So the Holiday Turkey dinner is done. But now you find yourself with lots of leftovers. Can you take some of those leftovers and make something completely different but absolutely delicious? You certainly can! Let me show you how to make an outstanding Turkey Shepherd's Pie that your whole family will love!
3 cups shredded, leftover turkey (can substitute chicken)
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
2-3 carrots, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup of peas (frozen or canned)
1 cup cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup gravy (leftover, packet or jarred)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups leftover mashed potatoes (or you can buy pre-made mashed potatoes at the grocery store)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add the butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Then add the Garlic and simmer for a few minutes more, stirring frequently.
Salt and Pepper to taste, and then add the flour. Stir and cook for a few minutes until no flour is visible. Then whisk in the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
Once the mixture is simmering pour in the milk and gravy, and add the peas. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Taste and season if needed. Then add in the Turkey and mix well.
Spoon the turkey mixture into a baking dish then top with the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle the top of the potatoes with some cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!
To watch my prepare this recipe step by step simply click on my video below.