Put those delicious Thanksgiving leftovers to use and make this Thanksgiving Turkey Frittata for brunch. With a stuffing crust, it’s packed with juicy turkey, tender sweet potatoes and chunks of brie cheese.
I’m so excited to be partnering with the National Turkey Federation again this year to bring you a delicious recipe using up all your Thanksgiving leftovers.
And this one is perfect for brunch on the day after Thanksgiving. Turkey frittata features all your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers in a fancy frittata perfect for a lazy day with family or entertaining.
Ingredients for Thanksgiving Turkey Frittata
How to Properly Store Your Leftovers
One of the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers. We always make sure to buy a turkey a little bigger than we need to ensure we have plenty of leftovers.
When you’re planning what size turkey to buy, plan on 1.5 to 2 pounds if you want leftovers. Go with 1 pound per person if you want just the right amount.
Once you’re done eating, it’s important to ensure you store those leftovers properly. Make sure to refrigerate any leftovers within two hours of serving. And use up them up or freeze them within 4 days for best food safety practices.
Prep Your Leftovers
Grab out your turkey and brie (or sharp cheddar) and dice them into small bite-size pieces.
Rub the olive oil on the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Then press the stuffing into the bottom to form a stuffing crust.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, salt and rubbed sage until frothy.
Now that your ingredients are prepped it’s time to assemble the frittata.
Assemble the Turkey Frittata
Sprinkle the diced turkey, sweet potatoes and brie pieces all over the stuffing crust.
Pour the egg mixture over the turkey mixture and it’s ready to bake. It really is that simple.
Make It Your Own
I stuck with Thanksgiving classics that I knew would pair well with eggs and breakfast time but feel free to add whichever leftovers you love.
If you want another hit of veggies, add some leftover green beans, brussels sprouts or corn.
Make it extra cheesy by throwing in more leftover cheeses from your charcuterie board.
Perfect for Entertaining or Just Because
I love the idea of serving this the day after Thanksgiving for a mid-morning brunch, especially if you have house guests. It’s a hearty yet healthy way to start your day since turkey is packed with b vitamins, zinc, potassium and iron.
It will definitely impress them and it will secretly be super simple for you to whip up. Serve with cranberry mimosas to really bring it all together.
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This post has been sponsored by the National Turkey Federation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanksgiving Turkey Frittata
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups leftover stuffing
- 1 cup leftover roasted sweet potatoes
- 1 cup leftover turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup dice brie or sharp cheddar cheese
- 12 large eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle a 10-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil and brush to coat the bottom and sides. Press the stuffing into the bottom of the cast iron skillet. Top with sweet potatoes, turkey and cheese.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and rubbed sage. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Bake for 27 to 30 minutes, until the eggs are set and it is no longer jiggly in the middle. If it starts to brown too much, cover with foil.