The ultimate comfort food, Shepherd’s Pie! This meal comes together quickly when us use leftover potatoes!
I was so excited to try a new way of making mashed potatoes light and fluffy, and wanted to make sure it would be a crowd pleaser, instead of cutting down the ingredients to feed three, I cooked enough for 10! Needless to say, that bowl of Fluffy Whipped Potatoes looked like it was barely touched!
I try not to have a lot of leftover food because after a couple of days packing it up for lunch, it gets forgotten about and ends up being buried behind the juice jug in the refrigerator.
It is only when I notice that my plastic ware seems to be disappearing that I go through the ugly process of peeking into the containers (all while holding my breath :)), dumping out what now is unrecognizable, and then decontaminate the containers!
I’m anticipating lots of folks will have plenty of leftover potatoes after next week because if you are like my family, there are so many different dishes to try, you’ll enjoy a bit of it all, and after a couple of trips back for your favorites, you’ll be done! Plus, stretchy pants only expand so far 🙂
Quick Shepherd's Pie
These delicious shepherd's pie using leftover potatoes. This meal will be on the table in no time. Pure comfort food in individual serving dishes.
- 3 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (turkey, lamb or chicken can also be used)
- 1 carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup broth (I used beef)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup petite peas,
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons parsley leaves, chopped
Note: I forgot to add my chopped carrots when I cooked this dish!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 762Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 848mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 53g
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Is this recipe for the use of leftover potatoes. How about leftover turkey?? Can leftover turkey be ground up??
Hi Jac! You definitely can use leftover turkey. You can ground already cooked of just dice to the size you would like.
Thank you, Uru 🙂
Your Sheperds pie looks delicious. I am certain that we will all have a few leftovers and this is a good way to use up those potatoes.
Thanks, Bam! I hope I have extra potatoes. I’m ready to make this again 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal)
My husband calls me potato girl…I love them so much. When I do have some left over, shepherd’s pie is a great way of using them. Have a nice Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful holiday too, Karen aka potato girl 🙂
I love your individual serving ramekins. And yes, this is the perfect way to use up leftover mashed potato. This is perfect comfort food and very warming xx
I try to use ramekins at every opportunity! They’re just so darn cute 🙂