Cranberry Brie Slider Melts

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Happy a few days after Thanksgiving everyone! Do you still have leftover Thanksgiving food taking up room in your fridge? You do?! Awesome! Throw those yummy SOBs into these cute Cranberry Brie Slider Melts!

Turkey Sliders with Brie and Cranberry Sauce

If you’re like most people, you have a ton of leftovers from Thanksgiving. It’s fun to get creative and use up whatever food that hasn’t been devoured during the holiday feast. Sliders may not be the most creative recipe you’ll come across this season, but it’s practical, delicious, and gets the job done!

Speaking of turkey, I feel like an oddball on Thanksgiving, because turkey is the last thing I want to eat, therefore we went another route. We had Thanksgiving surf and turf!!

Kieran and I hosted 2 couples for Thanksgiving and we threw DOWN for our holiday meal. I cooked prime rib, Phoebe and Eric brought pie and grilled scallops, and Margret and Forest brought mashed potatoes, spinach souffle, and more pie. Our meal was heavenly, we still reminisce about it.

I almost forgot, I also served my Jalapeño Pear Cranberry Sauce with dinner too! Homemade cranberry sauce is a side dish I always crave during the holidays. I was pleased how well the sweetness of the sauce helped balance out the richness and saltiness of the prime rib.

After dinner, we had leftover rolls and cranberry sauce so I picked up some cheese and ham at the store the following day to make Cranberry Brie Slider Melts. Again, it’s not the most creative recipe you’ll come across but leftover Thanksgiving rolls are the perfect vehicle to use up said leftovers.

The brie I purchased for my sliders was on sale so that’s why I used the brand pictured above. Use whatever brand of brie you enjoy best, or you could use goat cheese or even provolone cheese if you prefer! If you have leftover turkey, use that instead of ham, it will taste great too!

If your Thanksgiving leftovers are already gone by the time you read this, don’t fret, Christmas dinner is right around the corner. My family cooked “Thanksgiving dinner” on both Thanksgiving and Christmas so it felt like we ate leftover turkey for 2 months straight, hence the reason I’m probably over turkey.

Side note – do you like the twinkling tree in the background of my shots? I haven’t had a real Christmas tree since I was a little girl!! My house smells amazeballs right now!! Fortunately, neither Homie Barkybottoms (our puppy) or Myron Fuzzypants (our cat) have destroyed or knocked the tree over yet. But alas, the month of December is far from over so they have time to fuck shit up.

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Buckle up folks, Christmas season is here which means gingerbread recipes galore. Actually, I’m testing out a spiced gingerbread loaf as we speak. I was going to photograph it for the blog, but I ate half of it already. Whoops. Baked goods featuring ginger and molasses are never safe in my proximity. Kieran laughed at me when I told him I wasn’t going to eat the gingerbread until I photographed it. I snuck a bite 20 minutes later without photographing it first, he knows me too well. I’ll make another loaf and feature it next week, that is, if I can control myself. Doubtful.

So there you have it, folks, grab your leftover Thanksgiving food and whip together some cute little Cranberry Brie Slider Melts!

Turkey Sliders with Brie and Cranberry Sauce

Turkey Sliders with Brie and Cranberry Sauce


  • 9 Sweet rolls (I like Hawaiian rolls the best)
  • ½ lb of sliced ham
  • 7 oz of spreadable brie cheese
  • Cranberry sauce (homemade, store-bought, or whatever's left over from the holiday)


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  • Cut the slider rolls in half (if they aren't already) and line the cookie sheet with the bottom portion of the bread.
  • Smear the cranberry sauce on top of the bread, then top it with ham, then a slice of brie cheese.
  • Transfer the cookie sheet with the sliders into the oven and bake for 3-7 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Take the sliders out of the oven, top them with the bread tops, and enjoy!


Pile on as many ingredients as you want just be ready with extra ingredient portions if need be!
I cooked my sliders without the tops of the bread, but you may do so if you like.

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