How To Make Turkey Hash


The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!

Did someone say turkey hash?

For years I’ve been hearing that speech and thinking turkey hash would be a good idea. Now I can confirm: It’s a very good idea. Basically the same as corned beef hash, but with turkey instead.

Just dice up your leftover turkey, and a potato or two, and some onion if you like.

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Melt some bacon fat in a pan and put the potatoes in, along with some salt and pepper.

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Stir them around a bit over medium heat until cooked all the way through, then add the turkey (and onion, if you’re using it).

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Toss everything together while the turkey re-heats.

And that’s it. A delicious breakfast in no time.


I could leave it at that, but that last shot really looks better as video.



  1. thats what i’m talkin’ about! whoot! but.. add a couple carrots, maybe some celery and top with an poached or fried egg… thats heaven, my friend. ps for xmas can i have a red rider bbq gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time?

    great work!

  2. A red rider bbq gun? I’m not sure what that would be, but I want one. 😉

  3. Hey ohiofarmgirl,

    You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! 😉

    A Christmas Story is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I never considered making the turkey hash. I’ll have to try it the next time we have turkey!


  4. yay! Kari – SOMEBODY had to say it! “you’ll shoot your eye out” is hands down the best movie line ever.

    And who knew – turkey hash really is fabulous

  5. Hi Drew!
    I love turkey hash, yum! Anywho…I was just wondering, do you have a video and/or tutorial on how to do that flippy thing with the pan (where you flip stuff without using a spatula)? Every time I’ve tried it, food goes EVERYWHERE. Thanks!

  6. Laura, not yet, but that’s a great idea.

  7. Last year I made Creamed Turkey & Biscuits. This year, I didn’t have enough turkey left over. :)

    Also, my sister (who does not get “A Christmas Story”) got me the deluxe set of “A Christmas Story” that came with a cookie tin & cutters, “A Christmas Story” Monopoly and a Leg Lamp ornament. And my son got his BB gun 3 years ago.

  8. Stephanie, you have officially made me jealous! :)

  9. The cookie cutters include the Leg Lamp, Ralphie in his pink bunny outfit and the turkey. Totally awesome.

  10. Drew? Drew? are you there? Where ya at buddy? *knocks on windows* Are you snowed in???

  11. Nope, not snowed in. Working on something new. There should be an announcement soon.

  12. Mmm I love hash! Possibly one of the most underrated foods 😉 looks great!

  13. Grace Tripoli says:

    Recently discovered cooking one pot meals in a skillet and lovin’ it. will add your recipe to them. today made Lidia’s spinach w/garlic and topped it with a fried egg. Added some diced cooked and browned potato to the dish and it was heavenly. So will enjoy your website and comments from your fans immensly. Thanks a lot!

  14. We have Turkey hash every year after Thanksgiving and I have even just made it other times with Chicken. We add corn to our hash and eat it with ketchup. So, so, so good! I look forward to having it at least once or twice a year. Thanks for posting.

  15. M.J. Jacobsen says:

    Waiting for the announcement!!!

  16. I’ve been waiting, too. I wonder what it will be.

  17. Thanks for a great site. I wish I had noted a few more of my grandmother’s recipes, which were really all in her mind. I have tried to recreate them but not always with success. Our local University is planning on restarting their home ec program to get people cooking again and I think your site will help too.

  18. Hi Drew!
    This looks fabulous! Just wanted to say that I miss your recipes, hope you post again soon!

  19. Laura, make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter. I’ll be having an announcement there first, and it’s coming up really soon now.

  20. Greg Folkert says:

    Hey Drew, this has recipe works for more than just Turkey. I had a ham hash, cheese and egg sandwich this morning. Yummie.

  21. All right.. you’ve been too quiet lately and you have food bloggers out here wanting to make sure everything is ok. We need your foodie wisdom :)

  22. Nearly ready. Got a milestone approaching … any guesses what it is?

  23. All agog to find out! :)

  24. Love you Drew, love the site, but I’m starting to not like Turkey Hash. Every few days for the past 3 months, all I have seen is Turkey Hash. I hope you hurry up with the new stuff.

  25. I was inspired last night and used this recipe as the basis for a bit of fridge clearing. Started some onions to sweating and dusted the potatoes with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Then we chopped up and added the left over Peking Duck from Golden Budha and the last bits of a grilled chicken from Ranch Market. Topped with fried eggs and toast on the side. Yummy! Thanks for the idea Drew!

  26. This is what I love about cooking and eating.. Can I have some of your turkey hash please??? :) will definitely try that recipe. I hope you post other recipes soon.

  27. You might enjoy my chicken hash. I’ll be posting that recipe over on my other blog sometime this week.

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