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Turkey Parmesan Sliders

Adapted from Bon Appetit http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chicken-parmesan-burgers
Course Sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Susie Gall


  • 8 ounces Ground Turkey – divided into 4 – 2 ounce patties
  • 4 slider small buns
  • 2 eggs – slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese – grated
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil minced (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup marinara or spaghetti sauce reserve 1 tablespoon to add to the ground turkey, store-bought sauce is fine.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces buffalo mozzarella cheese – cut into 4 slices
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese - shredded
  • garnishes - lettuce onion, olives – all the things you love.


  1. To prepare the buns
  2. Split each bun in half horizontally.
  3. In a large skillet or griddle, melt 1 tablespoon butter and spread it around the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place each bun half on the hot skillet - middle down.
  5. Cook until toasted and golden brown. Do NOT turn over.
  6. Remove from the skillet, place on a platter (toasted side up) and set aside.
  7. For the dredging process – grab 3 bowls:
  8. In a small bowl, beat two eggs with 1 teaspoon water and set aside.
  9. In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, ¼ cup grated Parmesan, ½ teaspoon each of salt & pepper and 1 ½ teaspoon fresh minced basil.
  10. In a small bowl, place 1 cup Panko crumbs
  11. To make the patties
  12. Combine the ground turkey with 1 tablespoon marinara.
  13. Divide the ground turkey into 4 portions and gently pat into slider-size patties about 1/2” thick.
  14. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  15. (To dredge the patties)
  16. Dip one patty in the flour mixture – be sure to cover both sides, then dip the floured patty in the egg/water mixture, then place the patty in the Panko crumbs and pat the crumbs gently – be sure to coat both sides. Place in the heated oil.
  17. Repeat this process with each patty.
  18. Cook the patties until the bottoms are golden brown & crusty, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  19. Turn the patties over, cook 2-3 minutes then top with 1 slice Mozzarella cheese.
  20. Cook until mozzarella begins to melt and the turkey is cooked through.
  21. Remove patties and place them on a paper-towel covered plate.
  22. To assemble the sliders, stack in this order, bottom to top:
  23. Bottom bun, lettuce, cheese-covered patty, marinara sauce, shredded Parmesan. Top it all off with the top bun. Secure with a toothpick inserted through the middle.
  24. ENJOY!
  25. The patties freeze very well. If freezing raw patties, wrap each patty separately, and place them in a freezer bag before freezing. If freezing after they are cooked, let the patties cool then wrap them each separately, seal them in a freezer bag and store in the freezer.