Leftover-Turkey Frittata

Leftover Turkey Frittata with Spinach and Mozzarella @diethood

Ladies and Gents, I am dealing with a food hangover.

You know how I told you I lost 30 pounds since giving birth to Aleksandra 6 months ago? I think it all came back last night. I ate like a cow. At one point I took a two-hour break from eating, then I went back at it again; a full plate for the second time.

I am too scared to get on that scale today. That’s why I’m not going anywhere near it until after January. The Holidays are upon us and I don’t have any available days left for diets in my calendar.

Leftover Turkey Frittata with Spinach and Mozzarella @diethood

Tonight we are going to have this lighter-on-the-belly Leftover-Turkey Frittata for dinner. It’s packed with leftover turkey and I added fresh spinach to it… it’s the only healthy thing in my fridge. This frittata goes really good with a nice dollop of sour cream or some plain thick yogurt. Also, please don’t add too much salt to this. Your turkey was salted enough, I am sure, thus adding more salt to the eggs might result in a very salty experience.

Leftover Turkey Frittata with Spinach and Mozzarella @diethood

I’m also thinking about pouring some of that delicious cranberry maple syrup over vanilla ice cream for dessert… Yeah, I think I’ll do that for sure. I’ll try to limit myself to a scoop.


Leftover-Turkey Frittata with Spinach and Mozzarella Cheese
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup diced leftover cooked turkey breast
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sour cream or thick yogurt, optional
  1. Preheat oven to broil setting.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together eggs, shredded mozzarella, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  3. Heat a 12-inch non-stick, oven safe pan over medium high heat.
  4. Add butter to pan and melt.
  5. Add spinach and cook for 1 minute; add in the turkey and garlic.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  7. Pour in the egg mixture and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Place pan into oven and broil for 4 minutes, until browned and fluffy.
  9. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve.


  1. says

    I couldn’t agree more The Mom Chef. This would be a great way to eat up the rest of you thanks giving day left overs. I would have to run on the treadmill for 2 hours to burn this beautiful dish off. :)

  2. says

    Yeeeeees! The leftover recipes are always my favorite bit of Thanksgiving. Loving this…too bad I can’t roll myself to the fridge to make some…i’m still food hungover myself!

  3. says

    happy belated thanksgiving kate!
    this ftrittata would be great for breakfast along with a freshley baked slice of herbed toast!

    and don’t worry about your weight… it’s the holiday time, a time for indulgences… you can lose it again 😀

  4. says

    A nice idea for a lighter dinner…. some gravy on that frittata would be yummy too! And a lighter dinner most definitely needs to be counteracted with ice cream + syrup :)

  5. says

    Food hangover! LOL. I totally have one of those too and I’m not planning on going light tonight either. 😉 This looks delicious. Great use of leftovers!

  6. says

    Yay to food coma! Even my puppy had turkey coma last night LOL! Love your frittata! I want to make one too. Such a perfect way to use leftovers:-) Hugs, Terra


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