Leftover Turkey Mashed Potato Pie

What To Do With Holiday Leftovers?

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone in my country, Canada, and I want to share my recipe that I used for our leftovers this year. We had a quiet year this year. My husband was working and so had our meal after his twelve-hour shift. Even though it was only the two of us this year, I still decided to cook the traditional turkey dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy.

The dilemma, though, is what to do with the leftovers. With only two people in the house now, a whole turkey is quite a bit of food! And freezing it all just seemed kind of boring, so I came up with a delicious recipe to use a big part of the leftover turkey, dressing, mashed potato and gravy. The concoction is a combination of turkey pie and shepherd's pie and I think you will find it quite scrumptious.

Recipe for Pie


NOTE: This recipe is my version based on my leftovers but feel free to modify it according to what you have left over. The two most important left over ingredients are the turkey and the mashed potatoes. You need to have enough turkey to cover the bottom of the pan and enough of the mashed potatoes to cover the turkey mixture. Other than that, play with it and make it your own.



  • 3 stalks celery
  • 6-7 mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans mushroom soup
  • 4 cups leftover turkey
  • 6 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1 cup leftover gravy
  • A pinch of thyme, basil, pepper

Recipe Rating

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Leftover Turkey Mashed Potato Pie


  1. Chop up celery, mushroom and garlic into small pieces.
  2. Fry vegetables for approx. 4-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Chop up leftover turkey into bite-sized pieces. You may include skin or not, according to your preference.
  4. Mix together turkey, vegetables and mushroom soup. Blend well.
  5. Fold in leftover stuffing and gravy to turkey. Mix and add spices.
  6. Spread turkey mix over the bottom of the baking pan.
  7. Take leftover mashed potatoes and spread over the turkey mix. Cover well
  8. Cover your baking pan with tin foil. Cook for twenty minutes with foil. Then remove foil.
  9. Bake approximately 30 minutes altogether. Check. Meat should be simmering under the potato cover.
  10. Remove and let cool. WARNING: May lead to overeating.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves six people 2 cups serving.

© 2011 Sharilee Swaity

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oopsydoopsygirl 5 years ago from somewhere by the beach

Sounds delicious. I will try this recipe this year. Thanks for sharing.

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you so much, oopsydopsygirl. It's an easy way to throw some leftovers together. Have a good Thanksgiving!

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Shelly McRae 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

A great recipe, prairieprincess. Sort of like an Americanized shepards pie. Thanks for sharing.

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This sounds really good. I usually cook a turkey for our Thanksgiving and then another one for the American Thanksgiving in November. I look forward to making your recipe in November.

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one2get2no 5 years ago from Olney

Yummy..thank you

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Shelly, yes, it's very similar to Shepherd's pie but with the turkey instead of the usual hamburger.

@Susan, good for you! So you get to do it all over again in a month or so. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

@one, your welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great idea...I still have some leftovers (frozen). Cream of mushroom goes so well with many meats! Thanks!

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Scribenet, this would work great with your frozen leftovers, too! Yes, a can of cream of mushroom can work wonders for a meal. Thanks for dropping by!

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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

I'll have mine with a side of cranberries, please. Sounds delicious!

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hey Redelf, cranberries would be a nice tart finish to this. Thanks for coming by!

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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Never, ever, have I heard of a mashed potato pie... but this sounds absolutely delicious! What a cool recipe! I bet the basil adds a great fresh touch, too, which takes an edge off the leftover-ey taste.

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Simone, thank you so much for the comment. Yes, the basil does add a bit of zip to it, like you say, and kind of ties everything together. Take care!

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi prairieprincess, this looks like a great idea, I'm always stuck for ideas of what to do with the turkey leftovers. Bookmarking and will definitely try! Thanks!

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Cloverleaf, that's awesome! I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks for the kind comment!

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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I have bookmarked this and may give it a try after our Thanksgiving in the U.S. in a few weeks. It looks delicious.

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Ktrapp, I think you'll like it! It's a great way to throw everything together and get it used up. Thank you so much for the comment and the bookmark, too!

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gail641 5 years ago from Mason City

Sounds really good! I love turkey and mashed potatoes! I love Shepherds pie.

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

Gail, it is very similar to Shepherd's pie, so you probably would like it. Thanks for coming by!

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Mmm--this would probably be good with left-over dressing topping, too. Timely--thanks for sharing!

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

RT, yes, a bit of dressing goes great with it! It is yum and it my mouth water a bit, for you Americans who are just now coming up to Thanksgiving! Have a great holiday!

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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This sounds very tasty, prairieprincess, especially with the garlic, spices and mushroom soup. Thank you for the recipe. The pie looks like it would be delicious!

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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That sounds awesome, girl! Definitely a recipe I'll try. I love all the ingredients you added. When I cook a turkey, I do end up freezing a lot, making soup and freezing individual servings that seem to last forever. This looks like a nice, tasty change from what I usually do. Thanks! Voted up on this one! Useful and awesome, too!

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Alicia, thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

@Victoria, thank you so much! I think you will like it! If you think of it, let me know it works for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Beth Pipe 5 years ago from Cumbria, UK

Sounds divine - and with Christmas coming I'll definitely be bookmarking it. Hope you had a fab Thanksgiving!

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Arlene V. Poma 5 years ago

Here's another one for my bookmark collection. If I have enough recipes, I won't feel overwhelmed by this year's leftovers. Voted up and all the rest.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

I've never heard of a mashed potato pie. It sounds delicious. It's on my must try list.

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada Author

@Beth, thanks so much! Our Thanksgiving was lovely and Christmas is soon to come. I am glad to hear you are bookmarking this one: it's very simple to make and a different way to throw leftovers together. Thanks for dropping by and welcome to Hubpages!

@Arlene, I know what you mean! Piles of piles of food and what you do with it all? That's great that you have some new ideas for using them, and I'm glad to contribute. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

@KK Gals, it's something I made up out of not wanting to serve the same boring turkey sandwiches and it was delicious. I hope you like it! Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

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Keri Summers 4 years ago from West of England

This sounds really easy and scrumptious. I will have to try it. I'm expecting some leftover chicken this weekend, will make sure I get in the rest of the ingredients to be ready for this!

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Keri, it is super-easy to use. I hope you get a chance to use it because it is a great way to use leftovers. Thanks for the comment and Happy Easter!

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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This looks very tasty. I think that over the next few months many people will be looking for ways to use leftover turkey.

I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

2patricias, you are so right. This is definitely the season for leftover turkey ideas. Thank you so much for the link and the comment. I love your recipe index and am honoured to be there. Have a wonderful day!

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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

You know I'm making this! My husband is the mashed potato king and this pie satisfies on sooo many levels. It looks good and I can almost smell how good it is. Be sure to share this every Thanksgiving...Canadian and American!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

This looks really interesting. Some of the ingredients I don't eat, but I can certainly adapt them. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Thanks for this recipe. I will be using it today and thinking of you as we all gulp down each delicious bite. Votes up and sharing. Audrey

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ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

I made something resembling this today for a party.

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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

Yummy and I love the recipe. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!

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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@tillsontitan, I really hope you guys like it! My husband is the same way, and he loved it. And thanks ... I will definitely share it up! Have a great night!

@olog, I appreciate your comment. And yes, adapting is half the fun of it, I think! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great night.

Audrey, oh, that's great! I hope you enjoyed it, and so glad I could share. Hope you had an awesome holiday!

@Ologinquinto, wow, that's awesome! I am so glad you had a chance to try it. Take care and have a wonderful night.

@prasetio30, your welcome! And thanks so much for your kind comment and votes. Have a wonderful evening.

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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

do you need to sprinkle cheese over the pie or just leave it plain?

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twodawgs 2 years ago

I was just looking for something like this! Only question... I read through this a couple of times, and still not sure what the oven temp should be? Probably right there in plain sight, but I'm just not seeing it... Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to try it.

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MarleneB 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

This is such a great idea. My husband and I are empty nesters and so we always have a lot of leftovers. I like this recipe a lot.

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