Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie..........let's use up those leftovers!!

     It is quite possible that this is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. It happens a couple of days after you stuff yourself with turkey. You find your refrigerator full of Thanksgiving food and everybody is sick of eating the same leftover turkey. This recipe is the solution to those leftovers in your fridge.
     There really isn't a specific recipe to follow for this. You add in what you have. If you don't have it, then no worries!! Or if you just have a small amount of something that is ok too.
     Ok, so open that refrigerator door and gather up your Turkey Day leftovers!!! Here is what to search for:

Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie

Leftover Turkey cut into chunks
Leftover Green Bean Casserole or plain green beans
Mashed Potatoes

Preheat your oven to 325 deg. Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In your pan mix together the turkey, vegetables, and gravy. Top the mixture with a layer of mashed potatoes. Crumble the dressing on top of the mashed potatoes. Bake for 30-45 min. or until heated through.

Dice your leftover turkey into chunks.
Mix the turkey and veggies together in a 9x13 pan

I unfortunately didn't have gravy, but I did have a partial box of stock in the fridge that needed used. Soooo I made some gravy using the stock, bouillon, milk, pepper and cornstarch.
Pour the gravy in with the meat and veggies. Mix until everything is coated.
Drop the mashed potatoes by spoonfulls onto the mixture. Spread with the back of your spoon.
Crumble the stuffing on top of the mashed potato layer.
Bake at 325 until heated through and stuffing is crispy.

It is ready to come out of the oven when it's bubbly and crispy brown on the top.
I hope you enjoy my solution to using up those Turkey Day leftovers!!



  1. That looks so yummy!! No more left overs here. I may just have to make another Turkey dinner just so I can make this.

  2. I shall confess, you probably wouldn't have to make the WHOLE dinner over again. I didn't think I had enough leftovers so I used some browned ground turkey to add some extra meat, used a bag of mixed veggies to add some more veggies and you could even make some instant potatoes if you didn't have those.
    If you didn't want to cook turkey you could just cook up a couple of chicken breasts and shread those.
    The stuffing is really the only thing I don't have a short cut on for ya ;)