I have made varying recipes over the years with leftover Thanksgiving fare. Grilled Sandwiches, pizza, quesadillas. This year, Leftovers Turkey Tart.
The recipe is a cross between a pie and pizza, but with puff pastry crust..so a tart! I LOVE puff pastry……light, flaky, tender, and oh so buttery. Savory or sweet, it’s the tastiest!
The tart filling is the best of your Thanksgiving Day meal. Mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce, or whatever your traditional meal was can be turned into Leftovers Turkey Tart.
The recipe is simple and quick. Puff pastry pressed into a tart pan then layers with all of Thanksgiving!
A sprinkle of cheese, and into the oven for 20-25 minutes. For a quick crunch put French fried onions on top, then back into the oven for a few extra minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with thyme leave and pepper. Let rest for a few minutes before slicing into wedges. The perfect slice of turkey day, the day after.
So, use those leftovers for Leftovers Turkey Tart and give thanks…that belts are adjustable and yoga pants are in style!!
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- ½ cup leftover mashed potatoes
- ⅓ cup gravy, divided
- ¼ cup corn
- ¼ cup green bean casserole or regular green beans
- ¾ cup chopped turkey
- ¾ cup stuffing
- 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup French fried onions
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Thyme sprigs for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Gently roll puff pastry to seal the folds and press into a 9-inch tart pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray.Trim the overhang and use to fill in any empty spaces along the sides of the pan.
- Spread the mashed potatoes over the bottom and drizzle with half of the of gravy.
- Layer with remaining ingredients and drizzle with the other half of the gravy.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Place French fried onions on top of tart and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
- Garnish with thyme and freshly ground black pepper.