Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

After-Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Wondering what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers? Frugal colonists solved the age-old leftover problem by making meat and vegetable pies. The pies were baked in black iron kettles or pots - hence the name "pot pie".

Here at Cyber Monday Central, we certainly understand the need to be frugal. But in our view, that also applies to time. So straight out of the Cyber Monday Central Test Kitchen, here's our favorite turkey pot pie recipe that will leave plenty of time for doing your online holiday shopping!

Note that this recipe also addresses the "not enough crust" problem by using both a top and a bottom pie crust. Bon appetit!

  • 1.5 pounds cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3.0 cups of frozen veggies (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 2.0 cups chicken broth
  • 2.0 cups half-n-half
  • 1.0 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1.0 teaspoon each thyme, savory, and onion powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon each poultry seasoning and salt
  • 2.0 frozen pie shells

Heat all ingredients in a non-stick skillet, pour into one of the pie shells, and then top with the other. Bake it off in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

No leftovers? No problem! Put some chicken breasts and a cup of water in a casserole dish, cover tightly with foil, and bake at 350 for an hour. Use that broth along with 0.5 cups potato flakes instead of the mashed.