Holiday Leftovers Shepherd's Pie

The holidays are just around the corner and if you are like us, we always make way too much food! This Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect recipe to help you use up some of the delicious foods we worked so hard to prepare.

Holiday feasts usually mean an abundance of leftovers. Sometimes it is just because we don’t always know who is coming to dinner or sometimes we don’t know how much people will eat. Whether you make turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties, make sure to keep this Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie recipe. Turn those leftovers into a new and tasty dish with this festive take on traditional shepherd’s pie!

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This easy leftover casserole helped us use up some of the delicious turkey, vegetables, and mashed sweet potatoes. This year we had a smaller get together so we had a large amount of turkey leftover. Sometimes we just eat it on sandwiches and sometimes we freeze it. I have made turkey noodle soup and sometimes just eat it cold over a salad for lunch. I wanted to do something different this year so that is how this casserole came about! The family enjoyed the rich flavors and then the sweetness the sweet potatoes provided on top! A great combination!

If you are looking for a few other leftover recipes, make sure to check out our Turkey Cranberry Empanadas!

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Key Ingredients for this Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

  • Cooked Turkey– whatever your favorite way is to cook your turkey, do that! Traditionally in the oven? Out on a smoker? Deep fried? Turkey is a wonderful lean protein that can help strengthen your immune system, supports mental health, and can even be great to help aid in weight loss!
  • Green Beans– Green beans are a great source of fiber and Vitamin A, B6, a C! Green beans add a little crunch to this recipe.
  • Carrots– we love carrots in our house! High in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, and fiber. Carrots add wonderful flavor to many dishes.
  • Corn– of course the kids favorite, corn is tasty, and has many minerals and vitamins, too.
  • Sweet Potatoes– Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, magnesium, and fiber. Plus they are sweet so everyone feels like they get a treat when they eat them! They are the star in this recipe!

If you have other vegetables or regular mashed potatoes, that will work in this recipe, too! Asparagus or even broccoli would taste great, too!

How to assemble this Leftover Turkey Recipe

First start by combining the cooked turkey, green beans, carrots, corn, flour, and poultry seasoning in a large bowl.

Then add the chicken stock and stir to combine. Transfer to a13x9-inch baking dish. Top with the mashed sweet potatoes.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until heated throughout and bubbly.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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Leftovers Shepherd's Pie

Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

Amber Gray
Holiday feasts usually means an abundance of leftovers. Turn those leftovers into a new and tasty dish with this festive take on traditional shepherd’s pie!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Entree & Main Dishes, Holidays
Servings 8 servings
Calories 180 kcal


  • 3 cups cooked cubed turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped cooked green beans
  • 1 cup chopped cooked carrots
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine turkey, green beans, carrots, corn, flour and poultry seasoning in large bowl. Add chicken stock and stir to combine. Transfer to 13×9-inch baking dish. Top with sweet potatoes.
  • Bake 30 minutes, or until heat through and bubbly.


Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 22gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 9915IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword casserole, holiday, leftovers, pie, thanksgiving
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