Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe

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Tired of eating leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey several days in a row? This delicious turkey salad recipe transforms your leftover turkey into something amazing and totally different!

Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe

No matter how awesome your Thanksgiving turkey is, eating leftovers gets boring pretty quickly.  I can handle eating leftover turkey the next day, but then totally get burned out on that same old stuff.  My favorite way of transforming turkey leftovers into something new is the leftover turkey salad.  It’s basically like a classic chicken salad, but made with turkey meat!

Turkey salad is so creamy, with eggs and zesty onions, it tastes nothing like the plain turkey, so it doesn’t even feel like you are eating turkey at all! What a welcome break from the holiday leftovers, it feels like you are eating something totally different and not wasting any leftover turkey!

Transform this:

Leftover Turkey Breast

Into this!

Turkey Salad Sandwich With Bun

There are several ways to serve the turkey salad.  You can serve it on buns to make turkey salad sandwiches, on long sub rolls to make the subs, on romaine leaves to make lettuce wraps, or just in a plain old bowl as a main dish salad!  This leftover turkey salad is also perfect on croissants – that would be an awesome post-holiday brunch dish!

Making this delicious turkey salad is super easy and will take you less than 15 minutes!  This recipe uses 4 simple ingredients: leftover turkey, hard-boiled eggs, onion and mayo.

Creamy Turkey Salad

All you need to do is chop the turkey, eggs and onion, and mix with mayo until desired creamy consistency.  You can also add your favorite spices to taste, I love this salad with a bit of sweet paprika!

Turkey Salad Sandwich

How To Make Turkey Salad With Leftover Turkey

Step 1: Chop the turkey

Chopping Turkey Breast

Step 2: Chop the eggs

Chopped Eggs

Step 3: Chop the onion

Chopped Onion

Step 4: Put chopped turkey, eggs and onion in a bowl and add mayo

Turkey salad ingredients

Step 5: Mix everything together and add your favorite spices.

How To Make Turkey Salad

Enjoy this yummy turkey salad!

Leftover Turkey Salad Sandwich

Here are some more easy and delicious recipes you’ll love:

Parmesan Oven Fries – these would be amazing with the turkey salad sandwiches!

Best Ever Potato Salad – if you like creamy salads like this turkey salad, you’ll absolutely love this famous potato salad!

Chicken Pasta Salad – you can make this with leftover turkey, just use chopped turkey instead of chicken!

Breakfast Casserole Recipe – use chopped leftover turkey in this one instead of chicken too!

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Turkey Salad Using Leftover Thanksgiving Or Christmas Turkey

This yummy turkey salad is my favorite way of using up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas! Creamy delicious turkey salad is always a hit! Serve it on buns to make turkey salad sandwiches, or just as a main dish salad in a bowl - everyone devours it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Turkey
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup mayo
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put chopped turkey, eggs and onion in a large bowl. Add mayo and stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste if needed.
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