Wednesday, November 23, 2011

grandma's cookbook - Leftover Turkey Puff Pot Pie!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I love the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy . . . yum! But, most of us will have leftover turkey and will want to find interesting ways to use it. I recently was sent the Better Homes and Gardens The Ultimate Casseroles Book  with more than 400 comfort food classic recipes!!! I thought it would be fun to share a recipe I found in it, modified slightly to fit our post-Thanksgiving leftover turkey!

Turkey Puff Pot Pie (chicken potpie in puff pastry)

Ingredients -
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces left over, cooked turkey cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 medium shallots thinly sliced - or 1 cut sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas or corn
Directions -
  • thaw puff pastry according to package directions
  • preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • in a large skillet melt butter, add chicken and onions - cook for 2 minutes
  • add flour, salt and spices and milk cook until bubbly - unless you have leftover gravy, then delete this step and just add gravy to your turkey and onions :-) and any spices you would like
  • add wine - if you like - and peas or corn and heat thoroughly - keep warm
  • unfold pastry sheet and on floured surface roll into 11-inch square - cut into four equal squares
  • pour turkey mixture into four individual 8=ounce casseroles
  • top with pastry, cut slit in top
  • bake for 20 minutes
  • enjoy!
What could be more of a "comfort food" than pot-pie??? You of course could add any veggies you like to make this you own special recipe! Happy Thanksgiving and happy day after Thanksgiving!!!

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