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.
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 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
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.
Scoop turkey filling into a deep dish pie plate, or a shallow baking dish.