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Easy Puff Pastry Turkey Pot Pie

Not just for leftovers!

by: Jen Farr
easy turkey pot pie from leftovers

Watch out turkeys; we are heading into turkey eating seasos! It is time to brush off those basters and get roasting. The best part about making a huge roasted turkey for a big family gathering has got to be the leftovers. Do not throw those turkey leftovers away. Turkey leftovers are so versatile and can be stretched for many meals to come. Do you remember the episode of Friends (am I dating myself) when someone in the office ate Ross' turkey leftover sandwich and he lost his mind?! Turkey leftovers are gold.

Now, what to do with those bits of turkey meat you ask? Bring together all the flavours of the holidays in a delicious turkey pot pie. To make things a little bit easier we skipped the homemade pie crust and used a sheet of store bought puff pastry instead. The puff pastry give this traditional recipe a light, crispy and golden topping. 

Easy Turkey Pot Pie 


2 cups of cooked turkey meat, chopped
2 pieces of bacon, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
2 cups potatoes, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 parsnip, chopped
1 shallot
1 garlic clove
2 cups chicken or turkey stock
2 tbsp all purpose flour and more for dusting
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
2 tsp chiffonaded sage
2 tsp chopped thyme
1 egg


recipe-directions-flower In a large saute pan, cook chopped bacon over medium-high heat, until fat has been rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove bacon.
turkey pot pie ingredients

recipe-directions-flower Add potatoes, parsnip and carrots to the saute pan. Cover pan and let cook for 10 minutes, until vegetables start to soften.

recipe-directions-flower Add onion, garlic, sage and thyme. Cover and let cook an additional 5 minutes.

recipe-directions-flower Add turkey to the pan. Check vegetables, if they are still firm, cover and let cook an addition 5-10 minutes.

recipe-directions-flower Stir in 2 tbsp of flour...stir until flour is evenly dispersed in mixture - no clumps of flour.

recipe-directions-flower Pour in 2 cups stock, chicken or turkey, and stir. Sauce will start to thicken.

recipe-directions-flower Bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes - stir often. 

turkey pot pie cooking

recipe-directions-flower In the meantime, roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Mix 1 tsp of sage and 1 tsp of thyme into the flour. As you roll the puff pastry the herbs will be pressed in. 
recipe-directions-flower Scoop turkey filling into a deep dish pie plate, or a shallow baking dish. 
turkey pot pie raw dough

recipe-directions-flower Place puff pastry on top of filling, be sure to cut a hole in the middle of the pastry - this will let the steam vent out as the pie cooks.

recipe-directions-flower Brush a beaten egg onto the pastry, this will give the pie a lovely brown colour when it is baked.

recipe-directions-flower Bake in a 400°F oven for 25-30 minutes, until puff pastry is puffed and golden brown and filling is bubbling.
turkey pot pie pin

recipe-directions-flower Remove from oven and serve.

recipe-directions-flower Enjoy! 

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