I know I made a big stink in my cottage pie post about the fact that a pie like this cannot be called a shepherd’s pie unless it is made from minced lamb. Honestly though, I figure if a bunch of shepherd’s could get their hands on a wild turkey or other foul while out in the pasture, they probably would, so I’ll just rationalize it that way. OK? If I’m horribly wrong on this point, be sure to let me know.
Regardless of whether you call this a shepherd’s pie or a cottage pie or a turkey pie, it’s still phenomenally good! If you can imagine all the flavors of a holiday table concentrated by 100 times, you would be getting close to the immense flavor of this dish. It’s so good in-fact, that I may just look forward to making this next year a little more than I look forward to the turkey itself.
If you still have any turkey and gravy left over, you’ve got to dive in and give this a try!
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 677Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 2330mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 51g
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
Yeah. Um. Not a thing. This got rave reviews from everyone in the house!
Links to other recipes like this:
- Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, from Laura Rebecca’s Kitchen
- Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, from More Than Burnt Toast
What’s your go-to leftover turkey dish? Is there something you make every year that the readers here might enjoy? If so, let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear about it.
Great use leftover Thanksgiving ingredients Jerry. A pie is a pie is a…
I love all the leftover turkey recipes you’ve been posting. This shepherds pie is a great way to use leftover everything…I might give it a try soon. Looks delicious!
Yep. they aren’t too common over on this side of the pond, though
I love the leftover recipes. always so much turkey! Gotta have options for it
I love this recipe, but I wish there were some way to print it nicely.
I’m actually having to go through all 874 posts to add the print-friendly code by hand. Thanks for pointing out that this recipe didn’t have it yet
I came acrossed this and made it with the leftovers from thanksgiving. Wow Yum. I made a big one and 4 lil ones for freezing. Simple and good. I am now going to make more to freeze. Thanks for the Recipe
The only disappointing thing is you didn’t incorporate the leftover stuffing. That’s the best part of Thanksgiving! I know you can do it, Jerry.
I’ll be doing a few recipes using stuffing by the time the season rolls around next year.