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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect way to use up cooked turkey. The flaky crust paired with the veggies and turkey create an epic bite every single time.
If you’re ready to show off your skills by making this easy turkey pot pie recipe, get ready to be impressed.
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Family Favorite Turkey Pot Pie
It’s not a stretch at all to say that everyone in my family loves this recipe. I feel like I’m typically begging them to eat leftovers, but with this creamy turkey pie recipe, they dig in all on their own!
It’s also a super simple way to increase their veggie intake, and I’ll count that as a mom win time and time again.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- The top crust is flaky and crazy addictive
- Each bite has tender and juicy turkey paired with carrots and other delicious vegetables
- It’s the perfect way to make sure that you don’t have any food waste
Ingredients in Turkey Pot Pie
All you need are the simple ingredients listed below to whip up this pot pie. Who knew that making leftovers taste so different would be this easy?! While this isn’t the entire list needed, make sure to scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.
- Bacon: everything tastes better when you add in a little bit of bacon. You can omit if you don’t like bacon.
- Onion, Celery, and Carrot: these are the main veggies in this pot pie, but I’ll also add frozen peas and green beans, too.
- Thyme, Sage, Salt, Pepper: for seasoning
- Flour and Chicken or Turkey Stock: helps to create a thinner texture that works as the filling. The flour helps add a bit of thickening so that it’s not totally a liquid.
- Leftover Turkey: You can use leftover turkey or even leftover chicken if you want to make chicken pot pies! I tend to make this recipe quite a bit around Thanksgiving, or I’ll use leftover rotisserie chicken as well. It’s easiest to use leftover turkey or chicken in this recipe.
- Chicken stock – You can also use chicken broth as well.
- Frozen Vegetables: you can really use any kind of frozen mixed vegetables. We enjoy peas, carrots, corn, and green beans. This is also a great time to use up any leftover veggies that you may have in the fridge.
- Pie Crust: You can easily buy a pie crust to use from the store. Or you can double my all-butter pie crust.
How to make Turkey Pot Pie
- Cook the Bacon: Preheat saucepan over medium heat. Cook bacon until browned, then remove from pan to a plate, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Set aside.
- Cook the vegetables: Add olive oil to the pan, then add onion, celery, and carrot. Stir to coat with oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-5 minutes. You can also cook with butter over medium heat.
- Make the Rue: Sprinkle with thyme, sage, salt, pepper, and flour and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add stock and milk, and cook and stir until thickened, just a few minutes.
- Add in Turkey: Remove pan from heat and stir in vegetables, bacon, and turkey.
- Assemble the Pie: Place one crust in the bottom and up the sides of a 9” pie plate. Spoon hot filling into the crust. Place the second crust over the top, press the edges together, and crimp as desired. Cut slits in the top of the pie for air to escape.
- Bake: Place pie on a cookie sheet in case of spillage, and bake for 40-55 minutes, or until golden brown.
Storing and Freezing
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month. You can actually prepare the pie ahead of time and bake it later.
What goes with Turkey Pot Pie?
I always serve this simple recipe for turkey pot pie with a side salad. Since the meat and veggies are inside the pie crust, you can use a salad to pair with it. You could also make an easy vegetable like air fryer broccoli.
You can also serve this with any leftover gravy as well.
To make sure that the crust is baked all the way, 40-45 minutes of cooking time is needed.
You’re actually using a rue made up of stock, flour, milk, and seasonings. Combined, it creates a flavorful sauce that holds everything together inside the pot pie.
Yes, you can. You can choose another type of leftover meat or even make a vegetable pot pie as well.
Absolutely. The best way to freeze turkey pot pie is to prep it and freeze it before baking it. When you’re ready to cook, just pop it into the oven.
Once you have leftovers of this creamy turkey pot pie, reheating is a breeze. You can reheat it in the oven or pop it in the microwave and reheat on medium high heat.
Just make sure to warm up this Pillsbury turkey pot pie all the way.
Turkey Pot Pie
- 2 strips bacon (approx 57g) diced
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
- ½ cup diced yellow onion (66g) (about ½ medium onion)
- 1 stalk celery (approx ½ cup or 65g) diced
- 1 small carrot (approx ½ cup or 76g) diced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt plus more to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper plus more to taste
- ⅓ cup (41g) all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup (79ml) chicken or turkey stock
- 1 cup (237ml) nonfat milk (whole milk may be substituted)
- ½ cup frozen corn (62g) thawed
- 1 cup frozen peas (110g) thawed
- 1 cup chopped cooked green beans (100g) see note
- 2 cups shredded cooked turkey (264g)
- 2 recipes pie crusts (Use a box of refrigerated crusts if you wish)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Preheat sauce pan over medium heat. Cook bacon until browned, then remove from pan to a plate, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Set aside.
- Add olive oil to the pan, then add onion, celery, and carrot. Stir to coat with oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with thyme, sage, salt, pepper, and flour and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute. Add stock and milk, and cook and stir until thickened, just a a few minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in vegetables, bacon, and turkey.
- Place one crust in the bottom and up the sides of a 9” pie plate. Spoon hot filling into crust. Place second crust over the top, press the edges together, and crimp as desired. Cut slits in the top of the pie for air to escape.
- Place pie on a cookie sheet in case of spillage, and bake for 40-55 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month. Entire pie may be mad and frozen ahead of time, either before or after baking.
East Turkey Pot Pie is perfect for leftover turkey – or use rotisserie chicken! This is my family’s favorite recipe – we’ve been making it for over 30 years.
Last Updated on September 20, 2022