Leftover Turkey Salad

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Good old-fashioned Turkey Salad, just like that old-fashioned diner used to make. Always the best sandwich you could order. And it’s still one of the best sandwiches around.

The Best Turkey Salad

Succulent chunks of turkey breast meat, just enough mayo, crispy celery, fresh green onion, and just enough salt and pepper make this the BEST basic turkey salad you can make at home.

Turkey salad on Pilot Bread.

Serve this turkey salad on white bread, pilot bread, leftover dinner rolls, grain-filled bread, or even on a bed of fresh greens for a leftover turkey meal that won’t leave your kitchen a mess. Simple and perfect!

What kind of turkey should I use?

Personally, I prefer all white meat for this sandwich but it’s ALSO your choice. Love dark meat, use it! Love a blend of white and dark, then by all means make that. You can’t go wrong with this because you’re making it how you like it.

Half a turkey salad sandwich.

I like to make this Air Fryer Turkey Breast when I JUST want leftover white meat. Butterball has HALF a turkey breast, skinless and boneless. Small enough to fit right into the air fryer. But big enough to give you lots of leftovers without the overwhelm of a full turkey dinner.

Our Other Favorite Ways to use Leftover Turkey

You can’t go wrong with this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie this is ONE easy recipe. All the turkey dinner leftovers you want to put in a baking dish, covered over with turkey gravy, and topped with a sheet of puff pastry.

OR make a simple Turkey Dumpling Soup with HOMEMADE dumplings. Easy and tasty and ready in under an hour!

Turkey Dumpling Soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Would you rather have Turkey Noodle Soup? Let’s DO IT! With old-fashioned homemade noodles too!

Turkey noodle soup with homemade noodles.

Thanksgiving Leftovers??

Yield: 2 cups

Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad

Leftover turkey, mayo, crisp celery, and fresh green onions make up this unforgettable turkey salad recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped leftover turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery, more to tatse
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion, more to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, more to taste

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 146Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 74mgSodium 244mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 20g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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