Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

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Leftover turkey, sweet potato, spinach and Gruyere cheese frittata– trust me, you’ll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!
Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

There are endless combinations for making Frittatas. A few more frittata recipes I love are Caramelized Onion, Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata as well as Tomato and Zucchini Frittata or Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata.

Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! I am reviving this from the archives for those of you who are questioning what to do with leftover turkey!!

When I had the idea of using leftover turkey and sweet potato in a fritatta, I had no idea just how good this would turn out! In fact, I would make turkey again, just to make this frittata. Frittatas are so versatile, you could of course use leftover chicken breast instead, or swap the Gruyere for another cheese, the spinach for kale, etc. This is naturally gluten-free, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a salad on the side. Hope you enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!
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Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

170 Cals 16.5 Protein 7 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!


  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 oz grated Gruyere cheese, omit for Whole 30
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12 ounces peeled Sweet Potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 oz leftover turkey breast, chopped
  • 1 loose cup baby spinach, roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Crack the eggs and egg whites into a large bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and a pinch of fresh cracked pepper and beat until blended. Mix in cheese.
  • Heat a 10-inch nonstick oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the oil and onions to the pan and cook until the onions are golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and thyme, season with 3/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, paprika and pinch of black pepper. Cover and cook the sweet potatoes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Add the chopped turkey to the skillet and stir to combine. Add the spinach, and cook until wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the edges are set, 6 to 8 minutes.
  •  Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the frittata is completely set and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut into 6 wedges and serve.


Serving: 1wedge, Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 16.5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 178.5mg, Sodium: 463mg, Fiber: 1g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: breakfast frittata, frittata recipe, Leftover Turkey Recipes, sweet potato frittata, sweet potato recipes, thanksgiving leftovers
Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

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  1. already excited to have this after Thanksgiving !!!!! It has all my favorites in it so how can I not love it.

  2. Is this freezer friendly?

  3. I happened to have leftover turkey breast and an excess of sweet  potatoes, so I decided to try this frittata as a dinner entree. My husband and I just loved it!  We served it with a side salad. The combination of flavors was savory and delicious. 

  4. Just made this today and it was fantastic! I didn’t change a thing and it was perfect. Will definitely do this one again. Thank you!

  5. Why do you use whole eggs and egg whites? Why not just whole eggs?

  6. Making this for dinner tonight!

  7. This is maybe a stupid question but when does the cheese appear in the recipe? Before you put it in the oven? As a topping after its baked? 

  8. This fritatta was so delicious. Saved half of it and froze it since there are only 2 of us. Warmed the leftovers in the oven on a cold January morning and they were just as tasty!

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  14. Can we freeze this? Or can you advise how to reduce the ingredients to make this for one person?

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  18. Followed the recipe exactly! Omg it was amazing. Even my 4 year old and 1 year old LOVED it.

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  20. Going to make this with leftover pork tenderloin!

  21. I made this for dinner and it was really good! I used all whole eggs because I hate wasting part of the egg and I used cheddar cheese instead of Gruyere cheese because it's what I had. Turned out so yummy!

  22. Hey Gina, This recipe looks amazing! Just FYI, when I tried to use your "Pin It" buttons over your images, Pinterest blocked it because it seems to think this recipe could be spam. I also searched the images on Pinterest and tried to click through to your site, and it was also blocked for the same reason. Hopefully this is a random one off, but I wanted to let you know!

  23. This looks like a DREAMMMMM <3 – Rad | The Snobby Foodie

  24. We just made this with the last of our turkey and remaining sweet potato and served it with a roasted beet, spinach and walnut salad and it made a great light dinner, which was so refreshing after so much heavy food from the holiday!

  25. It always amazes me how you can take pretty much any combination of ingredients, put it inside eggs, and it just works. Eggs are truly a wondrous food 🙂

  26. This looks delicious! How can make it without the stove/oven skillet? Could I cook everything in the skillet then transfer to a pie dish and bake with the eggs? Thanks!

  27. We just finished eating this. One serving was enough to make my stomach happy, but it took another slice split between my boyfriend and I to make my mouth finally satisfied. We used leftover roast chicken and emmentaler because it was on sale, but it was absolutely delicious and we'll definitely be making it again once we have our Christmas turkey leftovers.

  28. I made this last weekend for breakfast this week and it was fantastic! The only change I made was to just add a pinch of nutmeg. I made it in my cast iron and it looked so rustic and pretty. Thanks!

  29. what can i substitute for Gruyere cheese?that's the only ingredients i don't have.thank you.

  30. Would never of combined these ingredients, but I made it and I loved it! Thanks

  31. Nice looking dish and great way to use leftover turkey too.

  32. What a smart idea for the leftovers! Thanks, Gina!!

  33. Can I use a different type of cheese?

  34. This is such a great idea! I still have leftover turkey and don't want to eat another turkey sandwich. This is perfect.

  35. Would it be possible to use "sweet potatoes" instead of yams? I love your recipes

  36. I'm going to use kale since I am out of spinach.It's all about left overs right?

    • it is all about what you want in your eggs…i think kale would be great…just be sure to remove the stalks. i would love to know if you did use the kale

  37. You go girl with the great idea! I am definitely going to try this because we have a ton of turkey left!


  38. This looks fantastic, I have already roasted sweet potatoes, do you think I can omit the "cooking" step and use them that way?

  39. Brilliant! I was reading your post whilst drinking my first cup of tea and it gave me an inspiration for my breakfast! Guess what I made?….


  40. Can you substitute butternut squash for the sweet potatoes?

  41. Oh Gina you never cease to amaze me! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm definitely going to pin this for later.

  42. So easy and delish looking! Groggy food hangover continued! love the idea

  43. Frittatas are fantastic, and this looks so lovely! Loving how the sweet potatoes lends an Autumnal colour to it, perfect thanksgiving breakfast or lunch 😀 x

  44. This looks wonderful and a perfect brunch idea!