Turkey Pot Pie Recipe with Puff Pastry

Turkey pot pie recipe with puff pastry is a great way to use turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving. This is a dish that you might not have tried before, but it’s a really easy and delicious one. The turkey in the filling is perfectly balances with the gravy inside and the vegetables to give a nice well-rounded bit every time. While the onion and garlic provide a kiss of flavor without being too overpowering or adding excess saltiness. And because we are using leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, this dish will be cheap to make! Actually, the most time-intensive part of making this turkey pot pie is making the dough for the crust—but don’t worry! It’ll take less than an hour from start to finish if you have all your ingredients.

turkey pot pie recipe with puff pastry

The turkey pot pie with puff pastry crust is a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. It is also a great dish for the holiday season and can be enjoyed both as an appetizer and as a main course. If you’re thinking about making turkey pot pie for your family, we’ve got all the tips and tricks that you’ll need to make this dish.

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Ingredients For The Pie:

– 1 tsp salt

– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

– 1/4 tsp garlic powder

– 4 tbsp of butter or margarine

– 3 cups turkey broth

– 2 tbsp flour

– 3 cups turkey or turkey mix (leftovers)

– 1 turkey tail (leftovers)

– 1 turkey leg (leftovers)

– 2 tbsp thyme

– 2 stalks of celery

– ½ onion chopped

Preparation Method:

  1. In a large pot, heat the butter over medium heat and sauté turkey pieces for about five minutes, until turkey pieces are golden.
  2. Add turkey broth, turkey tail, turkey leg and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and let it simmer for about an hour or until turkey is tender. After turkey has cooled down shred the meat into smaller pieces with your fingers or chop it up with your kitchen knife.
  3. In a sauce pot, mix turkey broth and turkey tail with the flour until it has dissolved thoroughly and has no lumps.
  4. Add turkey shreds to the turkey broth mixture and let simmer for about 8 minutes under low heat.
  5. Meanwhile make dough by mixing flour, salt, and margarine in a bowl until it forms coarse crumbles.
  6. Gradually add turkey broth to the mixture and mix it thoroughly with a fork or your hands until dough comes together in crumbles (this should only take about 3 minutes).
  7. Spread dough on a flat surface, then roll into small balls. Using a glass or something similar that has a circular edge, cut out small circles and roll and stretch each circle to make the crust.
  8. Preheat oven at 350F (175C) and line turkey pot pie dish with two or three of these circles so that they overlap each other. Fill turkey mixture into the lined dish and top it off with puff pastry crust squares until turkey pot pie dish is full.
  9. Bake turkey pot pie for about 50 minutes or until pastry crust turns golden brown. Serve turkey pot pie hot with turkey gravy on the side.

Ingredients For The Gravy:

– 1/4 cup turkey drippings (leftover)

– 2 tbsp margarine or butter

– 2 tbsp turkey broth

– 1/4 cup turkey or turkey mix (leftovers)

– 3 tbsp flour

Preparation Method:

  1. In a sauce pan, melt the margarine over low heat and add turkey drippings and turkey broth carefully so that it doesn’t splatter.
  2. Mix turkey broth and turkey drippings with turkey or turkey mix and flour until smooth.
  3. Allow turkey gravy to simmer on low heat for about five minutes then serve turkey gravy with turkey pot pie.

Puff Pastry Recipe

Ingredients For The Puff Pastry Crust:

– 2 cups of flour

– 1 tsp salt

– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

– 2 cups butter (margarine)

– 1 egg yolk (optional, to brush pastries with for shine)

Preparation Method:

  1. Mix flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the margarine in four additions until it is fully incorporated in the dough and leaves no chunks.
  3. If you’re adding the egg yolk, add then mix until dough comes together in crumbles (if not using egg yolk then stop at 3).
  4. Add turkey broth to dough little by little while kneading dough with your hands until it forms a solid ball of dough that doesn’t stick to your hands.
  5. Use turkey drippings for turkey pot pie recipe with puff pastry crust dough by adding a little at a time and kneading dough till it’s solid ball that doesn’t stick to your hands.
  6. Roll turkey pot pie dough out flat using a rolling pin, about 1/4 inch thick or less.
  7. Cut turkey pie dough into circles or squares then stretch each circle to make turkey pot pie crust with puff pastry (this is for turkey pot pie recipe with puff pastry).
  8. Line turkey pot pie dish with turkey gravy and turkey mixture, top it off with turkey pot pie crusts until the oven safe dish is filled to the top.
  9. Bake turkey broth turkey pot pie in oven at 350F (175C) for about 50 minutes or until pastry crust turns golden brown. Serve turkey pot pie hot with turkey gravy on the side.

We hope you enjoy this Turkey pot pie recipe with puff pastry. We know that this is a great way to use leftover turkey from turkey day and can be a welcomed change to just reheating the same meal for 5 days in a row!

Here are some more posts to help with your Turkey Day:

When to Buy a Turkey for Thanksgiving

What To Serve With Smoked Turkey

How To Make Turkey Stock For Gravy

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