You may be wondering where we ever came up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse turkey burger sliders. So there’s no shortage of Minnie Mouse in my home, and Mickey is a fast second favorite. My two-and-a-half-year-old daughter simply can’t get enough. Unfortunately, she rarely gets enough to eat, either, because she much prefers to run around the house, read books, play with her toys, chase the dog, look at the floor, you know, anything but eat.
I’ve been trying fun things to make her food more interesting and appealing for a while now. She seems to really like when I make her food look like characters she recognizes. (I’m still mastering my craft—I am by no stretch a food artist. At least not yet…)
Our latest creation is fun and easy to make – Mickey and Minnie Mouse turkey burger sliders. She wanted hers without the roll, which made it even easier to craft the Minnie Mouse face. The Minnie Mouse Slider turned out pretty cute. See below for the instructions on how to recreate it. These Mickey and Minnie Mouse turkey burger sliders are the very basic version – but remember, you can always sneak in a little bit of shredded veggie or other healthy food while you are making the patties!
Minnie Mouse Slider Turkey Burgers
100% lean ground turkey
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fried or hardboiled egg
- Put the ground turkey into a mixing bowl and add a dash or two of salt and pepper, according to taste.
- Mix the ground turkey together.
- If desired, add cooked shredded vegetables or cheese, etc.
- Make the mixture into patties, making regular slider size patties for the heads and much smaller half-dollar sized patties for the ears. Make two small patties for every one regular slider patty.
- Grill or fry your Mickey and Minnie Mouse turkey burger sliders up until they are golden on the outside and cooked all the way through, probably three to four minutes per side, depending on size, thickness, and temp.
- Flip and continue cooking the opposite side until done.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Assemble on children’s plates with one slider circle and two ears per kid.
- Cut a piece of the egg to make Minnie’s or Mickey’s nose, and top with a tiny piece of bacon.
- Use culinary scissors or a sharp knife to make a bow for Minnie or a bowtie for Mickey and place in the appropriate spot on your creation.
- Use another tiny piece of bacon for the mouth and two small pieces for the eyes.
- Surround with fruit, veggies, or sides and serve to your smiling children!
You can do Mickey and Minnie Mouse turkey burger sliders with any number of variations with this dish to satisfy your own crew. If they won’t eat that much meat, make either the face or the two ears out of the fried egg. You can use other elements for the eyes, nose, mouth, and bows, as well. Try pieces of tomato, lettuce, olives, or whatever your gang likes to eat. This is also a fun and subtle way to try to introduce new foods into the mix. Enjoy!