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Leftover Turkey Tacos Recipe

Whether it’s post-Thanksgiving feasting or simply craving a delicious, low-carb meal, leftover turkey tacos are a delightful way to breathe new life into your holiday remnants. This recipe transforms your surplus turkey into a savory delight and provides a perfect excuse to extend the festive spirit beyond the Thanksgiving table. Let’s dive into this flavorful keto creation that will become a household favorite.

Leftover Turkey Tacos Recipe

Revamp your post-holiday meals with these delectable leftover turkey tacos.


  • Leftover roasted turkey, shredded
  • Low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your favorite keto-friendly variety), shredded
  • Sour cream (opt for full-fat for a creamier texture)
  • Salsa or diced tomatoes
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Warm up the shredded turkey in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. While the turkey is heating, warm the tortillas in a separate skillet or microwave according to package instructions. If using lettuce wraps, skip this step.
  3. Once the turkey is heated through, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble the tacos by layering the warmed tortillas or lettuce wraps with the warmed turkey, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa or diced tomatoes.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro, and serve with lime wedges on the side for an extra flavor.
  6. Enjoy your leftover turkey tacos!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s break down the carb content:

  • Leftover roasted turkey: Negligible carbs
  • Low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps: Approximately 3-4 grams of net carbs per serving
  • Avocado: Roughly 2 grams of net carbs per 1/2 avocado
  • Cheese: Varies based on type; typically less than 1 gram of carbs per ounce
  • Sour cream: Around 1 gram of carb per tablespoon
  • Salsa or diced tomatoes: About 2-3 grams of net carbs per 2 tablespoons
  • Cilantro: Virtually carb-free
  • Lime wedges: Negligible carbs

Total Carb Content: Approximately 6-10 grams of net carbs per serving, depending on ingredient proportions and tortilla choice.

Savor the Flavor

Transforming leftover turkey into mouthwatering tacos is a delicious way to repurpose holiday remnants and a convenient option for those following a keto-friendly lifestyle. With its vibrant flavors and low-carb profile, these tacos will become a regular feature on your post-Thanksgiving menu. So, next time you find yourself with leftover turkey, skip the mundane reheating and opt for this exciting keto twist that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Recipe and Image By: @deliciously.keto

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