Leftover Sweet Potato Turkey Bake

Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into this Leftover Sweet Potato Turkey Bake! It’s loaded with your favorite fall flavors with a creamy, cheese sauce!

Prep: 20 minCook: 35 minTotal: 55 min
Servings: serves 6 - 8 1x


  • 3 Tbsp. butter or ghee
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. tapioca starch
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey stock
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups diced or shredded turkey
  • 4 cups diced, cooked sweet potato
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Begin by heating the butter or ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Then add the onion. Sauté until soft, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add the tapioca starch and cook for an additional 2 minutes before pouring in the stock, coconut milk and salt.
  4. Let this come to a boil, stirring frequently, and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat.
  5. Mix together the turkey, sweet potato and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Pour the sauce over the mixture and mix well until everything is coated.
  6. Pour the mixture out into a greased casserole dish and cover with the remaining cheese and the cranberry sauce.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until everything is hot and bubbly. Serve!
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