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Thanksgiving-Leftovers Shepherd's Pie


Next-day leftovers can be enjoyed all at once when combined in a delicious take on shepherd's pie.

  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2003


  • 3 cups cooked stuffing
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce, plus more for topping (optional)
  • 1 pound sliced cooked turkey
  • 10 ounces glazed carrots, (or another leftover vegetable)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons gravy
  • 3 to 4 cups mashed potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9- to 10-inch pie plate, mound stuffing on bottom; layer with cranberry sauce, turkey, and carrots. Drizzle with gravy; spread potatoes over surface to sides of dish. Top with more cranberry sauce, if desired.

  2. Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake until heated through and potatoes are golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Cook's Notes

To bake individual pies, use six ten-ounce ramekins, and reduce cooking time twenty to thirty minutes.

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  • callalily18
    20 DEC, 2014
    Excellent recipe. The gravy added the perfect amount of moisture. Creamy and delicious.
  • LuvHalloween2
    27 NOV, 2011
    This was fantastic! We liked it even more than the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and it was certainly easier to serve. I did not use the cranberry sauce in the recipe but served it as a side. Highly recommended!!
  • jvpasion
    28 NOV, 2010
    This is one of my husband's favorite, during the year we sometimes have a mini-T-Day feast just so we can have this Shepherd's pie!
  • woollymama
    28 NOV, 2009
    Just made it with pie crust, leftover turkey, leftover spinach, and leftover double baked potatoes, which I turned into mash. I really like it, but it still has to pass the household test. Now, have to figure out a good pasta sauce with turkey for tomorrow, and we will be done with leftovers :)
  • azeem15
    29 NOV, 2008
    Oh, we love to do this. It's really great in a pastry crust as well - put the pastry crust in the bottom of a pie dish, pile on the thanksgiving leftovers, top with mashed potatoes. You could even put a second crust on top if you like. This is the best way to use up those leftovers!
  • drizella
    29 NOV, 2008
    Awesome recipe. Soooo good. Thanks
  • arosato
    28 NOV, 2008
    I have been using this recipe since I first saw it on one of Martha's shows and love it. I now look forward to this meal even more than the actual Thanksgiving meal itself!
  • DenaLouise
    26 NOV, 2007
    Great idea !
  • Brenneth
    24 NOV, 2007
    Coming from England to join my American friends for Thanksgiving, we tried this recipe the next day - it was deliciously WONDERFUL!! I did the same recipe for Christmas leftovers back in the UK - everyone loved it and wanted the recipe - thank you!!
  • netasaxton
    23 NOV, 2007
    this is so easy and you can make this pie out of anything you want to make it different!!!!