Turkey Pot Pie – Homemade turkey pot pie made right in a skillet! This meal is the perfect comfort food and it’s a great way to use up extra turkey from the holidays!
Turkey Pot Pie
Every year after the holidays, I am desperately trying to reinvent the leftovers into fun and exciting meals because lets be honest, you only want to eat turkey and gravy over mashed potatoes so many times. This year, I decided to use my favorite chicken pot pie recipe and turn it into a turkey pot pie using my leftovers from making a slow cooker turkey breast. This had to be one of my favorite reinventions of turkey leftovers ever, it was so comforting, yet different enough that it was exciting.
Now you can definitely make your pot pie prettier than mine, my crust was a little too warm when I put it on top but you can also keep it simple and just add slits on top for ventilation. Don’t forget to do that or else you might end up with some unexpected holes or oozing in it.
Common questions about making turkey pot pie
How do you make a turkey pot pie?
To make a homemade turkey pot pie, you line a pan with pie crust, make the gravy, mix that with the turkey and vegetables before putting it into the pie crust, and top with the other pie crust. Then, you place the chicken pot pie in the oven and bake until the pie is golden brown.
Can you freeze homemade turkey pot pie?
Yes, one of the great things about turkey pot pie is how well it freezes and reheats. You can either freeze it cooked or uncooked, if it has already been cooked, then make sure it has completely cooled before wrapping and freezing it. This is especially great if you are a bit tired of turkey after the holidays as you can enjoy the pot pie with it in it at a later date.
How do you reheat turkey pot pie?
To reheat a turkey pot pie, simply follow the same instructions as you used to bake it. For this recipe, cook it for about 30-35 minutes at 425 degrees. Make sure to keep an eye on it and if the top starts to brown too much, place aluminum foil over it.
How do you make chicken pot pie?
To make a chicken pot pie instead of a chicken pot pie, simply substitute in shredded chicken instead of turkey. The rest of the recipe will remain exactly the same as the turkey version.
How long can you keep turkey pot pie in the fridge?
You can keep a turkey pot pie in the fridge for about 2-4 days and in the freezer about 6 months.
What else can I do with leftover turkey?
Some of my favorite uses for leftover turkey include –
- Turkey Dumpling Soup
- Turkey Wild Rice Soup
- Turkey Noodle Soup
- Turkey Noodle Casserole
- Turkey Pesto Sandwich
Looking for side dishes to serve with turkey pot pie? Check out these recipes!