Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – If your family is anything like ours, there are always leftovers from Thanksgiving. One of the benefits of living in Wisconsin is that our garage turns into a walk-in cooler this time of year. It’s never appreciated more than on the days following Thanksgiving. We took some of our many leftovers this year and turned them into something completely new and completely wonderful.
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
I’ve had my eyes on Shepard’s pie recipes for a few weeks now. Don’t ask me why. Perhaps I knew that with the holiday season upon us we would soon be knee-deep in mashed potatoes. Classically, this dish is made with lamp or beef. I’m still resolved to make it with lamb some day but with Thanksgiving leftovers waiting to be used, I shifted gears ever so slightly and put this Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for our family.
Our boys loved this Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe. They are huge fans of potpie and one of them described it as a pot pie with mashed potatoes instead of a pastry crust. That’s a pretty accurate description of this Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe. As with many of the dishes we make, you can call it anything you like. Chances are good that the adjective delicious will be involved. -Dan
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Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe
- 3-4 cups left over turkey cubed
- 1 cup poultry stock or broth
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2-3 carrots sliced in 1" pieces
- 3-4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Prepare deep baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Using large mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients and stir thoroughly.
- Place mixture in baking dish.
- Top turkey mixture with mashed potatoes and spread evenly.
- Brush butter over top of mashed potatoes.
- Bake for 1 hour or until potatoes are golden brown.
garnish with parsley if desired and serve with gravy.