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Turkey Pot Pie

100_9746If you make green beans, cut up carrots and celery for a crudite platter and happen to have onions and extra pie crust in the ‘fridge you’ve got the makings for a really easy and elegant left-over meal.  We have guests with us for the weekend and these ingredients made a supper for at least 6 that didn’t cost a penny extra that wasn’t already spent on  Thanksgiving day.  The assembly went something like this:

  • Pre-heat oven to 370°
  • Roll out pie crust into a 14″ round
  • Line a 9″ cast iron skillet with it, tucking the sides in level with the rim
  • In a large skillet saute a diced onion, a stalk of celery cut up, and  medium carrot cut up in bits
  • Add 2 cups left-0ver turkey, a cup of grean beans and  a cup of gravy and heat until thickened
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Pour into the shell in the skillet
  • Roll out a top shell of pie pastry to fit neatly over the 9″ skillet100_9747
  • Crimp the edges of both crusts together with the tines of a fork
  • Prick vent holes in the top crust with a fork in any pattern
  • Bake for 45 minutes then let cool for 15 minutes and serve

One could never tell that this food was on it’s second round.  100_9750It tasted as if you just purchased it at the local patisserie.







4 responses

  1. That looks much better than the constant turkey sandwiches!

    December 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

    • Thank you Swamp Dog. I knew I forgot to buy bread this week for a reason 🙂

      December 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

  2. avian101

    Great recipe! Diva, I have something to propose: You should replace Nigella Lawson! 🙂

    December 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Woah! That’s a tall order! …and a nice compliment 🙂 I think I’ll need to keep my day job for a bit longer.

      December 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

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