Turkey Hash Recipe - Chisel & Fork (2024)

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

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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 gravyout! 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

  • 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.
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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

  • Beconsistentwhencuttingthe potatoes so they willcook evenly.
  • Addcold butter to acold skilletand let heat up to proper temperature before adding the onion and pepper. You’ll know it is ready when the oil starts toshimmer.
  • When cooking the hash,do not move around with the spoon constantlyso you can form anice charred crust.
  • Leftovers willstore well in the fridge for 2-3 daysin an air-tight container or befrozen for 3 months.
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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 hashor any other recipe on Chisel & Fork, please let me know how it turned out in the comments below! You can also follow meonFacebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube to see more tasty meals and anything else I'm up to.

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5 from 11 votes

Turkey Hash

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

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Servings: 6

Calories: 373kcal

Author: Ryan Beck


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Donna Lynn Sterling says

    Turkey Hash Recipe - Chisel & Fork (11)
    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.


    • Ryan says

      Never can go wrong with bacon fat!


  2. 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.


    • Ryan says

      Can never go wrong with some celery!


  3. Leslie G. says

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    Great recipe! Thank you. I served it in individual cast iron skillets with a over medium egg on top. Super delicious!


    • Ryan says

      Glad you enjoyed it.


  4. Faythe S Merkert says

    Turkey Hash Recipe - Chisel & Fork (13)
    Excellent...brunch after thanksgiving with fried eggs on top!


    • Ryan says

      Great idea!


  5. Patrice says

    Can you put an eggs on top


    • Ryan says

      Yeah definitely. Just cook any way you want.


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Turkey Hash Recipe - Chisel & Fork (2024)


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