BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw

  • 20MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 307KCAL

These sliders are a great crowd pleaser and are perfect for an indulgent, slimming friendly boxing day feast!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories307
  • Carbs36g
  • Protein23g
  • Fat6.3g
  • Saturates2.2g
  • Sugars9.9g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Leftover turkey is so versatile and can be used in soups, salads, sandwiches and so much more! We’ve turned leftover turkey into deliciously rich BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw, for a Boxing Day treat that’s on a whole new level!

Sliders are a relatively new concept to the UK but they’ve been really popular in the States. They’re smaller, grabbable burgers that are cooked all at once and great for feeding groups.

Perfect for family gatherings, these sliders are ideal for a grab and go dinner or as part of a wider table of dishes. Try serving with Cheese and Pickle Twists on the side?

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It’s a real family pleaser: tender pulled turkey, gooey cheese and a refreshing festive slaw – what’s not to love?

The Christmas slaw is really quick and simple; it’s made from fresh veggies that you can find all over the supermarket in the run up to Christmas, and it makes a delicious topping to jacket potatoes or alongside other side dishes as part of a buffet, so it’s worth making a batch and keeping it in the fridge for a day or two.

A dollop of the Christmas Slaw would work well with Mini Pork and Stilton Pies, too:

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets are these BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw suitable for?

This BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw recipe can be made dairy free if you substitute the processed cheese for a dairy free alternative.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw?

We’ve used our own recipe for the Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce in this dish, but you can substitute for shop bought if that’s easier as long as you take care to adjust the nutritional value.

If you don’t have any leftover turkey, you can poach a turkey breast ready to be shredded instead.

Chipotle paste is made from dried chillies blended into a paste giving a warm smoky flavour; if you can’t find it in the supermarket you can try to make this yourself!

How many calories are in these BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw?

There are 307 calories per portion in this BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add all of the Christmas slaw ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until the vegetables are fully coated. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge.

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Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and fry until soft then add the garlic.

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Step 3

Once the onion and garlic are soft, add the BBQ sauce, BBQ seasoning, tomato puree, chipotle paste and rice wine vinegar stir until fully combined.

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Step 4

Add in the shredded turkey and passata to the pan and allow the pan to bubble until the turkey is heated through. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

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Step 5

Place the bottom half of the bread rolls onto an oven tray and pack the rolls quite tightly together. Spoon the BBQ turkey mixture onto the bottom half of the rolls until all used up. Add a slice of cheese on-top of each bun.

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Step 6

Pop into the oven for 10 minutes. Add the low-fat spread to a small bowl and melt for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir in the dried parsley.

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Step 7

Spoon a little of the cranberry sauce onto the top half of each roll, replace each lid on-top of the turkey and brush the top of each roll with the spread and parsley mixture.

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Step 8

Pop back in the oven for another 10 minutes and cover the rolls with tin foil if they are beginning to brown too much.

Step 9

Remove the sliders from the oven and add a little of the rocket to each slider. Serve alongside the Christmas slaw.

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What could I serve with these BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw?

This dish is perfect for a Boxing day buffet table as a way of upgrading the usual ‘picky’ lunch! Try serving them alongside some of these delicious sides:

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How do you know when the BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw are cooked?

You should cook these BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw until the top of the rolls are golden. This should take around 20 minutes, including adding the parsley mixture for extra flavour.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw in the fridge?

You should eat this dish within 4 hours.

Because the turkey has been reheated, it cannot be kept in the fridge and reheated again, which is to ensure food safety.

The coleslaw can be made up and kept in the fridge for 2 days or so.

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BBQ Turkey Sliders and Christmas Slaw

These sliders are a great crowd pleaser and are perfect for an indulgent, slimming friendly boxing day feast!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 307
  • Carbs 36G
  • WW Points:
  • 7 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 g cooked turkey skin removed and shredded
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 100 g passata
  • 8 reduced fat processed cheese slices
  • 8 60g wholemeal bread rolls sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp low fat spread
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 30 g Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce see website recipe
  • fresh rocket to serve

For the Christmas Slaw

  • 1 medium carrot peeled and grated
  • 50 g Brussels sprouts washed and finely sliced
  • 50 g green beans sliced
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 100 g spring cabbage sliced
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp Sriracha sauce

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Instructions

  1. Add all of the Christmas slaw ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until the vegetables are fully coated. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and fry until soft then add the garlic.
  3. Once the onion and garlic are soft, add the BBQ sauce, BBQ seasoning, tomato puree, chipotle paste and rice wine vinegar stir until fully combined.
  4. Add in the shredded turkey and passata to the pan and allow the pan to bubble until the turkey is heated through. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  5. Place the bottom half of the bread rolls onto an oven tray and pack the rolls quite tightly together. Spoon the BBQ turkey mixture onto the bottom half of the rolls until all used up. Add a slice of cheese on-top of each bun.
  6. Pop into the oven for 10 minutes. Add the low-fat spread to a small bowl and melt for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir in the dried parsley.
  7. Spoon a little of the cranberry sauce onto the top half of each roll, replace each lid on-top of the turkey and brush the top of each roll with the spread and parsley mixture.
  8. Pop back in the oven for another 10 minutes and cover the rolls with tin foil if they are beginning to brown too much.
  9. Remove the sliders from the oven and add a little of the rocket to each slider. Serve alongside the Christmas slaw.

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Recipe notes

Tip: If you don't have any leftover Christmas turkey poach a turkey breast in a small pan of water and shred ready for the recipe.
Tip: We use our Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce for this recipe which can be found on our website but you can use a store bought alternative and adjust the calories accordingly.

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