Last Updated on August 28, 2023 by Allison Lancaster
Your mouth will be watering with this easy turkey pot pie recipe! With a stuffing top crust, this recipe is the perfect comfort food during those long cold winter months. Make this delicious pot pie with a side of green beans, sweet potatoes, and a side salad for one of the best meals your family has ever had.
Table of Contents
Turkey just hits differently in the fall and winter, doesn’t it? We’re all looking for those comfort food recipes that just warm your soul thinking about it.
While you could make this recipe with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, realistically you could make it any time with any turkey you buy at the store. One of my favorite ways to use leftover turkey is by making my Crockpot Turkey and Rice Soup.
While this recipe is the perfect leftover turkey pot pie to use up your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers, I love to whip this up when it is especially cold outside and we all just want a little extra comfort.
Sometimes you just want something other than soup for those cold days!
The best part? Your homemade turkey pot pie can be prepped and ready to eat in less than an hour and a half! Just grab your pie plate and get started! Grab the instructions from the recipe card below!
Turkey Pot Pie Ingredients & Substitutions:
Cornbread stuffing – Perfect for a bottom crust. Fresh herbs can be added to this stuffing crust. If you do not have any leftover cornbread stuffing on hand, you can substitute 1 box of Stovetop Stuff and cook according to package instructions. Homemade pie crust, store-bought pie crust, or a flaky puff pastry crust are other good alternatives.
Turkey leftover gravy – This helps to add flavor and moisture to the dark meat filling. Cream of mushroom soup with a thickening agent could also be used.
Cooked turkey – Thanksgiving leftovers are perfect for this classic pot pie. You can use turkey breast or other cuts from a whole turkey. Leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken can also be used.
French-style green beans – These add volume, texture, and nutrition to this delicious recipe. Other fresh veggies can also be used, such as mushrooms, carrots, and onions.
Shredded cheddar cheese – Freshly grated cheese is best for melting and flavor. Use your favorite cheese in the pot pie filling, such as grated Mozzarella. You can also use pre-shredded cheese but I prefer freshly grated cheese.
Mashed potatoes – You can use leftover mashed potatoes or make mashed potatoes specifically for this dish. To make this a more “express” meal, you could easily use the instant mashed potatoes in a bag that can be whipped up in about five minutes.
Half and half – A mixture of cream and milk can be used instead of half and half. This adds moisture to the leftover mashed potatoes and extra flavor.
French fried onions – These add a delicious crunch to the top of the savory pie. If you aren’t a fan you can leave them off!
How To Make Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
- To get started, preheat your oven and prepare your pie plate. I prefer this deep dish ceramic pie plate for this recipe.
- Next, you will want to press the stuffing into the bottom of pie plate and create the shape and form of your crust. Bake.
- In a large bowl stir together turkey gravy, turkey, green beans, and cheese.
- Pour pot pie filling into baked pie crust and smooth.
- In a small bowl mix mashed potatoes with half and half and spread over the casserole evenly.
- Place pie in the oven and bake. Top with french fried onions and cook additional 5 minutes to crisp up.
- Allow the whole thing to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you do not have much left, remove it and store it in an airtight container to reheat for lunch the next day!
Serve individual portions with cranberry sauce, reheated leftover vegetables, or other holiday leftovers.
How To Store Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
Store this easy leftover turkey pot pie in the pie dish, wrapped tightly with plastic wrap, in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw frozen turkey pot pie in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven or microwave.
Can I make chicken pot pie instead?
Yes! This recipe could easily be converted into a chicken pot pie using rotisserie chicken, and chicken gravy in place of the turkey. Or why not change out the stuffing crust for a flaky pie crust and create a traditional chicken pot pie.
What are some other ways to use leftover turkey?
If you still have an abundance of turkey to use up from Thanksgiving, try making some turkey sandwiches for lunch the next day! It is super easy to put together and I truly enjoy eating cold turkey the next day.
We also love this turkey and rice soup.
What is the best way to reheat turkey pot pie?
Reheat leftover turkey pot pie in the oven at 350F, covered with aluminum foil, for 15 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes so that the top of the pie gets crispy and brown.
Other Recipes You’ll Love:
- Sausage Potato Soup in Crockpot
- Slow Cooker Lasagna
- Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe
- Southern Dressing: A Classic Cornbread Dish
Have you tried this recipe or something similar? It is one of my favorite meals and I’m sure it will become one of yours as well! If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Best Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
Your mouth will be watering with this easy turkey pot pie recipe! With a stuffing top crust, this recipe is the perfect comfort food during those long cold winter months. Make this delicious pot pie with a side of green beans, sweet potatoes, and a side salad for the best winter meal your family has ever had.
- 2 cups cooked cornbread stuffing
- 1 cup turkey gravy
- 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
- 1 (15 ounce) can french-style green beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- ¼ cup half and half
- ½ cup french fried onions
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
- Press the stuffing into the bottom of the pie plate allowing the stuffing to shape to the sides to form a crust. Place into the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the turkey gravy, cooked turkey, green beans, and cheese. Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust and smooth evenly.
- In a clean bowl, mix the mashed potatoes with the half and half. Spread the mashed potatoes over the casserole in an even layer.
- Bake the casserole for 20 minutes or until heated through. Top with the french fried onions and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.
If your stuffing is dry, add a small amount of water or chicken broth until the stuffing can be pressed and hold shape. About 1 cup leftover green beans can be used in place of the canned green beans. If leftovers are scarce, 1 box Stove Top Stuffing can be substituted for the stuffing. One gravy packet (prepared according to package directions) can be substituted for the leftover gravy. Any shredded cheese can be used. If a larger casserole is desired, double the ingredients and prepare in a 9x13 casserole dish.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 811mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g