Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie

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Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Leftover Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Well it's the day after Thanksgiving for our American friends and of course, the annual question arises, "What to do with all that leftover turkey?" 
Why not get rid of all the leftovers in one delicious dish?
We make this incredibly tasty Shepherd's Pie completely from the leftovers of a turkey dinner. You can make it in one large casserole dish or as shown here, in large individual ramekins. i won't use measurements for this recipe, they are quite unimportant. Just use what you can fit into whatever baking dish you are using. I like to warm up the gravy and mashed potatoes a little before I use them. This makes it a little faster for the entire pie to cook.

Leftover turkey, cut in chuncks
Leftover gravy
Leftover stuffing
Leftover vegetables
Leftover mashed potato, warmed with a little milk added
Cover the bottom of the dish with chunks of turkey in a double layer. Pour the gravy over the turkey to cover it. Next add a layer of stuffing followed by a layer of carrots or other leftover vegetables. Finally you can spread on the mashed potato layer or if you want to be "fancy", transfer your mashed potato to a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off with a pair of sharp scissors and use the bag to pipe the mashed potato in little peaks or swirls all over the surface of the pie. 

Finally, drizzle the top of the mashed potatoes with a few tablespoons of melted butter. Pop the pie into a 350 degree oven and bake until the top is golden and the gravy starts to bubble.
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