Need a quick and easy dinner idea for leftover turkey? This is my grandmother's recipe, one she made the Monday following Thanksgiving. I'm so glad I found the recipe. It's quick and easy, not to mention delicious!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Mix the turkey, celery, onion, pecans, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise and lemon juice until evenly blended. Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, then potato chips.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese melts, 10 to 12 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

525.6 calories; 18.4 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 59.3 mg cholesterol; 590.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2008
The only variations I made were to omit the pecans as I'm not a fan and I used baked Lays potato chips as they were all I had on hand. This is a great way to use leftover turkey to create another dish. I will make this again thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
This was okay not spectacular. An okay way to use up left over turkey certainly edible but nothing I will be itching to make again. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2008
The only variations I made were to omit the pecans as I'm not a fan and I used baked Lays potato chips as they were all I had on hand. This is a great way to use leftover turkey to create another dish. I will make this again thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2008
The only variations I made were to omit the pecans as I'm not a fan and I used baked Lays potato chips as they were all I had on hand. This is a great way to use leftover turkey to create another dish. I will make this again thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2012
Surprisingly good. The crunchy celery makes this dish- it needs more onion ( a lot more finely chopped onion - like a whole small onion) Skip the salt - maybe a tiny bit of seasoning salt - I used cornflakes instead of potato chips because I had no chips. I will keep this in line for my after Thanksgiving meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2009
I would give this ten stars if I could. It's delicious! I can't believe it's only a four star recipe. I really tried to stick to the ingredients so I could judge it fairly. I made half a recipe with leftover Easter turkey breast and in place of the regular salt I used both seasoned salt and garlic salt. I did use a whole green onion so that was more than a tsp. but the more onion the better in our opinion! Do Not leave out the pecans they add a wonderful texture and flavor! My hubby couldn't believe he liked them in this casserole since he never likes them in cold turkey or chicken salad! I also used reduced fat cheese and low fat mayo and we totally couldn't taste a difference in the finished product. Yummy!! I will always use this recipe after holidays and probably look forward to the leftoves more than the holiday meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
What a wonderful tasty dish using leftover turkey! I made the following adjustments based on the ingredients I had: I used chopped fresh red pepper instead of celery and I added about 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans because I needed to use them up. I used seasoned salt not regular salt. Also instead of crushed potato chips I used crushed white tortilla chips. I'm guessing the original recipe is tasty based on everyone's reviews but what I ended up making was scrumptious and I will definitely make it again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Instead of the chopped pecans our family has always used water chestnuts... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
Really great way to use left over turkey! The only thing I did differently was add our left over cranberry sauce to the mayo and lemon juice.. About 2 tablespoons. More would have been even tastier! So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
Was quite surprised at how much we liked this! I cut the recipe in half and used a good 1/3 cup of diced onion. I don't like pecans so we used almonds and it was still great. Had thought about adding garlic but decided not to and it was great without garlic and I usually add garlic to everything. My husband and I kept picking at it and eventually ate all 3 servings between the 2 of us! Was pretty bummed we had no leftovers. Very good! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2011
I've been making this same recipe for 20 yrs. It's a great way to use leftover turkey. No need for the salt. The potato chips regardless of the kind you use typically have enough salt for the dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
Great taste but I will leave off the salt next time. May even try a light cream of mushroom soup. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
This was okay not spectacular. An okay way to use up left over turkey certainly edible but nothing I will be itching to make again. Read More
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