Forget those leftover Turkey sandwiches – Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is the leftover dish you want to make. This recipe  will turn into it’s own leftovers because you be enjoying this dish for days after you make it.

With Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd's pie, you get the perfect bite in every bite because all the flavors are in 1 delicious layer.

So, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and just when you think you can’t look at another bite of turkey, you find yourself somehow craving it all over again.

An overhead image of Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd's pie showing the pretty mash piped

This is the perfect dish for your Thanksgiving leftovers because it can be customized depending on what was on your Thanksgiving menu.

 

In my case it’s turkey (of course), cornbread sage stuffing, roasted carrots and green beans, mashed potato and gravy (I added peas because I like them in shepherd’s pie).  What I love about this dish is, because all the flavors of Thanksgiving are layered, you get them all in one bite… every time.

A closeup of the shepherd's pie showing the filling

The turkey and vegetables are heated through (I added onions for extra flavor) with the gravy. The layers are then created. First, turkey and vegetables, then, the stuffing and it is topped with the mashed potato.

 

I had leftover regular and sweet mashed potato because I like them both and I did get a little fancy by mixing them into a piping bag and piping it onto the top, but you don’t have to do this.

 

Once the layers are created, the shepherd’s pie is baked until the mash gets nice and brown, and that’s it. It’s the dish that keeps on giving because this also makes great leftovers too!

Yield: 4

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd’s pie

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd’s pie

Leftover turkey, vegetables, mashed potato, stuffing and gravy are transformed into this stunning pie.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped small
  • 3 cups leftover turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover carrots, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover green beans, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 to 1 cup leftover gravy , * see note
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 4 cups leftover mashed potato

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and cook until it starts start to soften, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the turkey, carrots and green beans and peas and cook until heated through, then stir in the gravy.
  5. Pour the turkey mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.
  6. Top with the stuffing and smooth to an even layer, then top with the mashed potato.
  7. Place the casserole dish onto a baking sheet in case it bubbles over and bake for 15-20 until the top is browned.

Notes

This amount depends on how much liquid you like to use. Too much can cause bubbling over

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 696Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 129mgSodium 737mgCarbohydrates 83gProtein 40g

This recipe was first published on Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.

 

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a British comfort food classic loved by all. Ground beef is cooked with vegetables and Guinness for an extra flavor boost, then topped with fluffy mashed potato and baked.

 

 

With Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd's pie, you get the perfect bite in every bite because all the flavors are in 1 delicious layer.