Creamed Turkey on Toast

The following is a post from contributing writer Dawn.

Growing up, this was a regular at my husband’s house. Originally it was made with canned cream of mushroom soup. When we married, I began experimenting with it a bit trying to find a compromise between my mushroom-loving husband and me, who prefers a hint of mushroom taste.

Creamed Turkey on Toast at The Happy Housewife

This recipe has been tweaked and tweaked until I am finally thrilled with the result. It is typically something we have after the holidays using leftover turkey. We have also made it with leftover or freshly cooked chicken!

Creamed turkey on toast is versatile and can be adapted to personal preference or what you have on hand. Green onions can be substituted for the white onions, pimentos can be left out and garlic would be a nice addition.

Creamed Turkey on Toast


  • 2 pounds leftover turkey
  • 1/4 cup flour (approximately)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or olive oil
  • 8 ounces portebella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • salt, pepper and parsley to taste


  1. Cut leftover turkey into bite sized pieces.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. Heat butter or oil in a medium skillet.
  4. Add chopped onion and mushroom and cook until onions are translucent.
  5. Sprinkle flour on top of vegetable and cook for one minute.
  6. Add turkey, chicken broth, and buttermilk.
  7. Bring to a boil over medium heat, watching carefully and stirring as needed to prevent scorching.
  8. Reduce sauce, adding more broth if necessary.
  9. Add pimentos and heat through.
  10. Serve over your choice of toasted bread. We usually use a whole wheat sandwich bread.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite green vegetable.

Courses Main Dish


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  1. We have had creamed turkey over toast after Thanksgiving and Christmas for my entire life. I’ve never seen or heard of anyone anywhere have anything similar! Ours is very plain and simple, just a white gravy with the turkey thrown in at the end to warm up. I LOVE it!! I’m not an onion lover so I’d probably tweak your recipe a bit but it sounds delicious with the mushrooms and such. Definitely going to have to give it a try!

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