Turkey Pot Pie

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 10/30/2013


A delicious way to prepare leftover Thanksgiving turkey, you can also make this recipe using chicken. We've adding a little bit of cheddar cheese to the homemade pastry crust, but you can also use storebought pie crust if you're short on time.

  • Servings: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Course: Entrée


Pie filling:12-15 oz. cooked turkey, cut into 1" pieces

2 tsp. olive oil

1 small onion, diced

2 leeks, trimmed and finely sliced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 turnips, cut into 1/4" pieces

3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" rounds

2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4" pieces

2 medium potatoes, peeled cut into 1/4" pieces

3 ribs celery, cut into 1/4" slices

3 c. chicken stock

3 c. skim milk

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

2 tsp. poultry seasoning

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

2 Tbsp. flour


1 1/2c. flour, all-purpose

1 tsp. salt

1/2 c. shortening

1/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese

4 - 5 Tbsp. cold water


​To make the pastry: Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. With a pastry fork cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it forms crumbs, about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese and lightly mix. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until pastry starts to hold together. Form pastry into a ball, then flatten, cover and chill for 1/2 hour.

To make pie filling: Preheat a Calphalon 3-qt. Sauté Pan or 10-in. Everyday Pan on medium heat. When the rim of the pan is hot-to-the-touch, add oil. Sauté onion, leeks and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining vegetables and continue to sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add turkey to the vegetable mixture. Add stock, skim milk, parsley and poultry seasoning, cover and simmer 25 minutes. Combine melted butter and 2 tablespoons flour. Stir in mixture an​d cook until sauce begins to thicken, then remove pan from heat.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll pastry into a 12-in. circle. Remove cover from pan and set aside. Place rolled pastry on top of the ingredients in the pan, tucking in the edges. Bake the pot pie for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is lightly browned.​