Skillet Turkey Breakfast Hash

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Was it just me, our did you find this past winter really long too? Thankfully, when I look out my windows now, I’m starting to see some signs of life!  Fresh green grass is sprouting up on the lawn, there are buds on the trees and the temperatures are now consistently on the plus side of the thermometer!

Spring is finally here and everyone is starting to make plans for the warmer days ahead. The coming weeks are filled with many special occasions and family gatherings, and Canadian Turkey is here to show you how to create spectacular meals that will wow your crowd while still being easy to prepare.  

Breakfast Hash

I love how they can help you find ways to plan ahead and let you in on tips and solutions to make entertaining and everyday meal planning easier so you can spend more time enjoying the day. Turkey is an excellent option for upcoming occasions like Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, or Father’s Day, and it’s perfect for festive family gatherings like spring communions, confirmations, graduations, and weekend brunches and suppers.

When planning for upcoming special events, getting organized and keeping things simple will allow you to spend more time mingling with family and friends and help you enjoy these get-togethers.  Cooking a whole roast turkey will easily feed a large group of people, and makes a beautiful and festive presentation.  You can accurately predict how much food you will need per person and how much time you will need to cook it.  And once your turkey is roasting in the oven, you’re left with precious free time that you can use for additional meal prep if you need it, or you can join your guests and enjoy the day.  

A whole turkey will provide the centrepiece for your meal, but what about sides?  You can easily save time in the kitchen by making side dishes ahead of time that can be reheated without compromise.  Add some quick-to-prepare appetizers and a dessert and you will have a feast on hand with little fuss.  You can also choose side dishes and appetizers that can be served cold or at room temperature.  This will allow you to prepare before guests arrive and make sure your meal is worry-free.

Breakfast Hash

A roast turkey is surprisingly easy to prepare!  There are only a few basic and easy steps to ensure a perfectly cooked, moist and tasty dinner.  You can certainly get a little more creative with different stuffing recipes, rubs and marinades, but if you are short on time or like to keep things simple, a basic recipe of seasoning and olive oil does a delicious job.  A busy cook will love how easy it is to prepare a whole turkey – just prep and season it and then let your oven do the work.  With the addition of some rice or potatoes and a few vegetables on the side, you have a complete meal that will impress all your guests.

Trying to make allowances for dietary needs and preferences?  Choosing turkey allows you to create a lighter and healthier menu while still making a show-stopping meal.  A classic roast turkey will satisfy a crowd and provides a large selection of both white and dark choices to satisfy everyone’s preferences.  All cuts of turkey are lean.  Turkey is very economical when shopping for a special occasion.  Break it down on a person-by-person basis, and you will be surprised at how inexpensive it can be.  It is the perfect mealtime solution for all your upcoming family events and get-togethers.

Try turkey as the main ingredient in all your favourite recipes.  Whether youre cooking breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, swap-in turkey to ensure you are serving dishes packed with big, juicy flavour.  Wow the crowd with easy to prepare mains that will satisfy your guests without that heavy meal hangover.

Need more great reasons to put Canadian turkey on your table?  Read on!

5 Ways to Make Turkey Your Secret Weapon for Everyday Meals:

1. Plan ahead!  When it comes to meal planning, a whole turkey delivers huge value as a ‘cook once, eat twice or more’ meal. You can buy a whole turkey to cook on the weekend and feed your family for several days during the week.  Freeze portions of leftovers to use as meal-starters for quick weekday dinners and lunches.
2. Get back to basics!  Enjoying more meals at home is one of the best things you can do for your family. Cooking meals from scratch let you control the ingredients and include more health-boosting whole foods such as turkey, veggies and whole grains.
3. Make the switch!  Turkey makes a fantastic everyday choice for all your protein needs.  Think about switching to turkey and turkey cuts for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  Turkey is lean, nutrient-rich and packed with protein to give you long-lasting energy that powers you through your busy everyday schedules and activities.
4. Boost your nutrients! Turkey is packed with nutrients like vitamin B12 (important in keeping your nervous system – the body’s electrical wiring – working well), selenium (an antioxidant mineral) and zinc (for a strong immune system).
5. Bump up the protein! Eating 20 to 30 grams of quality protein with all of your meals, along with being active, can help build and maintain muscle.  Protein delivers hunger-curbing satisfaction to keep you energized for longer.  Turkey is the power protein of choice – it’s an excellent source of high-quality protein with each 100-gram portion serving up about 30 grams of lean protein.


This recipe (below) for this Skillet Turkey Breakfast Hash is hearty enough to feed a crowd for breakfast, lunch or brunch, and your kids are sure to love it, too. So many turkey recipes make the perfect centerpiece for your family meals and gatherings!

Breakfast Hash

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Breakfast Hash



Breakfast Hash
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4.73 from 11 votes

Skillet Turkey Breakfast Hash

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 369kcal


  • 2 lbs turkey sausage
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups zucchini diced
  • 1 1/2 cups peppers diced
  • 2 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup red onion sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Remove sausage meat from casings. Cook over medium heat until browned and cooked through, breaking up into chunks. Set aside.  (You can also cut sausage into 1-inch slices).
    In a non-stick skillet, heat oil. Cook potatoes until fork tender and cooked through, 12-15 minutes (cook time will depend on size). Remove from pan, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    Add onions and peppers. Sauté until lightly browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Lightly season with salt and pepper while cooking. In the last 2 minutes, add zucchini and continue to cook with peppers and onions until slightly softened.
    To assemble hash; combine turkey sausage, potatoes, onions, peppers, and zucchini.
    Breakfast Hash

TIP: Feel free to get creative with the ingredients in this dish. Mushrooms, eggplant, leeks or tomatoes are great options. You can also add in some grains like rice or wheat berries. Plan for leftovers! This dish tastes great at room temperature and makes a fantastic lunch the next day.


    Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 957mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3200IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.8mg

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    1. Stephanie LaPlante says

      my favorite recipe would definitely be Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese! I can’t wait to try it.

    2. Gloria Coulter says

      Love all recipes using Turkey! I cook a full turkey at least 4 times a year! It is great as you can use the turkey in so many ways, soup, regular turkey, potatoes & gravy, hot turkey sandwiches, turkey stir fry, & many more dishes, I also buy just the turkey legs, turkey sausage just the turkey breast?.great no fuss & a great nutritious meal in no time! Can’t wait to try the current turkey recipe on your blog! I have never met anyone who doesn’t love a Turkey meal, no matter what time of year!!!Thanks!!

    3. wendy hutton says

      I would love to try then RICH AND TASTY TURKEY GUINNESS STEW we love stew and this look delicious

    4. Tina Manz says

      We would love to try the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta!

    5. Claudia N. says

      My favourite turkey recipe for spring celebration meals is Pulled Turkey in Puff Pastry! It looks elegant, tasty and most importantly, easy to make!

    6. For my spring meals I’d like to try the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese

    7. Amy Heffernan says

      mmm The Turkey Meatballs!

    8. Becky Best says

      My favorite Spring turkey recipe is probably the MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY SAUSAGE PASTA! :)

    9. The Turkey Meatballs looks divine!

    10. I am looking forward to making the Pulled Turkey Poutine! It sounds delicious, as do a lot of these turkey recipes.. Yum!

    11. Forence Cochrane says

      I like to do the Oven Roasted Whole Turkey and Mixed Vegetables. Lots of leftovers for sandwiches and soupl

    12. brenda smith says

      I will be making the Turkey Meatballs this year. They look delicious.

    13. kristen visser says

      5 stars
      Caramelized Onion, Pesto and Turkey Lasagna

    14. Diana Corlett says

      TEX-MEX TASTY TURKEY MEATLOAF caught my eye as something new and different, flavour-wise!

    15. Jenness M says

      The turkey stuffed mini buns sound delish!

    16. ivy pluchinsky says

      I would love to make the Turkey Meatballs for my family to enjoy

    17. The Pulled Turkey Poutine looks amazing!

    18. Monique L.S. says

      I would like to try the One Pan Creamy Turkey Marsala.

    19. turkey stuffed mini buns. thanks

    20. Sandra F. says

      Pulled turkey poutine.

    21. I would love to try the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta

    22. Julie Bolduc says

      The Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta looks good


    24. I would like to try the CARAMELIZED ONION, PESTO AND TURKEY LASAGNA recipe.

    25. My favourite turkey recipe for spring celebration meals is TEX-MEX TASTY TURKEY MEATLOAF!
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    26. Juliee Fitze says

      I would like to make the TURKEY SAUSAGE AND SEAFOOD CHOWDER for a Spring lunch.

    27. lemony herb whole roasted turkey

    28. Wendy Jensen says

      My choice of a favourite turkey recipe for our spring celebration meals is their CLASSIC HOMEMADE TURKEY NOODLE SOUP recipe.

    29. Id love to try The Turkey Meatballs

    30. Homemade turkey noodle soup.

    31. one pot saucy turkey meatballs sound perfect for a spring celebration!!

    32. Martin Keating says

      I want to try the Turkey Pasta

    33. I’m loving turkey meatballs!

    34. Rachel Williams says

      I would love to try the caramelized onion, pesto, and turkey lasagna! It sounds so delicious!

    35. Sheila Vitelli says

      Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese Looks delicious

    36. Loads of protein in this dish & certainly a nice way to celebrate spring! I would make the Rustic Tuscan Turkey, Kale and Bean Dinner!

    37. 5 stars
      Turkey meatballs and turkey soup! :)

    38. The Turkey Meatballs !

    39. I like the CREAMY WHITE TURKEY LASAGNA for springtime.

    40. Tainan Lu says

      I would love to try the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta!

    41. I would like to try the LEMONY HERB WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY.

    42. Andrea Amy says


    43. turkey noodle soup is perfect for holiday leftovers!

    44. The Turkey Meatloaf pizza looks like a family fun meal, everything my boys love in ONE dish!

    45. pulled turkey in puff pastry sounds delicious.

    46. Robyn Bellefleur says

      I would love to make the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.

    47. I want the Turkey And Rice Mexican Casserole! Yum.

    48. Pulled Turkey Poutine sounds delish!

    49. Lynda Cook says

      I would love to try the TEX-MEX TASTY TURKEY MEATLOAF

    50. caroline m. says

      I’m making my stew over with the RICH AND TASTY TURKEY GUINNESS STEW recipe.

    51. Maritess S says

      A favourite spring and make ahead recipe is the Caramelized Onion, Pesto and Turkey Lasagna .

    52. I would love the CREAMY WHITE TURKEY LASAGNA


      This pasta and turkey dish is a great weeknight quick meal!

    54. Deb Dorrington says

      I think I’ll try the Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder. It sounds really delicious.

    55. I’d make the tex mex Turkey meatloaf


    57. A great Spring recipe is the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta!

    58. I’d love to try out the TURKEY AND RICE MEXICAN CASSEROLE

    59. I’d love to try the Creamy White Turkey Lasagna.

    60. Michelle W says

      I’d try the One-Pot Saucy Turkey Meatballs

    61. Karla Sceviour says

      ohh I must try that pulled turkey poutine!!!

    62. The Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta looks tasty

    63. I would like to try the turkey marsala.

    64. Stephen Gordon says

      The Turkey Meatballs looks yummy.

    65. John Mcintosh says

      4 stars
      creamy white turkey lasagna!

    66. creamy white lasagna!

    67. 5 stars

    68. The Thai Turkey Spring Rolls sound delish!

    69. Turkey biryani sounds good

    70. Jeanette Jackson says


    71. LILLIAN BROWN says

      The MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY LUNCH BOX looks great and I love asparagus, reminds me of spring, with its crisp green colour.

    72. I think the SPANISH-STYLE TURKEY RICE PILAF would be great for spring celebrations

    73. nancy lafrance says

      The turkey meatballs!

    74. Heather Swanson says

      Classic homemade noodle soup.

    75. The LEMONY HERB WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY looks delicious

    76. CREAMY WHITE TURKEY LASAGNA is my favourite turkey recipe

    77. GobbleGobble says

      I want to make the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta ( because I love pasta, and this dish doesn’t involve a lot of prep work.

    78. I’d love to try the WORLD’S BEST TURKEY MACARONI

    79. I’ll make the turkey meatballs!

    80. We’d like to try the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.

    81. I would like to try the homemade Turkey noodle soup

    82. I’d like to try the Rustic Tuscan roast turkey.

    83. I’m not a great cook so ROASTING A WHOLE TURKEY recipe is just right for me

    84. I’d like to try the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.

    85. My favourite is the turkey meatballs


    87. Skillet Turkey Breakfast Hash

    88. Marlene V says

      I would love to try the TURKEY CUTLETS PARMESAN recipe

    89. 4 stars
      I am always looking for ways to work more protein into breakfasts and turkey omlette is hard to beat for speed.

    90. Linda Svarovsky says

      I would like to try the turkey meatballs.

    91. Vanessa L. says

      The Turkey Meatballs seem like something my family would like.

    92. Pulled turkey poutine to switch things up.

    93. Cathy Balogh says


    94. I love turkey anyway but would like to try the turkey cutlets parmesan please & thanks.

    95. Janet Lance says

      5 stars
      We had Turkey for Easter Dinner last night and will have the leftovers again tonight, my son and his family. I make a Turkey Soup from my Turkey bones and even chicken carcasses if I have any. I have quite a few in the freezer now so with the turkey from last night I can make a big batch. Turkey Soup is my favourite spring meal.

    96. Margaret H says

      I would try the turkey meatballs sound interesting


      The reciped for turkey guiness stew sounds delicious.

    98. 5 stars
      I would love to try: BOUNTIFUL BREAKFAST BOWL WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE. My wife doesn’t eat a lot of meat but she loves turkey. This would help curb her breakfast sausage cravings.

    99. Edith Rennes says

      The Skillet Turkey Breakfast Hash sounds like a nice breakfast

    100. Rosa Cross says

      Turkey Meatballs.

    101. Erinn Lishman says

      My favourite turkey recipe for spring has to be the classic roast turkey! I made one this weekend, rubbed in butter, with sage, rosemary, and thyme, basted in beer- delicious!

    102. Sarah Ferguson says

      We love sausage pasta but have never had it with turkey so I’d like to try the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta.

    103. The Make Ahead creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese looks like a great option for kids and adults!

    104. Margaret Huitema says

      SLOW COOKED TURKEY MEAT SAUCE & BAKED RIGATONI looks really appetizing!

    105. Mike Gismondi says

      Spaghetti with turkey meatballs

    106. Mashibaby says

      5 stars
      I like Pulled Turkey Poutine

    107. Turkey cutlet parmesan is my favourite

    108. Ashley Mahe says

      I love the sound of lemony herb whole roasted turkey :)

    109. Sandra Dufoe says

      I would love to try WORLD’S BEST TURKEY MACARONI

    110. Christine Crescenza Barta says


    111. The Tex Mex Turkey Meatloaf looks like it would be a hit in our house!

    112. Clare O'Brien says

      The World’s Best Turkey Macaroni looks fantastic!!

    113. Tiffany Rotulo says

      The Tex Mex Turkey Rice Bowl looks amazing!!

    114. Valerie H says

      Turkey And Rice Mexican Casserole looks VERY interesting to try – thanks for the chance to win! Sincerely, Valerie :)

    115. 5 stars
      creamy white turkey lasagna looks good

    116. Marc-Andre Taillefer says

      Homemade turkey noodle soup.

    117. Creamy White Turkey Lasagna looks good!

    118. 4 stars
      I would pick the HERBED BUTTER ROAST TURKEY BREAST every time!

    119. Carole Dube says

      The Asparagus and Leek Turkey Tart would be perfect and look so delicious!

    120. Dianne G. says

      I would make Creamy White Turkey Lasagna for a spring celebration.

    121. the make ahead Turkey and Mac & Cheese sounds easy and delicious!

    122. Rosanne Robinson says

      A favourite turkey recipe for our spring celebration meals is the super yummy Creamy White Turkey Lasagna.

    123. Aimee Robison says

      5 stars
      My favourite turkey recipe for spring celebration meals is Pulled Turkey in Puff Pastry!

    124. Rita Jackson says

      Turkey Lasagna! Love it

    125. I would love to make the Asparagus and Leek Turkey Tart.

    126. For spring I would like to try The Turkey Meatballs

    127. I make turkey meatballs and freeze them for later

    128. Curried Turkey & Apple Sandwiches!

    129. The Turkey Meatballs

    130. I love the recipe for SKILLET TURKEY BREAKFAST HASH, this would be perfect for all the brunches when company stays as well as breakfast with our grown boys, that is the one meal we seem to be able to get together for. Thanks :)

    131. Denae Boucher says


    132. I am looking forward at trying their SPANISH-STYLE TURKEY RICE PILAF! It looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the amazing giveaway opportunity.

    133. The Turkey meatballs sound so delicious!

    134. ONE-PAN CREAMY TURKEY MARSALA would be a great spring special occasion dish!

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