Holy cow were these phenomenal.
I love sliders, I think mostly because I love the versatility of making whatever I want in a little bite, or two, sized burger.
In my attempt to find new Slider versions, I ended up finding this recipe over at What's Cookin, Chicago. I've tried a few of her recipes and they are delicious so I knew this one would be too, but boy was I in for a surprise.
Super tender with all these great italian flavors, yummy melted cheese and a kick from the spaghetti sauce, pair it all up with some sweet Hawaiian rolls and you'll be sighing.
Turkey Parmigiana Sliders
Credit: What's Cookin, Chicago
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste
4 slices mozzarella cheese, each slice cut into quarters
1/4 cup pasta sauce - homemade or store bought
1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce
12 dinner rolls, split and toasted (I used Whole Wheat Hawaiian rolls, nice and sweet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl combine the ground turkey, all the spices, cheese and salt & pepper. Form large meatballs and flatten to create small patties.
Brown each patty on both sides in a skillet with a little oil and transfer the patties to a baking sheet.
Top all browned patties with a teaspoon of pasta sauce and a couple slices of cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven for a few minutes until cheese begins to melt.
While the patties are baking, spread a teaspoon of pasta sauce on the bottoms of the split dinner rolls.
Transfer each patty onto the bottoms of the rolls and top the burgers with shredded lettuce and the tops of the dinner rolls. Serve immediately.