Thanksgiving. Two solid days in the kitchen prepping followed by two solid minutes scarfing down the first plate of food.  So worth it.

Two days later, let’s tackle the leftovers.

This is a pretty simple dinner solution. Actually it’s my go-to solution for weeknight meals when everyone has settled into the ‘witching hour’ and I’m trying to accomplish 14 things at the same time. (And by ‘everyone’ I really mean ‘Finley’) 

I’m not going to pretend that I make pie crusts from scratch. I simply don’t have the time (or energy) for the extra step. But I do keep a box of refrigerated pie crusts on hand for emergency dinner situations (and/or an impromptu batch of homemade pop tarts.) If you have a to-die-for homemade pie crust recipe, substitutions are accepted. Hell, substitutions are encouraged…

To you I say ‘own this pot pie!’

Turkey Pot Pie
makes one 9″ pie
1 box refrigerated pie crust
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup diced white onion (around1/2 of a small onion)
3/4 cup sliced baby carrots
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups cubed roasted turkey breast
3/4 cup frozen peas
1 egg (for egg wash on crust)
coarse ground sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 9″ glass pie plate with one unbaked pie crust and set aside. In a large sauté pan or dutch oven, melt the butter, add the onions and cook until translucent then add the carrots and cook to soften just a bit. Add the flour, salt and pepper and stir to coat the onions and carrots. Slowly add the chicken broth and milk and stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat until thickened then add the turkey, peas and nutmeg and gently stir to coat.
Transfer the turkey mixture into the bottom pie crust, cover with the top crust, cut some fun shapes to allow for steam ventilation, and crimp the edges to seal. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush on to the top crust then sprinkle with coarse ground sea salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

There is just something about anything baked into a pie that screams ‘eat me, I will make you feel warm and cozy inside!’

Go ahead, laugh. That sounded really naughty.

Then make this and feed it to your family and/or friends. No one’s ears are safe from the Pie-ren song.

Go ahead, laugh. That sounded really dumb. 😉