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With potato, onion, red bell pepper, and leftover turkey (or chicken) this nutritious and flavorful Leftover Turkey Hash Recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for any meal!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, spending time with loved ones, eating their fill of good food, and being thankful for life’s blessings, big and small.

And now, Happy Black Friday, all!

If you’re not familiar with it, Black Friday is not nearly as grim as it sounds. In the U.S., this refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s the busiest shopping day of the year, and most retailers have extended hours and sales galore.

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There is much speculation as to where its name comes from.

One explanation is that it puts retailers in the black, profit-wise.

Or bargain shoppers act so unruly that their behavior besmudges them.

Or a well-loved retail worker named Black (who incidentally always wore a black suit) died one year on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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For more speculation on the origin of the name “Black Friday”, see Wikipedia, The City Desk, or

Whether you’re shopping today or not, odds are that you have leftover turkey to use! That’s where this quick, easy, and delicious Leftover Turkey Hash Recipe comes in. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and for something really special, plate it up with a fried egg on top.

Turkey Hash with Description

Turkey Hash Recipe

Most of us can agree, one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers! If you want to transform turkey into something completely different, this Turkey Hash is the way to go.

Potato, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic combine for a nutritious meal. Leftover turkey is an easy way to add protein. And fresh thyme, sweet paprika, and a touch of cayenne pepper pack a punch of savory flavor.

And the best part is, this meal is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! For breakfast, serve it topped with a fried egg. For lunch or dinner, serve it with rice or steamed broccoli.

It’s an easy recipe that’s sure to be one of your favorite new ways to use leftover turkey!

Pro Tip: If you don’t have leftover turkey or chicken on hand, you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make this recipe.

Turkey Hash Recipe with Vegetables in Bowl on White Tablecloth

More Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey:

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Leftover Turkey Hash Recipe

Prep Time12 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
With potato, onion, red bell pepper, and leftover turkey (or chicken) this nutritious and flavorful Leftover Turkey Hash Recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for any meal!

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes about 3 medium, cleaned and cubed
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional; more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked turkey chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley


  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the potato and cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the onion and red bell pepper to the skillet with the potato, and cook until all the veggies are tender, about 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, thyme, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the turkey and lemon juice and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits that have formed on the bottom. Cook until warm throughout, about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in the parsley, and serve.


  • Recipe was inspired by and adapted from my recipe for Baked Egg Skillet with Vegetable Hash and Ina Garten’s recipe for Basil Chicken Hash.
  • Chicken also works great in this recipe! And if you don’t have cooked turkey or chicken on hand, you can use 1 pound of chicken breast; trim any fat, cube it, then sauté it in a little olive oil until it’s cooked, and proceed with the rest of the recipe. Alternatively, you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 1087mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2982IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Hash, Turkey Hash Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on November 25, 2011. I updated it with more information on November 27, 2020.

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Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Magic of Spice says:

    I am afraid of Black Friday! This is such a beautiful dish…love the flavors, even without the turkey for me :)

  2. I think I like the Thanksgiving leftovers almost BETTER than the Thanksgiving feast, itself. There’s something to be said for the guilty pleasure of raiding the fridge late at night afterward to make something so wonderful as this hash.

  3. I wish I still had leftover turkey! This looks delicious, as always, and your words make me smile, yet again. I hope you have a blessed week and a wonderful season of joy and food and fun.

  4. I’m glad to have this recipe, Faith. I have a good one for leftover roast beef (which I actually like better than the roast beef itself) and your turkey hash looks to be delicious and soon to become something your family requests. Wonder if we’ll like this better than the turkey dinner? :)

  5. Wonderful dish! Too bad I have no leftover turkey…

  6. This actually sounds like a great way to put a different sort of twist on a tofu stir fry! Instead of the turkey, super firm tofu would be awesome here, I love the sound of all those savory seasonings. :)

  7. Veronica Miller says:

    Oooh, I like this idea for leftover turkey! Usually I see a lot of sandwiches, but this is much nicer. I was so intrigued to read about the speculation on how “Black Friday” was named b/c I always assumed it was named that b/c the sales started while it was still dark outside! lol

  8. This looks so delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  9. Hashes are my favorite way to use up leftovers or to put dinner on the table when I have no idea what else to cook! This looks delicious! I hope you had a great thanksgiving, Faith!

  10. Angie's Recipes says:

    What a delicious way to use the turkey leftover!

  11. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Mmm, the prettiest leftovers I’ve seen in awhile. And I love thyme with turkey (nicer than powerful sage, in my opinion). I’ve got all the ingredients so I think this will get made this weekend. Thanks :D

  12. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you Faith! I would love to spend the day shopping and come home to a wonderful meal made from the delicious turkey with veggies from T day, it looks just perfect;-)

  13. This looks and sounds amazing! What a great combo :)

  14. What a unique way to use up all those turkey leftovers Faith! Healthy and delicious. Hope you had a great one!

  15. BeadedTail says:

    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! This looks like a wonderful way to use up the turkey leftovers!

  16. I hope you had a lovely holiday, Faith. I didn’t do turkey this year… duck breast for 2 instead. But I do love turkey and turkey hash for a way to rev up leftovers. Lovely photos!!

  17. A healthy and tasty dish!



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