It's a day or two after Thanksgiving and you still have so many leftovers but don't quite want another turkey sandwich. You don't need to waste those leftovers quite yet, you may want to check out my Thanksgiving leftovers round-up. Despite all of these ideas, I was craving Shepards Pie. I used what leftovers I had a made a great dinner!
What is a Shepherds Pie?
The recipe has many variations, but the important ingredients are meat, cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions and other vegetables, such as peas, celery, or carrots, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked. The pie is sometimes also topped with grated cheese melted cheese on top.
In cookbooks, the dish was a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined on the sides and bottom with mashed potato, as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.
Ingredients for a Thanksgiving leftovers ShepardsPie:
I was inspired by the amount of mashed potatoes I had leftover and I didn't want them to go to waste! The leftover's you will need are the following:
- A Vegetable, I used green beans, but you can try others.
- Mashed potatoes
- Shredded Cheese
Only six ingredients that are all leftovers and can make a quick and easy meal be placed on the table within 30 minutes. It's great for that night that you have to make something quick and healthy. There are no real measurements because of its leftovers, so you can use what you have. It is so yummy!
Want to see more leftover recipe ideas, I did go ahead and compile over thirty of my favorites.
I have heard of Shepard's pie but never really knew what it was. This sounds like a great way to use leftovers and it's super simple! I hope I remember to try it this year.
I’m always in awe of people who love to cook. I love good food but rather it when other people prepare it! Haha.
Shepherds Pie is a fave of mine when going to Irish Pubs. 👍🏻
I can't believe I've never put gravy on my shephards pie before! This recipe looks delicious I can't wait to try it!
Well you just helped me decide what's for dinner tonight, thank you. I love the idea of using up leftovers.