A delicious healthy option for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! This Parsnip Carrot Hash with Turkey & Bacon is the perfect quick meal for leftover turkey or chicken, packed with nutrients, low carb, Paleo, and great with or without eggs!Yet another recipe for your leftover turkey! I know by this point the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone, but isn’t turkey just too good to say goodbye to on December 1st? I think so.
If you’re so done with turkey and ready to click away, rest assured that this recipe will come out just fine if you use a rotisserie chicken too. Or basically any form of cooked poultry. “Cooked poultry of your choice hash” should be the real name of this recipe.
As I’m writing this I’m in kind of a dinner debacle for tonight. Here’s the deal: my daughter has gymnastics from 3:30-4:30 after which we head straight to my other daughter’s dance class from 5-5:45, and then I have a parent teacher conference at 6pm and the other at 7:40. I do not do fast food anymore so my options are 1. Make a one pot dinner at 2pm and reheat after the first conference or 2. Make bacon and eggs for dinner after the first conference or 3. cereal? I think I’m going to wind up making meatballs at 2pm and heating up at 6:30 for all of us.
This totally would have been the night for a slow cooker recipe, but I dropped the ball with my lack of meal planning! Second ball dropped was that this recipe could have been saved for dinner instead of breakfast, but, whoops, too late again. I know lots of people make dinner early to serve later on so I will stop whining now. Thanks for helping me make that decision. Oh the drama of the stay at home mom!
Turkey Parsnip and Carrot Hash with Bacon
- 1.5-2 cups cooked turkey or chicken shredded or chopped - mine had been seasoned with salt and pepper but use whatever you like
- 6-8 slices nitrate free sugar free bacon - mine is from U.S. Wellness Meats
- 1 large carrot peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 1 large or 2 small parsnips peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 whole eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Heat a 9-10 inch ovenproof skillet on your stovetop over hi heat.
Cut your bacon into 1/2-1 inch pieces and add to the skillet
When the bacon has cooked about halfway and some fat has been rendered, add your chopped carrots and parsnips to the pan and stir to coat. Add the salt and mix together to blend flavors.
Let the bacon, parsnips, and carrots cook together over med-hi to hi heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until the mixture is toasty, the veggies are soft and lightly browned and the bacon is crisp. Leave the fat in the pan and turn the heat down to low.
Add the cooked and shredded/chopped turkey to the mixture and stir to coat the turkey with the bacon fat. Remove mixture from heat.
Now one at a time, carefully crack each of the 4 eggs into the pan in a different spot. You can make little grooves in the mixture to help avoid the yolk from breaking. Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper if desired.
Once all the eggs are added, put the skillet in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until your eggs are cooked to preference. I cooked mine until the whites were completely set but yolks remained intact.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Take the biggest piece for yourself. Duh, guess you probably did not need me to tell you that 🙂
What’s you favorite way to cook eggs?
I like them sunny side up or over easy. I ate them scrambled for most of my life and I was really missing out!
Are you sick of turkey yet or still going strong?
I actually like and eat turkey year round!
Do you make dinner ahead of time when you’ll be busy all night or do you resort to takeout?
I try to make it ahead of time but due to lack of planning it’s always stressful.
Happy Friday guys! Relax and do something nice for yourself this weekend!
Reader Reviews & Comments
one day, you and I are going to get together and have a HASH party! then we will hashtag it. LOL! <3 this
Ha! #hashtaglovehash 🙂
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
I would eat turkey all year round too! its just hard to buy and cook for just two people i think. Ive also never cooked a turkey myself.
I try to do as much prep for dinners as I can ahead of time. That sounds really tricky to be out of the house so much tonight! Good luck:)
I usually buy turkey tenderloins or cutlets because my kids seem to love the flavor and it mixes it up nicely from just having chicken a few times per week. Rarely do I roast a whole turkey (just holidays I guess) but will roast a whole chicken during the winter months on the weekend. You are definitely good with meal planning! I wound up going with the make-ahead meatballs option and it worked out fine 🙂
I love hashes, but I only like eggs if they are egg whites or over easy. Otherwise, I just don’t like the yolks. I just can’t. I’m also not a huge parsnip person. I have tried, I really have, but I will sub something like rutabaga or celeriac, and then we are in business!
For some reason I just really love the flavor of cooked parsnips! I find plain eggwhites to lack in flavor. I remember a time when my husband and I would order egg white omelettes when out to eat and now I can’t even imagine! For some reason I haven’t been able to get the texture of rutabaga to my liking, I need practice.
This recipe got me so excited for my post-run planned hash tomorrow! Fave eggs? Poached!
Nice! Good luck with your run. I love looking forward to a nice hearty breakfast after a hard or long run! I should try poached once in a while to mix things up.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
I eat eggs all the time, but sunny side up is my fave. Have a good weekend!
Besides from being delicious they are just so pretty that way! Thanks and same to you!
that’s a tough one! takeout can be a treat sometimes if you don’t do it much, like we rarely do takeout but when schedules are crazy it’s so nice that it’s an option. my healthy version of takeout is to just buy bags of prepared veggies and nook em, have some cans of tuna, nook potatoes and cover it all in avocado and olive oil, takes 5 minutes and not too bad!
happy friday Michele!!
I wound up doing the make ahead dinner and heated it up for all of us between conferences, and then even had time for the kids to take a bath so it was a success! The thing with takeout is since it’s so rare I don’t even know of any good places around me.
oh good point! plus when i order healthy takeout, it winds up being something so bland such as steamed veggies and protein – but costs a buttload and has no flavor! i suppose the fantasy in my head is totally not the reality. the man likes this pizza joint actually, and gets their gluten free crust but i can’t stomach it, it tastes like chemicals to me, lol. and so pricey!!! i’m just way too aware of food costs, i wish i wasn’t. i’d much rather dive into the freezer and cook whatever i find, which i do 99% of the time 🙂
Haha sounds like you and I are the same! Sure I could order Chinese takeout or sushi and throw some olive oil and seasonings on it or something but then I’m like, why don’t I just make something at home and not spend $$? The “magic” of takeout has been killed for me anyway, even before paleo! My own food just seems better.
Kirtley Freckleton @ The Gist of Fit says
The BIG bummer is we didn’t get any leftovers from Thanksgiving. SO sad. Yes I would be eating Turkey still if I could–with Cranberry sauce dang it.
I try to make it ahead of time…but if I don’t…it’s Papa Murphy’s 5 buck pizza, and we always have to watch a TV show while we eat it. Just gotta:)
I did make a 5 minute whole foods dinner last night which rocked 🙂 We’re trying to get off of pizza haha.
If it’s just my husband and I we are happy with eggs and bacon or sausage or something else really simple, but, with the 3 kids there is more of an incentive to have an actual dinner, because then all of a sudden eggs isn’t so easy anymore! I made the meatballs early and reheated and it worked fine 🙂 I remember the days of takeout pizza, but funny enough I really don’t miss it!
The Cookie ChRUNicles says
I hate the afterschool activity interference but I make sure to think about it ahead of time because it’s not nice for anyone if I am hungry. I usually make something ahead of time/super quick and either eat early or bring it with me. I have totally sat in the bleachers of Little league with my dinner or apples with peanut butter not caring at all because at least I am satisfied and not cranky lol. Worst case scenario, if I can’t make something, we have stopped at Panera since there’s one on like every corner it seems these days!
I wound up making it ahead and reheated later and everyone was happy. I used to love Panera when I lived on LI! We still have it here but there was never one within 15 minutes. It’s probably a good thing because those bread bowl soups would be tempting 🙂
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
This hash looks delicious, and SO easy! Favorite eggs? Scrambled with cheese and a little hint of dill! Have a great weekend!
I love dill too but haven’t done it with eggs, sounds yummy! Enjoy your weekend 🙂
YUM!!! I am pretty sure your blog is my new favorite… thanks for sharing such awesome, mouth-watering recipes! We talked before about going Paleo and even though I haven’t ever tried, I know I could TOTALLY eat the meals you are sharing!
Sadly, I currently resort to take out on busy days. Hate myself for it 🙁 I need to stop using my twin toddlers as an excuse… even though it’s REALLY REALLY hard!!!
Thank you and happy to hear from you! No need to hate yourself for takeout! Pre paleo and when my kids were little I remember fast food lunches just to get out of the house! Paleo meals are surprisingly easy though, and for me and my family have worked really well! My kids don’t eat everything I eat (kale is out!) but they wind up eating mostly paleo at home just based on what I’m making them. I have lots of meal ideas on here and many of them kid friendly so definitely check them out 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
I completely fail at meal planning, so I’m super grateful that I only have myself to feed otherwise I’d be freaking out 99.9% of the time. That being said, I also turn to simple meals like cereal or smoothies WAY too often, but it’s hard being motivated to cook something fancy when you know you’ll be the only one eating it!
If you had to feed others you would find a way, I somehow get away with minimal planning now that I have a lot of staples and go-tos. I used to feel the same thing about cooking a big meal when I knew my kids would reject it! Totally frustrating. Now they actually eat the stuff I cook, after years of experimenting with different approaches and everyone is much happier.
Christa @ Living Unbalanced says
Yumm!! I used my leftover turkey in a crock pot chili this week! When my schedule is crazy I typically end up at Chipotle…and love every minute
I haven’t done slow cooked chili this winter yet but that sounds awesome!
I’m on a big parsnip kick lately and I love hash, so this looks awesome! I love using my crock-pot and coming home to a prepared dinner. There’s nothing better after working all day! Unfortunately, that does require a lot of thinking ahead, which I seem to drop the ball on a lot. haha
Yup, that’s me too. There have been times I thought ahead and had a roast or something cooking all day for when we got home, and it was awesome and worth the planning! I love the flavor of roasted or sauteed parsnips!
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i love all your food pics on instagram but i’m going to divulge that sometimes your over easy eggs make me cringe – hee 🙂 i am the complete opposite when it comes to eggs – i like them SUPER well done. i like hard boiled eggs EXTRA hard boiled. but it’s fun for me to see what others like versus what i like. makes it interesting to “tune in”!
this coming week I really need to get some more protein into the mix. i have been on a carb craze lately! this hash look super yummy. i took a ton of our leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, wrapped it in individual portions and froze it so bring on the turkey recipes as far as i’m concerned 🙂 thanks for the recipe!
work has kicked my butt this week and i have had ZERO time for internet. boo. but now i am treating myself and reading your posts from the week – fun!
have a great weekend!
I used to be the same way with runny eggs – they totally freaked me out! I didn’t even try runny yolks until about a year ago and then I was completely hooked! You could easily make this recipe into a frittata and bake as long as you want, lol 🙂
I was eating a ton of carbs pre-marathon and now I’m craving a lot of protein and fat since I don’t “have” to eat carbs!! Happy Friday to you and time for a nice relaxing break from work!!
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating says
This sounds amazing and hits many of my favorite food notes! I’m pinning this to save on my paleo recipe ideas board. Especially with parsnips in it, I swear I could eat them every day!
I know, cooked parsnips are so delicious and go really well in so many dishes!