If you’re making this, I won’t apologize for the heartburn you’re about to receive. It will be similar to the heartburn you had on thanksgiving. This year, I only had small amounts of each item leftover (except for dessert, of course). I was talking to my sister and she said that she was making turkey pot pie for dinner. She inquired as to what we were having to which I replied, “I dunno, leftover surprise.” This is a common response at my house. My daughter sees me take out chicken for dinner and asks what I’m making. “I dunno, chicken surprise.” It means that you get chicken and whatever else I fish out of the cabinets and fridge.
This is another easy and tasty thanksgiving leftover dish.
The Leftover List (the leftover measurements don’t have to be exact):
2 pre-made pie crusts
2/3 to 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
2/3 to 1 cup leftover stuffing
2/3 leftover blanched green beans, cut into small pieces
2/3 to 1 cup chopped leftover turkey
1 scant cup leftover gravy, with 3 Tablespoons water or milk mixed in
Preheat your oven to 450. Warm all leftover ingredients in the microwave.
In a large pie plate, lay out the first pie crust. Use a fork to prick the bottom of the dough several times. Bake for 10 minutes.
When the crust is pre-baked, gently smear mashed potatoes in the bottom of the crust. Add green beans. Use your fingers to break up and spread the stuffing. Add turkey. Evenly cover with gravy.
Use the second pie crust to cover the top. Pierce the crust with a knife or fork. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the gravy is bubbly. Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.