Friday Food : Crock Pot Turkey Pot Pie

Happy Friday the 13th!I came across a few different recipes for pot pie as I was trying to use some leftover turkey from a 1/2 roast I bought last weekend. True, it could have stayed in the freezer, but I was in a turkey mood and since I’m traveling I didn’t want to have too much “fresh” stuff in the refrigerator. In my own way I combined a few and here is what I think is a very easy version.

Turkey Pot Pie

 

What you will need:

  • 3-4 cups cooked turkey, diced.
  • 1 package (32 oz) turkey broth
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1lb (16oz) frozen veggies (carrot, pea, corn and green bean mix)
  • 2 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9inch Pie crust (up to 2)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl or directly in slow cooker, place meat, broth, veggies, celery, potatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf
  2. Allow to cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6
  3. When ready to finish…Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Or set toaster oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Remove bay leaf…Mix in milk, flour, salt and pepper gradually
  5. Pour mixture into casserole dish (or two depending on how many pies you want/need)
  6. Place pie crust over the casserole dish
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. (Regular oven you may need to add more time).

Photos & Comments

 

toaster oven

regular oven

I much prefer the toaster oven version at 375 degree F for 12-15 mins over the regular oven version of 400 degree F for 15 mins. Perhaps if I left it in longer it would have turned out OK, but the filling was boiling out of the sides and top.

My favorite part of a pot pit is the crust. I love to mash it and blend it with the other pieces parts. With this recipe there is only a top pie, no side crusts or bottom. This makes me sad and I would find a way to change it in the future.

As you can tell this makes A LOT of food. Make it for a family or social gathering or be ready to freeze!

7 thoughts on “Friday Food : Crock Pot Turkey Pot Pie

    • Glad it worked out for you. I love having pre-made crusts either ones I’ve made or store bought. No one really has to know, right?

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