Monday, September 6, 2010

Turkey Pesto Sliders

Since I don't eat ground meat I can admit I am a bit late to the sliders trend. Sliders are oh so trendy now, aren't they? All restaurants serve them. I've seen them in swanky restaurants as well as chain restaurants. What's not to love about little bites of goodness?

I personally love all foods that are miniature. So when I saw this recipe pop up in my google reader I immediately added them to my must-make list. I was thrilled to find these slider buns in the food store and quickly grabbed the rest of the ingredients. John and I both loved these sliders. They toasted up slightly firm with a buttery taste to the roll. The pesto was drippy and the cheese melted perfectly. It made for a perfect weekend lunch. I can imagine they would be equally good for an easy dinner.

Source: Slightly Adapted from Annie's Eats

6 slider buns
6 slices of turkey deli meat
6 slices of provolone cheese
3 tbsp. pesto
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. Line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking mat. Split the slider buns and lay a folded slice of turkey on the bottom half of each bun. Layer each with a slice of provolone. In a small bowl, combine the pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until blended. Spread a thin layer of the pesto mayonnaise on the inner side of the top half of each bun. Replace the top bun over the cheese to assemble the sandwiches. Brush the tops of the buns lightly with melted butter. Bake 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are warmed through.