Excited for the holiday season and its savory delights? I am! Especially for my favorite, the timeless Leftover Turkey Pot Pie! It’s a wonderful way to turn extra turkey into a sumptuous meal that delights the whole family.
Advantages of Using Leftover Turkey
I’m all about culinary efficiency and transforming leftovers into tasty new creations!
Using that extra turkey leads to a warm, hearty turkey pot pie, delivering both flavor and satisfaction to the entire family.
The already roasted and seasoned turkey infuses the pot pie with minimal effort, leaving you with a flavorful, scrumptious meal that screams comfort.
- Frozen mixed vegetables
- Leftover white meat turkey
- Cream of chicken soup
- Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix
These ingredients are essential for constructing the base of our delicious turkey pot pie.
Spices and Seasonings (optional)
You can always add some more spices like the following:
- minced garlic
- dried sage
- dried thyme
- salt and black pepper
How to do the Turkey Pot Pie
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Then, in a large bowl, thoroughly combine frozen mixed vegetables, leftover white meat turkey, and low-fat cream of chicken soup.
- Then, pour the vegetable and turkey mixture into an ungreased pie dish, ensuring even distribution.
- Next, in a medium bowl, blend Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix, egg, and ½ cup of 1% milk until smooth.
- Carefully spread the pancake mix topping over the chicken and vegetable mixture in the pie dish.
- Place the pie dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- After baking, allow the pot pie to cool slightly before serving. Slice and enjoy your Healthy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie!
Quick Tips for Perfect Turkey Pot Pie
Ensuring a Crispy Crust
To achieve a perfectly crispy crust for your Leftover Turkey Pot Pie, follow these simple steps:
- Keep Ingredients Cold: Ensure that your pie crust ingredients, especially the butter or shortening, are cold. This helps maintain the crust’s flaky texture.
- Vent the Crust: After placing the crust on top of your pie filling, make a few slits in the crust’s surface. This allows steam to escape, preventing a soggy crust.
- Watch the Clock: Bake the pie until the crust turns a golden brown color and the filling becomes bubbly. Typically, this takes around 20-25 minutes, but keep a close eye on it. Overcooking can result in a loss of that delightful crispy texture.
Another turkey recipe you will love is this Cozy Fall Ground Turkey.
How to Properly Store
To maintain the freshness of your leftover turkey pot pie, I recommend storing it in an airtight container. Properly sealing the container is essential to preserve the pot pie’s flavors.
You can safely store your pot pie in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This allows you to enjoy this delectable dish for several additional meals. Just remember to securely seal the container every time you access it to keep it at its best.
Enhanced Quick Reheating Guide
If you have some leftover turkey pot pie that needs reheating, there are two convenient methods:
Microwave Reheating: Place individual portions on a microwave-friendly plate and reheat them in 30-second intervals until they are perfectly warm.
Oven Reheating: For the perfect flaky crust, go with the oven. Preheat to 325°F (163°C) and bake your pot pie on a sheet for 10-15 minutes. For a deeper guide on reheating check out my article on How To Reheat A Casserole.
How can I make turkey pot pie using cream of chicken soup?
To make turkey pot pie with cream of chicken soup, replace the usual sauce with the soup, thinned if needed. Sauté vegetables like onions, carrots, and celery before adding the soup and turkey to enhance the flavor of your filling.
Here are some of the Best Spices For Chicken Soup.
Can I use heavy cream in my turkey pot pie recipe?
Yes, you can use heavy cream in your turkey pot pie for a richer, creamier filling. Consider half-and-half or milk for a lighter alternative. Whisk it in carefully to avoid curdling and adjust seasoning as needed.
How do I make a Bisquick turkey pot pie?
To make Bisquick turkey pot pie, prepare your preferred pot pie filling. Mix Bisquick, milk, and an egg for the topping, spread it over the filling in a baking dish, and bake until golden brown and bubbly.
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
- 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1½ cups leftover white meat turkey
- 1 can of low-fat cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the frozen mixed vegetables, leftover white meat turkey, and the can of low-fat cream of chicken soup. Mix these ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
- Pour the vegetable and turkey mixture into an ungreased pie dish, ensuring an even distribution.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, prepare the topping. Combine the Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix, egg, and ½ cup of 1% milk. Use a whisk or fork to blend these ingredients together until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Carefully pour the pancake mix topping over the chicken and vegetable mixture in the pie dish. Use a spatula to evenly spread the topping, covering the entire surface.
- Place the pie dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is beautifully golden brown.
- Once done, remove the pot pie from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
- Serve your Healthy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie in generous slices, savoring each bite of this delightful and nutritious dish. Enjoy your meal!