Homemade Leftover Turkey Pasta
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Leftover Turkey Pasta

This is a quick recipe that uses leftover turkey meat. Red pesto, parmesan and chili flakes make this leftover turkey pasta a tasty lunch or dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftover Turkey Pasta Recipe
Servings: 2 Portions (Main)
Calories: 699
Author: Julia



  • Cook pasta in salted water according to package instructions.
  • In a skillet/frying pan heat the oil, add turkey meat and roast this on high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix ½ cup of pesto with ½ cup of water (you can use the pasta water) and add this to the skillet. Stir until he meat is covered in the sauce and cook for a minute or two.
  • Pour over pasta and give everything a good mix. Serve with Parmesan and chili flakes.
  • Enjoy!


  1. Use any pasta you have on hand - spaghetti, tagliatelle, farfalle, ….
  2. Extra virgin olive oil can be substituted with regular cooking olive oil, sunflower or vegetable oil.
  3. The amount of turkey, cheese and pesto can be also adjusted to your liking.
  4. The cooking time may vary, this will depend on the pasta you use so follow package instructions.
  5. Green pesto can be substituted for red pesto.
  6. Five ounces of uncooked pasta is a healthy serving size for 2 people (when eaten as a main). If you want to increase this amount, then increase also the amount of pesto you use.
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Turkey Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 699 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 743mg32%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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