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Ground Turkey Hash (2 for 1 recipe)

1 lb. of ground turkey = 2 meals!

In an effort to share ideas to help you stretch your grocery dollars, today I’m splitting ONE package of ground turkey to make TWO meals. Half will be used for my ground turkey hash, and I’ll save the other half for a batch of taco meat in a day or two.

I adapted this recipe from one given to us by a friend of ours several years ago. One bite, and I was hooked! I’ve made it many times, and I just love that it’s so simple, filling and delicious, AND it doesn’t break the bank!

Ground Turkey Hash


½ lb. ground turkey (or ground beef)

½ small yellow onion, diced

½ small poblano pepper, diced

½ small red bell pepper, diced

Olive oil, as needed

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

2 ½ c. frozen hash browns (cubes, not shredded)

Vegetable oil, as needed

Handful of fresh spinach or Swiss chard, chopped


Drizzle about 1 to 2 Tbsp. of olive oil in large, deep skillet on stove top over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion, poblano pepper and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook until meat is browned and cooked thoroughly.

Remove half of meat mixture to a plastic container and let cool a little before storing in the refrigerator for later use.

In separate skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and add hash browns. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook and use a spatula to turn potatoes over in the pan while mashing them slightly with the back of spatula (add a little more oil, if necessary).

About mid-way through, stir in handful of chard or spinach and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked and browned.

Remove potatoes from heat and add to remaining meat mixture. Stir well to combine. Remove from heat and serve hot. (Add a little sour cream on top, if desired).

Click here for printable recipe.

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