5-Ingredient Dump-and-Bake Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Pull together this healthy Dump-and-Bake Turkey Shepherd's Pie with just 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover turkey recipes, Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes, Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups cooked, diced (or shredded) turkey (can substitute with an equal amount of chicken)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar turkey or chicken gravy (or about 1 ½ cups of homemade gravy) I used a jar of fat free turkey gravy, but any similar variety will work
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 (32 ounce) family-size package refrigerated mashed potatoes (or about 3 ½ cups of homemade mashed potatoes)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In the prepared dish (or in a separate bowl), stir together turkey, vegetables, gravy and thyme.
  3. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the filling from bubbling up. Smooth with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment and place the dish on top (this will help to catch any drips).
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack and allow the dish to rest for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Can Turkey Shepherd's Pie be made in advance?

Absolutely! This is a great make ahead dinner recipe! Just assemble the dish as instructed and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake (up to overnight). You can also freeze the assembled casserole before baking to enjoy at a later date. It's a great freezer meal!

Can you cook Turkey Shepherd's Pie from frozen?

Yes! It just takes a lot longer! You can thaw a frozen shepherd's pie in the refrigerator overnight, and then proceed with baking the thawed casserole as instructed per the recipe. Alternatively, to cook from frozen, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 1½ hrs. Increase oven to 425 degrees F, uncover and cook for about 20 more minutes, until golden and bubbling.

Recipe Variations and Cook's Tips:

What goes with Turkey Shepherd's Pie?

With meat, vegetables, and starch, this is already a complete meal! If you'd like to round out your supper with an additional option, try serving your Turkey Shepherd's Pie with:

Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Dump-and-Bake Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the pie)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.1g14%
Saturated Fat 4.3g27%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 797.2mg35%
Potassium 243.7mg7%
Carbohydrates 32.7g11%
Fiber 4.2g18%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.