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Turkey salad recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Day after turkey salad

If you are having weekend company for Thanksgiving this year instead of cooking a whole new meal, reinvent your leftover turkey into turkey salad. There are lots of delicious turkey salad recipes all with unique flavors that your guests will love.

Turkey Salad casserole

Red Grape and Cranberry Turkey Salad

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat, cubed
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. Combine turkey with grapes, cranberries, celery, mayonnaise, mustard, tarragon, and salt and pepper; mix until well combined.
  2. Top salad with pecans and serve as desired.

Turkey Salad Casserole

Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the turkey with the celery, onions, pine nuts, mayonnaise, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon mixture into a 9x13-inch casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese and crackers.
  4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and casserole is warmed through. Serve on top of open face croissants.

Thai Turkey Salad

Makes 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon mint
  • 3 cups cooked turkey meat, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine soy sauce, peanuts, yogurt, brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, red pepper, garlic, and mint; blend until smooth.
  2. Mix dressing with turkey and green onions. Serve as desird.

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