Turkey Shepherd's Pie

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This quintessential comfort food classic dish comes to life with the use of leftover turkey and mashed potatoes.


1 teaspoon Thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped
1 cup stock, turkey or chicken
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 cups mashed potatoes - see note
1 cup gruyere cheese, shredded

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
40 minutes
Total Time: 
55 minutes
Serving size: 


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a pie pan or 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
3. Add in the garlic, mushrooms and thyme. Cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Slowly pour in the stock, whisking until well combined and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peas and turkey.
5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon the potatoes to completely cover turkey filling. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese has melted and potatoes are crisp, about 20 -25 minutes.


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Recipe Tip:
As a delicious twist, I used both mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes to create the tie-dye topping..
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