Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf

Turkey day is over, and you are exhausted from all that Black Friday shopping. What to cook?? OK, what to do with all those leftovers? Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf to the rescue.Leftover Turkey Shepards LoafHaving leftovers is admittedly the best part of any holiday, but Thanksgiving in particular.

Traditional turkey day fare goes together. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course the star of the show….turkey! Throw in a veggie or two and day two of the turkey coma!

Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf

Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf combines all of the leftovers in one dish that’s easy to prepare and easy to serve. Layer after layer of Thanksgiving leftovers. No need to heat all the leftovers separately and then try to find containers to place the leftover, leftovers.

Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf

If you plan ahead, you can assemble this loaf as you are putting away your turkey day meal, so all you have to do is bake according to the recipe…easy right?

Leftover Turkey Shepards LoafNow that you have the leftovers taken care of, you can enjoy quality time with your family.
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Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf

Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

2 cups leftover stuffing
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1/2 cup vegetable ( whatever you have leftover)
2 cups roasted turkey, shredded
2 cups turkey gravy, divided
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/3 cup crispy onions


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Layer the first four ingredients in the order listed, pressing each layer firmly.
Add 1 cup of turkey gravy over ingredients in the loaf pan.
Top with mashed potatoes. I use a pastry bag with a large tip and decoratively piped the potatoes, but you can spread them over the top.
Sprinkle the top of the potatoes with the crispy onions.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until heated through and the potatoes are golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 10 minutes.
Heat remaining 1 cup of turkey gravy.
To serve sliced loaf and pass the remaining gravy.

Keywords: leftovers, turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, easy, bake, make ahead, Thanksgiving

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Pierogi Lasagna

Pierogi Lasagna is the best of two worlds, pasta and potatoes.

Pierogi Lasagna

The Polish are the originators of the pierogi. I love them, they can be eaten warm, cold, baked, fried or boiled.  They taste great on the second day, grilled on a frying pan with some butter. And pasta with mashed potatoes …..LOVE!

I have never made homemade pierogis, I traditionally buy them Mrs. T’s Pierogies makes an amazing assortment and are available in the freezer section of the grocery store.

Pierogi Lasagna

I tweaked a recipe from Mr. Food. Pierogi Lasagna. Mr. Food does super simple dishes, so I had to embellish a bit.

When I use the frozen pierogis I like to cook them in bacon, with onions and cabbage. So…….light bulb moment……why not add bacon, and cabbage to the recipe from Mr. Food?

The recipe is really simple! I used no boil noodles, I can never seem to boil lasagna noodles with any success……go figure.

Pierogi Lasagna

I did make my own mashed potatoes and added roasted garlic. Roasted garlic adds a mellow garlic flavor. Roasting garlic is super easy, just cut the top off of a garlic bulb, place it on a piece of tin foil, drizzle with olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Close the foil around the garlic, and place in a 400* oven for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool, then squeeze the bulb to release the roasted, buttery, mild flavored garlic.

Fry up the bacon until crisp, reserving the fat. Set the cooked bacon aside. In the bacon fat cook the onions, and cabbage until just starting to brown. Set aside.

Pierogi Lasagna

To assemble place a layer of noodles in the bottom of a 13 X 9 inch baking dish, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover with 1/3 of the mashed potatoes, 1/4 of the cabbage, and 1/3 of the bacon. repeat the layers, ending with noodles and the remaining 1/4 cabbage/onion mixture.

Sprinkle with cheese and cover with foil. Bake at 350* for 35-45 minutes or until the noodles are cooked and the mixture is bubbly and hot. Allow to set for about 10 minutes, slice and serve.

Pierogi Lasagna is a hearty nod to a Polish favorite!

Pierogi Lasagna

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Pierogi Lasagna

  • Author: Adapted from Mr. Food
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 12 no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound bacon, diced and cooked crisp
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large onions, onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups warm garlic mashed potatoes, store-bought or homemade

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, set side., reserving 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
  3. Add onions, and cabbage to bacon grease and saute 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. Place 3 noodles on bottom of prepared baking dish. Spread 1/3 of cabbage mixture mixture over noodles, then top with 1/3 of garlic mashed potatoes. Repeat layers until a total of 4 layers of noodles and 3 layers of potato mixture have been placed (with a layer of noodles on top). Top with remaining sauteed cabbage and onions.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until heated through.