Do you find yourself with leftover Thanksgiving food such as a turkey, ham, asparagus, green beans, etc?
I had leftovers that I did not want to throw away, so I decided to make turkey pot pies. I included my turkey bacon wrapped asparagus, green beans, turkey and ham. I created the filling with flour, milk, chicken broth, celery, onion and the leftovers. For the crust, I made a delicious flaky crust by “Bob’s Red Mill” that states it is gluten free and easy to prepare. I followed the instructions and created my crust. I still have left over turkey meat and tomorrow, I will make a green mole, beans with the left over ham bone and a rice. Aren’t leftovers awesome?
For the filling (12 small pot pies):
1 celery stalk
1/4 of an onion
1 1/4 cup of milk
1 1/4 cup of chicken broth
2/3 cup of flour
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning
4 cups of leftovers
2/3 cup of butter or olive oil
Warmed up a little bit of olive oil in a pan.
I added chopped up onion and celery and cooked it until the onion looked translucent.
I added the leftovers (I removed the turkey meat and ham from the bone and chopped up the asparagus, green beans and the turkey bacon.
Once warm, I moved the veggies to the side of the pan and added 2/3 cup of olive oil since I used up my butter for the crust, and I added the flour.
I slowly wisked in the chicken broth and the milk, then added the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Step 6: Once incorporated, and when I noticed there weren’t any flour bumps, I mixed everything together and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Step 7: Add filling to the pot pies.
For the crust (follow package instructions):
Note: I made the crust first and left it in the refrigerator for an hour, as stated on the package, then made my filling.
16 oz bag of Bob’s Red Mill Pie Crust
20 tbsp of butter
8 tbsp ice water
The instructions ask that you roll two individual discs and place them in the refrigerator for an hour. I rolled 6 and placed them in the refrigerator, then I used the pie cutter to cut to size.
Note: I cooked my pot pies in a counter pie maker by Sunbeam. It cooks four pies at once. You can buy pre-made pie sheets located at the grocery store or Target. It makes things easier!