This turkey pot pie recipe is the very definition of comfort food!
A perfect flaky crust tops a veggie and turkey filled center!
This is an easy and filling way to feed the family!
What Is Turkey Pot Pie?
Turkey pot pie is the BEST way to use leftovers! Thanksgiving is the time where leftovers are almost as important as the Thanksgiving meal itself!
Sure you can make sandwiches and you can probably whip up a turkey noodle soup, but how about trying something just as easy and comforting but buttery and flavorful too!
Turkey pot pie is a collection of vegetables and shredded turkey in a gravy-like filling that is most often topped with pie crust.
The best part of this recipe is that not only can you use leftover turkey, but if you have leftover veggies, throw them in too!
How To Make This Turkey Pot Pie Filling
To make this turkey pot pie recipe, start by cooking your vegetable mix. The first thing I do is start a roux by melting butter and whisking in flour. Then I use a frozen mix of onions, green peppers, and celery – which makes a great base for so many recipes.
I heat them until tender then I add in cubed potatoes (try to get them cut into equal sizes so they cook at the same rate). Add in broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork.
I whisked in some milk, cooking and stirring constantly before its time to stir in turkey and frozen green beans. NOTE: feel free to use up leftover vegetables!
Pour your mixture into a pie plate, top with a premade pie crust and bake!
The pie should take about 25 minutes to bake up golden brown and perfect!
Turkey Pot Pie Tips and Substitutions
- This is a great recipe for leftover turkey! But you could easily prepare turkey specifically for this recipe. Rotisserie chicken is also an option.
- It is super easy to swap out the veggies in this recipe. Add chopped onions, frozen peas, broccoli, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes can also be used.
- This pie can be also be topped with biscuits, puff pastry dough, filo dough, or crescent roll dough.
- Heavy cream can be used in place of the milk in this recipe.
Can You Freeze This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe?
Yes, you can. Prepare the recipe as is (minus the potatoes, they will not reheat well), however, do not bake the pie. Cover the pot pie with plastic wrap and foil and place in the freezer.
Allow the pot pie to thaw in the refrigerator and back as directed except bake the pot pie at a lower temperature so that the entire pie cooks evenly.
Alternatively, you can bake the pie from frozen. Bake the pot pies at a 425-degree oven. Bake the pot pie for 30 minutes covered with foil, remove the foil an bake an additional 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- ⅓ cup frozen onion, celery and pepper mix
- 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup frozen chopped green beans
- 3 cups cooked chopped turkey
- 1 pie crust from 15 oz package pie dough
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large, deep skillet or a stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to form a thick paste. Stir in the vegetable mix and the potatoes.
- Pour broth into the mixture, whisking until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Stir in the milk until combined. Add turkey and green beans; stir.
- Pour mixture into a pie plate that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
- Arrange 1 pie crust over the turkey mixture.
- Bake pie for 25 minutes or until golden brown