Turkey Overload? Thanksgiving Leftovers Solutionby Michelle Karam
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When the chaos of Thanksgiving threatens to overwhelm you, just remember that in about 24 hours it'll all be over.
And then you're left with the remains: Stuffing, Sweet potatoes, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Cranberries, and TURKEY!!! AHHH!!! TURKEY! TURKEY! TURKEY!
Most of the time we have so much of that left-over turkey that we don't know what to do with it. We end up just reheating it and it just becomes dry, chewy and well... almost unrecognizable as what was once our beloved turkey.
I was on the hunt for an easy recipe - because let's face it, who wants to get back in the kitchen after all that cooking the day before? What I came up with is this super easy Turkey Pot Pie.
It's not a traditional Turkey Pot Pie, but more like a left over Thanksgiving Dinner in a pie recipe. It's delicious, it's easy and it requires almost nothing more than reheating most of your left-overs from the day before.
Try it! At the very least, your turkey will thank you for allowing him to maintain his integrity.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
Turkey Mashed Pie
- Leftover Turkey Meat
- 1 Cup Diced Celery
- 1 Cup Diced Onion or Leeks
- 1-2 Bay Leaves
- 1 Box Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Frozen Peas & Carrots
- Left over stuffing
- 2 Cups Leftover Mashed Potatoes
In a medium sized pot combine all ingredients except mashed potatoes and bring to a boil. Allow turkey to absorb most of the chicken broth until it reduces down by 1/2. This will take approx. 5 to 10 minutes.Pour mixture into a deep pie dish. Then put a layer of the left over stuffing and make an even layer on top of it. And finally, take the left over mashed potatoes and spoon over the top of the mixture and pat down making an even layer.
Tip: You can use the back of your spoon to smooth it out.
Place pie onto baking sheet and put in the oven on 400 degrees for 15 min or until top is brown and the filling is bubbling out. Scoop out and serve hot- you can even put some leftover cranberry sauce on top!