Chip loves finding new ways to transform leftovers into hearty, eye-catching main courses. This recipe shows off his imagination at its finest: Chip's Turkey Shepherd's Pie takes one of the world's favorite comfort foods and gives it a Thanksgiving makeover. Leftover turkey is elevated to maximum juiciness and mixed with savory gravy and fresh vegetables. Topped with fluffy, cheesy mashed potatoes, this pie offers the full range of holiday tastes in every bite. Chip's Turkey Shepherd's Pie will become a new Thanksgiving tradition before you know it!
Ingredients• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 3/4 cup onion, chopped • 1/3 cup celery, chopped • 1/3 cup carrots, chopped • 1 clove garlic, minced • 2 1/2 cups leftover turkey • 1/4 cup green beans • 1/4 cup corn • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil • 1 cup gravy • 2 cups mashed potatoes • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded, divided in half
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet over medium heat on the stove-top, melt the butter.
Once the butter melts, add the onion, celery, and carrots, cooking until the onions are translucent, for about 3 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, for about 1 minute.
Add the turkey, green beans, corn, salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and gravy. Cook until heated through.
Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart baking dish, pressing it into an even layer.
Heat the mashed potatoes until lukewarm.
Stir half of the shredded cheese into the mashed potatoes until combined.
Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the turkey mixture.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
Bake until the top is lightly browned, for about 30 minutes.