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Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherds Pie

My little guy had a pre-Thanksgiving day party at his school and some of the moms and I made the feast. I already have leftovers, yay! In order to avoid a ton of containers piling up in my fridge I decided to put them all into a baking dish and serve it for dinner. Holy smokes, this is how Thanksgiving dinner should always be served. And because there was no extra gravy we did a taste test on all varieties we could find. Get the recipe and find out the gravy winner after the jump…

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherds Pie Recipe

Stuffing

1 to 2 ribs of celery chopped (optional)

1/4 onion chopped (optional)

Turkey

Gravy

Mashed potatoes

butter

cooking spray

extra gravy Out of all the jars, and deli, and powder varieties we tried, Knorr powder roasted turkey gravy won! Buy a pack and cook according to the package – so easy.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If your stuffing is lacking in the celery and onion or it has gotten soggy, then option to saute the 1-2 ribs of celery and 1/4 onion in a saute pan over medium for 5 minutes – this add a bit of crunch to the dish. Take a look at your leftovers to determine what size baking dish to use. I ended up using an 8×8 dish. Spray evenly with cooking spray and layer the bottom with stuffing. Sprinkle the celery and onion over the stuffing, add a layer of turkey, pour on the gravy and top with mashed potatoes. Drop small pats of butter around the top of the shepherds pie. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with gravy over the top and cranberry sauce on the side.

* feel free to stick other leftovers in as well. We were out of green beans or those would have gone in!

 

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