Thanksgiving dinner is a meal we look forward to all year long. The savory stuffing, the roasted turkey, the cranberry sauce — does it get any better than that? The best part are the leftovers! And we’re talking about more scrumptious meals than the usual turkey sandwich. We’ve scoured the internet for different ways to put that surplus of food — trimmings included — to use.

Recipe 1 Turkey Pot Pie

Who wants to keep eating turkey, potatoes and the same sides all week long after Thanksgiving? Here is a way to see leftovers re-incarnated in different meals over the coming weeks. Like this delicious pie. With its flaky, all-butter crust? I could eat it every day


3 tbsp butter1 medium onion cut in 1/2″ dice1 medium carrot peeled, cut in 1/2″ dice1 medium stalk celery cut in 1/2″ dice3 tbsp all purpose flour2 1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth1/2 cup whole milk1/2 cup heavy cream or leftover gravy1/4 tsp freshly-ground black peppersalt to taste1/2 large russet potato peeled, cut in 1/2″ dice1/2 cup frozen peas2 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked turkey1 tbsp minced fresh parsley1 heaped tbsp minced fresh herbs sage, rosemary, thyme or a mix1 double or single pie crust1 egg whisked with 1 tbsp water for egg wash


Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Cook onion, carrot and celery until soft, about 7 minutes.  Sprinkle vegetables with flour and stir to coat. Cook, stirring, for a minute, then add the broth, milk and cream.  Bring to a simmer, add pepper and salt to taste. Add potato, cover, and cook until tender, about 12 minutes.Remove from heat and stir in frozen peas, leftover turkey and herbs. Let cool for 30 minutes.Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ºF with a baking sheet or pizza stone placed on the lowest oven rack.  Roll out bottom pie crust (if using) to about 12″ and gently transfer to a 9×2″ pie dish. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.  When filling has cooled and oven is hot, pour filling into frozen pie crust.  Roll out top crust slightly larger than the pie plate and drape it over the filling, pinching it together with bottom crust. Cut a few slits for steam vents and brush with egg wash. Bake on preheated baking sheet/stone for about 35 minutes, until crust is golden and filling is bubbling out.

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By: Dick Benson
Title: Use Up Those Turkey Leftovers!
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Published Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:21:17 +0000

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