Turkey Pot Pie (Don’s Way)

For leftover turkey, a great dish to make is turkey pot pie. It goes like this:

  • 3 large carrots, chopped 1/2″ cubes
  • 3 celery sticks¬† (ribs removed) and cut into 1/2 ” cubes
  • 1 whole onion, chopped into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/3 cup butter,
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 6 oz. frozen green peas
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning

In saucepan, sweat onions, carrots and celery (about 8 minutes), add flour, salt, pepper, seasoning. Stir to coat all vegetables. (important)

Now add: 2 cups chicken broth (1/2 cup at a time),

  • 3/4 cup milk,
  • 2 instant chicken bouillion cubes.

Cook  and stir until thickened and bubbly, then cook 2 minutes more. Now stir in the frozen peas.

Stir in 3-4 cups cubed turkey and cook a further 2 minutes. Turn mixture into 6 individual casserole dishes, top with a square of pastry. Cut slit in middle and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. You can wait until they are completely cool and wrap with tin foil to freeze. Great quick supper when needed.

* For a different approach, use puff pastry for the topping. OMG! Yummy.

Taste Rating: 9.7

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