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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Servings 4



  • Heat olive oil in a 9 inch skillet
  • Sauté onion for 10-15 minutes, until caramelized
  • Add squash or pumpkin, cover skillet and cook 10 minutes
  • Add stock, cover and cook an additional 10 minutes
  • Add turkey, salt, and pepper and cook 10 minutes
  • Serve
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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.

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Turkey Hash will be a regular dish of mine from now on. Thank you Elana.


48 responses to “Low-Carb Turkey Hash”

  1. My kids and I call this “Winner, winner chicken dinner”. I sub chicken in place of the turkey, because I roast a chicken once a week. Since going grain free, this meal has easily and successfully replaced our left-over chicken with rice ramen noodle meal. This recipe is so easy and delicious! I ask myself, “why didn’t I think of it?” Elana, your recipes have been such a blessing to me, my family and my kitchen.

  2. Dear Elana,
    How do you follow a keto diet without raising a person’s cholesterol? Sorry if that is a dumb question. Thanks,

    • Ann, first there aren’t EVER dumb questions, second, yours is a fantastic question! I have always had high cholesterol and the keto diet has not raised it much if at all. I think avoiding dairy helps many people lower their cholesterol, I know that when I give it up mine goes down :-)

  3. This hash is a great idea Elana, and I’m definitely going to do this later in weekend as just roasting our turkey tonight (Friday). With my leftovers I also love turkey pumpkin chili, shredded turkey stuffed in a roasted sweet potato with cranberries and spices and also turkey salad with celery, apple and cranberries. We never tire of Thanksgiving flavors at our house!

    OH, and BTW, I made your paleo pumpkin chocolate bars as one dessert yesterday. (My mods: sprinkled pepitas on top along with half of the chocolate and mashed 1 banana to replace half of the honey.) YUM!!!

    I also made pumpkin pie on Wednesday night and made your keto pie crust recipe (using cold butter). What a fantastically easy and foolproof recipe and so flaky — thank you!!!

  4. I loved this recipe. it was so easy and so delicious. I have tried many of your recipes and they all are delicious. Turkey Hash. will be a regular dish of mine from now on. thank you elana.

      • Hi Elana. I have been thinking of you since you posted that your 2nd son has left home for school. It is a transition time in our lives – my last chick is also leaving the nest this coming Saturday. I find this to be a time that makes us re-assess ourselves and our lives in face of what can sometimes be a frightening void left by our children. I hope it hasn’t been too difficult a time for you. You are a busy person, contributing much to other people’s lives in such a positive way and I think this is really the secret of a fulfilled life. Onward we go!
        With warmest regards,

  5. I made this turkey squash hash tonite and it was great! My squash didn’t mush up like it said it should, so I just used my mashed to mush some of them up. I also added rosemary and poultry seasoning it was very tasty! Thank you!

  6. This was delicious! I am on day 8 of Whole30 and because of an egg allergy, have had a hard time finding breakfast options. Easy and delicious. I learned of several allergies a couple years ago – gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, chicken and peanuts – so in some ways, Whole30 has not been as tough for me, except that it is even more limiting and a number of meal options call for things I can’t have. So thanks for this!

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