His and Her Turkey Pot Pies are the perfect way to use up leftover turkey. It’s a delicious and comforting dish with shredded turkey, carrots, peas, onion and gravy, all wrapped up in a golden, crumbly, buttery crust. It will warm you and your date down to your toes! Free Printable too!
Cozy warm fires and crisp autumn air mean that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for some comforting food like His and Her Turkey Pot pies! Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for reconnecting with family and enjoying the pleasures of everyday life. But during all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, it’s lovely to take a step back and just appreciate each other and all the blessings that you have.
Yes, I am talking about a nice quiet Date Night with your Significant Other (“SO”). This is a moment to take a deep breath, relax and just enjoy each other’s company. Decorate the table with fall candles, some fragrant flowers, and a miniature pumpkin or two. Have a nice chilled glass of Riesling, some good conversation and just be thankful for everything you have.
I don’t know about your home, but at mine I start cooking Thanksgiving dinner several days in advance. I really try to host the perfect Holiday table. There is nothing better than the smell of turkey in the oven and stuffing on the stove! But what do you do with all of the leftovers the next day? I always crave a great turkey sandwich, but one or two is about all I can handle. So my solution is to take my leftover turkey and prepare these incredible His and Her Turkey Pot Pies. They are extremely comforting and incredibly delectable. Who doesn’t love rich, saucy, hearty chunks of turkey and lovely garden vegetables? I enjoy making them in individual ramekins so everyone has his or her own. And don’t forget the dessert. Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf or Cherry Crunch with a Twist would be the perfect finish to a wonderful evening together. Doesn’t that sound like a night to remember? Please take a moment for yourselves and print out My Printable His and Her tags and get your Date Night on! Your “SO” will be so very thankful you did!
- 2½ cups chicken stock, heated, preferably homemade
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup yellow onions, chopped
- 2 ribs of finely chopped celery
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ cup heavy cream
- 1½ cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken
- 1 cup medium-diced carrots, blanched for 2 minutes
- ½ (10-ounce) package frozen peas (1 cup), thawed
- ¾ cup frozen small whole onions, thawed
- ¼ cup minced fresh parsley leaves
- 1 prepared frozen pie crust, thawed per package directions (I used Trader Joe's)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- Additional sea salt for top
- In a small saucepan, heat the chicken stock on medium-low heat and dissolve the bouillon cube in the stock. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until translucent. Add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the hot chicken stock to the sauce. Simmer over low heat for 1 more minute, stirring, until thick. Add 1 teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, garlic powder and heavy cream. Add the cubed turkey, carrots, peas, onions and parsley. Mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Divide the filling equally between two 5” diameter ovenproof ramekins. Divide the dough into half and roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Crack the egg into a small bowl and mix with 1 teaspoon water. Brush the outside edges of each bowl with the egg wash, then place the dough on top. Crimp the dough to fold over the side, pressing it to make it stick. Brush the dough with egg wash and make 3 slits in the top. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling hot.