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The Best Turkey Pot Pie

The Best Turkey Pot Pie

Filled with a savory mix of vegetables in a delicious seasoned gravy, this quick and easy pot pie uses turkey as a tasty protein. It’s all held in place between two buttery and flaky crusts. It’s the ultimate homemade comfort food!

slice of turkey pot pie on top of whole pot pie

Perfect for leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas, this comfort meal is just what’s needed after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy to assemble!

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But don’t wait until you have leftover holiday turkey to make this – it’s just as delicious in the spring and summer by using a small breast of turkey that’s pre-cooked from the store. And of course, you can always substitute chicken for the turkey, so keep this no-fail recipe handy.

pie crust turkey veggies

What kind of vegetables can I use in this pot pie recipe?

Traditionally, peas and carrots (a frozen package is fine) are what’s included. But you can really use almost any veggie. How about adding a combo of green beans, corn, mushrooms, broccoli or cauliflower? Some people like to add chopped celery, too!

Experiment with different veggies. Many times, the best recipes are “accidentally” created when we’re forced to use what’s on hand. You may discover a combo that becomes your new favorite!

Saute vegetables

How do I make the crusts?

Good news! For this recipe you can totally use store-bought crusts for both the top and bottom of the pot pie. I’m all about convenience, and there’s no shame in taking this short cut. That said, if you love baking and crusts are your thing, by all means make a homemade crust!

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Turkey pot pie cooking tips

  • If you’re concerned about the bottom pie crust becoming soggy as it bakes, consider using an aluminum pie plate. Do not use the small flimsy disposable aluminum pie tins – those are way too shallow. Use an actual pie plate made from aluminum. The heat transfer in this type of pie plate will help the bottom crust from becoming soggy.
  • If your pot pie starts browning too quickly, cover the top with tin foil, especially the edges so they don’t burn and crumble.
  • Let the pot pie cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing it so that the filling thickens up a bit. This will help when you go to serve it so that the filling doesn’t fall out all over the place as you plate it.

Vegetables in saute pan

Is this recipe freezer-friendly?

Absolutely! There are two ways to do this.

First, you can assemble the entire turkey pot pie and freeze it, unbaked. When you’re ready to bake it, plan ahead and let it thaw in the fridge overnight before sliding it into the oven.

Second, you can make and freeze the filling by itself. When you’re ready to bake it, thaw the filling and then assemble it in the crusts and bake.

crust with filling for turkey pot pie

What is a Pot Pie?

A classic pot pie has ingredients of a pie crust, poultry or meat, vegetables and gravy.

Ingredients

  • butter
  • onion, diced
  • flour
  • seasoning
  • fresh thyme
  • chicken broth
  • half and half
  • mixed vegetables, thawed
  • turkey, shredded
  • pie crusts
  • egg

turkey pot pie sliced

Who doesn’t love a warm pot pie filled with a creamy gravy full of our favorite veggies and meat? It’s not complicated to throw this meal together. It’s also a great meal planning recipe since you can make it ahead of time for later use. Easy and delicious! What’s not to love?

Top view of cut turkey pot pie

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slice of turkey pot pie on top of whole pot pie
Yield: serves 6-8

Turkey Pot Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Turkey Pot Pie

Filled with a savory mix of vegetables in a delicious seasoned gravy, this quick and easy pot pie uses turkey as a tasty protein. It’s all held in place between two buttery and flaky crusts. It’s the ultimate homemade comfort food!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon Nature’s Seasoning
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves separated from stem
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ⅔ cup half and half
  • 20 ounces mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 cups turkey, shredded
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 400°.
2. Warm your skillet on medium high. Once it is warm, melt your butter.
3. Add in your onions. Mix and cook for about five minutes to soften the onions. Once they become translucent, add in your flour.
4. Mix in your seasoning, thyme, and salt and pepper. Continue to mix until everything is incorporated with your flower. It should look thick.
5. 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.
6. Add in your turkey, and mix together until fully incorporated.
7. Les 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Place your pie in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the crust is lightly brown.
11. Allow your pie to cool for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.
12. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 442Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 98mgSodium 824mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 16g

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