This recipe for Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet will help you make delicious use of your turkey leftovers.
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Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet – Thanksgiving Leftovers

This recipe for Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet will help you make delicious use of your turkey leftovers.

Turkey is a popular main dish for a lot of families during the holiday season. If you’re like me then you probably roast a bigger turkey than you need to. I make them bigger on purpose because there are so many fantastic recipes to create with the leftovers!

Sadly, on keto I can’t turn to my usual two leftover meals after a turkey dinner, day after Thanksgiving casserole and turkey and noodles. At least not in the way I make them when I’m on a standard American diet. I haven’t played around with these recipes to create keto versions yet, but I did create a new recipe this year to help us use up the leftovers and I think it’s going to become a family favorite! Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet. It’s even tastier than I imagined it would be when I started to put it all together.

Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet Ingredients Overview

Turkey

When I created this recipe I used mostly dark meat, however the white meat would be just as tasty, though it might have a little different flavor. It’s possible some seasoning adjustments might be necessary, I’m not sure. But it is a thought I had and I’ll have to wait until I roast another turkey to test the seasoning comparison out between the two types of meat.

Broccoli

Frozen broccoli often makes an appearance in my recipes, and that’s exactly what I used for this recipe because I wanted it to be a quick and easy recipe for leftovers, especially after cooking a huge family feast. If you prefer fresh broccoli, it would work just as well, just make sure you chop the broccoli into a size comparable to your other main ingredients. I didn’t have any smaller chopped broccoli in my freezer when I created this, so the florets are a bit bigger than I would have prefered, but it was still delicious.

Bacon

My go to bacon for recipes is almost always a thick cut. It cooks up to the perfect size for a recipe. For this recipe I thought it was best to cut up the bacon into bite sized pieces prior to frying it in a skillet. If you’d rather cook it whole and crumble it into your skillet, or even bake your bacon, go for it! The cooking method of the bacon in this recipe is more about your preference. I wanted a nice crisp bacon, but your family may prefer it to be cooked a little less, or even a little more. Do what works for you and make this recipe your own.


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Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet

This recipe for Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet will help you make delicious use of your turkey leftovers.

Servings 4
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package bacon
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cup cooked turkey chopped
  • 2 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut bacon into bite sized pieces and fry in a skillet until just crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and set aside. Drain grease, reserving 2 tbsp in skillet. 

  2. Add celery, onion, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until onion is tender.

  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer until heated through and most of the liquid has been cooked down.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Broccoli Bacon Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 59.4mg72%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Disclaimer

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