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Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (freezer meal!)

November 14, 2017
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie is ready to eat (or an easy freezer meal)
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie - easy, delicious and freezer friendly!
This Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is so easy to make and freezes like a dream!  If you’ve had enough turkey for a few days, pop a few of these in the freezer and thaw them out when you’re short on time and looking for some quick and delicious comfort food!

Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie is easy and delicious - for supper or an easy freezer meal

Next time you have leftover turkey and trimmings (and really, who doesn’t at times in the fall and winter?) I can’t think of anything easier or tastier to make than this Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.
We actually cooked a turkey this week (between holidays haha!!!).  It was a great way to free up some space in our freezer and use a bunch of lovely fall root vegetables.  After we’d eaten our fill, we decided to make these Leftover Turkey Shepherd Pies that Laurier invented last Christmas.  We used what we had on hand, but you could use any combination of turkey dinner leftovers and this would still be great!
Layer your shepherd’s pies up in individual ramekins or a larger casserole dish.  Stick ’em in the freezer if you’ve had enough turkey for now. Then, when it’s a cold winter’s night and you’re looking for something easy and cozy for supper, thaw them out, heat them up, and enjoy all the comfort and deliciousness of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, all over again (without the mess!).
Or just heat and eat!  Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Step-by-step instructions are below the recipe.
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie is ready to eat (or an easy freezer meal)
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Easy Turkey Dinner Shepherd's Pie (freezer meal!)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
This Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is so easy to make and freezes like a dream! If you’ve had enough turkey for a few days, pop a few of these in the freezer and thaw them out when you’re short on time and looking for some quick and delicious comfort food!
Servings: 1
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • Turkey
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry
  • potatoes
  • Any other leftovers or vegetables from a turkey dinner
Instructions
  1. Mix turkey and gravy together and spread in bottom layer of a larger casserole dish or ramekins (for individual pies). The gravy helps make sure it won't be dry.
  2. Cover with a layer of stuffing*.
  3. Continue with a layer of cranberry sauce**.
  4. Top with a layer of mashed (or even better, whipped) potatoes.
  5. If desired, cover tightly and freeze. When ready to eat, just thaw and heat in microwave or oven.
Recipe Notes

* If you're looking for recipes for stuffing, check out our Light and Fluffy Stuffing recipe.

** If you're looking for a recipe for cranberry sauce, have a look at our Easy Cranberry Sauce recipe!

Step-by-Step Instructions – Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (Freezer Meal!)

Ingredients for Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie (easy freezer meal)

Ingredients for Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.

Start with a layer of turkey and gravy for Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie (easy freezer meal)

Mix turkey and gravy together and spread in bottom layer of a larger casserole dish or ramekins (for individual pies).  The gravy helps make sure it won’t be dry.

Layer stuffing on top of turkey and gravy for Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie (easy freezer meal)

Cover with a layer of stuffing.

Add a layer of cranberry sauce on top of the stuffing in Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (freezer meals)

Continue with a layer of cranberry sauce.

Finish with a layer of creamed potatoes for Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie (easy freezer meal)

Top with a layer of mashed (or even better, whipped) potatoes.

Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie is ready to eat (or an easy freezer meal)

If you want, cover tightly and freeze.  When ready to eat, just thaw and heat in microwave or oven.
Enjoy! 🙂

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12 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    SUCH a cute leftovers recipe!

    • Reply Myra November 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Heidi Tattrie Rushton November 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing. I’ve been thinking about cooking a turkey (for the first time!!) soon and this recipe for the leftovers may be the motivation I need to do it.

    • Reply Myra November 17, 2017 at 6:33 am

      Thanks Heidi! I don’t cook turkeys that often but I find the best thing to do is to have a plan for how to eat all the meat! I have a post coming up about exactly that! I hope your turkey is delicious and you get lots of yummy meals out of it 🙂

  • Reply Jenna MacDonald November 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    My Little Dude loves shepherds pie, so this will be such a welcomed recipe to have in our beg of “toddler feeding” tricks 🙂

    • Reply Myra November 15, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I hope he loves it! 🙂

  • Reply Kayla November 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    okay (a) I’m OBSESSED with these photos and (b) what a brilliant idea. These are all my favorite things !

    • Reply Myra November 15, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Kayla! We really love it. Plus sometimes I don’t feel like eating more of our big holiday meals right away, but ask me again in a month and I’m pumped! 🙂

  • Reply Melanie November 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

    It is also delicious with sweet potatoes instead of mashed potatoes.

    • Reply Myra November 15, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Awesome idea! Thanks Melanie!

  • Reply Louise November 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Yummy….I am going to try this….looks so good

    • Reply Myra November 15, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Thanks! We love it 🙂

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