Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Holiday leftovers are just as good the second time around. This Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie makes use of everything you have in one dish. Turkey sandwich step aside because shepherd’s pie is always a crowd pleaser. Use this recipe for Christmas leftovers too.
All the veggies, all the meat, hey, throw in the stuffing and there’s always leftover mash. Bake, top it off with the gravy and it’s the best meal of the year all over again.
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. That’s where this Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie comes in.
Whatever components you have, in my case it’s turkey (of course), cornbread sage stuffing, roasted carrots, green beans, mashed potato and gravy (I added peas because I like them in shepherd’s pie), get them in there. What I love about this dish is, because all the flavors of Thanksgiving are layered, you get them all in one bite… every time.
You can see that my mash has a pretty and colorful look. That is because I always make regular and sweet potato/yam mash. I mixed them together to make the mash topping look colorful.
This is the dish that keeps on giving because this also makes great leftovers too!
I also have another amazing and EASY, Thanksgiving leftover recipe. Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Sausage Rolls. Leftovers wrapped in puff pastry? Yes please! See below.
More Thanksgiving Recipes:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Glaze
- Creamy Microwave Mashed Potatoes
- Spatchcock Cranberry Orange Glazed Turkey
- Crockpot Orange, Honey and Herb Glazed Carrots
If you’ve made this Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie or any other recipe, leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers!
23 Comments on “Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepherd’s Pie”
Wonderful recipe! For fun, use the stuffing as the bottom layer for a “crust” effect. Just moisten the stuffing with a little gravy and spread in the bottom of the casserole. Then follow the remainder of the recipe. This is one of our favorite way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. I’ve even served it to guests and they loved it.
Thank you so much for the feedback. The stuffing crust is a great idea and I’ll be doing that in the future.
What a wonderful way to use up our Thanksgiving leftovers! So good…I just didn’t have enough nerve to add the sweet potatoes but served them on the side. Will keep this casserole in mind when planning my Christmas dinner (and leftovers!)
Thank you so much.
What changes would you make to reduce the very high sodium content
This is a fair question and since the ‘ingredients’ are leftovers and not a list of individual ingredients, the nutrition calculator cannot really calculate the accurate sodium. I did change the butter to unsalted butter which did lower the sodium count a little.
Great way to use leftovers.. Love the way you have piped the potatoes.. So pretty!
This is a great way to use leftovers! It looks so pretty and delicious!
Fantastic idea for holiday leftovers!
I am going to pin this for xmas actually. Thanks so much for the idea.
Perfect way to use leftovers and very elegant pie!
What a show stopper Janette! It’s so very appetizing and the presentation is awesome! Love it!
those potatoes look spectacular!
I love using up leftovers. I’ll be visiting friends for Thanksgiving. Hoping for a “doggie” bag so I can make this. Beautiful presentation too, Janette.
Excellent re-purpose with your thanksgiving leftovers. The two colors of potatoes are a great idea!
Mira! I love that 2-potato piping trick! And the layers in the pie with the stuffing …. yum! Brilliant idea for using up leftovers.
This is a great way to use leftovers! Looks delicious!
I love shepherd’s pie, but a thanksgiving filled shepherd’s pie sounds magically delicious! I might have to start slapping hands away from the food at Thanksgiving dinner to make sure I have left overs to make this! 😉
This looks like a fun way to use leftovers. The mashed potato topping looks great too.
Oh my gosh, this is such a fun way to use leftovers with those cute little potato peaks! This is actually a great idea for chicken and even beef leftovers too!
This is a gorgeous dish, Janette, and one I know I will love. I don’t think I can wait to use leftovers, though:-)
Okay so how exactly do you put the potatoes in the bag for that effect??? I am in awe. It looks so amazing! You are a genius.
Thank you so much Patty. I just tried to make sure they were evenly on each side of the bag (if that makes sense), then hoped for the best 🙂