This post is going to be short and sweet, because let’s face it, Thanksgiving is TOMORROW and nobody has time for a long winded post. You just want to know…what am I going to do with my Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday?
And I’m here to show you exactly how easy it is to use leftovers, you won’t need 100 new ingredients to make a dish out of, you’ll just need some leftovers and a little cheese. The beauty about this Thanksgiving Leftover Skillet is that it can be made with whatever leftovers you have!
What you’ll do is you’ll start by putting leftover turkey in the bottom of a skillet and then you’ll cover that with gravy.
Then you’ll add mashed potatoes and top it off with some shredded cheese.
You’ll bake the skillet, and voila, a delicious meal: thanksgiving leftover skillet!
The cheese melts and creates this delicious baked-cheese layer, and the gravy holds everything together in saucy goodness! YUM!
Do you have some left over vegetables? Perhaps some roasted carrots? Put those in with the turkey! How about stuffing, do you have leftover stuffing? Add that on top of the gravy before the mashed potatoes. See, versatile!
I hope you have (or had depending on when you’re reading this) a lovely Thanksgiving, I will be taking time to enjoy the holiday and can’t wait to connect with you again next week (I have some absolutely delicious recipes I cannot wait to share with you), and am truly thankful that you are reading my blog, so THANK YOU again!
Thanksgiving Leftover Skillet
- 1 1/2 Cups Leftover Turkey shredded
- 1 Cup Leftover Gravy
- 1 1/2-2 Cups Leftover Mashed Potatoes
- 1 Cup Colby Cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In the bottom of a skillet place shredded turkey, then spoon and spread leftover gravy onto the turkey.
- Spoon your mashed potatoes on top of the gravy, then sprinkle with cheese and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown. Spoon onto plates and enjoy!
Monica M says
This sounds yummy. I am going to try this with leftovers. Maybe add a scoop of dressing on top of turkey layer ?
Ooooooh I love the idea of adding a little stuffing/dressing on top, genius! Let me know how you like it!
I’m single and while I love dishes made from Thanksgiving leftovers, I hate it when they create more leftovers. With that in mind, I decreased the amounts of the ingredients used in the Thanksgiving Leftover Skillet to 1/4-1/3 cup each and baked it in an individual casserole dish (same time and temp). I did add a layer of stuffing. Delicious!
I totally hear you- I hate when leftovers have more leftovers lol, so glad you liked this, and I love how you made it individual!
Oooo skillet goodies! You just gave me a dinner idea. I’m tired of sandwiches, and this will be the perfect thing to do with the leftover turkey.
Thank you so much for your comment! This is definitely a great way to use leftovers that is not in sandwich form 🙂
This looks so good! I can’t wait for leftovers!!!
Leftovers are the best, aren’t they?
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I am so, so into this! I love Thanksgiving leftovers and this one looks so perfect. Can’t wait to try it on Friday!
Lynn Lovejoy says
Oh girl! Get me some of this!!!! It’s like a Thanksgiving leftovers version of shepherd’s pie and I’m digging it…pass me a spoon please!
That’s exactly what it is – a thanksgiving shepherds pie!! Although I didn’t want people to get all technical on me about the definition of a shepherds pie and the type of meat it contains so I thought of just having it be skillet-that way anyone can make it!!!