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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie

4.93 from 13 votes
My Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie takes everything you loved (and have leftover) from Thanksgiving and puts it into a delicious pie for your next meal.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie, sliced and ready to eat, showing all the layers of turkey, mash, and cranberry sauce

Hi Bold Bakers!

With your Thanksgiving leftovers, you don’t just have to settle for a plain turkey sandwich anymore — you can transform them into a delicious Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie! If you love Thanksgiving dinner, just imagine it wrapped in buttery pastry.

The Best Way to Reuse Thanksgiving Leftovers

This pie recipe is the perfect way to give your leftovers a second life. With layers of ham, turkey, stuffing, mash, and glued together with gravy and cranberry sauce, it’s a whole new meal for your family to enjoy. If you have had your fill of turkey and all the trimmings and don’t feel like eating it straight away then simply assemble and pop the unbaked pie in the freezer for a later date.

How Do I Make A Savory Pie Crust?

Have you made my sweet Pie Crust? Ok well, it’s the same method but without sugar — here’s my Savory Pie Crust recipe. This recipe is what we would call ‘short’ in the baking world. Meaning it has lots of butter (almost 1/2 butter to flour) which makes for a very flaky, delicious dough. It’s really a beautiful dough to work with and it freezes really well so you can have some ready to go in the freezer.

What Can I Add To A Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie?

This is the kind of recipe that lets you have flexibility and be creative. If you wanted to use up your leftover peas and carrots you could do that and make almost like a turkey pot pie. The same goes if you want to leave out anything that I used, like the mash or ham. There is really no wrong way to make this recipe.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie, sliced, showing all the different layers.

How do I Store Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie?

Store your Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie covered well in the fridge. To reheat it, cover well and then bake it in the oven at 350°F/180°C for 20-25 minutes or microwave on high for 3-5 minutes depending upon how much you have left.

How Long Does Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie last?

It will last in the fridge for up to 4 days but also it can be frozen (unbaked or baked) for up to 4 weeks.

Tip and Tricks to Making Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie:

  1. You can use Homemade Savory Pie crust or good quality store-bought
  2. Get creative and add any leftovers into your Thanksgiving Pie, like cooked carrots or peas
  3. Assemble your pie the day before and bake it off fresh the next day
  4. Unbaked or fully baked pies will freeze really well for up to 4 weeks
  5. Make individual pies rather than one big pie

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie Recipe

4.93 from 13 votes
My Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie recipe takes everything you loved (and have leftover) from Thanksgiving and puts it into a delicious pie for your next meal.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
My Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie recipe takes everything you loved (and have leftover) from Thanksgiving and puts it into a delicious pie for your next meal.
Author: Gemma Stafford


  • 1 recipe savory pie crust
  • 3-4 slices roast turkey
  • 3-4 slices cooked ham
  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) gravy
  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) stuffing
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) cranberry sauce


  • Butter a 9-inch pie pan or casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Divide your pie crust into 2/3 and 1/3 pieces. The larger piece of pastry is for the base and the smaller for the top.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the larger piece of pastry a little less than 1/4 inch thick.
  • Carefully lay your pastry into the buttered pan leaving some extra pastry hanging over the edges in case your dough shrinks.
  • Roll out the smaller piece of pastry to the same thickness and set aside.
  • Building your Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie: In the base lay some ham and turkey. Follow that with a 1/2 the gravy to keep the meat moist.
  • Next add a layer of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course, the rest of the gravy. You can tell by now that this is going to be a big pie!
  • Finsh the pie with non other than a nice thick layer of cranberry sauce.
  • Glaze the rim of the pie and carefully lay on the final piece of pastry, sealing and crimping the edges. Egg wash the top and make some slits for steam to escape. Chill the whole pie while the oven pre-heats.
  • Bake the pie at 375°F (190°C) for roughly 45-55 minutes or until the pastry is a lovely golden brown.
  • Allow cooling for 30 minutes once it comes out of the oven and then serve. Store remaining pie covered in the fridge for up to 4 days. This pie will also freeze well.

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8 months ago

I was wondering if you have or can make a Thanksgiving leftover pie in Mug/ or Mug pie?

Gillian Thompson
Gillian Thompson
10 months ago

Looks real nice..different serving leftovers..i will try this at home..

Jane Butterfield
1 year ago

We have done this for several years…. We call it “Goodbye Turkey” (haven’t put in ham but, will try ) I always have to remember to bake extra stuffing because my sons (now all grown and gone) love it so much !!

Kimberly K
1 year ago

Omg…Made this with mine (minus mashed potatoes i made into flatbread to go along with a Turkey dumpling soup) First successful, whole pie and it was sooooo good. I love turkey n wondered what to do with the rest of the leftovers. This is perfect n freezable. I just cut a slice of pie and warm it in a covered pan on low with a lid (i sprinkle a little water on the lid). Best breakfast over mmmmmm. Ty ty ty i will certainly be doing this again.

Cathy F
Cathy F
1 year ago

This was perfect for our leftovers, delicious!

Geraldine Mc Nabb
1 year ago

How do you make your gravy?? Irish gravy does not look like that.

1 year ago

Thanksgiving leftover pie. It looks good and all that but where’s the Veggies LOL

1 year ago

This is a wonderful idea!! I usually make turkey pot pie with the leftover turkey and potato pancakes with the leftover mash.. This is even better!! I will definitely be giving this a try. Thank you once again, for an awesome recipe!!

1 year ago

I can’t wait until tomorrow to make this Thanksgiving Leftover Pie.

I bought your Cookbook and I haven’t been disappointed in any recipe of yours I’ve made. My husband also thanks you!…

I would recommend you, and I have, to everyone that will listen to me.
Happy Thanksgiving

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