Turkey Dinner Pot Pie | Holiday Recipe

A delicious way to use your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers in a fun and unique way! Turkey Dinner Pot Pie never looked so good. 

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I know Turkey Pot Pie is nothing new, and I’ve made it using my leftover Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey countless times. In the past, it was just a replacement meat for chicken in my traditional Chicken Pot Pie. I thought it was a tried and true recipe, until one fateful day when Trader Joe’s changed my life forever (okay, okay that may be an exaggeration, but just play along). If you’ve ever been to TJ’s, then you have experienced how awesome that grocery store is. Not only do they have delicious stuff, but they always seem to be serving some kind of sample that I fall love with. So a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I was offered some turkey pot pie, and I thought “eh why not? I’ve had this so many times before.” But boy was I wrong. Trader Joe’s didn’t just use turkey instead of chicken… they used an entire Thanksgiving dinner! Inside of their flaky crust was pieces of roasted turkey, stuffing, dried cranberries, and total deliciousness. I fell in love, and it was like a high school crush all over again. I couldn’t get it off my mind. So when I left my in-laws after Thanksgiving with a bag full of leftover turkey, I knew exactly what I was going to make! 

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I’m not kidding when I say this turkey pot pie is my new favorite comfort food. It’s bursting with flavor, and I love how fun and unique it is. I was able to whip the entire thing together in less than an hour, and Isaac and I may or may not have eaten half the pan in one sitting. #noshame

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It has leftover roasted turkey, stuffing, fresh cranberries, carrots, parsnips, onion, turkey gravy and a mouthwateringly yummy homemade crust. And it tasted just like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It’s such a great way to use all your leftovers, and you better believe everyone will go back for seconds (or thirds). I didn’t have time to make any this time around, but I know this would have gone perfectly with some of my homemade chipotle cranberry sauce! Yum! 

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Turkey Dinner Pot Pie

Turkey Dinner Pot Pie
Serves 6
A delicious way to use your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers in a fun and unique way! Turkey Pot Pie never looked so good.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Double pie crust (you can use premade, or make your own)
  2. 3-4 cups cooked turkey
  3. 2 cups brown gravy
  4. 1 onion
  5. 2 medium carrots
  6. 1 tbsp olive oil
  7. Salt & pepper
  8. 1 large parsnip
  9. 2 cups stuffing
  10. 1/3 cup fresh cranberries or cranberry sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease an 8x11 inch baking dish.
  2. Roll out one of the pie crusts and place along the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Peel and chop the carrots and parsnips. Chop the onion and throw the vegetables in a skillet with the olive oil. Cook until the vegetables are soft, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, gravy and vegetables.
  5. Pour the turkey mixture into the baking dish.
  6. Layer the stuffing on top, and sprinkle the cranberries on top of the stuffing.
  7. Cover with the second pie crust, then trim and crimp the edges to seal off the pot pie. Cut some slices in the top to allow the pot pie to "breathe".
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, or until everything is hot, and the pie crust is golden brown.
  9. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. If you don't have enough leftovers, you can use packaged stuffing, powdered gravy and dried cranberries!
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Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is your favorite way to reuse Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers?
Have you ever experienced the amazingness of Trader Joe’s?

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  1. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    December 7th, 2016 at 6:37 am

    This looks amazing! As a kid, chicken pot pie was one of my favorite meals. So comforting. I like that this is cassserole-style. Seems like it’d be a bit easier to make!

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I love chicken pot pie too! This recipe was seriously SO easy. I just threw everything together, and boom- it was done. Delish!

  3. pinksplash67

    December 7th, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Umm, this looks sooooo delicious!!! xoxo

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    It’s so good! We demolished that pot pie haha.

  5. Dana

    December 7th, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This is such a good idea. I’ve always had chicken pot pie, but i’ve never tried turkey!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks Dana! It’s so good, and such a great way to use up all your leftovers.

  7. Chrissy Z.

    December 7th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Mmh, this sounds yummy! A really great idea!

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks Chrissy! It was such a fun recipe, and so easy to make. :)

  9. Candy Kage

    December 7th, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Love making pot pies from all kinds of left overs. Some will have meat and some turn out to be all veggies. Whatever I have on hand.

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Oooh those sound like such great ideas! I need to use my leftovers in pot pies more often.

  11. Jessica Bradshaw

    December 7th, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Trader Joe’s is my best friend. I swear, I am there 1-2 times a week. I know a lot of the people by name. It’s my happy place. I like it better than Target. tehe.

    That being said, this looks and sounds fantastic. I am a huge fan of chicken pot pie, so leftover turkey pot pie sounds all kinds of good.

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I love how sweet the people at Trader Joe’s are always so friendly and helpful! I wish there was one closer to where I lived. And grocery-wise I DEFINITELY love it more than Target!
    And the recipe was so so good! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers.

  13. JamieSplendry

    December 7th, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    This is making me hungry! Thanks for sharing this, I need to try it, maybe with Christmas leftovers!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Oh yes! I’m already planning on making this again after Christmas. It’s SO good.

  15. Fashionable Tigress

    December 7th, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    This looks so delicious. I wish I had seen this before the turkey was all gone lol. It’s ok there’s always Christmas?

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Girl, I totally get it! And yes there is! I’m already planning on making this pot pie again with Christmas leftover. Can’t wait!

  17. Neely

    December 7th, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I love pot pies and this one sounds amazing. It seems like a really great options for families and leftovers too! Love it!

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Oh yes! It’s definitely given me so many ideas for future leftovers.

  19. Jenny

    December 7th, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Wow, this sounds so good!

    xoxo, Jenny

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Jenny! :)

  21. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    December 7th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    its all about that crust!!!

  22. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 8th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Definitely!! That’s one of the reasons I ALWAYS make my crust from scratch. Night and day difference.

  23. Shani Ogden

    December 8th, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds delicious! I’ve never had a parsnip before although I’ve seen them at the store…haha

  24. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 13th, 2016 at 8:55 am

    You should try them out! They are very similar to carrots, and are high in lots of vitamins and potassium. They are great in soups, too!

  25. Justine Y

    December 11th, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Okay, I pinned before I was even finished reading the post because you totally sold me! This sounds so delicious!!

  26. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 13th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Yay!! Thanks for sharing. :) If you try it out, let me know! I’d love to hear how it turned out..

  27. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 13th, 2016 at 8:58 am

    You need to give it a try!! I LOVE making my crust from scratch, and as long as you have a pastry cutter, it’s super easy to do. And you can make it a little better for you by using whole wheat flower and coconut oil.

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