an ice cream scoop to form my burger patties and this made them the perfect size. I ended up with 8 slider burgers.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Place your patties in the skillet on medium-high and cook for 3 minutes per side.

Spread a little butter on your buns and place a burger patty on the bottom bun. Top with stuffing first, then beans and last cranberry sauce. Put the top bun on your sandwich and enjoy!

Until next time, Kris



Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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