Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone! Anyone else have a mass amount of leftovers? We figured we had to do something with the leftovers and turkey pot pie just seemed like the way to go.
The other night we decided it would be much better to make something good and hearty with the leftovers instead of just smothering turkey in mayo and putting it on a slice of bread. Genius struck… well, kinda. One of my friends pitched the idea of making turkey pot pie. I almost died – with excitement – right there with the idea of making my first pot pie. So we gathered all the leftover veggies and turkey and got to work.
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 celery stalks
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of mushrooms, diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 tablespoons of flour
3 cups of shredded, already cooked turkey
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
spices (ground pepper, salt, cayenne, garlic powder)
Preheat the oven to 350. In a skillet, heat up the butter and oil. Add the celery, onion, and mushrooms. Saute until onions and celery are soft.
Then add the flour to the pan make the roux. You’ll want to stir and cook that for about four minutes, until the mix is dried out. Slowly add and stir in the chicken stock. (At this point, it’s going to look pretty brown, so it may not be totally pretty. Dump in your spices. Add to your liking.)
Then you can throw in the turkey and frozen peas, and just think, you’re almost done. Just missing one thing… the pie crust. I used my pie crust recipe, cut it in half, and rolled out the final dough for the top. Don’t forget to poke a hole or two in the top, I almost did.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Before you put it in the oven, you might want to put the pan on a cookie sheet in the event of spillover. When the timer dings, pull out and let it cool for 10 minutes.