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Turkey Potpies

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Makes

2 pies (6 servings each)

With their golden brown crust and scrumptious filling, these comforting turkey potpies will warm you down to your toes. Because the recipe makes two, you can eat one now and freeze the other for later. They bake and cut beautifully. —Laurie Jensen, Cadillac, Michigan

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 sheets refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  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 2 ungreased 9-in. pie plates. Unroll crusts; place over filling. Trim crusts and seal to edge of pie plates. Cut out a decorative center or cut slits in crusts. In a small bowl, whisk egg and remaining 1 tablespoon cream; brush over crusts.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Can you freeze Turkey Potpies?

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 until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, 55-60 minutes longer.

Turkey Potpies Tips

Can you use other kinds of vegetables in this turkey potpie recipe?

You can easily try different root vegetables such as sweet potatoes or turnips in this turkey pot pie recipe. But if you're short on time or looking for an easy shortcut, you can also opt for your favorite frozen vegetable mix.

What can you do if the crust is getting too golden before the turkey potpies are done?

If your crust is browning too quickly and you're worried it might burn, simply lay a loose piece of foil over your turkey pot pie for the remainder of the baking time. You can also make a pie crust shield to prevent burning—and reuse it for baking other pies at home, too!

How long will turkey potpies last?

After your homemade potpie has baked and cooled, you can wrap leftovers in foil or store them in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator if stored properly.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

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