BEST Buffalo Wild Turkey Dip (Using Leg or Breast Meat!)

This Buffalo Wild Turkey Dip recipe is an easy classic thats chock full of shredded wild turkey, buffalo sauce, ranch and lots of cheese. We all know and love the classic, more commercial available buffalo dip using chicken. This recipe is the perfect way to use up that wild turkey leg from this season that is in your freezer. I prefer to use the leg for this recipe to save the breast for other recipes, but either one works just fine. This is the perfect dip for any occasion, including family gatherings and Super Bowl parties.

The Ingredients:

  1. Wild Turkey: Like I mentioned before this recipe works great for both the leg or the breast. I prefer to use the leg meat but if you’re using the breast meat you can either shred it or cut it into small chunks after it’s been in the crock pot. Just note that the cooking times in the crock pot may vary from cut to cut.
  2. Chicken Broth: we use chicken broth as a water bath during the slow cooking process to keep the wild turkey meat moist and tender, plus to give us a little extra flavor.
  3. Seasonings: we’ll be using onion powder and garlic powder to give a little extra kick of flavor to our dip to help it stand out.
  4. Cream Cheese: this is going to make our dip oh so creamy.
  5. Hot Sauce: you can’t have Buffalo dip without it. I prefer to use Franks Red Hot for this recipe. Make sure you are using their hot sauce and not the Buffalo sauce. (It makes a difference!)
  6. Ranch: what goes best with buffalo? Ranch dressing of course. Use your favorite brand.
  7. Blue Cheese Crumbles: this might turn some people off, so i left it optional. But, trust me it’s a great addition to the dip and the flavor isn’t too overbearing.
  8. Cheese: the recipe calls for shredded cheddar and thats how I prefer this dip, but you can alter it to be a mix of any of your favorites.

Tips for Cooking with Wild Turkey:

  • Don’t rush it. Let the wild turkey cook in the crock pot low and slow until it easily falls apart. Turkey leg meat gets a bad reputation for being tough, but it really shouldn’t. You’ll know it’s done when you can lightly press it with a fork and it starts to fall apart.
  • Take your time when trimming and cleaning the bird. Remove any fat you see.  These birds have a jellylike fat layer, referred to as the sponge, attached to the front edge of the breast. This needs to be completely removed.

Buffalo Wild Turkey Dip

Wild Turkey Leg Buffalo Dip

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Buffalo dip has been a cult classic for most of my life. I made my favorite buffalo dip recipe but instead of the classic commercial chicken, we are using wild turkey.

  • Author: Jenn Homa


  • 1 Wild Turkey Leg/Thigh (You Can Also Use the Breast)
  • Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • ½ cup Ranch
  • 1 ( ounce) package Blue Cheese Crumbles (Optional)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Onions, To Garnish
  • Tortilla Chips, For Serving


  1. In a large slow cooker add in turkey leg/thigh. Cover with enough chicken broth to cover the wild turkey. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the turkey is fork tender and shreds easily with two forks. Remove it from your slow cooker and shred. 
  2. Add shredded wild turkey to a bowl and season with garlic powder and onion powder and mix well. Add in softened cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch, blue cheese crumbles and half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until well combined then place into a lightly greased 9 x 9- inch baking dish. Top with the remaining half cup of shredded cheese. 
  3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Once it’s done, it should be nice and bubbly. Top with green onions and serve with tortilla chips or other desired garnishes for dipping

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