Easy and flavorful leftover Thanksgiving turkey shepherd's pie recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Moist turkey, combined with vegetables and topped off with creamy mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving leftovers reinvented into a flavorful shepherd's pie.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftovers, Thanksgiving
Servings: 4 plus


  • 2 Tb unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C onion chopped
  • 1/3 C celery chopped
  • 1/3 C carrots chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 C leftover turkey meat
  • 1/4 C peas or green beans
  • 1/4 C corn
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 C gravy
  • 2 C mashed potatoes*
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, celery and carrots, cooking until onions are translucent. Add minced garlic, cooking for an additional minute. Add turkey, corn and peas (or green beans), along with seasonings and gravy, cooking until heated through. Transfer to a 1 quart baking dish, pressing into an even layer. 
  • Heat mashed potatoes until luke warm and easy to stir. Add half of the shredded cheese to the potatoes, stir to combine. Spread mashed potatoes over the turkey filling. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes. If desired, broil or use a kitchen torch to char cheese slightly. 
  • Serve warm. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6.
*Roughly 3/4lb potatoes should be used for mashed potatoes, if no leftovers are available. Cook, mash and season as desired, then continue with recipe.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel