We have been enjoying our turkey leftovers the last two days.

And we don’t like the lean white meat very much. So I use it to make a Shepherd’s pie with butter and cream. Top with mashed cauliflower and broil it.

This Shepherd’s pie is tasty! It can be prepare with any kind of meat will be equally good.

The preparation time for the filling is about 15 minutes. And only 10 minutes for broiler to brown the top.

This recipe serves 6 portions.

 

Check out the mashed cauliflower topping here.

You will need this ingredients for the filling…

4-5 cups turkey meat, chopped

¼ cup red onion, chopped

½ cup tomato, diced

1 tablespoon butter

¼ cup turkey gravy/chicken broth

¼ cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon rosemary

1 teaspoon thyme

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Gumbo File powder (sassafras powder)

Pinch of paprika

Pinch of parsley

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First, left’s chop up some onion, tomato and the leftover turkey meat!

Melt butter in a pan. Sauté turkey meat and onion for about 2 minutes.

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Add tomato, turkey gravy, heavy cream and stir to mix. Let it simmer for 1 minute.

Mix in Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and thyme. Stir in the Gumbo File powder to thicken the consistency.

Let it simmer till it gets thicker, but it is not starchy. The longer you simmer it get thicker.

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I like using this Gumbo File powder which is pure ground sassafras leaves. It is used to thicken gumbo and stews for the southern cuisine.

Alternatively, if you are not using Gumbo File powder, melt in a couple tablespoons of cream cheese.

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Pour turkey mixture into a baking dish. Top with mashed cauliflower starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Garnish with paprika and parsley.

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Broil in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the top of the cauliflower lightly browned.

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Remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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This Shepherd’s pie is creamy and flavourful!

Here is the recipe:

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups turkey meat, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup turkey gravy
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Gumbo File powder (sassafras powder)
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of parsley
Preparation
  1. Prepare the mashed cauliflower as according to the recipe here.
  2. Melt butter in a pan. Sauté turkey meat and onion for about 2 minutes
  3. Add tomato, turkey gravy, heavy cream and stir to mix. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and thyme.
  5. Stir in Gumbo File powder to thicken the consistency. Let it simmer till it gets thicker. The longer you simmer it gets thicker
  6. Pour turkey mixture into a baking dish. Top with mashed cauliflower starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Garnish with paprika and parsley.
  7. Broil in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the top of the cauliflower lightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Each serving contains 7g total carb, 4.6g net carb, 30g protein and 34g fat.

 

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