How To: Make 8 Meals From One Turkey (Part 5)

Time for Part 5 of my series, How To Make 8 Meals from One Turkey! Today’s recipe is for a turkey pot pie. I chose to top it with biscuits because making it gluten-free, biscuits are just easier than rolling out a crust! You could actually just pull out your favorite family recipe for chicken or turkey pot pie and use one of your containers of turkey in that. But I am going to share with you what I made for my family this evening.

It was a really simple recipe, actually just a very few ingredients. For the filling, I mixed together the following:

  • 16 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 pound cooked turkey
  • 1 can of Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Grease a pie pan and pour the mixture into the pan.

You could really do any biscuit recipe for the biscuit topping. This recipe is great because it is SO versatile! You could even use the Pillsbury rolls in a can if you wanted to. I wanted to make them gluten-free, so here’s how I made my biscuit topping. Mix together the following:

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free flour mix (if you’re not gluten-free, just use Bisquick or your favorite baking mix)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cheese
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

When well mixed, spoon onto the top of your pie.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, or until biscuits are lightly browned.

This turned out really yummy for us! However, one thing I would do differently next time, is add a thickener, maybe a tablespoon of corn starch, to the turkey/vegetable/soup mixture. It did seem a bit runny in the middle and the biscuits in the middle were a little soggy as well.  The edges were done perfectly, so I think adding in a bit of a thickener would help it to set up in the middle a bit better.

Hope you enjoy! This is a really yummy “comfort food” meal. We served ours with applesauce. Actually I got a bit creative and made “grape applesauce”. We had grapes that were on their last legs, so I simmered some apples and grapes together, then tossed them in the blender. It gave the applesauce a slightly different flavor, and also complemented this turkey dish very nicely. Yay for economical meals!

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