Turkey Pot Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Turkey pot pie is not quite as easy as turkey soup in my book, but it’s still a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. If you use a store-bought crust for your turkey pot pie, it will make the entire process much easier.
One way to really make use of Thanksgiving leftovers for your dish is to use your leftover turkey gravy (if there is any!) for the filling of your pot pie.
Here are some great turkey pot pie recipes that vary in difficulty.
As a child we ate turkey and chicken pot pie, and it’s still one of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve updated the classic using a whole wheat crust and portabella mushrooms, but of course you can use whatever kind of mushrooms you prefer.
Served on a Friday evening by the fire, turkey pot pie is the reassuringly low-key end to a fraught week. Brought to a candlelit table, its crust the golden color of a beach at dusk, the juices just starting to rise up and drip tantalizingly down the side, and banked by a good sauvignon blanc, it’s downright elegant.
“Easy recipe for a warm winter meal. This recipe makes enough to fill a 10-inch cast iron pan just like my Grandma used to do.”
“All the comfort of a pot pie topped with mashed potatoes. It’s a great way to use up extra turkey or chicken.”
However, if you’re like me and wondering what to do with all that cheap turkey filling up your refrigerator, here’s my favorite recipe for chicken pot pie, which you can easily make using leftover turkey also.
Betty’s Hearty Turkey Pot Pie