Looking for a delicious, easy dinner recipe to make with your leftovers from Thanksgiving? Try this turkey pot pie. It's full of great flavor and it will warm you up after a long day!
This recipe for turkey pot pie is one of my favorites to make after the holidays are over, because it uses up all those leftovers from Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s a great way to use up leftover holiday turkey.
This dish can be made with any vegetables you have on hand, so it's an easy and healthy weeknight meal. The mixture of the creamy gravy, tender veggies, and flaky crust will make this recipe one that your family loves!
The mixture of creamy gravy, tender veggies, and flaky crust will make this dish one your family loves, perfect for those cold winter nights when you just want something warm and comforting! The best part about this pot pie is that it's easy to make, even on your busiest weeknights.
How to Make a Turkey Pot Pie
This recipe serves 6-8 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 onion, diced
⅓ cup flour
½ teaspoon Nature’s Seasoning
3 sprigs thyme, leaves separated from stem
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup chicken broth
⅔ cup half and half
20 oz mixed vegetables, thawed
2 cups turkey, shredded
1 egg beaten
Preheat your oven to 400°.
Warm your skillet on medium high. Once it is warm, melt your butter.
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 flower. 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.
Lay 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. Serve and enjoy!
What to Serve with Turkey Pot Pie
Because your pot pie is already a complete meal in itself, there's no need to go heavy on the side dishes. Choose a side that won't overpower the taste of your scrumptious pot pie. Some ideas to make a well rounded meal are:
A simple, crisp salad
Corn on the Cob