Cheesy Turkey Sliders

cheesy turkey sliders
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  • 4Servings


  • 12 ounces ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1 cup finely chopped shiitake mushroom caps
  • 2/3 cup (packed) finely chopped baby kale
  • 1/3 cup grated red onion
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 slices Gruyere, halved diagonally
  • 8 whole-grain slider rolls, split
  • Sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes and watercress, for topping


1. In a large bowl, mix the turkey, mushrooms, kale, onion, oats, balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp. salt and 3/4 tsp. pepper until just blended. Form into 8 balls (about a rounded 1/4 cup each).

2. Coat a large griddle or nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium.

3. Working in batches if needed, add the balls to the skillet. Using your fingers, gently flatten into 3-inch patties. Cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, top each patty with a piece of cheese.

4. Divide the patties among the roll bottoms. Add toppings and roll tops.