After spending an entire day in the kitchen the last thing you want on Friday is to fuss over food. If your tired of the turkey sandwich like I am you will appreciate this recipe. It’s all your Thanksgiving left overs in a cute little package.
Ingredients for Turkey Pot Pie
2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 large shallot chopped
2 medium carrots diced into 1/2 pieces
1 cup of frozen peas
2 1/2 cups of shredded left over turkey
1 cup of homemade left over gravy
Left over mashed potatoes
2 (9 inch) store-bought roll out pie dough
1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon of water (egg wash)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add frozen peas and sauté for 1 minute. Add shallots and sauté until softened. Incorporate turkey and gravy into the same skillet until the filling looks moist. Remove from heat and set aside. Line pie dish with bottom crust then add filling. Add a layer of mashed potatoes on top of filling similar to a shepherd’s pie. Finish with top pie crust, brush with egg wash and make slits for venting. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or recommended time on box instructions.
How do I make this gourmet?
1. Make your own pie crust.
2. Homemade gravy is what makes this dish special. The turkey recooks in it’s own fat again and it takes on a confit flavor profile.
3. You can use pearl onions in place of shallots.
What is your favorite left over recipe?