The holiday season is coming up, which means my mind is starting to swim with inspiration for seasonal crafts, DIY projects, activities for my family to enjoy, and of course, delicious holiday recipes! Since we often host a holiday party for friends before Christmas, it’s the perfect opportunity to wow the crowd with a new and interesting recipe.
I love testing out new recipes on my family before serving our new favorites to guests. Around November and December, my kitchen looks like a magazine test-kitchen — packed with goodies and culinary experiments as far as the eye can see! Since turkey is usually the star of the show, my brain is starting to go to work creating delicious spins on turkey recipes, like this one brought to you by Evite in partnership with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Brand.
Yes, on Christmas Day, I love to cook a turkey that’s much too big for just our family – however, turkeys come in a variety of sizes, and you’ll want to pick up a smaller bird for your holiday party. This year I’m going to be making Holiday Turkey Salad Sliders, using all of the delicious flavors from a traditional meal — turkey, pecans, and cranberries, of course! Sliders are perfect party finger foods and the secret to making these sliders really stand out is the bun. The roll has to be absolutely perfect with just the right texture, sweetness, and size, which is why I’ll be using my favorite KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. These rolls are completely irresistible and once you’ve added them to your holiday meal repertoire, you’ll never want to go without — which you won’t have to, because you can easily pick them up at Walmart when you’re doing the rest of your shopping! Your friends and family are going to know there’s something really special about your Holiday Turkey Salad Sliders, and you will know that it’s the KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls making all the difference!
You can also roast your turkey the day before so that all you’ll have to do for your party prep the day of is reheat and assemble on your KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls. For the rest of the ingredients, I like to keep a plastic bin or even a small storage box right in my cupboard or fridge to contain all of the items that I know I’ll need to bring my recipe to life.
- 3 cups cooked shredded turkey
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package of KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Step 1: Slice KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls in half, horizontally.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
Step 3: Stir until mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate for a minimum of 3-4 hours.
Step 4: Serve turkey salad on KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls that are cut in half.
Holiday Party Tip: Start Prepping Your Recipe Ingredients the Night Before Your Party
Since time is at a premium during the holiday season and we’re all starting to feel the busyness that comes with wanting to get ready before the biggest days of the year arrive, recipe prep can save you a ton of time, energy, and frustration when done right. When it comes to making these delicious turkey sliders, you can roast your turkey the day before so that all you’ll have to do for your party prep the day of is reheat and assemble on your KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls. For the rest of the ingredients, I like to keep a plastic bin or even a small storage box right in my cupboard or fridge to contain all of the items that I know I’ll need to bring my recipe to life. That way I know I have everything I need, and if there’s something missing, a quick trick to Walmart will fix that problem in a jiffy.
I hope that this recipe is a hit with your family as it has been with mine! Happy holidays and bon appetit!
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