Pot Pies That Won’t Kill You…

… I cooked something that didn’t suck. It’s a Christmas miracle. Since no one died of food poisoning or got violent diarrhea I deem the recipe worthy enough to share. I think I’ll call it …



Leftover meat (I used the remains of the Christmas turkey carcass)
Frozen Veggies (whatever’s in there getting freezer burn)
Potatoes (I like the small yellow potatoes because they cook better than the larger baking ones)
2 cups of Chicken broth
1/2 Cup of milk
3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 stick of butter
salt & pepper to taste
1 Box of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts

Prep-time 1 hour 15 mins

In a large saucepan melt half the stick of butter and cook the frozen veggies till they aren’t frozen anymore. Then add 2 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add chopped up potatoes. Cover and simmer till potatoes seem soft.

In another saucepan, melt the other half of the stick of butter and throw in meat. Heat through then add half cup of milk and flour. Cook till you have a pasty meat mixture. Dump pasty meat mixture in veggie/potato broth. Stir and cook till the sauce thickens. It should look like this.

When it’s good and thick, set it aside to cool. While it’s cooling, preheat oven to 425. Prepare your pie crusts. Unroll the first crust and place in a baking dish sprayed with Pam. *You can also buy those frozen pie crusts from the desert section of the frozen food aisle that are already in pie tins. I bought a 2 pack of them and used the Pillsbury pie crust to unroll and put on top of the frozen pie tins. I made enough for two pies, but if you are only making one than a single box with two pie crusts (linked above) will work.

Once your pie filling is sorta cool (lukewarm will do), fill pie crusts tins. Top with unrolled pie crusts, make four slits to vent, and cook on 425 for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes turn oven temp to 325 and bake for another 10 minutes or so till the pie crust is golden brown. Remove, cool, and serve. My side was those pre-made bagged salads because I was three glasses deep in the eggnog and physically incapable of fixing anything else.

And there she is… leftover turkey pot pie.

Delicious. And nobody died.

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  • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

    Why, you forgot garlic!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I don’t know. Garlic is more for pasta dishes or Italian stuff. This was Southern comfort food which calls for butter. And more butter.

      • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

        That’s a distinction without a difference. Garlic FTW!

        • http://www.geeklady.wordpress.com/ GeekLady

          Garlic doesn’t work with turkey on my opinion. Works on pork crown roast though.

          • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

            Nonsense! Are you from Transylvania?

          • tj.nelson

            I would also add cayenne pepper or a frozen cube of red chili paste. It goes with everything.

          • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

            Heat is not flavor. :-P

    • Awkpearl

      Garlic? IDK….but LOTS of onion and mushrooms!! Yum…I just put mine in the oven, and headed here to see what was new…no joke! Only 10 minutes more……

      Oh, and sage….definitely needs sage….and parsley….and a chicken bouillon packet? Okay, now I’ve gone too far!! Lol!

      And, yours are gorgeous!!

      • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

        Yes to onions, mushrooms, parsley and… garlic!

        • Awkpearl

          LOL! Guess I will have to try that next time!

  • AMoniqueOcampo


  • Quittin’ time at Tara!

    Oh butter! “In the midst of life we are in death…”

  • http://www.geeklady.wordpress.com/ GeekLady

    I love leftover pot pies. I use leftover gravy as the sauce in mine, but leftover mashed potatoes thinned with turkey stock from the carcass works in a pinch.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      What a great idea with the leftover mashed potatoes.

  • Barbara Fryman

    Got a kid who can’t do pie crust, so I dump all this in a casserole dish and pipe left over mashed potatoes on the top. Shepherds pie is the bomb.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Excellent idea!