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What Can You Make With Leftover Turkey?
It's no secret that I love leftovers. Loving leftovers doesn't mean I eat the same exact thing every day. I hate to waste food and with some practice it can be pretty easy to revamp last night's leftovers into something different and delicious. In the midst of the holiday season, I bring you this tasty little pot pie that can help you use leftovers in the easiest and yummiest way possible. This recipe is perfect for using up all of your turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's. The final result also happens to taste like leftover heaven!
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Homemade Pot Pies From Scratch
Are you looking for turkey meal recipes and ideas that are tried, true, and don't call for exotic ingredients? These pot pies can be the star of your dinner or a super special side dish. The individual pies allow you to serve with ease. This recipe doesn't call for pie crusts or dough so you can spend less time preparing and more quality time eating dinner with the people you love. Homemade doesn't have to take all of your time and energy—this individual pot pie recipe will show you exactly what I mean.
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12 Delicious and Little Pot Pies
Best Pot Pie Recipe
Turkey and Veggies
Pot Pie Ingredients
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup turkey, cooked and chopped
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- 1 cup potatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
Instructions for Making Mini Turkey Pot Pies
- Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
- Generously grease or spray muffin pan and set aside.
- In bowl, combine onion, parsley, turkey, broccoli, potatoes, and carrots. Mix well.
- In second bowl, whisk together milk, broth, and Bisquick.
- Using spoon, evenly distribute turkey and veggie mixture into muffin cups.
- Top each pie off with a sprinkle of cheese.
- Pour batter over cheese and veggies, just filling each muffin cup.
- Bake in 400° oven for 30 minutes or until center of pies test done.
Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Recipe Made Easy
Easy to Bake!
This mini pot pie recipe uses basic ingredients that you probably already have. Ready before you know it, these are easy to make and can be frozen for yummy snacking or last-minute dinners.
Quick to Take!
The individual pies make lunchtime fast and easy: reheat just one or two at home or pack up and take to the office.
Cute as Cake!
You probably wouldn't ever serve pot pies at a dinner party or holiday gathering but these little guys (or gals) are gorgeous enough to make an appearance.
The Simplest of Simple Turkey Recipes
Tips for Making the Best Homemade Mini Pot Pies
- Be sure to chop your ingredients well. The ingredients should easily fit into each muffin cup and you want to be able to taste a little bit of everything with every delicious bite you take of your finished pot pies.
- Use what you have—fresh, frozen, leftover... whatever! I used leftover Thanksgiving turkey, fresh carrots and potatoes, and frozen broccoli.
- Be generous when spraying or greasing your muffin pan! If you're good to the muffin pan, it should be good to you in return. A well-greased pan will always release your delicious pies with ease. So pay extra close attention to the sides and corners.
- Use a tablespoon to gently press your ingredients down if your muffin cups seem to be too full.
- Your mini pot pies shouldn't bubble over, but if you're worried, place your muffin pan on a foil-lined cookie sheet to keep things clean and easy.
- These little pies look cute and yummy from every angle! Serve right side up or upside down.
Pot pies are one of my favorite comfort foods—especially on a rainy or chilly day. This is a great alternative to frozen store-bought pot pies because you can customize them to your taste palate and you know exactly what the ingredients are. I really love pairing broccoli with cheddar cheese! What would you put in your mini pot pie recipes?
Mini Prepared Turkey Dinners
© 2013 Heather
Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on December 28, 2017:
I will have to come back to this. Man, these food articles are making me hungry. XD
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 21, 2015:
Great recipe, Heather. I love your cooking hubs with interesting and easy recipes. I might give this a whirl sometime this year. Voted up!
oliversmum from australia on November 09, 2014:
Heather Says Hi. Your recipe looks and sounds great, can almost taste these little pies. Thanks for the easy to follow step by step instructions and colorful photographs,will be trying this recipe for sure. :) :)
Heather (author) from Arizona on January 19, 2014:
@Tolovaj-- Thanks for reading and commenting today. I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub. I love leftovers and their potential. Thanks again for sharing :)
Tolovaj on January 19, 2014:
Sometimes leftovers make even better meal than original was and your recipe promises spectacular results. I love how much variety it allows. Thanks for lovely presentation!
Heather (author) from Arizona on January 09, 2014:
@Glimmer Twin Fan-- I totally understand! I'm definitely playing all kinds of post-holiday catch-up both on and off line. I appreciate your visit and comment, as always. Thanks for all of the kind words and you'll have to let me know how your pot pies turn out as I'd love to hear/see your results :)
@peachpurple-- Thanks so much for stopping by! My heart-shaped bowls are stoneware ramekins and I absolutely adore them. I bought them from a store near my house called Cost Plus World Market. They have a website and you could probably buy them online too. They hold just over a cup of liquid and I use them soooo much for food blogging, prep work, cooking, baking... EVERYTHING! They even have another color combination that is red outside and pink inside (I think for Valentine's Day). Mine are green on the outside and blue inside. I want the red ones but my husband might wonder why we "need" more ramekins. As you can tell, I could talk about my dishes all day like they were my children, so I'll stop myself. Thanks again for the kind words. I really loved putting together this recipe Hub :)
@MargaritaEden-- Thanks so much for visiting! I'm so glad this recipe Hub has inspired you. It's amazing how simple food can be (sometimes). I hope you get to try these little potpies. You'll have to stop back by and let me know how it went. Thanks again :)
@rls8994-- Thanks for visiting and the kind feedback. I hope you can give these a try to you love them as much as I do :)
@torrilynn-- Thanks for the visit and vote. These surely are small and fun! I'm glad you stopped by :)
@randomcreative-- Thanks for stopping by. This is definitely one of my favorite ways to use leftovers and there truly are almost infinite possibilities when factoring in different meat and or veggie combinations. I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub :)
@tillsontitan-- I also notice that my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest buttons don't load as quickly as I want them to or just don't show up sometimes. I usually just refresh and there they are. Hope that helps. I'm glad you stopped by and I'm happy you enjoyed this Hub. Thanks so much for your visit and shares. You'll have to come back and let me know if you give them a try sometime :)
@MsDora-- Thanks so much for your visit and great comments, as always. I love recipes that incorporate leftovers and can save everyone some money here and there. I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub :)
Claudia Mitchell on January 02, 2014:
Can you tell I'm catching up on my reading and commenting? These are wonderful and look easy to make. They will definitely be on the menu soon. Pinned for dinner. Great photos and layout too Heather!
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 18, 2013:
i love your heart shape bowl. Where did you buy them? Your cheesy turkey mini pot pies are easy to follow. Great for breakfast
MargaritaEden from Oregon on December 17, 2013:
Yum! I love the idea, never tried to make pot pie, your hub is inspired me.
rls8994 from Mississippi on December 16, 2013:
Oh my goodness, these look so good! I might have to attempt this. thanks for sharing :)
torrilynn on December 15, 2013:
Seems delicious indeed. Small and fun. Thanks for the recipe. Voted up.
Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 15, 2013:
How adorable and so simple! I love that it is really easy to customize, too. What a unique option for turkey leftovers. It's always good to have some new options in the recipe file. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Craig from New York on December 11, 2013:
I spoke too soon. The pin and share buttons are missing.
Mary Craig from New York on December 11, 2013:
My head is racing with ideas for these great little mini pot pies! In addition to the wonderful cheesy turkey the sky's the limit.
Thank you for this great recipe and lots of ideas for leftovers. I must admit your pictures look yummy!
Voted up, useful, interesting, pinned and shared.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 10, 2013:
Thank you for sharing these very creative suggestions. They look yummy and as you said, are cost effective. Voted Up!
Heather (author) from Arizona on December 10, 2013:
@Phyllis Doyle-- Thanks for the great comment! This was a perfect way for me to use up the last dark meat of my Thanksgiving turkey. I'm not a fan of dark meat, but didn't want it to go to waste. Chicken pot pies are also my favorite kind. I'm glad you stopped by. You'll have to come back and let me know how your pies turn out :)
@purl3agony-- Thanks so much! I'm glad you stopped by and commented. I super appreciate the pin too :)
@Suzanne Day-- Hi! Bisquick is a powder mix sold in a box here in the states that you can use for making pancakes, biscuits, etc. A popular substitution online is:
1 cup (125 g) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon (pinch) salt
1 tablespoon (15 g) shortening, oil, or melted butter
Hope that helps. Zucchini, mushrooms, chicken, and cheese sounds heavenly! I hope you get to give these a try. Thanks for stopping by :)
@idigwebsites-- Chicken would work just as well. I love cheese with just about anything! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
@Crystal Tatum-- A vegetarian version sounds great! I'm glad you stopped by and hope you get to try them. Thanks for the pin :)
@Lyndsay Gamber-- Thanks for stopping by. I'm kind of addicted to Hot Pockets and those CAN'T be good for anyone but these little pies are just as yummy and can hopefully wean me off the HP. I hope you get to give them a try :)
Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on December 10, 2013:
Heather, this is an excellent recipe for using up all that leftover turkey most of us have during the holidays. Although chicken pot pie is my favorite, I will definitely make a few batches of the turkey. Your recipe is great, because any pre-cooked meat and fresh vegetables can be substituted. I really like the attractive presentation of your hub and the photos are very nice. Thank for sharing this very economical and tasty recipe.
Donna Herron from USA on December 10, 2013:
These are almost too pretty to eat, but sound delicious too. Great recipe and beautiful photos! Thanks for posting :) Voted up and pinned!
Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on December 10, 2013:
Great idea for making pies, I always shy away from those with pastry in them. Do you mind if I ask what Bisquick is? If I was going to make pies like this, I'd love a zucchini, mushroom, chicken and cheese pie, possibly with herbs. Voted up and awesome!
idigwebsites from United States on December 10, 2013:
This is a very convenient lunch ... You can eat this anywhere. And anything with cheese is superb.. I may not have leftover turkey but I can use chicken as a substitute. Thanks for posting
Crystal Tatum from Georgia on December 09, 2013:
Love this recipe and think I can easily substitute some soy protein to make a vegetarian version. Pinning, sharing!
Lyndsay Gamber from California on December 09, 2013:
These look so yummy! I still have some leftover turkey (frozen) and I am definitely going to be trying these out! So creative!!