Monday, January 25, 2010

Turkey Pot Pie

Traditional Turkey Pot Pie (scroll to the bottom to see my version =D )

from For the Mommas

I make my own pie crusts, but for the sake of this recipe, store bought is fine.
Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
  • 1/2 cup butter and 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2  cups of cooked turkey (depending on how much meat you prefer)
  • 1 carrot finely chopped (you may add more if you love carrots!)
  • 2 stalks of chopped celery
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 clove of pressed garlic
  • 1 package of premade pie shells (not shown)
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley

Oven Preheated to 400 F.

 1. In large sauce pan melt butter – add pressed garlic.
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2. Gradually blend in flour and salt.
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3. Add in pepper and onion. Mixture will thicken.  Don’t worry if it become slightly clumpy, just make sure all the flour is mixed in from the bottom of the pan.
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4. Slowly pour in chicken broth, mixing frequent. The mixture should become smooth and thick. You will want to stir constantly to avoid lumps.
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5. In a separate pan, add carrots and celery with butter. Saute lightly. (you will notice my celery is frozen. I tend to buy my vegetables in bulk and dice and freeze. This saves me both time and money)
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6. While your vegetables are sauting, add the turkey and parsley to the sauce.  Stir over medium heat 3-4 minutes.
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7. Add vegetables in saute pan to mixture. Also add potatoes. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
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8. Place pie shell in round pan. Pour mixture into bottom pie crust. Be sure to leave enough room to cover the top with another pie shell.
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9. Cover with additional pie shell. Pinch edges together. Make several small slits to allow steam to get out. (this doesn’t need to be perfect. Mine never look like the ones in the magazines.
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10. Cook on 400 degrees for 25 -3o until crust is golden brown.
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MY VERSION, alterations

LEFT: I didn't have any pepper (I know who runs out of pepper) so I used my favorite Omaha Steaks steak seasoning. 
RIGHT:  I just did like 2 cups mixed frozen veggies sauteed in butter.

I didn't have any parsley, oops (see how prepared I was).

I didn't have any real potatoes either so I just did instant mashed potatoes. It thickened it up nicely.

I put everything into my Pampered Chef pie stone dish....fits nicely. I also tried this with my round cake pan - too small.

My pretty slices to let the air in....

Finished: pretty yummy, my 13 month old sure loved it. My husband and BIL not big fans. We ate ours with rice - nice hearty meal. Probably could use more spices if I hadn't forgotten or substituted stuff. =D

Oh and I had enough filling to make 2 pot pies! Maybe because of the mashed potatoes?

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