Massachusetts WIC Program

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Turkey Cheddar Sliders

Turkey sliders with cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Snacks
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • slider buns or whole wheat toast


  • Combine the spinach, scallion, garlic, turkey, cumin, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Use a fork to gently combine the ingredients.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium while you form the turkey mixture into about 12 patties, each 1/2" thick.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan and carefully cook the patties, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Work in batches and cook them for about 5 minutes on each side, until the patties are golden brown. Try not to push down on the slider while cooking; it may cause them to fall apart.
  • Use a thermometer to check that the slider have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Transfer to a plate and top patties with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Cover the plate with tin foil to melt the cheeese.
  • Serve sliders on a bun or toast with sliced tomato


  • Use lean ground beef instead of ground turkey
  • Use frozen spinach. Simply defrost ahead of time and squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  • Add chopped fresh herbs such as oregano to the mixture.
  • Substitute curry for cumin.
  • Experiment with different types of cheeses.
  • Serve over brown rice with salad for an even healthier option
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