I Make Turkey Pate Salad With My Leftover Turkey

Of course I love Thanksgiving turkey. I usually make two 12 pound turkeys to feed my family and have some leftovers for all the after Thanksgiving meals I crave. I usually make tortas, taquitos, tostadas, tortilla soup….. everything comes up turkey for me. One thing that I love to make — and it’s usually when I am down to my last bits of turkey — is turkey pate salad. I think of it as a way to stretch my final pieces of turkey and enjoy every single morsel of it in a creamy paste form. Enjoy!


  • Turkey Pate Salad 1 of 8

    Simple and delicious. This lovely salad can be enjoyed atop toast or wrapped in a leaf of lettuce. Put your turkey leftovers to good use this year. 

  • Shredded Turkey 2 of 8

    I use all my scraps to make this turkey pate salad. Add them to a food processor. 

  • Cut With Fat 3 of 8

    When you cut meat with fat it becomes pate. I used both butter and mayo for this recipe. 

  • Mustard 4 of 8

    Dijon mustard adds a nice spice to this salad that can't be beat. 

  • Pate 5 of 8

    The mixture will look smooth and spread-able. 

  • Chopped 6 of 8

    Add the chopped ingredients to pate making it a salad spread. 

  • Mix It In! 7 of 8

    Mix all ingredients into pate until fully incorporated. I like to store it in a jar and take it out when guests come over and spread it on bread or crackers. 

  • Enjoy! 8 of 8

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Ingredients for Turkey Pate Salad:

  • 4 – cups shredded turkey
  • 1/2 – cup mayo
  • 3 – tablespoons butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 – tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 – tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 – cup green apple (diced )
  • 1/2 – cup red onion (diced )
  • 1/2 – cup chopped pecans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bread


  1. Add turkey into a food processor.
  2. Add in mayo, butter, garlic and mustard.
  3. Pulse until turkey is smooth and a spread like consistency.
  4. Remove from food processor, and mix in apple, onion, and pecans.
  5. Toast bread, then top turkey pate salad on top.
  6. Enjoy!


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Article Posted 5 years Ago

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