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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie for Two

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Just the two of you for Thanksgiving or have a bunch of leftovers and want to cook a completely different meal with those leftovers? This turkey shepherd's pie is for you!

The big day is tomorrow! I cannot believe it. This year has flown by way too quickly and given the fact that the weather is warm, it definitely doesn’t feel like tomorrow is Thanksgiving! If you’re cooking for just the two of you tomorrow or have a bunch of leftovers, you’ll want to continue reading!

We all know that cooking for two on Thanksgiving seems daunting. You want to celebrate the holiday, but you also don’t want to be stuck with leftovers for a month. This Turkey Shepherd’s Pie for Two gives you an alternative to a large Thanksgiving spread. You still get all the sides that are classic for Thanksgiving, but without all the leftovers taking up your refrigerator space. Perfection! This recipe is also great if you happen to celebrate with family or friends and you get sent home with a bunch of leftovers. The turkey and mashed potato leftovers can be used in this recipe, and it’s like having a Thanksgiving meal all over again!

Just the two of you for Thanksgiving or have a bunch of leftovers and want to cook a completely different meal with those leftovers? This turkey shepherd's pie is for you!
Just the two of you for Thanksgiving or have a bunch of leftovers and want to cook a completely different meal with those leftovers? This turkey shepherd's pie is for you!

Just the two of you for Thanksgiving or have a bunch of leftovers and want to cook a completely different meal with those leftovers? This turkey shepherd's pie is for you!

Turkey Shepherd's Pie for Two

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins
Serves 2     adjust servings

Just the two of you for Thanksgiving or have a bunch of leftovers and want to cook a completely different meal with those leftovers? This turkey shepherd's pie is for you!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded or diced turkey, I boiled a 1-pound turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sprigs thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 2/3 cup mashed potatoes (I boiled 2 small red potatoes then mashed them with 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)

 

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Posted on November 25, 2015

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  1. 11/25/2015 at 9:43 pm

    Great idea to create recipe for just two!

  2. 11/27/2015 at 5:57 pm

    this is excellent for the days ahead when I’m wishing it was Thanksgiving all over again! Yum!!

  3. 11/28/2015 at 1:49 pm

    I made this last night for my husband and myself. It was delicious! I loved the gravy sauce with the tomato paste. Great way to use leftovers!

    • Julie
      11/29/2015 at 3:37 pm

      Awesome!! So glad you guys enjoyed! :)

  4. Lisa
    12/05/2015 at 1:46 pm

    Hey Julie!! Id like to ask for that ceramic skillet you got for Christmas! Can you tell me more about it:) I was trying to find it on QVC but can’t remember the name of who made it! Thanks!

  5. Nita
    12/29/2015 at 8:56 pm

    Love the pictures of Winston! I to have a tri color black headed corgi like Winston. She is our second. Now 6 years old named Moxie she is spunky too! Puppies are like kids, a lot of work but so worth it. Hope to hear from you. Nita

    • Julie
      12/30/2015 at 7:53 am

      Aww, I love corgis so much! Thanks for sharing about your little ones! xo

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