What’s in a Turkey Pot Pie?
Keep it easy on yourself and know that nearly anything that you have can be baked into this pot pie! I always include a combination of turkey, vegetables, savory spices, a creamy sauce, all baked into a crust.
Got peas? Got carrots, leftover roast vegetables or potatoes? It all goes perfectly in a pot pie!
How to Make Turkey Pot Pie
- Cook onions until tender. Add flour and milk to make a roux (per recipe below).
- Toss sauce with turkey and veggies. Fill a pie crust.
- Add top crust, pinch edges to seal the pot pie, use a fork to ‘crimp’ the edges all the way around and add a few slits in the center to create vents for the steam to escape. This prevents the pot pie from bursting at the edges while it bakes.
Once your turkey pot pie is prepared you can either pop it in the freezer for later or in the oven to enjoy now! Bake until the top of the crust is golden brown, and let cool before cutting and serving.
Can You Freeze It? Definitely! Turkey pot pie can be frozen either before or after baking. Prepare as directed and cool completely. Cover tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil.
To bake from frozen: Preheat oven to 375°F and unwrap pie. Bake for about 80-90 minutes or until golden and the filling is bubbly. If you notice the crust starting to brown too much, loosely cover with foil or use a pie shield.
There are countless recipes to enjoy your leftover turkey! Classic Chicken Salad (made with turkey of course!) or Turkey Noodle Soup make for a great lunch. Pretty much any recipe that requires chopped cooked chicken can be made with leftover turkey from chicken casserole to Homemade Chicken Spaghetti!
Turkey Pot Pie
Great for leftover turkey during the holidays.
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2/3 cup milk (or cream)
- 1 potato (diced and cooked)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen vegetables (defrosted)
- 2 cups leftover turkey
- 1 double pie crust
Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water. Set aside.
- Cook onion in butter over medium low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add flour, poultry seasoning, thyme, salt & pepper. Cook 2 minutes more.
- Whisk in chicken broth and milk a little bit at a time stirring after each addition. It will seem thick at first but will smooth out. Bring to a boil over medium heat, simmer 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in turkey and vegetables.
Line a 9" pie plate with one of the crusts. Fill with turkey filling. Brush edges of crust with egg wash and top with second crust. Pinch edges to seal and cut a few slits to vent pie. Brush with egg wash.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and filling is bubbly.
- Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
Turkey can be replaced with chicken.
Leftover vegetables can be used in place of frozen vegetables.
Fresh vegetables can be used but should be cooked to tender crisp before adding to the sauce.
If crust begins to brown too much, loosely tent with foil.
Potato can be cooked in the microwave.