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Turkey Potpies Recipe

Turkey Potpies Recipe

With its golden brown crust and scrumptious filling, these comforting potpies will warm you down to your toes. Because it makes two, you can eat one now and freeze the other for later. They bake and cut beautifully. —Laurie Jensen, Cadillac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 large egg


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a Dutch oven, saute potatoes, carrots, onion and celery in butter and oil until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in turkey, peas, 1/2 cup cream, parsley, garlic salt and pepper.
  • 2. Spoon into two ungreased 9-in. pie plates. Roll out pastry to fit top of each pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut out a decorative center or cut slits in pastry. In a small bowl, whisk egg and remaining cream; brush over pastry.
  • 3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked potpies up to 3 months. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 425°. Place pie on a baking sheet; cover edge loosely with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; remove foil. Bake 55-60 minutes longer or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 2 pies (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 287 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

Reviews for Turkey Potpies

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 255867
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"Talk about comfort food! Can't wait to try this using the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!"

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 241707
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"I thought this recipe is great. Making for second time tonight. I did add a little thyme, thank you so much for the recipe"

lisammay1980 User ID: 8677818 240396
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I love this recipe, this will be my second time making it :). The only thing we decided as a family is my kids wanted a bottom crust too. Which with two teens made it go further and it was super easy getting a store bought deep dish pie crust that comes in 2 just cooked it from thawed a few min added all ingredients. Which we found perfectly seasoned Amazing my hubby raves about my pot pies lol .. Thanks soo much"

JTayFil User ID: 6198875 238509
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Way too easy.... Way Too Good!!!! After reading other reviews & based on the picture, I was prepared to increase the sauce mixture since we like our pot pies creamy. I used 4&1/2 cups of broth, 10Tbs flour & 3/4 C half & half. I used fresh potatoes, onions and celery, but used 1 heaping cup of frozen mixed veggies (carrots, peas, corn, green beans & baby lima beans) and 3C of leftover turkey. I also adjusted seasonings with seasoned salt, pepper, & paprika. Next time I will use some turmeric. The filling was quick & easy to prepare. After planning this for our Sunday dinner, we got a last minute dinner invitation that we didn't want to pass up. So I went ahead & made the filling, then I froze half of it and put the other half in the fridge. On Monday after work, I assembled the pot pie with the refrigerated portion & baked it as directed. It was outstanding! I love the versatility of this recipe. Instead of making a pot pie with the frozen portion, I might just heat it & serve it over biscuits. I can count on this recipe as another keeper from Taste of Home!"

JBurgh22 User ID: 8408214 236337
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Definitely going to make this again, but I agree it could use more seasonings. I added sage and thyme, will experiment more next time I make it. Also, given the state of my freezer I find it easier to freeze the filling by itself and thaw it out before assembling and baking the second pot pie."

cindiak User ID: 221828 233730
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Excellent! I made one with chicken and one with turkey. Both were equally delicious. Love being able to freeze one for dinner later."

swinny User ID: 1858482 232743
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Very tasty!!!! Added a little extra broth!!"

krucook User ID: 517980 224804
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"Delicious. I first made the crock pot turkey breast from Taste of Home. My family enjoyed that dish and then we made this dish with the leftovers. I'd like to put one pie in the freezer to have for another meal for another day, but my family insists on eating both pies; one pie on one day and then the other pie for the next. Thanks for sharing this homey pot pie. It's a hit with my family."

vballchick87 User ID: 5221949 219952
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"Delicious! If you have a problem with it being too dry, using half and half seems to work better than the whipping cream. Cream soup recipes taste gross after making this. We always keep one of these in the freezer for a rainy day. Frozen cooking instructions: let thaw on counter for 45 minutes, cover edges with tinfoil and bake at 425 for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 375, continue baking for about an hour. Remove tinfoil with about 15 minutes of cook time remaining. Let cool for 15 minutes."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 218254
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Excellent! I'm not much of a turkey fan at all, but this won me over. I plan on having it again soon."

Kayakchic User ID: 7746825 217825
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"Great recipe, only thing I changed was added some thyme. Will definitely make again."

dmkinsey User ID: 5897555 214691
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"This is the best turkey potpie recipe I've tried (and I try a new one after every Thanksgiving!). I did a few things different -- instead of chicken broth, I used chicken stock. I used Lawry's Seasoned Salt instead of garlic salt. And I used a whole package of Steamers mixed vegetables instead of the peas. A hit at my house. I'll be making this recipe again."

shill_ud User ID: 7490685 139929
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Great taste, incredibly filling! I was nervous about it being dry based on other reviews but we didn't have that issue at all."

walkerjo User ID: 7514182 99463
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"Thanks for a delicious way to use leftover turkey. Easy to put together. My husband and I can't wait to have it again tomorrow night. All I did was add a splash of Gravy Master to the sauce."

bikecanoeski User ID: 2450898 155279
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"The bottom crust is missing. Not at all good."

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 155270
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"Have to agree that there wasn't enough sauce. I used Wondra instead of regular flour and added one more cup of broth. It turned out perfect!"

bridgetc2 User ID: 3505543 157279
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"This makes the best pot pies I've ever tasted."

aprilb30 User ID: 7366815 81279
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"My husband loves pot pie and he said this is his favorite of any he has had. This recipe is easy to make and we all love it."

mwaxham User ID: 520647 174987
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"This didn't have enough sauce for me. When I had all of the ingredients in the saucepan, I thought it was a bit dry and during the baking it got drier as the vegetables soaked up the little liquid that was there. Next time I will make for sauce or add gravy. Also, I think adding 1/2 tsp of sage or poultry seasoning or Bell's seasoning would have been good."

mwaxham User ID: 520647 158794
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"After all the wonderful reviews, I was a bit disappointed in this recipe. For me, it was dry. I felt it needed more sauce. When you have all the ingredients in the pan, if it doesn't look like it has enough sauce for you, correct it before you put the crust on and bake it. It will only get drier as the potatoes and other vegetables absorb some of the liquid. Or you could serve it with leftover turkey gravy. Either way, if I make this again, I will modify it so it has a little more sauce. Also, I think it could use some sage or poultry seasoning."

DViola User ID: 6210665 209507
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This was great, especially on a cold day."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 209506
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013


chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 157277
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Really great comfort food recipe, I sometimes swap the turkey for ground beef. Like how flexible this is."

dupzyk User ID: 7327261 99462
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Pretty good, but it could probably use a heavier hand on the spices."

dupzyk User ID: 7327261 170234
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Great way to eat some veggies and still have something stick to your ribs!"

dupzyk User ID: 7327261 170886
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Great way to eat some veggies and still have something that sticks to your bones!"

foodiemomma User ID: 5553422 110734
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"I am usually trying out new recipes, but this is one of the few that I repeat. It's well worth the effort. Sometimes I add a little extra garlic salt to taste. I am hesitant to try any other potpie recipe since this one is so good."

PamMoll User ID: 7085021 110730
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Easy and delicious! Will definitely make again."

jeni75 User ID: 2900163 101265
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"this recipe is AWSOME"

cmarie_1124 User ID: 5693915 170885
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"I was very skeptical because I've never tried homemade potpie and always disliked the boxed ones, but this is absolutely delicious. I made this two or three weeks ago and have been craving it ever since. For my husband and I, I cut the recipe in half (made just one pie), but used about the same amount of all the vegetables. Incredible! Will definitely make this again!"

bseegar User ID: 6844570 157275
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"This is delicious - perfect comfort food. I used a rotisserie chicken and substituted green beans for the peas as my son is allergic to peas, but otherwise made exactly as directed and it turned out perfect. The leftovers heat up nicely as well."

docswife4 User ID: 6862899 170232
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"What started as a way to use leftover turkey has evolved into a regular recipe using chicken!! I forgot to pick up the ready made pie crust so I used bisquick topping...success! I made some other changes as well, but this recipe is simply delicious as is!! My children and husband love it as well!"

mancooking User ID: 4959700 170953
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I've made this recipe 4 0r 5 times so far and it has always been a success with feeding family and company. Easy and delicious!"

spiker1 User ID: 264159 174985
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"The family loved this!"

Durbymom User ID: 6073830 170231
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This is a wonderful recipe! I didn't have garlic salt so I just made sure it was seasoned correctly with regular salt and then I added a pinch or so of cayenne pepper for a little kick! My husband told me to "add it to the dinner rotation!" It is worth the trouble to make the sauce without a can of creamed soup. Try it-it is very easy, even without opening a can!"

Southern Oregon Girl User ID: 5581351 110726
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"I've made this twice so far this fall and everyone who has tasted it loves it! I made a couple of adaptations, but really love it!"

Abby_21 User ID: 1024283 209505
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Excellent and great way to use up leftover poultry. Do wish they had given nutritional value though. This SHOULD be quite healthy. My only change was skim milk instead of whipping cream because it was all I had. Still turned out great with healthier substitution as an added benefit."

ponderosa1 User ID: 5460748 81278
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"So nice to see a pot pie recipe that uses fresh ingredients instead of canned soup and veggies. This had lovely flavor and creaminess. My only change was to make the pastry myself, and I used fresh garlic instead of garlic salt. The pie I froze reheated nicely, too."

csnoeren User ID: 5038169 172358
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"I substituted chicken for the turkey because the grocery store was out of turkey, but this recipe still came out great. I'm pleased how creamy it tastes without using condensed soup. And, I am glad to have a second pie to freeze! Love recipes that I can spend time in the kitchen once and get a bunch of meals."

maryduty User ID: 2933041 99461
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"very delicious and easy"

beatntbroken User ID: 6210650 170229
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"A few little tweeks as well as a bottom crust (made my own). But totally delicious!"

auggiebelle User ID: 5877300 170227
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I had leftover turkey and this recipe helped me use up a good amount of it. I was drawn to it because I am always looking for potpie recipes that don't use a canned soup. Made exactly as directed, but omitted the celery. My young kids even loved it. Next time the only change I would make would be to add more veggies."

jesslong619 User ID: 5718822 110724
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"I make this regularly in the fall/winter and I really like the ability to freeze one. I use chicken because we always have chicken in the house. I also use top and bottom crust. This is a favorite in our house!"

JAPluemer User ID: 1402893 83879
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"This has become a favorite in our house. I substitute chicken for the turkey. It is great to be able to pull one of these from the freezer."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 157271
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"didn't think it was that good. surprised it's marked with a contest winning ribbon. i missed the cream soup a potpie usually has."

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 83878
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"Great pot pie. The creamy sauce is what pulls it all together. I made mine with ham and believe you could use any kind of meat with this recipe. Will definitely make again."

Wag234 User ID: 1949114 157268
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Best potpie recipe ever, I've made it several times. I use sweet potatoes too."

10sChick User ID: 4943196 155269
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"This is an excellent Pot Pie with a flavorful sauce. My family loved it....I mean really loved it! Leftover turkey is good, but this last time I made it I pulled the meat off one of those grocery store rotisserie chickens and used that instead. It was spectacular! Otherwise I follow the recipe almost exactly. My only change is that I season the veggies with Season All while I sautee them."

Penny Lane3 User ID: 5747073 172351
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I've made this recipe two times, first time with chicken (my fav) and the second one with beef. The only addition I made was to add mushrooms...just a personal preference. First time I made both pies, but didn't think the frozen one was near as good as the fresh one. Second time I made a bigger pan of it, cuz warmed up is as good as the first time. What a GREAT recipe!!"

Joanna07 User ID: 2831179 101261
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"I made this recipe as is, and it was wonderful! The taste was wonderful, and the kids just loved it. The best is that this recipe makes two, so I have one in the fridge for a quick meal in the future.

I am sure you can spin this recipe and do chicken, or even beef."

ponderosa1 User ID: 5460748 139928
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"The cream in the sauce knocked this out of the park. Really delicious, and the frozen one was as good as the first one."

marie.byrnes User ID: 4091021 158793
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"EXCELLENT! I'll have to make another turkey so I can make this again."

sg1728 User ID: 3436264 155268
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe and is my favorite way to use leftover turkey. The pies really do freeze well."

Tanger0578 User ID: 5671648 101231
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"Family Loved It!!"

Penny Lane3 User ID: 5747073 102259
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"We just had this for dinner. Got to say it was the BEST potpie we've ever had! The only change I made in the recipe was to use fresh garlic and I added a few mushrooms. Very, very good!!"

shirley Borgerding User ID: 5600962 99457
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Made this for company when I had leftover turkey in the freezer from Thanksgiving--they raved over it."

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 155266
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011


MY REVIEW User ID: 5166523 81264
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Delicious potpie recipe, and very easy to make."

pjpete User ID: 3727244 110697
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"It's a good thing it makes two pies, my family ate both of them. I also tried it with beef and it worked great."

pharmboy User ID: 3109185 157266
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Excellent pie! I used turkey broth instead of chicken and Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Dough recipe for the pastry"

melinmn User ID: 5609501 170884
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"hubby LOVED it and i liked it too (i just picked out my peas)! i used turkey leftover from Thanksgiving instead of chicken. i will totally make this again for guests....though i don't need to for awhile since i have another in my freezer....yes!"

PPW User ID: 5631110 155265
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is an excellent recipe. My husband is a fussy eater, but this is for sure a keeper. Thanks much"

orpheusascending User ID: 4550098 172349
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I've been looking for a decent potpie recipe *forever* and this is it! An absolute keeper! I used diced roasted chicken and used fresh grated garlic since I don't use garlic salt and added a healthy pinch of cayenne. I made the recipe using single serving pie pans so I can freeze and heat up later. Absolutely fantastic recipe!"

kecurrier User ID: 5622951 139927
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"My husband and I loved this recipe! We are newlyweds and I am new at cooking. But when he said the words "it tastes just like my mom's pot pie", I knew it was a keeper!"

edsmom911 User ID: 951309 110696
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Made this with the rest of the leftover turkey-it was wonderful! Nice having an extra to heat up later also. To the person who gave this one star without trying it because of calories-if you think it has too many calories, don't make it! Not a reason to rate a wonderful recipe low."

PPW User ID: 5631110 100890
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"Excellent. I cut it in half until I knew we would really like it. Now wish I have made both. Will be an old standby now. Going to try it with leftover beef and chicken as well."

TerryR User ID: 573617 174983
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I didn't have the celery , frozen peas or whipping cream. But used canned peas instead, which worked, Also used chicken instead of turkey. was good. but wouldn't put the egg mixture on the pie crust again. oh and also put pie crust on the bottom, was very good. and used HOME MADE pie dough."

mom2grlys User ID: 2394516 100883
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"My family loved this recipe! Their only complaint was that I didn't cook them both because they wanted more! I used left over chicken instead of turkey, but I will be using this recipe after my next turkey feast!"

tillyw User ID: 3794664 100882
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"Made it with roasted chicken, my husband and father inlaw loved it!"

MiGirl50 User ID: 5190863 139926
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"Susan I am the creator of this recipe. I wrap the extra pot pie with heavy duty foil. I make sure the piece is large enough to also wrap around the bottom of the pie plate. So glad you all are enjoying the recipe, we love it too."

misspooches User ID: 2582916 81258
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Excellent! I make it with diced cooked chicken."

SusanMcIntire User ID: 3593190 83877
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"Got a question? This sounds delightful but how would you wrap this to freeze and how long can you free it?"

melton8010 User ID: 4818624 157265
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"My husband loved this! This is exactly the kind of meal he like."

crazyneighbor User ID: 3665774 157263
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"Wow! This recipe was a hit in my house and I have 3 picky girls, all who loved it! I love it because it makes two so although it takes a little time to prepare you get two meals. I took the advice on another member and purchased deli turkey breawst cut 1/2 inch thick and it work perfect! I will definately make this one again and share with my friends!"

hpsota User ID: 3560717 170878
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"My family loved this! I simplified the recipe and bought turkey breast lunchmeat from the deli and had them slice it really thick so I could cut it into cubes. I also used puff pastry instead of pie crust because I just saw someone on TV make a pot pie like that and it looked good. It was fabulous!!!"

feluxl User ID: 4746585 83857
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I made one for my family and one for work and everyone loved it."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 172348
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"This turkey potpie is delicious and so very easy to make, it's a winner for sure. My family loves it and we'll be making it many more times and definitely keeping the recipe."

Selene K User ID: 2103818 172327
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"Very nice to have a recipe that makes 2 meals. We really liked the pies, but I do have to admit I made a few changes such as cut the carrots in smaller pieces(family preference) omitted the garlic salt and used a rotisserie chicken from the deli. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks!"

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 100877
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010


shelleyjCA2AZ User ID: 219453 83855
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"what is the calorie count per serving???"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 155264
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Very tasty! Great to make ahead. I made it after a turkey dinner and froze both pies. Turned out great."

Devonna User ID: 1282512 102258
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Awesome! Great to have an extra pie for those busy days."

frazzledcook User ID: 4078734 155263
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"This was a HUGE hit with our family. I didn't get a chance to freeze the second pie as they want to eat that one for dinner tomorrow night. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

msvplinda User ID: 1698652 83854
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2008

"I've been looking for a chicken Pot Pie recipe for a long time that is not too spicy, but has a nice creamy flavor. This is it! My family is not much of a pea eater, so I substituted frozen peas & carrots. I also love the fact that you can make two pies at once. The frozen one is great to have on hand for busy evenings."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer