You have my word that this will be the last turkey recipe I post for a while. We are working on a lot of other things right now, trying to get Christmas organized, the tree up, Sean’s birthday and it seems like and endless amount of other things but I will get to some new recipes next week, I promise. Anyway, this is a new recipe and was one I had never tried before that makes good use of cooked turkey or chicken. I got this recipe from Cook’s Country and it is for a very simple turkey pot pie with a stuffing crust.
Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken or turkey broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen vegetables, thawed, or leftover vegetables
4 cups shredded cooked turkey
3 cups prepared stuffing or leftover stuffing
1 egg, lightly beaten
Adjust an oven rack to the upper middle position and heat the oven to 475 degrees. Melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and the celery until they are soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the chicken or turkey broth and the cream and simmer until the mixture is thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the frozen or leftover vegetables and the turkey and cook until the mixture is heated through, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the stuffing and the egg in a large bowl. Place the stuffing mixture between pieces of parchment paper and roll it into an 11-inch circle. Remove the top layer of the parchment paper and cut the stuffing into 6 wedges. Arrange the wedges evenly over the filling and bake until the stuffing is golden and crisp, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve.
Instead of cutting the wedges, which seemed like some unnecessary work to me, I just spread the stuffing on top of the turkey mixture and baked it this way. I really liked the way it all came out and it made great use of all of the leftovers we had from our turkey meal. If you don’t have any leftover stuffing, you can easily just use some boxed stuffing for this recipe and make it the same way. I used all kinds of leftover vegetables in this one, like peas, carrots and Brussels sprouts. Everything thickened up really nicely and it made for a great one pot meal that was done quickly.
That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for some more recipes. we’ll be trying some new things out this weekend, including some cupcakes, a cake, baked ziti and more so I will lots of recipes to post to go along with those I haven’t gotten to yet. until next time, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!