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Classic Turkey Pot Pie

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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It’s hard to find a more comforting dish than a homemade turkey pot pie. This classic version has a flaky, buttery crust, a creamy sauce, and a hearty mix of meat and vegetables. Learn how to make an easy turkey pot pie with our recipe, made even better with Pillsbury™ Pie Crust. It's a great dish for beginner cooks and busy families alike.
Updated Oct 2, 2023
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What is Turkey Pot Pie?

If you’re looking for comfort food, this dish is the real deal! Classic Turkey Pot Pie is a savory pie with a rich, creamy turkey filling that’s baked inside a flaky pastry crust. Turkey pot pie is often made with leftover turkey—it’s a great post-holiday dish for using up leftovers, but it’s also the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights! There are many kinds of pot pie, with classic pot pie (or meat pot pie) typically consisting of a pastry crust that’s filled with some type of protein, mixed vegetables, potatoes, chicken broth and flour.

There are plenty of different baking methods and ways to make this turkey pot pie recipe your own, including switching out the filling for your favorite proteins and flavor combinations. From Classic Chicken Pot Pie to Mini Chili Pot Pies and even Pizza Pot Pie , the opportunities are endless!




  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed


  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie, using 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.
  • 3
    Stir in turkey and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat. Spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
  • 4
    Bake 20 minutes; cover edge of crust with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Beat an egg with a spoonful of water and brush it over the surface of the top dough before baking for a glossy, golden crust.
  • tip 2
    Use a small cookie cutter to cut out vent holes in the top crust before placing over filling. Attach the dough cut-outs around the edge of the pie by using a little bit of beaten egg.
  • tip 3
    A ¼ to ½ teaspoon of poultry seasoning, which is heavy in dried sage, stirred into the filling is a natural complement to a turkey pot pie.
  • tip 4
    Try more Leftover Turkey ideas to make your favorite holiday last and last.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Leftover Turkey and Vegetables in My Turkey Pot Pie?

Looking for a shortcut to deliciousness? You can easily turn your leftovers into a tasty turkey pot pie! For the filling, just swap in your leftover holiday turkey or rotisserie chicken. If you have any leftover roasted or sautéed vegetables, such as peas, broccoli, carrots or green beans, you can substitute them for the frozen veggies. Just coarsely chop them up before stirring them into the sauce!

Can I Make Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Ahead of Time?

This turkey pie recipe is perfect for events, celebrations and other gatherings—why not keep the filling on hand in the freezer ready to go? To freeze the turkey pot pie filling, prepare as directed in the recipe. Then cool, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Spoon the mixture into a 1-gallon freezer food storage plastic bag, leaving ½ to 1 inch at the top of the bag to account for expansion. Seal the bag and freeze your turkey pot pie filling for up to 1 month.

When you’re ready to bake your Classic Turkey Pot Pie, move the filling mixture to the refrigerator and allow to thaw overnight. Next, pour into a 2-quart saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently until your turkey pot pie filling is thoroughly heated. Assemble, fill and bake pot pie as directed in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

530 Calories, 30g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It’s hard to find a more comforting dish than a classic pot pie. Sometimes referred to as meat pot pie, the traditional recipe is typically filled with some type of protein, mixed vegetables, potatoes, chicken broth and flour inside a flaky pastry crust. Surprisingly, the humble pot pie has a colorful history dating all the way back to the Roman Empire when it was a common dish served at royal banquets. Instead of tender chicken, beef or turkey baked inside, these historical pot pies were often filled with live birds! The pot pie became a standard dinner in Europe around the 16th century and was later introduced to America by the English settlers. Now, the pot pie has become commonplace and has found a longstanding spot in weekly dinner rotations. The savory pie has certainly come a long way since its origin and today, there are plenty of different methods to bake the savory meat pie and endless twists on the classic recipe. You can make pot pie using biscuits instead of pie crust, you can make the filling on the stove or in the slow cooker, you can bake the pie in a casserole dish or a pie plate, and you can even bake it in a skillet or a muffin tin! This dish can be adapted and tweaked easily by simply changing out the filling. Whatever you’re craving, we have every pot pie and casserole recipe you could ever dream of!
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