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Basil Turkey Sliders

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 18



  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 (1 oz) package finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon (about 3 cloves) plus 1 teaspoon, minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 18 buttered and toasted slider buns
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup roasted, chopped, and drained well red bell peppers


Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat.

In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, basil, 1 tablespoon garlic, salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup mayonnaise, stirring to combine. Shape the mixture into eighteen 2-inch-size patties.

When the skillet is hot, add the turkey sliders in batches, and cook until done all the way through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Spread desired amount of Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise onto the buns. Top the bottom halves of the buns with desired amount of shredded lettuce. Top each with 1 turkey slider. Cover with the top halves of the buns. Serve immediately.

Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise:

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, mustard and 1 teaspoon garlic. Stir in the peppers and season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill.

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