Wondering what to do with the leftover turkey and mashed potatoes? Make this easy and tasty leftover turkey casserole dish.
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If a holiday had a casserole in its honor, this would be for Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. All the comfort of a traditional shepherd's pie with the vibrant flavors of Thanksgiving dinner. Adding thyme to the filling gives it a little punch of flavor. Marsha suggests using leftover sweet potatoes with leftover mashed potatoes. We combined the two and loved the extra flavor the sweet potatoes add. Plus, it makes the topping a beautiful orange color (festive for Thanksgiving). If you only had mashed potatoes, that would be just as tasty to use. Have extra gravy? You could even pour a little bit of that over the top.
Ingredients For day after thanksgiving turkey casserole
turkey, cubed, leftover from Thanksgiving
olive oil, extra virgin
leftover mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
butter, unsalted for dotting top
paprika, sweet mild, to taste
How To Make day after thanksgiving turkey casserole
Saute vegetables in butter and olive oil until tender but not brown.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme.
Stir in cooked, cubed turkey.
Place in a casserole dish.
Top with mashed potatoes. Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika. If you have leftover sweet potatoes they are great mixed with the mashed potatoes and spread over the top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are browned and casserole is heated through.
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