Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

A Classic Turkey Pot Pie that is hearty and sure to warm you up on a cool fall day.  The perfect way to use leftover turkey using simple everyday ingredients!

Honestly, I love turkey.  Not because it reminds me of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas but because it is the meal that keeps on giving.  Let’s face it a turkey is one big bird which means lots of turkey leftovers that you can turn into a whole other meal like Turkey Pot Pie.

For some reason though many people feel that making a turkey is too hard or scary to attempt.  I prefer to think of a turkey as one giant chicken because it kind of is. So if you can make a chicken in the oven (anyone can) then you can absolutely make a turkey.  I have all the instructions for a Simple Oven Roasted Turkey and Gravy for you. Just click here!

Plus unlike a chicken, you likely will have enough turkey left to warm up for another dinner or lunch or to make soup or you guessed it Turkey Pot Pie! As a busy mom leftovers are my jam. I always make more than I need so we can have at least one leftover meal a week.

There are a number of ways you can make a turkey pot pie some with a full pie crust others more like a casserole with a puff pastry topping.  You can also make turkey pot pie into one large pie or mini pies. I prefer mini pies because they are much more portable and the perfect size for an individual meal. 

With a large pie if you don’t eat it all you have it leftover again the fridge but with small pie tins, each person gets their own personal pie. This makes it much easier to just warm up one for lunch or to even bring to work. 

My grandma used to make me meat pies and turkey pot pies when I was in university so that I would have a nice easy dinner that I only had to reheat.

What Makes This Turkey Pot Pie Recipe Great

  • A great way to use leftover turkey
  • Uses simple ingredients that you likely already have at home
  • You can make one large pie or 4 individual turkey pot pies 
  • Warm and hearty – perfect for fall and winter dinners
  • Freezes well so you can make a large batch and pull out for dinner in a pinch or just because you want a good comfort food dish

This Turkey Pot Pie recipe is made as 4 full mini pies with a pie crust top and bottom.   Click here for the recipe for Easy Flaky Pie Crust.


How To Make Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover turkey pot pie recipe

This recipe was adapted from Dad’s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Recipe found on All Recipes.

Overhead shot of a pot pie with a piece eaten and a fork on a dark green plate on a wood table

Turkey Pot Pie

A Classic Turkey Pot Pie that is hearty and sure to warm you up on a cool fall day.  The perfect way to use leftover turkey using simple everyday ingredients!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Leftover turkey, Pot Pie Recipe, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Pot Pie Recipe, Turkey Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 mini pies
Calories: 1495kcal


  • Oven
  • large pot
  • Large sautee pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Rolling Pin
  • 1 pie plate or 4 min pie plates


  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2/3 cups butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed of 1 tbs minced fresh celery tops/leaves
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 4 cups cubed turkey meat skin removed


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In a large pot cook frozen vegetables and celery and drain. Set aside
  • Over medium heat in a large pan add butter and onions and sautee until the onions become translucent
  • Add flour, salt, pepper, celery seed or tops, onion powder, Italian seasoning and combine to form a thick paste-like mixture called a roux.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk until well combined and smooth. No lumps.
  • Add in vegetables and turkey and combine.
  • Prepare pie tin with pie crust dough on the bottom. Fill turkey and vegetable mixture until it is heaping just over the edge of the height of the pie plate. Top with the second layer of pie crust. Seal and vent.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the pie crust is lightly browned and flaking. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.


Recipe based on 1 full mini pie 4.5" in diameter.  
If frozen allow to unthaw in fridge overnight and heat in the oven at 350 for about 1/2 hour.  Pierce centre with a knife on ensure centre is completely warm before removing from oven.  


Serving: 1mini-pie | Calories: 1495kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 108g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 40.3g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 311mg | Sodium: 2412mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4334IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. Do you think I can make these and freeze before cooking? I d love to get single serving, round, aluminum pans and freeze 10 of these for an elderly parent.

    1. Yes absolutely! That is exactly what I do. I make them in mini pie plates and freeze them. I think I still have some in the freezer. My husband takes them to work or they make a great quick dinner. They would be perfect for an elderly parent to have. Just make sure to take out and thaw overnight in the fridge if you freeze them so they cook all of the way through.

  2. Oh my, this looks delicious. I love recipes that you can make with leftovers. You spend all that time preparing and cooking for Thanksgiving it’s nice to have some recipes on hand for the days to follow. Thanks for sharing a great recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers.

  3. I have been collecting recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. this is, by far, the best one. I wonder if I could pull it off. Totally willing to try. Leftovers may be my favorite part of Thanksgiving.

    1. You can absolutely make this recipe it is a simple recipe but if you run into any snags feel free to reach out. Good luck and please let me know how it turns out!

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