Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip

This smoked Buffalo turkey dip is a delicious way to use up turkey leftovers. When cooking a turkey you always end up with so much leftovers, but other than sandwiches no one know what to make, that is why you need to try our family favorite.

It’s very similar to buffalo chicken dip so you know it’ll be a hit at your next gathering. This makes it great as an appetizer on crackers or bread!

Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip

  • If you love buffalo chicken, you’ll love this smoked Buffalo turkey dip, it’s a bit spicy and super creamy!
  • You can dip bell peppers or celery sticks in it. Or you can spread it on your favorite crackers or crostini. And if you choose to eat it with a spoon, we won’t judge you!
  • Since it only takes about 20-30 minutes to make this dish, it’s perfect for when you have leftover turkey. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare an appetizer, this is a good recipe to have on hand.
  • You can use you can use a smoker or oven for this dish. We called it smoked turkey dip because we used smoked turkey and reheated it in the smoker. But this recipe would work well if you leftover roasted turkey and cooked it in the oven, I have included instructions for both methods below.

Make extra so you have enough for everyone who’s going to gobble it up!

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What You’ll Need

  • Leftover smoked turkey, shredded
  • Light cream cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hot sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Celery salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Spring onion
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How to Make Buffalo Turkey Dip

Step 1: Prepare the Dip

Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. For best results, use softened cream cheese.

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Step 2: Heat the Dip

Put mixture into a cast iron pan. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese on top. Smoke at 350°F for about 30 minutes. The dip will be ready when it becomes golden brown and bubbling

Note: you can also use the oven for this dish, just place in an over at 375°F uncovered for 25 minutes.

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Step 3: Serve the Dip

Let the dip cool off a little bit. Garnish with sliced spring onion. Serve with corn chips or celery sticks.

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the turkey dip for up to a 3 days. Make sure it is in an airtight container. You can freeze it for even longer if you wish to do so.

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What to Serve With Smoked Turkey Dip

Turkey dip is a great appetizer to go with popular main dishes. It also works well with many side dishes.

Main Dishes

Sides and Appetizers

Smoked Turkey Dip

Charlie
This smoked turkey dip is a delicious way to use up turkey leftovers. If you love turkey, but never know what to do with the leftovers, we have an idea!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, cheese, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 people
Calories 469 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 smoker or oven

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups leftover smoked turkey shredded
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ¼ spring onion

Instructions
 

  • Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. For best results, use softened cream cheese.
  • Put mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Smoke at 350°F for about 30 minutes. The dip will be ready when it becomes golden brown.
  • Let the dip cool off a little bit. Garnish with sliced spring onion. Serve with corn chips or celery sticks.
Keyword Smoked Turkey, smoked turkey dip

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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