The absolute BEST use for leftover turkey is this Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip!
I thought I knew what the ultimate use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey was. I was wrong. It’s this dip!
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
It’s inevitable, if you’re going to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving or any holiday, you’re going to find yourselves with leftovers.
And that’s a good thing. A really good thing. I’m convinced there are more fun things to do with leftover turkey, then the whole bird.
That is unless you’re making this Smoked Turkey. In that case, it’s a tie. That turkey is incredible!
Buffalo Wings Meets Leftover Turkey
One of the most genius uses for leftover turkey we’ve come up with is this Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip.
That’s right. I used leftover smoked turkey, and turned it into a game day staple (using turkey instead of chicken).
Skinny Buffalo Dip
The best part (as if this could get any better?) was that this is a much lighter version than the hundreds of recipes you find online filled with cream cheese and sour cream. I was inspired by a “skinny” Buffalo Chicken Dip I saw on Pinterest over the summer and used Greek yogurt instead of the traditional sour cream. Hubby didn’t even realize until after we ate the entire bowl! It’s “light” and nobody will ever know.
To make the dip, simply combine leftover turkey with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, seasonings, and the very necessary Frank’s RedHot hot sauce (it’s gotta be Franks!), into an oven safe bowl and mix together. Then place in the oven, or your smoker for about 15-20, to heat up and allow the cheese to get nice and bubbly. Feel free to top with blue cheese crumbles if that’s your thing!
Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip Recipe
Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip
- 3 cups leftover smoked turkey, shredded (can use roasted turkey or shredded chicken. But the smoked flavor is unbeatable!)
- 4 oz half a packet light cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- Salt & pepper to taste
- ½ cup Frank's RedHot (hot sauce. No substitutions. It has to be Franks!)
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients (except blue cheese!) together in a large bowl. When everything is well combined, transfer into a small oven safe baking dish. Top with blue cheese crumbles and place in oven, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, or until the dip starts to bubble.
- Serve with chips or celery sticks.