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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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schamberlain 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 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 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 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 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 232743
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

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

krucook 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 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 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 217825
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

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

dmkinsey 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 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 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 155279
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

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

KarenKeefe 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 157279
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

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

aprilb30 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 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 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 209507
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

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

chin-chilla 209506
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013


chin-chilla 157277
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

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

dupzyk 99462
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

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

dupzyk 170234
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

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

dupzyk 170886
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

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

foodiemomma 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 110730
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Easy and delicious! Will definitely make again."

jeni75 101265
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"this recipe is AWSOME"

cmarie_1124 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 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 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 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 174985
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"The family loved this!"

Durbymom 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 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 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 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 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 99461
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"very delicious and easy"

beatntbroken 170229
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

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

auggiebelle 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 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 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 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 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 157268
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

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

10sChick 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 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 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 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 158793
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

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

sg1728 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 101231
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"Family Loved It!!"

Penny Lane3 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 99457
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

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

melodious88 155266
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011


Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

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

pjpete 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 100882
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

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

MiGirl50 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 81258
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

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

SusanMcIntire 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 157265
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

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

crazyneighbor 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 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 83857
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

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

tkarinas 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 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 100877
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010


shelleyjCA2AZ 83855
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

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

ojc0806 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 102258
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

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

frazzledcook 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 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