Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe With PicturePhoto copyright © Michael Jensen, From Like Grandma Used to Make

When it came to making turkey or chicken pot pies, grandma’s rule was—anything goes. Some grandmas topped their pies with dumplings. Others used pastry as in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloin steaks, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium-size carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated skimmed milk
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and white or black pepper
    • 1 store-bought or homemade pie crust
    • Low-fat (1% milkfat) milk

    Healthy Cooking Tip

    Positioning rolled-out homemade pie crust on top of a pie can sometimes be tricky. Here’s how to move the pie crust without tearing it. Transfer the pie crust to a rolling pin by lifting the edge of the crust over the top of the rolling pin. Then, gently roll up the crust. After positioning the rolling pin at 1 edge of the filled casserole, slowly unroll the crust over the casserole.

      How to make it  1 hour, 30 minutes

    • X

      Rinse turkey; drain and pat dry. In a large saucepan, place the turkey, potato, carrots, onion, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.

    • 2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In the same saucepan, whisk together the evaporated skimmed milk, flour, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir in the reserved cooking liquid. Cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture starts to thicken. Cook and whisk for 2 minutes more or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the turkey mixture.[/step-item]

      3. Spoon the turkey mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Place the pie crust on top of mixture in casserole (tip, below). Trim to 1 inch beyond edge of casserole. Fold under extra crust and crimp edge. Cut slits in crust. Brush with a little milk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until pie crust is golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.[/step-item]

    Nutritional Information(per serving)

    • Calories: 384
    • Fat: 11g
    • Saturated Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 439mg
    • Carbs: 37g
    • Protein: 33g
    • Fiber: 1g

    Become more interesting every week!

    Get our Read Up newsletter

    how we use your e-mail
    We will use your email address to send you the newsletter each week, and we may also send you occasional special offers from Reader's Digest. For more information please read our privacy policy.

    Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

    Dennis Miller

    I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

    Kevin Nealon

    “I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram

    @kristencarney

    A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

    Comedian Greg Davies

    Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.

    @sixthformpoet

    Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

    From clientsfromhell.net

    My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”

    @NicCageMatch

    “Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 
—Alcohol

    @yoyoha (Josh Hara)

    My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

    —Jerry Seinfeld

    Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

    A: A mechanic.

    Fields marked with an * are required
    Foods That Harm Foods That HealWant a Free eBook?
    FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL offers important information about the role diet plays in the struggle against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Answer the question below to receive your FREE digital eBook.

    Someone in my household experiences the following conditions:

    Send me a link to download FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL:
    By clicking below, I agree to the Trusted Media Brands Privacy Policy