Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tips Tuesday: Thanksgiving Leftovers

So, most of us, if not all of us will have some kind of leftovers from thanksgiving. Typically in my family that involves chicken (we don't do a turkey), mashed potatoes, corn, and a variety of other side dishes. Reheated leftovers and sandwiches only go so far. So I prefer to make a cobbled together version of Shepherd's Pie. I make this every year for my husband, and he loves it. It's not the greatest looking thing on the planet when I make it, but he enjoys it.

What You Need:

  • Leftover protein (chicken, turkey, duck, whatever your family tradition is)
  • Mashed potatoes (or mashed cauliflower, or whatever you have leftover that is a similar consistency for the topping)
  • Leftover veggies (like corn, green bean casserole, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, etc)
  • Leftover gravy
  • Leftover stuffing or cornbread (optional)
  • Melted butter (optional)
  • Deep pie dish or smaller casserole dish

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Spray your dish with baking spray
  3. Optional: Use leftover cornbread or stuffing, combine with melted butter until soft and malleable then press into bottom and sides of dish to create a 'crust'
  4. Mix together everything but mashed potatoes and pour evenly into dish
  5. Top evenly with mashed potatoes and bake 30-45 minutes until top of potatoes are just golden brown and center is heated
  6. Serve immediately