soup, which is a great use for the leftover turkey (especially if it got dry) and possibly even some steamed/roasted veggies. But if you want a dish that really combines everything, Shepherd's Pie is the way to go.
This version is a poor excuse for the traditional shepherd's pie (traditional ingredients include beef/lamb, carrots, peas and onions, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and rosemary), but a great excuse for using Thanksgiving leftovers.
citrus-sage turkey so I used fresh sage, but also the traditional thyme and rosemary.
- 2 c. veggies: green bean casserole, steamed mixed veggies, roasted fall veggies, etc. I'm not sure how squash would work out, but don't be afraid to give it a try.
- 2 c. shredded leftover turkey
- 1 c. gravy
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 c. mashed potatoes (can use mashed sweet potatoes but NOT candied sweet potatoes)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Put the everything but the mashed potatoes in a 9x9 pan. Stir everything together. Use a spatula to push everything down and smooth the top to prep for mashed potatoes.
3. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the turkey/veggie mixture.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of the potatoes start browning.
*There are lots of substitutions you can make here. If you don't have enough veggies left over, supplement with a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. If you didn't roast a turkey, use whatever meat you have around. No leftover gravy? No problem. Add a little chicken broth instead (1/4 to 1/2 cup) or maybe a can of cream of mushroom soup. If you have LOTS of leftovers, double the recipe and put it in a 9x13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. I roasted a citrus-sage turkey so I added a little fresh sage to my Shepherd's Pie.
turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy, so I don't mind a bit.