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.

Orange and yellow mash topping leftover turkey and vegetables in a casserole dish with cranberry sauce

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.

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd's pie in a casserole dish

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.

Turkey and vegetables topped with colorful mashed potato

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.

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage rolls are served on a board with a side of cranberry sauce and peas

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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!

Yield: 4

Thanksgiving leftovers turkey shepherd’s pie

Turkey shepherd's pie showing the filling and sweet potato mash

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


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted 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


  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.


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

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 382Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 65mgSodium 777mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 19g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

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

Shepherd's pie with some of the mash topping removed to reveal the beef and vegetable filling