Time for Part 6 of our series, How to Make 8 Meals From One Turkey! I’ve been wanting to try mini pot pies in a muffin pan (I am so in love with my muffin pan!) so I dug through a bunch of recipes and finally found one that could be easily modified to be gluten-free. I used this recipe as my base and of course made changes. For one, I used turkey and turkey broth. For two, I completely forgot the cheese! Don’t ask me how, but I did. And we really didn’t miss it. For three, I used Gluten-Free Bisquick instead of the Original, and I thought it worked just fine.
Ingredients for Turkey Mixture:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup turkey broth
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 pound cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (I forgot this time, but next time I’ll add it in!)
Ingredients for Baking Mixture:
- 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Bisquick
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
1) Heat oil, add onion and cook for a few minutes. Add in broth, mixed vegetables, and spices. Simmer until onion and vegetables are cooked through. Finally, add in turkey and heat until warm.
2) Mix together the Bisquick, milk, and eggs and stir well. It will create sort of a soupy mixture.
3) Spray a 12-cup muffin pan. Pour a scant tablespoon of the Bisquick mix into the bottom of each cup.
4) Next, put approximately 1/4 cup of turkey mixed on top of the Bisquick mix in each cup.
5) Top with another scant tablespoon of Bisquick mix on top. It will be runny and won’t cover the turkey and veggies totally, that is okay!
6) Bake at 375 for approximately 25-30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then loosen from pan with a knife.
We ate these little guys with bowls of applesauce, and it really was enough for a meal! A simple meal, but definitely adequate and well-rounded. So if you’re dairy-free, you could just eliminate the cheese and use whatever milk you are allowed, and it should turn out just fine! I am anxious, though, to try it with the cheese, as I think it would have made the pot pies a little bit bigger and would obviously have altered the taste a bit, and probably made them a bit more moist.
Hope you enjoy!