Turkey Nachos

There is no end to the things that you can do with leftover turkey. Here we seared some turkey thighs in the cast iron pan, finished them in the oven and turned them into a tasty meal perfect for Friday night dinner! Thanks so much to the Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia for your continued support!

Turkey Nachos recipe

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Turkey Nachos recipe

Turkey Nachos

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 bag tortilla chips of your choice
  • 1 lb fresh cooked turkey meat
  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion finely diced
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 block marble cheddar, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade BBQ sauce, recipe below
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha mayo, recipe below


Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Acadian Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


Spicy Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce of your choice




  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Begin by preparing the barbecue sauce
  3. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
  4. Add the shallots and the jalapeno and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes
  5. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients, stir until the brown sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce to a simmer cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat set aside.
  9. Prepare the spicy mayo by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl and mixing well.
  10. To assemble the nachos line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Spread half the tortilla chips on the baking sheet, top with half of the vegetables, half the turkey meat, and half the cheese.
  12. Drizzle with barbecue sauce.
  13. Top with the remaining nachos, vegetables, turkey meat, and cheese.
  14. Add another drizzle of BBQ sauce and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  15. Remove from the oven drizzle with more barbecue sauce and the spicy mayo.
  16. Serve any remaining barbecue sauce on the side.








  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Category: Entrees, Recipes