Leftover Day: Pilgrim’s Pie

The day AFTER Thanksgiving has become just as popular in my home as the actual event. Now, I know what you’re thinking: the last thing anyone wants to worry about on Friday is cooking.  Unless you’re making a Pilgrim’s Pie!  Forget cramming 47 leftover dishes into the microwave.  Instead, layer everything in one baking dish (much like a Shepherd’s Pie), heat it in the oven and serve.
Use whatever you’ve got in the fridge (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, gravy, even cranberry sauce!) and no additional ingredients are needed.


Preheat oven to 350º.
Grease a baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
Chop up turkey meat into bite size pieces.
Start to layer leftovers, one by one, into a baking dish. (I like to begin with the stuffing to give it a nice base.)
Add remaining layers and top with mashed potatoes.
Bake at 350º for about 20-30 minutes- until hot all the way through.  Let the potatoes brown a little on top.  If they start brown too much before dish is completely heated, cover with foil for the remaining time.

3 Responses to Leftover Day: Pilgrim’s Pie

  1. Ana says:

    What a wonderful idea! Don’t think there will be much left over once this hits the table! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Brandi Jackson says:

    Such a fantastic way to get “rid” of leftovers. Had I not made this, honestly, I probably would have ended up throwing away most of the food and I cannot stand wasting. By the way, even when heating up/cooking the leftover turkey, it did not come out dry at all. Will definitely do this with other holiday leftovers.

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