Leftover Turkey Shepherds Pie

shari wood


I wrote this recipe today wanting something different to do with my left overs.

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We challenge anyone that says they don't like turkey leftovers to try this wonderful shepherd's pie. The filling reminds us of a rich pot pie with all the yummy flavors of a holiday turkey. Using a soup base gives the filling a savory, rich flavor. Mashed potatoes and cheese are the crowning glories of this shepherd's pie. It's a wonderful recipe to use holiday leftovers the whole family will love. Bonus, we love that this is a one-pot meal. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 c
    diced onion
  • 1 c
    diced carrot
  • 1 c
    diced celery
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    chicken broth or more if needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    Better Than Bouillon chicken base
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    chopped turkey
  • 1 c
    corn or green beans

How to Make Leftover Turkey Shepherds Pie


  1. Put 2 Tablespoons of butter in an ovenproof skillet. Saute onions, carrots, and celery.
  2. Add salt and pepper.
  3. After vegetables are tender add flour. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth stirring to prevent lumps.
  5. Add chicken base.
  6. Let simmer until everything is thickened and bubbly.
  7. Add diced turkey and corn.
  8. Let mixture come up to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  9. Spread mashed potatoes over the top.
  10. Top with cheese.
  11. Bake in a preheated 350* degree oven until heated through and cheese melts.
  12. If you don't have any leftover mashed potatoes, make a pie crust and put over the top. Cut slits and bake in a 400* oven until golden brown.

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About Leftover Turkey Shepherds Pie

Course/Dish: Turkey Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving 2.0

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