1.21.2013

buffalo & bleu cheese turkey sliders


Okay, I'm going to confess: I'm not actually a big football fan. Not at all. But I love football food enough that I'll watch a game here and there just to have the opportunity to make it! (Ridiculous, I know). Granted, it's not always the healthiest food in the world, but there are so many delicious options! For example, check out my pretzel bites or stuffed cheese buns. These turkey sliders are pretty darn awesome too! I've been seeing marinara meatball sliders all over Pinterest lately, and I thought, "Why not try buffalo sauce instead?" The result was a moist, juicy ground turkey meatball with just a little kick, smothered in bleu cheese dressing, and served on a soft pretzel roll. I made my own rolls using this recipe and splitting the dough into 18 pieces instead of 12, but please feel free to buy pretzel rolls (or any other small rolls) from the store if you choose. These sliders would be perfect for the Super Bowl, or really any time you want a delicious snack!
Buffalo & Bleu Cheese Turkey Sliders

1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup buffalo sauce, divided (I used Frank's)
1/2 cup bleu cheese dressing, divided (I used Brianna's, but I think it would be great with something creamier, like Litehouse)
1/2 medium onion, diced finely
12 pretzel rolls
romaine lettuce

Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, mix ground turkey, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce, 1/4 bleu cheese dressing, and onion until well combined. Shape into 12 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Toss warm meatballs with remaining buffalo sauce. To assemble sandwiches, slice each pretzel roll open, top with lettuce, add a meatball, and drizzle some of the remaining bleu cheese dressing over the top. Enjoy!
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1 comment :

  1. Haha - I'm the same way - more about the food than the football game!! These sound so amazing. I'd love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

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