Hot Turkey Salad

Hot Turkey Salad

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"Need a quick and easy dinner idea for leftover turkey? This is my grandmother's recipe, one she made the Monday following Thanksgiving. I'm so glad I found the recipe. It's quick and easy, not to mention delicious!"


40 m servings 526 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 526 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 591 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the turkey, celery, onion, pecans, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise and lemon juice until evenly blended. Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, then potato chips.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until cheese melts, 10 to 12 minutes.
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  1. 13 Ratings


The only variations I made were to omit the pecans as I'm not a fan, and I used baked Lays potato chips as they were all I had on hand. This is a great way to use leftover turkey to create anot...

Surprisingly good. The crunchy celery makes this dish- it needs more onion ( a lot more, finely chopped onion - like a whole small onion) Skip the salt - maybe a tiny bit of seasoning salt - I u...

I would give this ten stars if I could. It's delicious! I can't believe it's only a four star recipe. I really tried to stick to the ingredients so I could judge it fairly. I made half a recipe ...

What a wonderful, tasty dish using leftover turkey! I made the following adjustments based on the ingredients I had: I used chopped fresh red pepper instead of celery, and I added about 1/2 cu...

Instead of the chopped pecans our family has always used water chestnuts...

Really great way to use left over turkey! The only thing I did differently, was add our left over cranberry sauce to the mayo and lemon juice.. About 2 tablespoons. More would have been even t...

Was quite surprised at how much we liked this! I cut the recipe in half and used a good 1/3 cup of diced onion. I don't like pecans so we used almonds and it was still great. Had thought abou...

I've been making this same recipe for 20+ yrs. It's a great way to use leftover turkey. No need for the salt. The potato chips, regardless of the kind you use, typically have enough salt for ...

This was okay, not spectacular. An okay way to use up left over turkey, certainly edible, but nothing I will be itching to make again.