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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

This pot pie recipe is the best thing to make with Thanksgiving Turkey leftover, and the best part is that you can use whatever you have! Don’t fret if you don’t have leftover turkey meat; you can totally make this recipe with chicken.

Homemade Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie!

2020 is that year that everything is going by so fast! May I start by asking you how you spent your 2020 Thanksgiving; did you have a “socially distanced” Thanksgiving? What did you cook? Or did you order some cooked foods? Please feel free to share in the comment. Ours was small, celebrated with just the kids and the husband, no visitors, but plenty of leftovers. I am only making this leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie a little late because I honestly got tired of indulging in Thanksgiving leftovers. 😂Lol, so I packed away the remaining turkey in the freezer, but here we are today. Do you still have some Thanksgiving leftovers?

What a year it has been for the entire world. I pray that COVID 19 vaccines come earlier than expected and that our world will return to normalcy. Today I am excited to make this super easy and delicious turkey pot pie from our leftover turkey; I handled two bowls of this; am sure you can use a bowl yourself.😊 This pot pie recipe is the best thing to make with Thanksgiving Turkey leftover, and the best part is that you can use whatever you have! Don’t fret if you don’t have leftover turkey meat; you can totally make this recipe with… Click To Tweet

This homemade leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie is flavorful and insanely delicious, and every family member will enjoy it. This turkey pot pie casserole can make a great lunch or dinner, and you can always make it ahead. And a perfect Thanksgiving recipe you can make with leftover turkey, and other veggies.

Turkey pot pie vs. chicken pot pie.

On paper, turkey pot pie and chicken pot pie may sound different, but they are the same in reality. All you need to do is that instead of using turkey, you use chicken and vice versa! Then add the veggies you like and make it as tasty as you wish.

The crust for Turkey Pot Pie.

To make the crust for this leftover thanksgiving turkey pot pie, you will need flour, butter, a little sugar, a dash of salt, and cold water. Get excited because not only that I am going to share my very easy pot pie recipe, I am also showing you how I make my crust from scratch every time. Scroll to the recipe card for full instructions.

What are the Ingredients for Making Turkey Pot Pie?

The ingredients for making turkey pot pie are leftover turkey meat, carrots, onions, peas, celery, any vegetable you love, and perhaps whatever you have on hand. Again, if you do not have any leftover Thanksgiving turkey, do not sweat over it; you can always substitute turkey with chicken.

Ingredients for making the best turkey pot pie with leftover thanksgiving turkey

How do you Make Pot Pie from Scratch?

To make this healthy and easy leftover thanksgiving turkey pot pie from scratch, you will first of all, make the crust (you can also use store-bought crust). Second, you will make the filling with veggies, milk, butter, etc. Third, add everything to a baking dish, cover the dish with the crust, and bake. In other words, making turkey pot pie from scratch is actually easy peasy!

Crust, and filling for this pot pie recipe.

Remember to brush this pot pie with egg wash, I kinda went a little overboard.🤦🏾‍♀️

Always remember to brush some egg wash on the crust before baking. Bake this dish until bubbling and crust is tan or golden.
This tasted delicious, but I am working to improve my skills on neatly folding the crust’s edges. And I may have to use a different pie dish as well.

Can you Refrigerate Unbaked Turkey Pot Pie?

Oh, absolutely, you can freeze unbaked turkey pot pie in the freezer whenever you are ready to use it, then you bake it until fully cooked.

How Long does Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie Last?

If you store it in the freezer, I would say as long as you want, but if you keep them in the fridge, I will say a couple of days.

What other recipes can I make with Leftover Turkey?

My next best leftover turkey recipe has to be my healthy turkey bites on keto-friendly bread (pictured below). Peppered turkey bite is a perfect appetizer that I suggest you seriously check out!

These flavorful, fun, and fabulous turkey bread bites will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

Relatively, you can make Nigerian meat pie with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. So yummy!

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This pot pie recipe is the best thing to make with Thanksgiving Turkey leftover, and the best part is that you can use whatever you have! Don’t fret if you don’t have leftover turkey meat; you can totally make this recipe with chicken.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie Recipe


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 55 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 people 1x

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This homemade leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie is flavorful and insanely delicious, and every family member will enjoy it. This turkey pot pie casserole can make a great lunch or dinner, and you can always make it ahead, and freeze.


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Ingredients

  • Leftover turkey meat (about 3 – 4 cups cut/chopped)
  • 1 cup of onions, garlic, and green onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup of ‘half and half.’
  • 1 cup of broth
  • 2 cups of frozen peas
  • 2 cups of chopped carrots
  • ½ cup of celery stalks (chopped)
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Maggi (or 1 teaspoon of seasoning powder)
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger or ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 2-tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg (for egg brushing the pie before placing in the oven)

 

Piecrust Ingredients:


Instructions

  1. Wash and cut all vegetables and set aside.
  2. Place a clean pot on the stove, add olive oil, and allow to warm up. Add some salt and chopped onions, continue to stir for the next 2 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Then add carrots, and celery, add seasoning powder, onions powder, black pepper, ginger, and stir together to combine.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, then add the broth and half & half.
  5. Add the peas and turkey meat, stir everything together, taste for flavors, and adjust as needed. Cook for another three to five minutes to thicken. Allow cooling before the next step.
  6. Preheat oven to 375. Spray the baking dish and scoop all the sauce into the baking dish.
  7. Then place the piecrust on top and gently close/lock. Use your hands or a fork to press down to secure and brush some egg wash.
  8. Use a knife to create incisions on the pie to allow air to evaporate; Bake in a preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes (or until the crust turns golden brown and the dish is bubbling hot). Set this aside to cool before serving; enjoy warm.

 

Instructions for making the Crust:

  1. Cut the butter into small cubes and put in the freezer to chill; I would usually chill for about 30 minutes before use.
  2. In a clean mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, and combine well by hand or with a fork or food processor.
  3. Then add the chilled butter and start incorporating until the outcome looks like a bread crumb.
  4. Add cold water; barely combine this dough, then mold into a ball, divide into two (for top and bottom; I do not do top and bottom. So I end up using only half of this dough.
  5. Wrap each dough separately and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes before use or put in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  6. After the said time, remove from the freezer, spread a little flour unto a board, place dough, and roll out to cover the size of your baking sheet.  Sprinkle more raw flour if needed.

Notes

You can make this recipe with chicken.

I only put the dough on top of the filling. But this dough recipe would be enough if you intend to lay the dough on the baking sheet before filling and then cover with the remaining dough. I personally like to add on top.

Egg in the crust is optional: I didn’t use egg to make this crust, but you can definitely add an egg to yours.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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This homemade leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie is flavorful and insanely delicious, and every family member will enjoy it. This turkey pot pie casserole can make a great lunch or dinner, and you can always make it ahead, and freeze. A perfect Thanksgiving recipe you can make with leftover turkey, and other veggies. You can always make this recipe with chicken if that’s what you have. #Turkeyrecipe #Thankgivingrecipe #Holidayrecipe #Turkeypotpie #Healthypotpie #Christmasrecipe #homemadeturkeyrecipe

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

12 Comments
  1. Pot pies are one of my favourite winter lunches. I tried this with our leftover turkey and it was amazing!

  2. This is such a neat idea. I am bookmarking it to try…I am a vegetarian so will try the vegetarian version 😁😁

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