Did you know that Thanksgiving left overs are only good in the refrigerator for five to seven days? We don’t want to waste them and we want to make creative meals that will satisfy the family. Here is a Simple Recipe for a meal that takes little time but is a BIG Favorite. Make your own Pot Pie in under 10 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to bake. You can even make it ahead of time and warm it up when ready to serve. You can make this with only four ingredients and it tastes great! You will need to buy 2 refrigerated pie crust sheets of dough, one small bag of frozen mixed vegetables and a can of cream of chicken soup. Use your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Voila. You can create a number of variations on this recipe by adding whatever leftovers you have that you think would taste good, like veggies, mashed potatoes, ham, etc. You can beat 4 eggs with a 1/4 c of cream, lots of grated cheese, and add leftovers to make a quiche instead of a pot pie. So many options. And a BIG thank to my Mother-In-Law who came in for Thanksgiving and helped make this yummy recipe.
For the POT PIE Recipe;
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Get out your ingredients.
Start with spreading a pie crust into a pie pan. The dough will crack and not be easy to work with if you use it right from the fridge, so let it stand at room temperature for a bit first.
Add leftover turkey filling the bottom of the pie.
Add frozen veggies on top of the meat.
Add more turkey on top. Pie ingredients should be near the top but not too full.
Add a can of Cream of Chicken soup and fold into ingredients without damaging shell.
The water from the frozen veggies will dilute the soup just enough but still keep it thick.
Add the second pie crust over the pie and pinch the edges to seal.
Place holes in the top with a fork.
Put the pie pan in the oven (I placed mine in a cookie sheet to catch any possible spills and to keep the crust looking nice when removing it from the oven.) Bake 1 hour or until crust is flaky and brown.
And that is it!
Warm, filling and delicious!