Leftovers! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for some leftovers. I love turkey and cranberry sandwiches since it’s not something I eat often. However, if you’re looking for something a little more original than a slice of turkey breast with some cranberries on top, then look no further.

Shepherd’s pie is a delicious dish that can be made with just about any meat you happen to have available. Frequently, it’s made with lamb or mutton, but it’s also often made with ground beef. However, since you’ve got all those turkey leftovers, make this shepherd’s pie with some of the leftovers.

You just have to chop up or shred some of the leftover turkey and you’re ready to go. You’ve probably got some leftover mashed potatoes to go on top, or use some of those delicious mashed cauliflower “potatoes” for a low carb option.

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Use up some of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey with this delicious Shepherd’s pie. Add some vegetables, and top it with some leftover mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. You’ll have a delicious dinner ready to go in less than 30 minutes.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups turkey, cooked and shredded or ground
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/2 cup peas, thawed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Leftover mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower “potatoes”


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In an oven proof skillet or Dutch oven, sauté the onions, garlic and carrot for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Add the turkey and thyme, and cook for another 4 – 5 minutes, or until the turkey is browned.
  4. Add the ketchup and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. In a bowl, combine the broth and flour and mix until no lumps remain.
  6. Stir the broth into the turkey and cook until thickened.
  7. Add the peas and season to taste.
  8. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top.
  9. Bake until the filling is bubbly and the potatoes are lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Diet tags: Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Irish

Calories: 228

Fat: 6

Protein: 17

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 6 Smart Points/6 Points
PER SERVING: 228 calories; 6g fat; 1.7g saturated fat; 28g carbohydrates; 1.9g sugar; 17g protein; 2g fiber

Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” instead of regular potatoes
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 5 Smart Points/3 Points
PER SERVING: 209 calories; 6.4g fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 13.8g carbohydrates; 3.7g sugar; 24.8g protein; 4.9g fiber


  1. Christine

    Pretty sure this would be zero or maybe only 1 pt on purple. Will give it a try!

  2. Tamra Boykin

    This is sooo good. I had used all my turkey up, so replaced it with chicken. Also used ready made potatoes instead of making scratch. It was easy and quick.

  3. My boyfriend and I love your light chicken pot pie recipe (made it twice in the last two months), and the last time I made it, we had leftover filling that I froze. We’re using that as a base for Shepherd’s Pie with leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving, and we are quite excited! Your site is awesome. My favorite weight watchers recipes!