Seasonal Hash

turkey.jpgToday, Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking offers a seasonal recipe that’ll give your turkey leftovers a new life:

"Eating in season makes for a smaller grocery bill and fresher flavors. This tasty recipe is an ideal use of some of our favorite winter ingredients: sweet potatoes and apples. It can be served as the main course for brunch or for dinner with a simple side salad. It’s also an ideal way to transform leftover turkey into a brand new meal. This version brings together traditional holiday flavors in a satisfying new dish. Don't forget to Call The Kids into the kitchen to help!

Turkey-Sweet Potato Hash


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium apple, washed, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken, skinless, cooked, diced
  • 1 Tbs thyme, fresh, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • Pepper, freshly ground


    1. Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add apple and cook until everything is just tender, but not mushy, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Drain.

    2. Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to a large bowl; mash. Stir in sour cream and lemon juice. Add the remaining un-mashed mixture and stir gently to mix. Set aside.

    3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken), thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

    4. Add the reserved sweet potato mixture to the skillet; stir to mix. Press on the hash with a wide metal spatula; cook until the bottom is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Cut the hash into several rough sections; flip and cook until the undersides are browned, about 3 minutes longer. Serve immediately.
    Servings: 6

    Call The Kids:


  • Wash apple
  • Measure sour cream, herbs and canola oil
  • Juice lemon
  • Tear or dice turkey with a child safe knife
  • Measure turkey
  • Mash 1 cup apple mixture with a potato masher or if cooled, with clean hands"



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    Turkey image credit: Moms’ Buzz