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Leftover Turkey Nachos

These Leftover Turkey Nachos are perfect if you have remaining food from Thanksgiving and you want to put it to use in a dish that isn’t boring! Mix and add all of your favorite nacho toppings.

turkey nachos on a sheet pan

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If you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, no need to throw it out! There’s also no need to make turkey sandwiches everyday either. These nachos are epic, versatile too! Feel free to use this recipe for beef, chicken, etc.

If you used my Cajun Turkey recipe then you are really in for a treat because you are starting with turkey that is loaded with flavor!

cooked turkey, shredded cheese in glass bowls
black beans, Rotel, olives, onions, jalapenos, and taco seasoning in separate bowls

Tortilla Chips

This may be the most important part of the recipe! Feel free to use your favorite. I actually use my Air Fryer Tortilla Chips recipe. I use uncooked tortillas (these can be found in the refrigerator section of a store) and follow the same cook time noted in the recipe.

This allows me to season them however I like! I love the Trader Joe’s Chili Lime and Everything but the Elote Seasoning for these chips.

tortilla chips on a sheet pan

How to Make Turkey Nachos

  1. Preheat oven to Low Broil.
  2. Spread enough tortillas that will fit into the bottom of a sheet pan.
  3. Combine cooked turkey, diced tomatoes and chilies, onions, sliced olives and Taco Seasoning in a large bowl. Stir and spread over the tortilla chips.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese throughout.
  5. Broil for 4-6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
turkey, black beans, onions, Rotel, black olives, and taco seasoning in a glass bowl
turkey, black beans, onions, Rotel, black olives, and taco seasoning in a glass bowl
turkey nachos on a sheet pan

What Type of Cheese to Use

The short answer is whatever you like. I use a combination of the following:

  • Cheddar
  • Pepperjack
  • Mozzarella (gives the nachos the nice, cheese pull)
turkey nachos on a sheet pan
turkey nachos on a sheet pan

Topping Ideas

  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Guacamole
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Pickled Onions
  • Corn
turkey nachos on a sheet pan
turkey nachos on a sheet pan

More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup
Turkey Bone Broth
Leftover Turkey Chili

More Taco Style Recipes

Keto Taco Bowls
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Keto Taco Soup
Taco Egg Rolls

person holding a chip with turkey nachos on a sheet pan
turkey nachos on a sheet pan
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Leftover Turkey Nachos

These Leftover Turkey Nachos are perfect if you have remaining food from Thanksgiving and you want to put it to use in a dish that isn't boring! Mix and add all of your favorite nacho toppings.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword leftover turkey nachos, Thanksgiving leftovers recipes, turkey nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 535kcal

Ingredients

  • Tortilla Chips I use 15-17 large chips. You will need enough to fit your sheet pan.
  • 2 cups cooked turkey Sliced into cubes or shredded
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatoes and chilies drained
  • 15 oz canned black beans drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese I used 1 cup cheddar and 1/4 cup mozzarella.
  • 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese Can substitute whatever you wish.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Optional Toppings

  • salsa
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapenos
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to Low Broil.
  • Spread enough tortillas that will fit into the bottom of a sheet pan. I use 15-17 large chips. You will need enough to fit your sheet pan. (I use half sheet.)
  • Combine the cooked turkey, black beans, diced tomatoes and chilies, onions, sliced olives and Taco Seasoning in a large bowl. Stir and spread over the tortilla chips.
  • Sprinkle the cheese throughout.
  • Broil for 4-6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Notes

Substitute and add whatever toppings you like. These are your nachos.
If using a taco seasoning packet, I would start 1/2 of the pack and adjust as needed.
You can use whatever cut of turkey you wish. White or dark meat will work fine.
If your oven doesn’t have a low broil option, try 450 degrees.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g
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Ashley Wisnewski

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Brandi did it again! This recipe is straight fire. Hubs loved it too. And so easy! Thank you!

Mariel

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Okay---these are amazing. I've been following you on instagram for a while and have been loving the recipes you've posted but this was the first one I finally made!!! I love Thanksgiving food, but turkey can be pretty bland, and I would have never thought to put them into nachos. These were so simple, quick, easy, and DELISH. This will be an annual post-Thanksgiving staple in our household!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I love to hear they are a staple!

Kiara Carlisle

Monday 30th of November 2020

AMAZING recipe

staysnatched

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

Monica Black

Sunday 29th of November 2020

If I could rate this recipe 6 stars I would. We made these today and my husband loved them. This recipe was so easy and delicious. I didn’t even have to leave my house for ingredients. Oh, and I used your air fryer chip recipe for the chips. So delicious!

staysnatched

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

Felicia

Sunday 29th of November 2020

Took 2 tries with this one. My first attempt the chips burnt up 😢. My broil rack is not adjustable and I’m thinking it was too close to the heat. So the second time I made sure every chip was covered and broiled for less time. They turned out perfect! The seasoning is spot on. I also portioned the recipe since I was making it for 1. Can’t wait to have it again for lunch tomorrow!

staysnatched

Sunday 29th of November 2020

I'm glad you got it to work. Ovens can be tricky!