Turkey Pot Pie

This easy one-pot Turkey Pot Pie recipe includes roasted turkey, vegetables, a creamy sauce and flaky crust to make a comforting dinner in under an hour.

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This year for Thanksgiving, I purchased a whopping 21 pound turkey for us to enjoy for our family dinner. It was awesome in all it’s glory, until I realized just how much leftovers we’d have. Yikes!

We ended up having Thanksgiving dinner, dinner 2.0 and dinner 3.0 – and then I froze the rest in portions because 4.0 just was not happening.

A turkey belly needs time to recuperate! After exact replicas of holiday meals, I love to try leftover recipes such as Mashed Potato Stuffing Cakes or Chicken Stuffing Bake.

So it wasn’t too long after that I grabbed one of the packages of leftover turkey and decided to use it for that nights quick meal.

Despite the fact that leftover turkey can be frozen for up to three months, I needed a quick meal where a meat was already cooked.

So out of the freezer this portion came.

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

This Easy Turkey Pot Pie is great for using up leftover Thanksgiving turkey during the holiday season. You can also use leftover chicken for this homemade pot pie recipe.

You can also use both store bought refrigerated pie crust, and a shredded rotisserie chicken. This will save even more time!

The result? We gobbled up one delicious Turkey Pot Pie using thanksgiving leftovers.

It was beyond delicious, and such an easy recipe!

Why not just make Chicken Pot Pie‘, my daughter asked? My answer was, ‘it’s the little ways to change up a favourite meal, that keep dinners fresh and boredom away‘. Duh!

In reality, I was having a hard time searching for freezer foods because it was so packed, and just really wanted to use up what we have before I added to the inventory.

I love this easy turkey pot pie recipe, it tastes so much better than store-bought varieties. It’s the ultimate comfort food, the whole family will agree.

The last few times I bought Pot Pie’s pre-made from the store, no one in our family cared for it that much.

In most cases, homemade homemade turkey pot pie spoils you over ultimate convenience.

food, with Turkey and Pie

Ingredients Required

This recipe calls for simple ingredients.

  • Cooked Turkey: Or you can use cooked chicken if you’d like
  • Pie Crust: I used a frozen deep dish store-bought pie crust, though you can also use your own homemade pie crust
  • Vegetables: For ease use frozen vegetables, potato, fresh leeks and fresh carrot. You can use your preferred combination of fresh veggies, like green beans.
  • Seasonings: I use dried thyme (you can use fresh thyme), salt and black pepper
  • Butter
  • All Purpose Flour: to thicken it up a little
  • Chicken broth: for the mixture

How to Make Turkey Pot Pie

That being said, this recipe is SIMPLE to make, and a wonderful one-pot meal. Plus, bake time is minimal since most of the cooking is done on stovetop.

The steps and tips are on the printable recipe card below.

 
  1. Preheat the oven to 425, and if using store bought crusts, now is the time to remove from freezer and allow to warm to room temperature.

  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add leeks and thyme and cook until softened

  3. Stir in flour and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Gently stir in the chicken broth.

  4. Add turkey, potato, carrots, salt and pepper. bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer and cook (stirring occasionally) until fork pierces potatoes. Add vegetables and continue to simmer while you prepare crust.

  5. Use pie plate that comes with crust or carefully transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Pour turkey mixture into the bottom crust.

  6. Carefully remove second flaky pie crust from plate and place onto a floured surface. Roll out crust gently as you want it a tad bigger and flat. Place pastry over pot pie filling, pinch edges and cut steam vents.

  7. Bake until golden brown, which will be about 10-15 minutes. I like to put the pie plate on a baking sheet to catch any drippings, so the oven stays clean.

food on a table, with Turkey Pie

Recipe Tips

While you can make your own crust, using store-bought makes it even easier to get this ready and on the table.

I do have one amazing crust recipe that I really should publish at some point, yet in this instance, I had a package of frozen crusts in the freezer that needed using up.

At first glance of the recipe, you might assume this wouldn’t be a creamy filling due to the absence of milk or a cream. Wrong!

The liquid base comes from chicken broth, and it thickens beautifully making one creamy turkey pot pie.

You could do individual portions, placing the filling into ramekins then covering each with it’s own flaky crust.

Yet I wanted to make it traditional this time with both a bottom and top crust making it a true pot and pie. Either way this is the best turkey pot pie.

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How to Store Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover turkey pot pie will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Reheat either in the microwave, or back in the oven if you want that wonderful flaky crust.

Can You Freeze Pot Pie? 

Yes! When stored in an airtight container in the freezer, it will be good for up to 3 months.

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This pot pie recipe is a great way to use juicy turkey leftovers that will come in handy each and every time a holiday passes and you’ve finished your feast.

A plate of food, with Turkey Pie
food, with Turkey and Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This easy one-pot Turkey Pot Pie recipe includes roasted turkey, vegetables, a creamy sauce and flaky crust to make a comforting dinner in under an hour.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup leeks, pale parts chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey, diced
  • 1 1/2 large potato, cut into quarters
  • 1 carrot, small slices
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 pie crusts, frozen deep dish
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen peas and corn

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425, and if using store bought crusts, now is the time to remove from freezer and allow to warm to room temperature.
  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add leeks and thyme and cook until softened
  3. Stir in flour and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Gently stir in broth
  4. Add turkey, potato, carrots, salt and pepper. bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer and cook (stirring occasionally) until fork pierces potatoes. Add vegetables and continue to simmer while you prepare crust
  5. Use pie plate that comes with crust or carefully transfer to baking dish. Pour filling contents into the bottom crust.
  6. Carefully remove second crust from plate and place onto a floured surface. Roll out crust gently as you want it a tad bigger and flat. Place pastry over filling, pinch edges and cut steam vents
  7. Bake until golden brown, which will be about 10-15 minutes. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 980mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

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29 Comments

  1. OMG, That looks and sounds delicious. I needed a new way to use leftover turkey instead of just sandwiches and soup.

  2. I was just looking for a turkey pot pie recipe. I bought a small turkey on sale this week and am already planning leftovers.

  3. I love turkey pot pie. This year I didn’t have enough left overs to make any. My kids love turkey sandwiches so that’s what they ate for 5 days in a row for school lunches. LOL

  4. I love Turkey,chicken or beef pot pies. This recipe looks good I would just need more gravy.

  5. Your pie looks so delicious and it has been ages since I made it. I am now inspired to try.

  6. We love turkey pie in our home and this looks delicious. Its an easy way to use up some of the leftover turkey as well.

  7. I’ve never made a turkey pot pie but this looks delicious and easy to make with the frozen pie crusts. This is my kind of recipe.

  8. Turkey Pot Pie is such a yummy way to use turkey leftovers. Your photos have me drooling!

  9. Wow. Great photography it just shows how much you encapsulated into that Turkey Pot Pie. Gotta admit. Kinda jealous I didn’t do this.

  10. This looks so good, I normally make soup with my leftovers, don’t know why I never thought of making a meat pie, looks so very good!!

  11. This one looks really good. And so happy to see you used premade pastry too. I suppose I could make it with chicken too Thanks for sharing. Pinning this one.

  12. Great way to use leftover turkey. I would make this recipe using leftover chicken as well.

  13. That looks so delicious! I always freeze some turkey too. This recipe would come in handy!

  14. I made this tonight. It made 2 pies so I was able to put one in the freezer for later.
    I didn’t have any cooked carrots but I had everything else. It was very good and tasty.

    Will make this again.

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