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.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add turkey, garlic, herbs, salt and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are starting to char.
- 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
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- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter or bacon fat
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 large green pepper, diced
- 1 ½ lbs russet potatoes, diced into ½" cubes
- 4 cups leftover turkey, roughly chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon poultry blend (rosemary, thyme, sage), chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup turkey gravy
- Heat butter or bacon fat in large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes or until it starts to get translucent.
- Add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss in turkey, minced garlic, chopped herbs, salt and black pepper and cook for about 5 minutes or until you start to get a char on the potatoes.
- Check for seasoning. Top with warm turkey gravy and serve.
Can never go wrong with this!
Donna Lynn Sterling says
Easy recipe for hash that was very tasty. I actually had bacon fat in the refrigerator so I used that. I don't care for green peppers, but I love red bell peppers so I used that instead. I used poultry seasoning, a dash of red pepper flakes and added some fresh chopped chives and Italian parsley at the end for color.
We didn't have that much turkey gravy left over so I just added the little we had and mixed it in at the end. Dinner last night and I finished it off for breakfast this morning.
Never can go wrong with bacon fat!
Bob Shrader says
Turkey hash has been a long tradition in my family. You might want to add celery and chicken broth if you don't have the turkey gravy. We always served the hash over cornbread pancakes. We always liked the hash better than the Turkey at Thanksgiving. We freeze the turkey and make the hash Christmas Eve Eve for a party of fun crazyness.
Can never go wrong with some celery!
Leslie G. says
Great recipe! Thank you. I served it in individual cast iron skillets with a over medium egg on top. Super delicious!
Glad you enjoyed it.