Old Fashioned Turkey Hash Recipes: How To

Last Updated on August 19, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at old-fashioned turkey hash recipes. Turkey hash is the perfect way to use up any leftovers you have from Thanksgiving. Not only does it help to stop any food waste, but it’s also pretty damn delicious too! Old-fashioned turkey hash is as traditional as it comes. What’s great about hash is that although there is a recipe to follow, you can follow it as closely or as loosely as you’d like. The main idea of hash is using up any leftovers you have available in your fridge.

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What Is Turkey Hash?

Hash is the perfect way of using up any leftovers. Typically, turkey hash contains the following base ingredients: turkey, potatoes, and fried onions. You can leave it as plain or as adventurous as you’d like, depending on what you have left over.

Ingredients in turkey hash

As mentioned, the ingredients in turkey hash will be very subjective to the individual. However, if you’re not making turkey hash from leftovers, or you like to stick closely to the recipe you’re following, we’ll be using the following ingredients:

  • butter
  • celery
  • onion
  • bell peppers
  • potatoes
  • turkey
  • turkey gravy
  • fresh parsley
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

What is traditionally in the hash

Nutritional information of turkey hash

You may be wondering what the nutritional value is when it comes to turkey hash. Each cup of turkey hash contains the following:

  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Sodium: 483mg
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 18g

Old Fashioned Turkey Hash Recipes #1

We’ll be looking at two recipes, but the first one is inspired by The Spruce Eats. And is a delicious turkey hash served with vegetables and gravy. Let’s take a look at how to make this family favorite.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 4-6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cups of potatoes (cooked and diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups of turkey (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 cup of turkey gravy
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe and place a skillet over a medium heat and add around 4 tablespoons of butter.

Step 2: Make the hash

Once the butter is warm and melted, add the green and red bell peppers, along with the onion and the celery to the pan. Stir frequently and leave cooking until the veggies become soft and tender, and the onion turns translucent. Once the veggies are cooked, add the cooked diced potatoes, along with the remaining butter (which should be around two tablespoons). Leave to cook for around 5-10 minutes. The potatoes should be slightly browned before you move to the next step.

Step 3: Simmer

Now add the chopped turkey, turkey gravy, and parsley to the skillet and add salt and ground black pepper. At this point, taste the hash and add additional salt and pepper according to your tastes. Once you’ve seasoned, leave to simmer for around 15-20 minutes; ensuring you are stirring every so often.

Step 4: Serve

Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy! It really is that easy.

 

Old Fashioned Turkey Hash Recipes #2

The next recipe we’re going to be looking at is as old-fashioned and traditional as they come. This recipe is inspired by one from Just a Pinch. It needs far less ingredients and most of which you’ll already have in your pantry. Let’s take a look at how to make this simple turkey hash.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and ground black pepper
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 8oz of turkey (chopped and cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe and melt two tablespoons of butter over a medium heat in a large saucepan.

Step 2: Cook the Hash

Add your onion to the heated pan and cook until soft. This should be stirred often and should take around 4-5 minutes. Once the onion is cooked, add in the flour and stir constantly for around one minute. Now gradually whisk in the milk, alongside the nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Once all the milk has been added, heat to a boil over a medium heat.

What is turkey hash made of

Step 3: Simmer

Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for around 5 minutes, whisking every so often. After 5 minutes, add the turkey to the pan and heat through. Add the parsley at the end and stir. Remove from heat and your hash is ready to serve with a side of your choice. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has given you a few new different old-fashioned turkey hash recipes. Turkey hash is an absolute classic dish and one for all the family to enjoy. Whatever ingredients you have leftover, it’s sure to be delicious.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making turkey hash? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

What is Turkey Hash Made of?

Turkey hash will always contain the following base ingredients: turkeys, potatoes and fried onions, along with seasonings such as salt and pepper. You can add as many ingredients as you wish to make it more exciting, such as celery, bell peppers etc.

How to Make Soul Food Turkey Hash

Soul food turkey hash is Southern style and old fashioned, much like the recipes we've taken a look at today. 

What Can I Put in a Hash?

A hash can have ingredients in that you have leftover. Onions, peppers, turkey gravy, stuffing, potatoes, turkey. In fact, you can make a hash from any meat - not just turkey! 

What is Traditionally in the Hash?

Traditionally, a hash just consists of meat, onions and potatoes. 

Old Fashioned Turkey Hash Recipes

Old Fashioned Turkey Hash Recipes: How To

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Today, we're going to be looking at old-fashioned turkey hash recipes. Turkey hash is the perfect way to use up any leftovers you have from Thanksgiving. Not only does it help to stop any food waste, but it's also pretty damn delicious too! Old-fashioned turkey hash is as traditional as it comes. What's great about hash is that although there is a recipe to follow, you can follow it as closely or as loosely as you'd like. The main idea of hash is using up any leftovers you have available in your fridge.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup of onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup of green bell pepper chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups of potatoes cooked and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of turkey cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup of turkey gravy
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Prepare
    Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe and place a skillet over a medium heat and add around 4 tablespoons of butter.
    4-6 tablespoons of butter
  • Make the hash
    Once the butter is warm and melted, add the green and red bell peppers, along with the onion and the celery to the pan. Stir frequently and leave cooking until the veggies become soft and tender, and the onion turns translucent. Once the veggies are cooked, add the cooked diced potatoes, along with the remaining butter (which should be around two tablespoons). Leave to cook for around 5-10 minutes. The potatoes should be slightly browned before you move to the next step.
    1/2 cup of celery, 1/2 cup of onion, 1/4 cup of green bell pepper, 2-3 tablespoons of red bell pepper, 2 cups of potatoes
  • Simmer
    Now add the chopped turkey, turkey gravy, and parsley to the skillet and add salt and ground black pepper. At this point, taste the hash and add additional salt and pepper according to your tastes. Once you've seasoned, leave to simmer for around 15-20 minutes; ensuring you are stirring every so often.
    1 1/2 cups of turkey, 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, salt, ground black pepper, 1 cup of turkey gravy
  • Serve
    Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy! It really is that easy.
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