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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

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What can I say about pot pies?

I've made traditional Chicken Pot Pie, varied it with Chicken Pot Pie with Cilantro Biscuits and Ca Ri Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Curry) Pot Pie. And when I'm feeling lazy, fall back to using puff pastry crust like with Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) Pot Pie.

So when I'm feeling very lazy and have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner, Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry is the natural result.

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Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

For a 7-inch-by-9-inch pie, you'll need:
Puff pastry
2 cups turkey, shredded or cubed
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
8 oz cream of mushroom soup

Remove puff pastry from freezer to thaw.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Shred or dice about 2 cups of turkey. Set aside.

Slice an 8 oz package of mushrooms. Then in a large pan on medium-high heat, drizzle a bit of oil and add the mushrooms.

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While the mushrooms are cooking, dice a small onion, a carrot, and a few stalks of celery. I threw in some radishes I had in the fridge too, but that's optional. Then add the turkey.

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Stir to make sure everything is combined.

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Add an 8 oz can of cream of mushroom soup.

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Stir to mix everything again. Since the turkey is already seasoned and the cream of mushroom soup is salty, I normally don't add any extra salt, but that's up to you.

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Put the filling into a glass or oven-proof pan. I used a 7-inch-by-9-inch pan and a 6-inch square pan. Place the puff pastry on top.

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Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour until puff pastry is golden.

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Dig in.

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New recipes at this Thanksgiving dinner:
English Cottage Pie with Ground Beef and Mushrooms
Roast Turkey with Rosemary and Sage Salt Rub
Tater Tot Casserole with Chicken Pot Pie Filling

And the turkey leftover recipes:
How to Make Turkey Stock
Turkey Alphabet Soup
Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
Turkey Quinoa Vegetable Soup

1 year ago today, Goi Bap Cai Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Cabbage Salad).
2 years ago today, Royal/T Cafe (Three Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty/In Bed Together: Art & Bites from Ludo Lefebvre) - Culver City.
3 years ago today, lahmajoun made by Mexican bakers at Abraham Partamian Armenian Bakery - Los Angeles (Mid-City).
4 years ago today, where I've eaten.
5 years ago today, Turkey Tetrazzini from my Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.


  1. I love puff pastry. It elevates all of my recipes! :) Can't wait to try making this turkey pot pice once I get on vacation (one more week!!!!).

  2. CC,
    Puff pastry is my lazy go-to when I don't want to make pie dough. Plus, it instantly elevates any pie or tart.

  3. Update - I ended up using leftoverpot roast with my puff pastry and it was a hit. Our leftover turkey was made into soup instead of the pot pie. I've used puff pastry as a top crust for pie, using Trader Joe's pie crust for the bottom part (I used the other crust for mini pecan tarts). Puff pastry = win!

  4. CC,
    Ooh, pot roast pot pie sounds awesome! I love the convenience of puff pastry when I have a pie craving and am feeling lazy.


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