Forever on the search for a good leftovers recipe, chef Michael Reed from Poppy + Rose in DTLA has come up with a one-dish winner. Watch him make delicious use of leftover turkey and all the fixings in the video with the help of his sous chef Mackenzie Reed, who quite frankly steals the show and is developing quite a following in her own right. Because of this delightful distraction, we have included the recipe below.

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Recipe for the Thanksgiving-Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie


1 to 2 pounds cooked turkey shredded or diced

4 cups mashed potatoes
3 cups gravy
1 cup onion, diced

1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 bunch Tuscan kale, blanched and sautéed 2 cups sweet potato, roasted
1 cup corn kernels
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded mixed cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot. Then add onions, carrots, celery and corn, cook until tender (about 5 minutes on medium heat).
  3. Remove pot from the heat and add in Tuscan kale, sweet potato.
  4. Then, add in the turkey and gravy, and stir until well-blended.
  5. Transfer to a baking dish. Top with leftover mashed potatoes and cover with cheese
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-35 minutes until the potatoes and cheese are lightly browned and the filling is bubbly around the edges. (This may get messy, so clean up the edges before serving.)


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