Low-Carb Turkey Hash

What's the one question we all ask ourselves the day after Thanksgiving? What to do with those turkey leftovers! Throughout Thanksgiving weekend every time I open the fridge, I ponder how to salvage the remains of our feast. My Low-Carb Turkey Hash is the answer to that perennial Thanksgiving question, what to do with leftover turkey?!

Easy Low-Carb Turkey Hash Recipe

Low-Carb Turkey Hash is made with 3 main ingredients. Onion, squash, and turkey form this incredible low-carb comfort food. These leftovers will warm your belly and empty your refrigerator the day after Thanksgiving. I've been gluten-free since I was diagnosed with celiac in 1998, so this, like all of my recipes, is a gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb turkey hash!

Thanksgiving Leftovers

I often have leftover squash or pumpkin after Thanksgiving. That's because I usually make extra for my beloved Vegan Pumpkin Pie. If you want to learn how to cook pumpkin from scratch instead of using the stuff from the can, check out my How to Roast Pumpkin post.

Add Green Vegetables Leftover from Thanksgiving

You may want to try throwing some leftover greens such as Brussel sprouts, kale, or spinach in this hash. The sky's the limit when it comes to making dishes out of Thanksgiving leftovers. This is a basic recipe template for you. Feel free to add herbs and spices and toss in everything but the kitchen sink. We love this topped with leftover Cranberry Cherry Sauce.

Low-Carb Turkey Hash

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  1. Heat olive oil in a 9 inch skillet
  2. Sauté onion for 10-15 minutes, until caramelized
  3. Add squash or pumpkin, cover skillet and cook 10 minutes
  4. Add stock, cover and cook an additional 10 minutes
  5. Add turkey, salt, and pepper and cook 10 minutes
  6. Serve
Turkey Hash will be a regular dish of mine from now on. Thank you Elana.

The trick with this turkey hash is to let the squash (or pumpkin) get nice and soft. You can also try using pre-cooked squash leftovers as mentioned above. This will reduce your cooking time. My husband is not a fan of leftovers and he devoured this when I served it to him.

Low-Carb Turkey Leftovers Recipes

Here are some other Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipes for you!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this recipe in 2012.


46 responses to “Low-Carb Turkey Hash”

  1. Elana,

    This. Was. AMAZING! Such a simple idea, but delicious.

    For anyone wanting some different ideas to use this recipe as a base, I modified it a bit:
    – added a clove of garlic, cooked at the onion stage
    – added some cubed zucchini, cooked at the pumpkin stage
    – added roughly 3/4 cup of homemade chicken stock in addition (the extra liquid was necessary because I added the zucchini
    – added some italian herbs
    – used chicken instead of turkey (we only had chicken leftovers)

    My partner looooooved it(he doesn’t like vegies much). It turned out tasting a LOT like roast chicken stuffing. I plan to use this recipe idea as a base for different vegie combinations – thanks Elana!!!

  2. This is such a wonderful and simple recipe. My family inhaled a double recipe of this. We liked it with cranberry sauce on top.

  3. Thank you very very much for sharing your wonderful recipes! I was in charge of the big Thanksgiving meal this year in my family, and most of the recipes I made and shared were from you! And everyone LOVED them, and we felt so good after eating them. I’m so grateful for your website. You’re so talented.

  4. Excellent dish. Try making it with a touch of Butternut squashseed oil to compliment the Olive Oil. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now Elana. Happy cooking

    • Megan, thanks for your wonderful words! You made my day. I’m so happy to hear this is a gem of a recipe :-)

  5. Dear Elana, I have discovered you and your website just few days ago and since then I have been spending hours reading recipes and getting into coconut flour cooking with you.

    I am more than happy leaving behind all unhealthy food that tastes good for a second and makes me sick for long.
    I am 35 now, but all my life I have suffered from headaches and bloated stomach. In last years I have developed undefined heart condition, constant inflammation, Candida and terrible migraines. I always new it was because of bad food but didn’t know how and what to eat and why. I started Paleo diet 3 weeks ago and I know and already feel it is going to change my life.

    It’s because of you and your blog I am super happy to go new way, I see the ocean of new meals and flavours and there is no regret that I will never eat again my favourite butter croissants.

    Thank you for sharing with us!
    All the best for you and your beautiful family.

    With love,
    Monica from London


  6. Just want to say how THANKFUL I am for your cookbooks and website. You have enhanced our lives immeasurably. Happy holidays.

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