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Turkey BLT Lettuce Cups (Great for Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey!)

Turkey BLT Lettuce Cups (Great for Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey!)

Turkey BLT lettuce cups are a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. They’re great for an easy lunch or easy appetizer, fast with just a few ingredients!

A plate with turkey lettuce BLT cups on it - there are three leaves of butter lettuce with a creamy turkey, bacon, tomato salad inside of them.

The days after Thanksgiving typically mean a plethora of leftovers for most people! But the thing with leftovers is they can be majorly divisive – people either love them or hate them. Me personally? I ride the fence…leftovers save me a lot of time (and money!) but I get over them fast. Which is why I love repurposing leftovers into new dishes – like these turkey BLT lettuce cups!

These little turkey BLT lettuce cups work as either a fun appetizer or a lunch. They creamy BLT turkey salad is 100% sturdy enough to pack for lunch, packing a few lettuce leaves separately. They’re very quick and easy to make and you have some flexibility with ingredient specifics. Bottom line? Turkey BLT lettuce cups absolutely need to go on your list of Thanksgiving leftovers recipes!

A bowl filled with ingredients for turkey BLT lettuce cups: turkey, mayonnaise, greek yogurt, bacon, and tomatoes. Next to the bowl is a red spatula, a kitchen towel, and a head of butter lettuce.

Turkey BLT Lettuce Cups Recipe Notes

Does it matter what type of turkey I use?

Nope! The beauty of these turkey BLT lettuce cups is that they’re really flexible and forgiving. You can use white or dark turkey meat or a mix of both – whatever you prefer and have on hand.

Do I have to use grape tomatoes?

You certainly don’t have to, but I love using grape or cherry tomatoes in this recipe because they aren’t as juicy and wet as sliced larger tomatoes. If you chop a larger tomato, just make sure to discard excess tomato pulp and seeds. You could also try finely chopping some sundried tomatoes for a super flavor-packed option!

What can I use instead of mayonnaise – I don’t like mayo.

You have options. You can use all mayonnaise, all plain Greek yogurt, half mayo/ half Greek yogurt (my favorite option), or even mash some avocado to use as a creamy binder.

 

A horizontal image with a plate with turkey lettuce BLT cups on it - there are three leaves of butter lettuce with a creamy turkey, bacon, tomato salad inside of them.

Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?

Absolutely! I used Pederson’s Farm No Sugar Added Bacon that I received in my Butcher Box (affiliate link). You can use pork bacon or turkey bacon or whatever you prefer.

Looking for more Thanksgiving leftovers recipes?

Looking for other simple lunch recipes?

And that’s it! These turkey BLT lettuce cups are a super simple leftover Thanksgiving turkey recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy them! Rate the recipe and leave a comment below. And if you take a pic, be sure to share it to social media tagging me (@nutritiontofit #nutritiontofit). Live well!

A square image of a plate with turkey lettuce BLT cups on it - there are three leaves of butter lettuce with a creamy turkey, bacon, tomato salad inside of them.

A plate with turkey lettuce BLT cups on it - there are three leaves of butter lettuce with a creamy turkey, bacon, tomato salad inside of them.
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Turkey BLT Lettuce Cups

Turkey BLT lettuce cups are a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. They're great for an easy lunch or easy appetizer, fast with just a few ingredients!

free from: gluten/wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish. Optional egg or dairy free.

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 139 kcal
Author Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, CLT

Ingredients

  • 1 cup leftover turkey chopped
  • 2 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 4 grape tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp plain, nonfat greek yogurt
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves (or other lettuce leaf)
  • optional salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add turkey, bacon, tomatoes, mayonnaise, and greek yogurt to a bowl and stir to combine. If needed, add salt and pepper to taste (if your turkey was bland you may need to add this seasoning step).

  2. Serve the turkey BLT salad on the butter lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is for one lettuce cup if you make 4 lettuce cups.

Nutrition information was calculated with one tbsp mayonnaise and one tbsp nonfat, plain greek yogurt. Nutrition info will vary based on exact ingredients used.

Turkey BLT lettuce cups are a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. They're great for an easy lunch or easy appetizer, fast with just a few ingredients!

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