Easy (but impressive) day after Turkey Potpie!

eady to wow your family (while you pat yourself on the back)?  If you’ve just had a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, here is a super simple, yet tasty way to use up those leftovers.leftovers

This Turkey Potpie is very forgiving, and can really incorporate most leftovers.  I made this one (including a homemade pie crust) in the time it took me to saute some kale for lunch today – I didn’t time it, but couldn’t have been more than ten minutes.  Now, feel free to let your family think you slaved over it, but in reality – it’s quick and easy!  We are using leftovers here, so no measurements – just use up what you have.

Day After Turkey Pot Pie

mashed potatoes (sweet potatoes are also tasty)

frozen peas (or leftover greens of some sort – sautéed green beans, asparagus, etc.)




pie crust (make your own or buy a decent quality one from the store)

Step one:  Grease a 9 inch pie pan.  Cover with a layer of mashed potatoes, then sprinkle on something green.


Step two:  Add a layer of stuffing and then one of turkey.

leftover turkey

Step three:  Cover with gravy (there is purposely no picture of this because it looks pretty gross and I’m trying to encourage you to make this!).

Step four:  Cover whole pie with a pie crust.  Cut vents in top.  Bake at 350 for 30 – 45 minutes (or until warmed through).  You’ll probably need to cover the edges with foil so they don’t burn.

pie crust

This dinner is warm and comforting – and leftovers are fantastic the next day.  The potato layer eliminates the need for a second crust.  If your kids don’t like their food mixed (mine don’t), just leave a little bit of the ingredients aside and create a plate for them to enjoy while you savor the piping hot, delicious potpie!

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