Easy Turkey Pot Pie

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Easy Turkey Pot Pie is a warm hug on a cold evening. Seriously, it is the perfect comfort food and a wonderful to use up turkey after Thanksgiving or any time you serve the bird.

A slice of Easy Turkey Pot Pie.

This easy turkey pot pie dinner is sheer perfection because you use your leftovers in a new way, it is easy and the best part is that is so good. It is warm, comforting and filled with goodness.

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What We Love About This Recipe

What makes this recipe great? Premade pie crusts, frozen mixed vegetables and of course, leftover turkey make this recipe very quick and easy to create.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge. Use up all those leftovers.
  • Family Friendly: A warm comfort meal is always a hit, this tender turkey in a rich gravy with their favorite veggies is a true keeper.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different meats and vegetables to truly make it your own.
  • Make Ahead Meal: If your family is sick of turkey, make and freeze the pot pie for a meal you can pull out quick when you do not have time.
A close up on Easy Turkey Pot Pie.

Ingredient Notes

  • Turkey Leftover light or dark meat.
  • Butter: Use salted or unsalted butter.
  • 3 Sprigs Thyme:  Leaves separated from stem, the freshness really elevates the flavor.
  • 2 Pie Crust: Store bought is great but of course you can make your own.
The ingredients of turkey, pie crust, vegetables etc.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Rotisserie Chicken – No leftovers? Make this easy pot pie with chicken.
  • Stock – If you have no broth use a chicken stock. Low sodium version can also be great.

How to Make Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

These are the basic steps for making homemade turkey pot pie. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Preparing the filing for the pie.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and then in a large skillet melt butter over medium heat, then stir in your onions, when cooked stir in flour, salt, pepper and seasonings.

STEP 2: GRAVY

Alternate pouring in a small amount of your half-and-half, and chicken broth. Continue to do this until your broth and half-and-half is gone. Add in your turkey, and mixed vegetables to your cream sauce until fully incorporated.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE

Place one pie crust on the bottom of your pie pan. Pour in your turkey pot pie mixture. With the back of a spoon smooth out the pot pie mixture so that it is even in the pie pan. Create an egg wash and brush over the rim and place the remaining crust on top and seal. Brush the egg wash over the top cross and create a vent in the center of your pie.

Finishing the pie. and cutting slits in the top of the pie etc.

STEP 4: BAKE

Place your pie in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Finally, allow your pie to cool for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make this recipe whenever you have leftover. Bake according to the directions below and then allow to cool completely.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in the fridge wrapped well in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the cooled turkey pot pie completely, then store in an airtight container. It will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat the easy turkey pot pie in oven at 375 degrees for about thirty five minutes. No need to thaw.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TYPE OF VEGGIES SHOULD I USE?

truly, use your families tastes or whatever you have on hand. Mixes with carrots, potatoes and green beans are a classic. Frozen peas, celery and even sweet potatoes offer a fun twist.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE PUFF PASTRY FOR THE PIE CRUST?

You can make this leftover turkey pot pie with puff pastry. Place the filling in the pie dish then top with the puff pastry.

HOW TO PREVENT A SOGGY BOTTOM TO YOUR POT PIES?

>Blind baking the bottom a little first.
>Fill the crust while it is still hot
>Hot Cookie Sheet helps
>Brush with an egg wash

PREVENT DRIPS FOR EASY CLEAN UP.

place some foil on a baking sheet and place your pot pie on the sheet. it will collect all the drippings while cooking.

An easy turkey pot pie with a slice out.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Seasoning: Try a good All Purpose Seasoning to up of the flavor of your creamy sauce.
  • Different Toppings: How about leftover mashed potatoes or biscuits on top.
  • Cheese: Up the flavor with a nice cheddar or a sharp parmesan cheese on this easy turkey pot pie recipe.
  • Meat: Use any leftover meat that you like, such as chicken, beef or even seafood. They all make a beautiful tender pot pie.
  • Individual: Make individual servings in little ramekins.

What to Serve with Easy Turkey Pot Pie


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5 from 3 votes

Easy Turkey Pot Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Easy Turkey Pot Pie is a warm hug on a cold evening. Seriously, it is the perfect comfort food and a wonderful to use up turkey after Thanksgiving or any time you serve the bird.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves separated from stem
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • cup half and half
  • 20 ounces mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 cups turkey, shredded
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 egg , beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Melt butter in skillet on medium high.
  • Add in your onions. Mix and cook for about five minutes to soften the onions. Once they become translucent, add in your flour.
  • Mix in your seasoning, thyme, and salt and pepper. Continue to mix until everything is incorporated with your flour. It should look thick.
  • Alternate pouring in a small amount of your half-and-half, and chicken broth. Continue to do this until your broth and half-and-half is gone.
  • Add in your turkey, and mix together until fully incorporated.
  • Place one pie crust on the bottom of your pie pan. Pour in your turkey pot pie mixture. With the back of a spoon smooth out the pot pie mixture so that it is even in the pie pan.
  • Beat your egg in a small separate bowl. With a brush, brush your egg mixture over the remaining crust to create a seal. Place the other crust on top and pinch together the sides of your pot pie.
  • Using a sharp knife cut lines in the top of your pie crust to vent. Brush more egg on top of the crust on the side as well as the center of the cross.
  • Place your pie in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the crust is lightly brown.
  • Allow your pie to cool for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.

Expert Tips

  • Seasoning: Try a good All Purpose Seasoning to up of the flavor of your creamy sauce.
  • Different Toppings: How about leftover mashed potatoes or biscuits on top.
  • Cheese: Up the flavor with a nice cheddar or a sharp parmesan cheese on this easy turkey pot pie recipe.
  • Meat: Use any leftover meat that you like, such as chicken, beef or even seafood. They all make a beautiful tender pot pie.
  • Individual: Make individual servings in little ramekins.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4086IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftovers, Pot pie turkey, turkey

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