This is the easiest turkey pot pie recipe using leftover Thanksgiving turkey, mixed vegetables, cheese all baked in a flaky crust that tastes absolutely scrumptious.
Pot pie is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s rich, hearty, and delicious. It’s also a fantastic leftover buster! If I have leftover beef, chicken, or pork, and I’m not sure what to do with it, I always know I can make pot pie. That’s why I love this easy turkey pot pie. It’s a great way to use up all that leftover turkey, and it tastes phenomenal. If you’ve never tried making pot pie with your leftover turkey, now’s the time! Give this recipe a try, and leave cold turkey sandwiches behind.
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie
If you’re like me, you have a lot of turkey leftover after Thanksgiving. I usually make the biggest bird I can find to make sure everyone has enough. The thing is, people also bring tons of sides, and there’s always a ham. That means I always have leftover turkey.
Now, I love turkey sandwiches as much as the next girl, but there are only so many of them that I and the family can eat. That’s why I love to make this easy pot pie using leftover turkey. It’s tasty, it’s easy, and it makes quick work of all that leftover turkey.
Before you dive into this recipe, take a moment to read over this FAQ. It answers all the most frequently asked questions about pot pie, so it’s definitely worth a couple of minutes to give it a read.
What’s in a turkey pot pie?
Pot pie is a recipe that uses either a pie crust or biscuit topping. It’s filled with a gravy of some sort, vegetables, and meat. In this case, the meat is turkey.
The vegetables used in pot pies vary, but in general, you’ll find some combination of onions, celery, carrots, peas, and potatoes.
Can you freeze turkey pot pie?
You can freeze this pot pie for 4 to 6 months. Be aware, however, that the texture of the crust will change. Reheated pot pie crust is okay, but it can be soggy because ice crystals leave moisture in the crust. It’s imperative to freeze your pot pie properly to help avoid this.
How do you freeze pot pie?
Place a completely chilled pot pie on a baking sheet and freeze it. After it’s frozen, wrap it tightly in a double layer of cling wrap and then again in a layer of foil.
Can you cook a pot pie from frozen?
Yes! Simply add an extra 15 to 20 minutes of baking time to account for the pot pie being frozen.
What to serve with turkey pot pie?
You really don’t need to serve anything. Pot pie is a complete meal. If anything, I would recommend some bread or a side salad.
Pot Pie Variations
One of my favorite things about pot pies is how easy it is to change things up with them. Pot pies are just vegetables, meat, and gravy in a crust, so you can do almost anything you can think of! The sky’s the limit when it comes to making your pot pie your own.
Although there are certain vegetables that are classics, you can put almost any vegetable you like in your pot pie. If you love the taste, it will taste great. Some great vegetable ideas for pot pie include:
- Green beans
You can use different meats to change up this recipe, as well. Of course, a minor tweak would be using chicken instead of turkey, but you can make bigger changes if you like. The following are excellent meats for pot pies.
- Beef pot roast or steak
- Pork chops or roast
Add the Gravy
If you have any leftover gravy, add that to your pot pie gravy mix for an extra kick of flavor! It adds a delicious depth of flavor to the pot pie that’s really amazing.
Other Ways to Use Leftovers
Although I consider this recipe to be the kind of leftover turkey recipes, there are some other great things you can do with turkey if you’re not interested in making a pot pie. Some other great ideas for leftover turkey include:
- Turkey a la King
- Turkey fettuccini alfredo
- Any kind of casserole to which you can add meat
- Turkey soup
Turkey Pot Pie Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious pot pie. All of them are kitchen staples, and you’ll already have the leftover turkey so chances are you might not have to shop at all!
- Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
- Leftover turkey, diced into small pieces
- Onions, chopped
- Celery, diced
- All purpose flour
- black pepper
- Garlic salt
- Egg + water
- Vegetable broth
- Heavy cream
- Mixed vegetables
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
How to Make Turkey Pot Pie
This rustic pot pie might look fancy, but it actually takes far less effort than you might think. It uses prepared pie crust, so you don’t have to worry about making your own, and the rest of the steps are very straightforward. This is so easy even beginners can do it!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and roll out a pie crust to fit a 9-inch deep pie plate. Place the crust in the pie plate and set aside. Roll out another piece of pie dough for the top. Then, dice the turkey and celery and chop the onions. Measure out all of your ingredients.
Step 2: Cook the Celery, Onions, and Turkey
Melt butter in a large frying pan or skillet, and sauté the onions and celery until tender. Then, add the turkey, garlic salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Next, stir in flour over the turkey mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Finish the Filling
Pour the broth and heavy cream gradually into the pan, stirring until combined. Continue stirring until thickened. Add the mixed vegetables and cheese to the mixture, then stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Fill and Bake
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Place the top crust over the mixture and seal, flute the edges, then cut several slits into the crust to vent. Finally, brush the top of the pot pie with the egg wash, place it on a baking sheet, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
**If the edges are getting too brown, place foil over them.**
Try This Delicious Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
If you’re looking for the perfect dish to tackle your leftover bird, then give this turkey pot pie a try. It’s loaded with all that tasty turkey, veggies, a great sauce, and wrapped up in a flaky crust. With a recipe this delicious and easy, you’ll be glad you tried it. Your family will, too!
Here are a few More Delicious Recipes
Easy Au Gratin Potatoes – These au gratin potatoes are the perfect side dish recipe. So cheesy and delicious, these potatoes go perfect with beef, chicken, pork and turkey. A favorite comfort food recipe.
Potatoes and Green Beans with Sausage – This delicious and easy recipe is packed with flavor. Made with smoked sausage, green beans and tender potatoes, seasoned perfectly and baked. A hearty and scrumptious dinner idea the whole family will enjoy.
And, here is a delicious Mashed Potato Stuffing Bites from Great Grub, Delicious Treats.
Turkey Pot Pie
- 1 box Pillsbury Pie Crust, room temperature
- 2 cups leftover turkey, diced into small pieces
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup celery, diced
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water
- 1½ cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 cups mixed vegetables
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 425° and roll out pie crust to fit a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Place in pie plate and set aside (will need to roll out the top crust after filling is added).
- Using a large frying pan or skillet, melt butter. Add onions and celery. Saute until tender.
- Add turkey into pan. Add garlic salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle flour over turkey mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
- Next, pour broth and heavy cream gradually into pan, stirring until combined. Continue to stir frequently until thickened.
- Add mixed vegetables and cheese into turkey mixture Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
- Spoon mixture into prepared pie crust.
- Seal and fluke edges of pie and cut several slits into the top crust.
- Make egg wash and brush top of pie crust.
- Place pot pie plate on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden.
- *Place foil over edges of crust if the edges are getting too brown.
- Remove from oven. Serve hot and enjoy.
Here are a couple pics that you can save to your favorite boards on Pinterest.