Using leftover turkey, gravy and herbs, this turkey hash is the perfect leftover Thanksgiving recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.

Thanksgiving is officially over, which means everywhere you look now will be about Christmas. But part of the appeal of Thanksgiving for me is not just the day of, but the following days. You know what I’m talking about here… it’s all about the leftovers. And today I’m sharing this turkey hash that is easy to put together and can really be customized based off what you have after the holiday.

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You may be asking, how did you get this post up and running so quickly after Thanksgiving? You may also be asking, did you make turkey before Thanksgiving? Why yes I did!

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Hey I know Thanksgiving is known as Turkey Day, but I mean that doesn’t have to be the ONLY DAY we enjoy turkey! So to answer a dirty little secret, yes this turkey hash wash made before Thanksgiving even happened! Just means Lauren and I have turkey multiple times this year.

To me, making dishes with leftovers for Thanksgiving is about capitalizing on what you enjoy most. And with this Thanksgiving hash, the turkey and gravy are really the stars.

Speaking of gravy, if you don’t have a great recipe, try this make ahead turkey gravy out! While I used fresh potatoes, you could use leftover mashed potatoes to make a version of this. There really isn’t much better than this simple hash.

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  • Recipe Ingredients
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Side Dish Options
  • Can I Use Mashed Potatoes?
  • Pro Tips/Recipe Notes
  • Other Turkey Recipes
  • Turkey Hash
overlay of turkey hash on white plate with gravy

Recipe Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter – turkey and butter just go together.
  • Sweet onion, green bell pepper, russet potatoes, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage – all ingredients that add flavor and texture.
  • Turkey – this dish is best with leftover turkey.
  • Salt and black pepper – enhances the flavor.
  • Turkey gravy – use your leftover gravy.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and cook for 3 minutes or until onion starts to get translucent.
  2. Add the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add turkey, garlic, herbs, salt and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are starting to char.
  4. Check for seasoning and serve with leftover gravy.

Side Dish Options

Turkey hash is pretty much a complete dish. The only thing you could do is add more vegetables or mix up the type of potatoes you use.

Can I Use Mashed Potatoes?

Yes, but the consistency will be different. Also you only need to heat the potatoes through and get a crust since they are already cooked.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Be consistent when cutting the potatoes so they will cook evenly.
  • Add cold butter to a cold skillet and let heat up to proper temperature before adding the onion and pepper. You’ll know it is ready when the oil starts to shimmer.
  • When cooking the hash, do not move around with the spoon constantly so you can form a nice charred crust.
  • Leftovers will store well in the fridge for 2-3 days in an air-tight container or be frozen for 3 months.

Other Turkey Recipes

  • Turkey and Butternut Squash Enchiladas
  • Turkey Stuffing Dumplings Soup
  • Instant Pot Turkey Breast
  • Turkey Tamale Pie
  • Turkey Meatballs

If you’ve tried this turkey hash or any other recipe on Chisel & Fork, please let me know how it turned out in the comments below! You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube to see more tasty meals and anything else I’m up to.

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