Contest-Winning Turkey Potpie
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons celery seed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
- 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
- Whole milk, optional
- In a saucepan, saute onion in butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the turkey, cheese and vegetables; cook until the cheese is melted. Set aside and keep warm.
- For the crust, combine flour, celery seed and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add enough water until dough forms a ball.
- Divide dough in half. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Pour hot turkey filling into crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over the filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Brush tops with milk if desired.
- Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 727 calories, 45g fat (18g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1376mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
Dec 3, 2019
OMG it is SO GOOD. I made my own regular crust, forgetting the celery seed, but I sprinkled some on bottom crust after I laid it in the pan, and to the top crust after brushing it. I also split the cheese about half sharp cheddar and half monterey jack, as that's what I had on hand. And mixed veg instead of peas and carrots. None of my changes seemed to matter at all - it was still so very good.
Feb 5, 2019
This was so good! Easy to make and a great way to use the left over turkey. I will make this often.
Nov 23, 2017
Looks yummy! Is this too "soupy" to bake without a bottom crust and just a puff pastry topping?
May 31, 2014
I've been looking for a turkey potpie recipe for a long time and this one is wonderful!! Everyone had seconds...I even tried chicken instead of turkey and it still was delicious..
Mar 21, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Great tasting potpie! I used a store-bought refrigerated pie crust (saved on time). Simple to put together, basic ingredients used, and tasty. The filling is thick enought that it doesn't turn out 'soupy' and thin. Will be keeping this recipe handy for next time.
Mar 26, 2012
I make this potpie after every time we cook turkey!
Dec 22, 2011
Very good - the only changes i made were to use only frozen carrots (that is what my family prefers) and to use a store bought Pillsbury crust. This one is definitely a keeper!
Sep 26, 2011
i would use only 1/2 tsp. celery seed in the crust and I omitted the cheese. Very delicious!
Sep 19, 2011
Oops... just posted a review and forgot to include that I omitted the celery seed in the pastry.