Friday, November 23, 2012

Leftover Shepherds pie

Well it is the day after Thanksgiving and we survived!!! With leftovers...lots and lots of leftovers...ok..not so many leftovers but enough to think what on earth am I going to do with them???? Soup...yes... pot pie, ahh don't feel like making the crust (am still battling being sick with a sinus/ear infection) so thought ah yes... shepherds pie...using up turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, some bacon I had laying around... so this came together quickly and really deliciously :)  which is a good thing..especially when I didn't feel like doing much today... use what you have... the leftover green bean casserole was just a throw in, not a necessity, you can add whatever cooked/frozen/canned veggies you have, and you can use any "cream" soup (etc. mushroom, celery, chicken...)  Enjoy

Leftover Shepherds pie

2 cups cooked turkey or chicken, shredded
2 cups mashed potatoes
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups frozen,mixed veggies
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 chopped red onion
1 cup leftover green bean casserole
bacon, (I had 1/2 of a chunk of slab bacon, but it equals about 4 slices, diced)
1/3 cup milk
seasonings of your choice, I used (seasoned salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder, thyme,dried parsley flakes, poultry seasoning)
2-3 T. half & half

In a skillet brown the bacon for 2-3 minutes stirring until halfway cooked, add onion.  Stir until bacon is done and onion is soft.  Remove from pain and drain grease.  Add frozen veggies, turkey , bacon/onion mixture, soup, sour cream, green bean casserole, milk & seasonings stirring until mixed, cook over medium heat until mixture is hot and bubbly.  Pour into a greased oven safe dish (use a deep enough dish to be able to add the mashed potatoes over the top and it will be bubbling so it doesn't run over the top of the dish).  Heat potatoes (if using cold leftover) adding 1/2 cup parmesan and 2-3 tablespoonfuls of half and half.  Mix potatoes mixture well and it should be spreadable. Spoon potatoes over turkey mixture and flatten out to an even layer.  Place in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly.  Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top and place back in oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted...Remove from oven... Enjoy

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