Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Daily Dish - Leftover Turkey Bake

I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers.  After sending away various bits and pieces in care packages, we still had quite a lot in the fridge to eat.  Really, I just want my fridge back so I can put some non-holiday related food in it.  Of course, there's always the question of easy left over recipes, and I'm sure you all have your favorites.  This one came to me while driving home last night, and (if I may blow my own horn here for a moment) it was delicious!

Leftover turkey (cut into chunks)
Bacon pieces (optional - but we bacon wrapped the turkey so had some left)
Gravy (can substitute for regular stock if you don't have any leftover gravy)
Mashed potato
Grated cheese
Worcestershire sauce

Pre-heat oven to 375.  Briefly saute the turkey, onion, peas and carrots in a pan.  Add a cup of gravy (or stock) to coat what it's in the pan and a splash of Worchestershire sauce to taste.  If using gravy it may be too thick.  Add a little bit of water until it's thinned to the right consistency.  Once everything is heated through (which should only take a few minutes), scoop the mixture into a ramekin, or other type of oven safe dish until about half filled.  Add a layer of mashed potato, then sprinkle with grated cheese.  Pop into the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

It's truly that simple and took less than 30 minutes from the time I started making it to the time I started eating it!  What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes?


  1. Turkey Shepherds Pie! Paul made a kind of Colcannon out of leftover potatoes and stuffing. Tasty!

  2. Pretty much. Leftover potato always makes me think of Shepherd's Pie, so my brain just went on from there. :)