Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Background and History

Indulge in the warm embrace of homestyle cooking with Turkey Pot Pie, a dish that traces its roots to the heartwarming traditions of comfort food. Born from the desire to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers, this savory pie has become a culinary icon, blending tender turkey, wholesome vegetables, and a velvety sauce encased in a flaky crust.

Ingredients

2 cups cooked turkey, shredded

2 cups mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, etc.)

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

2/3 cup milk

2 pre-made pie crusts (for top and bottom)

Serves

6

Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Instructions

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

Prepare Filling

In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, salt, pepper, and thyme, stirring to create a roux.

Add Liquids

Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk until the mixture thickens.

Combine Turkey and Vegetables

Stir in shredded turkey and mixed vegetables, ensuring they are evenly coated with the sauce.

Line Pie Dish

Place one pie crust in a pie dish. Pour the turkey and vegetable mixture into the crust.

Top and Seal

Cover with the second pie crust, sealing the edges. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Serve

Allow the Turkey Pot Pie to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 450

Protein: 20g

Fat: 25g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 3g

Notes

Customize with your favorite herbs or add potatoes for extra heartiness.

Ensure the pie crust is well-sealed to prevent leaks.

Allergy Warning

Check for allergens in pre-made pie crusts, and adjust ingredients based on dietary restrictions.

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