Turkey Shepherd’s Pie – one word: YUM!
In my earlier post, Top 3 Reasons to Have Turkey for Thanksgiving, leftovers was item #3. And, this recipe is based solely on leftovers. So, no measurements, no cooking ahead of time – you need leftovers! Using this concept, mini-meals in an oven-proof bowl, the sky’s the limited so let your imagination run wild!
This recipe is so easy – too easy really! I can’t take credit for its originality, but I can testify to how good it is! If you went to the trouble of making Roasted Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing and Creamy Mashed Potatoes , this is one great way to eat those leftovers!
I have these cute handled soup bowls that I purchased from the Williams-Sonoma catalog a few years ago and they are perfect for this recipe. I only have four and I would like to find more, but they don’t seem to carry them anymore! So, if any of you out there in the blogosphere come across something similar, please comment on this post OR shoot me an email; I would be so grateful!
Anyway, they hold just enough to make this dish completely satisfying – in fact, you are just stuffed after eating the bowl-ful! So take it from a large woman, this is a great way to serve it and maintain portion control!
Here’s what you do:
- Get out four small, oven-safe bowls (or a casserole dish) and cover the bottom with Turkey Gravy.
- Nest, layer on some Roasted Turkey pieces (I used both dark and white meat).
- Next, add cranberry sauce. You can add more – it’s up to you!
- Add another layer of Roasted Turkey pieces.
- Add a layer of Cornbread Stuffing.
- Add more Turkey Gravy.
- Finish them with a layer of Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
- Place individual baking bowls on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Enjoy! Piping hot, satisfying and delicious Turkey Shepherd’s Pie!
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups leftover Turkey Gravy
- 3 cups leftover Roasted Turkey
- 1 cup leftover Cranberry Sauce (jellied or whole-berry)
- 1½ cups leftover Cornbread Stuffing
- 2 cups leftover Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In four individual meal-size, oven-safe ramekins or bowls OR in a casserole dish, pour a thin layer of leftover Turkey Gravy.
- Top each with a layer of leftover Roasted Turkey.
- Top that with a layer of cranberry sauce.
- Top that with another layer of leftover Roasted Turkey.
- Top that with a layer of Cornbread Stuffing.
- Top that with a layer of more Turkey Gravy.
- Top that with a final layer of Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
- Place bowls on a cookie/baking sheet.
- Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
(other holiday leftovers)
- 3 Amazingly Simple and Delicious Ideas for using leftover Mexican Corn Salad
- Harvest Pumpkin Chili
- Turkey and Avocado Salad with Craisins
- Turkey Pull-Apart Pot Pie
- Turkey Sandwich
- Turkey Soup