Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd’s Pie

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd’s Pie

I don’t know about you, but we always make way more food than we need for Thanksgiving so that we can have leftovers.  I almost think that the leftovers are better than the original meal.  I know it sounds wrong, but Thanksgiving leftovers are the bomb!  Usually we have a pretty well balanced amount of leftovers.  However, this time we had more leftover potatoes than usual.  So, I decided that it was time to come up with a recipe that featured leftover mashed potatoes.  This Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie features leftover turkey, gravy, vegetables all topped with a nice layer of potatoes.  It was a hit and I am sure it will be a hit at your house!

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd's Pie

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd’s Pie

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reheat the potatoes

In a large saucepan, reheat the mashed potatoes with 3 tbs of milk over medium heat.  As the potatoes warm, stir them and whip them up.  This is the best way to reheat the potatoes so that they are not dried out and they are light and fluffy.

Reheat the gravy

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the gravy along with 2 tbs water.  Whisk until smooth and heated.

Add the Turkey and Vegetables

Then, add the chopped up turkey and frozen mixed vegetables.

Thoroughly Heated

Stir for 10 minutes or until the frozen vegetables are heated through.

Pour into an oven safe dish

Pour the gravy mixture into a 3 quart oven safe casserole dish.

Spoon on the taters

Gently add the potatoes to the top of the mixture.  Using a fork or a spatula make ridges in the top of the potatoes.  The ridges will crisp up when baked.

Nice and crispy edges

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the ridges in the potatoes are crisp and delicious looking.

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd's Pie

Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Shepard's Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
The perfect dish to use up all of your Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Course: Thanksgiving Leftovers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 cups diced Leftover Turkey
  • 2 cups Leftover Turkey Gravy
  • 12 oz Mixed Vegetables
  • 3 Tbs Milk
  • 2 Tbs Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large saucepan, reheat the mashed potatoes with 3 tbs of milk over medium heat. As the potatoes warm stir them and whip them up. This is the best way to reheat the potatoes so that they are not dried out and they are light and fluffy.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the gravy along with 2 tbs water. Whisk until smooth and heated.
  4. Then add the chopped up Turkey and frozen mixed vegetables.
  5. Stir for 10 minutes or until the frozen vegetables are heated through.
  6. Pour the gravy mixture into a 3 quart oven safe casserole dish.
  7. Gently add the potatoes to the top of the mixture. Using a fork or a spatula make ridges in the top of the potatoes. The ridges will crisp up when baked.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the ridges in the potatoes are crisp and delicious looking.
  9. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before enjoying.

 

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