Buffalo Turkey Sliders

By Sweet Lu's BBQ
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
40 MIN

About this Dish

Buffalo Turkey Sliders will be a favorite at your tailgate or any time the crew gathers! These little handhelds are the perfect party food. Smoked turkey breast is tossed in a healthy dose of Buffalo sauce and covered in cheese. Did we mention the slider buns are topped with ranch butter mixture?? After a little time in the smoker (or the oven in a pinch), they’re melty and ready for an epic cheese pull.

Use this recipe for expertly smoked pulled turkey every time! This Buffalo Turkey Sliders recipe is also a fantastic fit for leftover turkey. Looking for more slider recipes featuring turkey? Try these Hawaiian Roll Turkey Sliders or Bite-sized Turkey Meatball Subs.

Cooking Style
Whole Turkey
Dish Type


1 package King’s Hawaiian Rolls

3 c smoked pulled turkey

1 1/2 c Buffalo sauce

8 slices mozzarella cheese

1 stick butter, melted

1 package ranch seasoning

1 c shredded mozzarella cheese

2 oz blue cheese crumbles

1 c blue cheese or ranch dressing, for dipping


Preheat grill or smoker to 350°F. Remove the rolls from the package keeping the loaf intact. Using a long bread knife, carefully slice the entire loaf open to create a large top and bottom set of connected rolls.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter and ranch seasoning. Using a basting brush, spread half of the butter mixture on the bottom set of the rolls. In another bowl, combine the pulled turkey and Buffalo sauce and mix until thoroughly coated. Layer sliced mozzarella cheese across the bottom set of rolls and then add the sauced turkey and blue cheese crumbles, spreading evenly across the rolls. Top with shredded cheese.

Place the other set of rolls on top. Finish by basting the tops of the rolls with the remaining ranch butter mixture.

Smoke or grill using indirect heat and uncovered for 30 minutes. Pull once the cheese has fully melted and the tops of the buns are browned. Serve Buffalo Turkey Sliders with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.