Make-Ahead Turkey Potpie Recipe
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1/2 cup diced peeled potato
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
- 1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, carrot, potato and celery in butter until tender. Add the flour and seasonings until blended; gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in turkey and peas; divide mixture among four ungreased 5-in. pie plates.
- 2. Divide pastry into quarters. On a lightly floured surface, roll each quarter into a 6-in. circle; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges; cut slits to vent.
- 3. Cover and freeze two potpies for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining potpies at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- 4. To use frozen potpies: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Cover edges of crusts loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.
1 potpie (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 575 calories, 30 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 837 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Reviews for Make-Ahead Turkey Potpie
"Every year I make this after our Thanksgiving dinner. My family would rather have this than the turkey with all the trimmings. Easy to prepare and usually have all the ingredients on hand. Very good on a cold November day. I save the other one for the night we put up the tree for Christmas."
"Love this recipe, especially after Christmas dinner when I'm tired of turkey. Just cook, freeze and heat and serve. Delicious!!"
"Excellent & EASY recipe! Like others have stated, I would add a little bit more milk and chicken broth. I'll be making this substituting chicken and beef for the meat too."
"My kids and husband couldn't get enough. Between the three of them, they ate 2 whole pies! I barely got to taste it!! I will definitely make it again! :)"
"Made this according to the direction. Did not have 2% milk only skim. For topping I used a container of ten jr. Size biscuits. Prepared the dish in a le Creuset brassier and just put the biscuits on top. Baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Turned out great. I do agree it needs more liquid I just added more chicken stock till the consistency looked right."
"This is an excellent recipe. The flavor is delicious! My husband doesn't get very excited about food, but he told me this was VERY good and I should definitely make this more often. I made it in a standard pie plate and left the pie crust whole...baked it for 32 minutes."
"What started as a way to use leftover turkey has evolved into a regular recipe using chicken!! I made some other changes as well, but this recipe is simply delicious as is!! My children and husband love it as well!"
"I am alone and this is perfect for me. I buy a cooked chicken at the grocery store and make individual pies, great to freeze and bake. Add salad and dessert for a good meal. I highly recommend!"
"Amazing as a pie, and as topping for hot biscuits out of the oven!"
"Made for family last night. Loved it. I made it in a deep dish 9 inch pie dish and increased the baking time to 32 minutes. It was great in every sense of the word. Did omit salt, really did not need it."
"What a great recipe, my family loved it. I added some left over corn and asparagus from Thanksgiving dinner. I would make this one again!!"
"regarding sodium content, one could try omitting the salt and using lower sodium chicken broth."
"My review went missing...just to let everyone know that this recipie seriously needs twice the liquid it calls for!!!!!"
"When I made this recipie....the sauce was so thick when I went to eat it....I could have cut it with a knife...needs twice the liquid amounts!!!!"
"That is a lot of carbs and sodium!"
"This recipe is amazing!! I make it for friends who have just had a baby or anyone that needs a meal since it can be kept in the freezer and heated later. I always end up giving out the recipe. Yum Yum!!"
"this is so good - my son said Mom could you make me some more I just devoured the one the gave me."