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I love Thanksgiving! Lots of food and NFL football all day. If your household is anything like mine, there’s plenty of leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. I always cook far more than we need. After all, what’s Thanksgiving without plenty of leftovers?

So it is in the Thanksgiving spirit, and all those lovely leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast I’d like to share one of my favorites I like to call…

Turkey Shepherds Pie

Start by taking your leftover stuffing and pressing it firmly into a greased pie pan forming a crust. I personally like to use the small pot pie sized tins for individual servings. If you made a drier stuffing, simply moisten it with a little water or chicken broth first. For a crispier crust, pop it into a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.

Now, fill the stuffing crust with leftover turkey and some gravy. I always have leftover corn so I add that too! Cover the entire pie with a layer of mashed potatoes. Allowing the mashed potatoes to come to room temperature first makes the spread easier. If you really want to get fancy, put the mashed potatoes in a cookie press! Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until hot and the mashed potatoes are nice and brown. If your mashed potatoes brown too quickly, simply cover the top loosely with a piece of foil until the turkey and gravy filling is hot and bubbly.

There you have it! Turkey Shepherds Pie.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

Dave

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