Sunday, November 18, 2012

Individual Turkey Pot Pie for what to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers #SundaySupper

Ahhh Thanksgiving. You ate too much, you have far too many leftovers and you are sick of the traditional cold Turkey Sandwiches that you pack for Black Friday shopping excursions. Or, you come from a household like mine where your other half refuses to eat leftovers. For that reason, I am not sure I will ever host a Thanksgiving dinner at my house (instead, I will just come over and cook at your house).

This week's Sunday Supper, hosted by Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes will come in handy for most of those hosting the big dinner in a few days. More leftover recipes than you will find on any other website.

For my contribution, I had to make leftover Turkey Pot Pie. Since the big Turkey day has not happened yet, I had to make do with what was in my kitchen. Come Black Friday morning, the ingredients will change. Use whatever raw leftover veggies you have for an easy and healthy meal. If you have excess green beans, corn, potatoes, mushrooms, etc., keep them aside for this next day recipe. I use 1% milk with a wheat flour to make my roux and use a ton of natural seasonings. The wonderful thing about individual pot pies is you can personalize it for every palate.

Do not overfill your ramekin like I did. Huge messy mistake and causes your pretty slaved over lattice design to get burned (although you covered it in aluminum foil).

For one individual leftover Turkey Pot Pie
For the sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of milk + more to get your preferred consistency of sauce
1/4 cup of homemade turkey stock or chicken stock

For the filling
Shredded turkey
Leftover uncooked Veggies from your side dishes (whatever you want...can be an assortment of green beans, carrots, celery, mushrooms, corn, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes. Customize it to your liking!)
1 tablespoon of EVOO
1 clove garlic
1/4 onion diced
seasonings of choice

The topping
Pie crust (I use pre-made, I am not a baker....)
1 egg yolk

Saute EVOO + onion for 3 minutes, add garlic and veggies for 5+ minutes depending on what you are using.

Meanwhile, melt your butter and add the flour. Stir for one minute on med heat. Add your milk plus more based on the consistency you prefer, add stock and whisk to combine.. Add your veggies and shredded turkey.

Place in a ramekin, do a lattice (or try) on top. Brush with egg yolk and bake on 400 for 30 minutes, lightly covered with aluminum foil until the last 10 minutes.

As I mentioned above, we have a ton of amazing ideas for those leftovers. Check them out! What will you make with your leftovers?


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34 comments:

  1. What, refuses to eat leftovers?! How can this be so? Especially when he has someone to prepare them in fabulous dishes like this. You know what I would say to my hubby, 'oh well, more for me'. :)

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    1. Laura, not even left over filet mignon from a 5 star steakhouse. As you said, more for me!!

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  2. I love that you made this in individual containers. Can I have two?

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    1. Thank you! I like them this way because you get just the right amount of gravy vs. those in a traditional pie dish.

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  3. Wow Megan, this is jam packed full of goodies!

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  4. Mmmm...one of my favorite leftover dishes. Sounds scrumptious!

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  5. My wife will be so happy if I make this for her! She loves pot pie!

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  6. Individualized leftovers - what a cute idea for lingering guests too. Set up all the leftovers and basics for this dish and they can build their own!

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  7. The perfect comfort food post thanksgiving! Great use for leftovers!

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  8. Nothing more comforting than a pot pie! Love the individual servings!

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  9. This looks fabulous...nothing more comforting than a pot pie, especially one that is so easy and fast to assemble!

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  10. Your other half won't eat leftovers??! I plan my meals for leftovers! Although my husband constantly makes fun of all the little bits of this and that in the frig left over from previous meals. What a wonderful idea for leftovers with your individual pot pies!! I could do that just with all my veggies. Perfect!

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  11. My kids were the same way with leftovers except for Thanksgiving LOL If they were still living here I know they would be begging for these this Friday!! Great job!

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  12. This recipe look fantabulous! And I love me some pot pie!

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  13. Your pot pie is adorable!!! Great way to use the leftover turkey!

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  14. I hear you on the overfilling the ramekin thing... been there! This does look tasty!

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  15. Looks amazing! I have made a similar recipe in past and also overfilled.

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  16. I love individual pot pies! So adorable.

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  17. My family loves pot pies! We will have to make these! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow...leftover haters?!

    regardless...

    these little individual pies sound perfect! thank you for sharing!

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  19. Pot pie is one of my favorite meals, so I love the idea of using leftovers in one!

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  20. Aw, bummer about your lovely lattice crust! My hubby would be delighted with these...since I just made tetrazzini, I think pot pies will be on our menu!

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  21. I love this idea... seriously who doesn't love a good Pot Pie? Just awesome.

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  22. I'm a sucker for any kind of pot pie and yours looks great. I think I'm going to try this with phyllo instead of pie crust.

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  23. Super cute. Individual pot pies are on my list of must make. I actually don't know if I have ever had homemade pot pie. I know I have never made it. So this would be the perfect way for me to test the waters. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Megan!

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  24. Mmm, this pot pie looks so good. My husband is a pot pie lover and even ate an entire casserole of it once. This is going on the list. Yum!

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  25. I love pot pies. I would seriously enjoy this dish so much. Perfect for the day after Thanksgiving and so easy to make.

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  26. Turkey pot pie is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover turkey!

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  27. Turkey pot pie is a perfect leftover recipe! Wonderful.

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  28. Another creative recipe! Yummy! May I know what is EVOO?

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  29. WOW! How fun! Looks delicious. I love the idea of individualized pies. It's easy, creative, personal. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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